Monthly Archives: February 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: FORWARD (3, and a Bonus!)

It’s one thing to announce boldly, I’m moving forward! But it’s another thing to pause and reflect: What am I moving forward TO? Do I really want to go there? Which has so far prevented me from ever detouring down this … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FORWARD (2)

Perhaps the first great documentary was a silent film of 1922 by Robert Flaherty called Nanook of the North.  It portrayed the life of an Inuit family, and starred Nanook himself. Here, coming forward right at you, is a latter-day descendant of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FORWARD (1)

How about beginning with the obvious? Nothing like putting your best foot forward! I’m on my way —-

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Weekly Photo Challenge: KISS

The enormous power of attraction and desire — The longing to touch, to kiss the desired one — It overwhelms time and space, common sense, good manners, prudence, even physical safety perhaps  — as in this capture of two prickly creatures coming together in … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: HOME

With two feet of snow now heaped in Alps on our lawn, our environs are mainly brown and white. Mostly white. Sometimes, like today, the sun shines brilliantly in a blue sky, providing blessed relief.  But when the sun doesn’t … Continue reading

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Blizzard in Progress —

Friday, February 8, 2013: What may or may not be a “historic event,” the “storm of a century”, is in progress outside our house — and all over the Northeast of the United States. The snow began lightly, a few … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: UNIQUE

Many emotions mingle in this photo — Delight at having captured the essence of something I loved, nostalgia for a place I love and probably will never visit again, sorrow because this unique “bonsai” tree (which was actually lifesize, that … Continue reading

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