Monthly Archives: August 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge: DIALOGUE

What fun this theme is! At first I thought all my photos were essentially one-offs, that they had nothing to say to each other. Not so! Lots of them were just waiting to engage in dialogue. So I’ll begin arbitrarily … Continue reading

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This week’s theme, FRAY, was really challenging for me, photographically speaking.  I began with the idea of a battle, a skirmish, a tussle. Okay; but in a peaceful New England landscape, how’s that going to play out? We don’t run to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SILHOUETTE

I’m sure there are lots of blogger-photographers who are just tickled by this challenge! Alas, I’m not one of them. So far as I’m concerned, a photo in silhouette (taken by me) is simply a photo badly exposed.  A mistake. … Continue reading

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There are textures in the garden of the simplest kind: grasses. Grasses too come in different varieties. These are ornamental grasses: and so are these: while here is the grass of an ordinary lawn — but rimed by early frost on a fall … Continue reading

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What a great challenge! The sense of touch has always been very powerful for me, from the time I was very small, and fabrics of all kinds made my fingertips itch. Not itch, allergy! Itch to touch them — And … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ZIGZAG, 2

What beautiful memories these particular zigzags conjure up! These are the vermilion zigzag edges of the pagoda associated with Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto. Anyone complaining about August heat in New England just needs to head for Japan in the summer. The very definition of HOT! … Continue reading

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In my sophomore year in high school I vaguely remember taking Biology. I don’t have much of a head for science, so what happened in the Biology classroom, stayed in the Biology classroom. All except one little homily preached by our teacher … Continue reading

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