Category Archives: Art

Weekly Photo Challenge: YELLOW

What’s yellow? Mexico is yellow! So many things that were beautiful, eye-catching, interesting, different about San Miguel de Allende, a colonial city in central Mexico, happened to be yellow. Here are some. Our casita on Calle 28 de abril was always cheerful … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ANGULAR

This corridor in the Yale University Art Gallery is nothing BUT angles: while this tray of Indonesian skewers looks delicious — if you can get to it. It’s a little off-putting, with all those bristling angles:

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COVER ART

Okay, if I were to write a third book, here’s an image that might grace its cover: Because what I’d be using to write the book is letters, which are ever-changing from word to word. And because it would be fun to imagine … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ENDURANCE

Endurance, how many ways can we celebrate thee? I’ll lead off with a saying (in Latin, for added authority): ARS LONGA, VITA BREVIS Which can be translated as Life is Fleeting (Brief), but Art Endures (is Long). And nowhere is this more easily … 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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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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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: ZIG ZAG

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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Weekly Photo Challenge: ROOM

Sometimes the problem is one of room. After all, there were plenty of houses available here in this prime Tucson location: But, as you can see, these Greek statues simply needed too much square footage. They needed so much, in … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: WORK OF ART

So which is the work of art? The painting or the flowers? Both of them, of course!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: LETTERS

Words. I love them. I’m a writer, so they’re my stock in trade. And words are made up of letters. So I love letters too! These particular letters are well worn and time-tested. Obviously used lovingly. I found them in a … Continue reading

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