Category Archives: Books

Weekly Photo Challenge: CONVERGE

When day impinges upon night each morning — When night overtakes day each evening — A zone of convergence is created. Here is blackness giving way to first light in Tucson, when the morning meets the mountain: And again in … Continue reading

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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: REFLECTION

I love this theme! There are so many different kinds of reflection. There’s thinking, mirroring, doubling, confusing — Let’s begin small, with a flickering candle in Maine: Pick up the pace with a  “castle” tower, part of the Yale Art … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: LIGHT

Light is the source of many things. For instance, light, especially red light, can signal excitement, adventure, danger: But light, especially soft yellow light, can also mean serenity. Isn’t this as inviting a nook as you can imagine? Take a … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FOREIGN (2)

My favorite book when I was a little girl was Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. But actually, I now discover, it is the second half of it, Through the Looking Glass, which contains all my favorite bits. The biggest adventure of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: MINE

Not necessarily the most glamorous photos, but the subjects indubitably are mine! First, a nice cup of tea, green tea, for warmth and solace and contemplation: And less glamorous still, but certainly mine own — my two published books:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CLOSE (2)

I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vale and hill When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of golden — madeleines! Here they are, packed close together, delicious lemon-y French mini-sponge cakes baked … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Family, 3

And then there’s this aspect of family — Not as bright and happy as often claimed, perhaps — but just as real. If you remember Biblical history, first thing that happens is that human beings are created. After they disobey, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows, 4

The Forbes Public Library of Northampton, a building from the turn of the 19th into 20th century, is heavy and solid and imposing, outside and inside. Not a modern style, perhaps. But doesn’t this make a wonderfully inviting place to … Continue reading

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Haunted by Insulted Saints??

  To get you in the mood for Hallowe’en, try out this first paragraph of a ghost story by Robertson Davies, called The Refuge of Insulted Saints (like a scorpion, the sting is in the tail of the paragraph): “It … Continue reading

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