Category Archives: Happiness

Weekly Photo Challenge: ESCAPE (2)

Chanticleer Garden, in Wayne PA, is a very special place. You already saw one enchanting corner of it the other day, here. The sprawling grounds are gorgeously landscaped and studded everywhere with sweeps of jewel-like flowers. Everywhere is beauty, everywhere … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ESCAPE (1)

Let’s lead off with a classic idyllic escape — To a pleasure garden, a place where all is beautiful and peaceful and serene, where nature (suitably manicured and landscaped and cosseted) smiles and beckons: Come away! Rest here, and restore … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CULTURE

Maybe we read the word Culture and automatically think — country, or ethnic identity, or any of the arts, or a book — But there are many different kinds of cultures. For example, academics live in one kind of culture, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FUTURE TENSE

What a promise is made here! Bring your software and hardware problems to the Apple Store, and here at the Genius Bar, they will be solved — Come to the Apple Store for a personal training session with one of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: LOVE (2)

When I was a little kid, snow was magical. Now it’s just ho-hum, the white stuff (and that last word is often a euphemism). But sometimes, when the flakes are big and lazy —- for the first five minutes the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: LOVE

Two kinds of love, at least! going on here: The big guy loves the little guy. The little guy loves the iPad. But the little guy also loves the big guy. He’s his grandpa! A very special relationship.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Of Dragons, Tears, and Renewal

Although there are exceptions, most forms of renewal happen slowly. Think of the slow round of the seasons, the patience needed to follow the life cycle of plants. A human baby takes 9 months of growth to enter the world … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: HAPPY

I’m easily made happy — lots and lots of things can do it. With fingers crossed, I’ll show you a whole medley of them (assuming I can get the WordPress new gallery function to work):

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FREE SPIRIT (2)

The sculptor sculpted her, but but it was the free-spirited model who smiled the smile: Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble; in a statue the marble must be … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: MERGE

Leading off with the most obvious — and most romantic— merge of all: Repeat after me: with this ring, and with this cake, I thee wed!

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