Category Archives: Holidays

Weekly Photo Challenge: SERENITY

I love it! As my friends said on the rustic sign they hurriedly hung on a tree in the wooded entry drive to their new house: SERENITY NOW! My friends found — or attempted to create — their serenity in the Beautiful … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: JUXTAPOSITION

The last sweet juxtaposition I enjoyed was in this box of chocolates from Chocolate Springs, over the mountain back in the Berkshires. Friends who know how much we loved Josh’s confections brought us this assortment when they came to visit … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas to All!

It seems paradoxical that the quintessential Christmas plant comes to North America from the tropics. Yes, the poinsettia’s heat and vivid color originate in Mexico. The cheerful flowers so delighted Joel Roberts Poinsett, first United States Minister to Mexico, that he … Continue reading

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Portrait of Amalya

How eloquent is a back? On our travels the Hub always loved taking photos from the back. He called it his signature shot. My interest is more in things, in what Thomas Aquinas (get me!) called quidditas, the “thingness” of things, … 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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Weekly Photo Challenge: RESOLVED!

The first photo challenge of the Year 2013 is RESOLVED! I don’t normally make resolutions, figuring it’s kind of a waste of energy. (Although I’d like it if you check out a sort-of-one on Touch2Touch.) Considering the way 2012 ran, … Continue reading

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Christmas Surprise!

Walking along North Maple Street in Florence, looking in the shop windows, when what to my wondering eyes should appear but — A small flock of deer grazing, and a pack of polar bears gazing, and Santa himself holding forth … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: DELICATE

Zelda, the Christmas sheep, was a present years ago from my stylish youngest sister.She certainly looks sturdy and robust, doesn’t she. (Not to mention stylish, with her starry cap, and red ribbon, and four ruby shoes!) But she’s more delicate than she … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: THANKFUL

This week’s challenge, Thankful, I’m assuming asks us to go beyond the family warmth and foolery and feasting of actual Thanksgiving Day. There are things to be thankful for each and every day. And one of them is washing machines. … Continue reading

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Encore Performance: Turkey in the Straw

Here’s a rerun of last year’s musical offering for the Thanksgiving holiday, with an update on artist Michael Melle’s delightful “straw people” over in Lenox.  Thanksgiving in the USA began in New England; and New England still sets the theme … Continue reading

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