Category Archives: Memories

Weekly Photo Challenge: GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

And who could forget it? A picnic in the Saguaro Desert in Tucson, Arizona, at sunset. Dear friends, dear friends of dear friends, icy margaritas, saguaro cactus all around, and a majestic spectacle we felt was put on just for … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: NIGHTTIME

“All changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born.”    This is the sight that greeted us one Saturday evening, returning from the glories of the HD opera broadcast to the warm glow of lamplight and this beautiful serenity of white-drifted … 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: RELIC

Here’s a relic that’s a remembrance:   Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield MA is putting on a spectacular revival of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate, which the Hub wouldn’t have missed for the world. The original show opened on Broadway in 1948, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: THRESHOLD

How many senses there are to the word “threshold”! I’m starting off with a genkan, a kind of no-man’s-land space between  the street and a house in Japan. This threshold figuratively marks the difference between inside (no shoes) and outside (shoes). The next threshold opens from outside gardens to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: TREASURE

Three out of seven treasures in one photo, not bad! Not the best picture in the world, neither technically, nor flatteringly. But their obvious glee in this moment is my joy! A treasured memory — Three of the seven grandchildren, several … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: OBJECTS

The challenge this week is to come up with photos featuring objects. Well, it’s too cold here still to venture forth. Fortunately, a while back we visited a place that has its own name, but I think of it as … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: INFINITE

Infinite patterns — going on and on and on, seemingly never-ending. Is this reassuring? I’m not so sure. But it makes for an interesting gallery, I think! (The patterns are photogenic and pleasing, I hope. But for something closer, perhaps, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SATURATION

I love love love color, the more saturated the better! It restores my flagging spirits, it makes the world a livelier and more cheerful place, it makes me gasp sometimes for sheer beauty. Perhaps that’s why I love the high … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: INSIDE

I’m a city girl at heart, not so much for the outdoors. My mother used to chase me outside after school, “Go out and play in the fresh air!” So it’s probably no wonder that, decades later, I still like … Continue reading

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