Category Archives: Spring

Weekly Photo Challenge: ENVELOPED

I can’t help but read this challenge word as en-vel-oped, that is, all wrapped up in its paper container and ready to put in the U.S. mail. But of course that isn’t at all what the challenger means. Wrapped up, yes … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ENDURANCE, 3

Before this week’s challenge slips away, I want to include some architecture with remarkable powers of endurance. This is the little Romanesque church in Taizé, France, the yearly destination of thousands upon thousands of pilgrims, especially young adults. (Romanesque in European art … Continue reading

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A Welcome Face!

Pansies = Pensées = Springtime! Here they are, a closeup from the pot outside the front door, some welcome faces of Spring after the winter from Hell. A welcome sight for sore and winter-blinded eyes!

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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: ABOVE (4)

Nothing else about the photos pleased me. Not the angle I was able to shoot from, nor the inability to isolate the flowers. There they are, all crammed together in a weedy overgrown bed, scrunched right up against the vinyl … Continue reading

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This year’s Spring: It’s a Quiet Thing —

Spring came slowly this year, and quietly. No blare of trumpets or daffodils, no noisy explosions of azaleas (not yet, at least) — just quietly. Water riffling the pond at Look Park: Pale blossoms timidly unfolding: Winter’s warriors fallen: Spring’s … Continue reading

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What a Difference a Day Makes —-

Twenty-four little hours —   ♪♫♪ ♪♫♪ First photo taken one day, of an azalea considering whether it’s time to bloom or not: And one day later, here’s little azalea all grown up and making her debut! To celebrate the eternal, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: UP (1)

For someone short, looking down on anyone or anything isn’t really in the cards. We bounce on tiptoe in crowds, trying to catch glimpses of any action. (Usually we don’t manage it.) We are used to looking up! At the ceiling, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: COLOR

The greens of nature can be meltingly tender, as the first buds of spring: or they can be gobsmackingly bright, as rice fields in full panoply: Ireland is the Land of a Thousand Greens (as well as a Thousand Welcomes), … Continue reading

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MY NEIGHBORHOOD: Weekly Photo Challenge, Any Way You Want!

Yeah, it’s great to have mobile phones that double as cameras. Or iPads that double as cameras. It’s also great to have cameras, PERIOD. It’s the photos that count, isn’t it? So here’s another photo of “my neighborhood,” stretching that … Continue reading

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