Category Archives: Summer

Weekly Photo Challenge: WARMTH

Warmth! A wonderful quality, whether it radiates from someone’s smile, from a fireplace, or from a hot cup of cocoa. There’s the warmth and  smell of freshly fried zeppoles, maybe. And the markers that tell us it’s warm outside — … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ADVENTURE!

When I look at this photo, I see a gondolier in Venice. But of course that’s my imagination (and my passion for Venice) doing the seeing.  Who’s actually here is a gondolier-type macho young sailor in Maine’s Ogunquit harbor: It was a … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: DIALOGUE

Another quickie food “dialogue”, overheard at the farm stand just up the street: Here we come to market, to market — And now: Free again! (As you are free to provide any dialogue of your choice!)

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FRAY

This week’s theme, FRAY, was really challenging for me, photographically speaking.  I began with the idea of a battle, a skirmish, a tussle. Okay; but in a peaceful New England landscape, how’s that going to play out? We don’t run to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ZIGZAG, 2

What beautiful memories these particular zigzags conjure up! These are the vermilion zigzag edges of the pagoda associated with Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto. Anyone complaining about August heat in New England just needs to head for Japan in the summer. The very definition of HOT! … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

CORN! I love love love love love it. I wait impatiently until the first puny ears are offered here in the Pioneer Valley, and then will try one, knowing full well that the real, gen-u-wine article — sweet, crunchy, delectable, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SUMMER LOVIN’

Hey, the name of the place is Pizza Amore, Pizza of Love! Or maybe I Love Pizza? It’s right across from Smith College, and never stays lonely for very long, even when the college is closed for the summer: And … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: BEGINNING

I woke up this morning to blue sky and sun and the orange of the desert flowering, and puffy white clouds and dry heat on my skin and then —- I really woke up. To 12 degrees below zero Fahrenheit, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: UNEXPECTED

When you enter a staid stone New England library in July, I think you’ll agree it’s unexpected to come across a bronze bust of its founder looking like this: (Of course in winter he’ll be wearing a ski cap and … 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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