Category Archives: Wisdom

Weekly Photo Challenge: MINIMALIST

  Flower in the crannied wall, I pluck you out of the crannies, I hold you here, root and all, in my hand, Little flower — but if I could understand What you are, root and all, and all in … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SIGNS, 2

How about this one? Darwin in Maine! A highly evolved state, Maine. No further commentary needed.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: REFLECTION

I love this theme! There are so many different kinds of reflection. There’s thinking, mirroring, doubling, confusing — Let’s begin small, with a flickering candle in Maine: Pick up the pace with a  “castle” tower, part of the Yale Art … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FRESH

That they are, fresh from the oven, on their cooling rack! You’d better believe these scones first were, then were no more, in about two inhalations of a bite each. But they’re also fresh in another, more important sense. They’re … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FLEETING (1)

Fortune is fleeting, so the saying goes. Certainly true when it comes to the fortune in a fortune cookie! We crack open the cookie, brush it aside (do you actually eat it? I almost never do),  read the fortune and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CHANGE, or A Gift from Ginger Garden

My mother made two intentional jokes in her life. One of them was when she (Texas born) entered into a conversation about something-or-other saying, “Let’s talk about Texas. We weren’t, but let’s —” For my two sisters and me, that was … Continue reading

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An Angel in the Kitchen —

Don’t you think that’s something every kitchen needs? An angel in the kitchen? Especially when it’s an angel with a book! Maybe it’s a cookbook, maybe it’s a book of some heavenly wisdom — Whatever it is, I welcome her! … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: UNIQUE

Many emotions mingle in this photo — Delight at having captured the essence of something I loved, nostalgia for a place I love and probably will never visit again, sorrow because this unique “bonsai” tree (which was actually lifesize, that … Continue reading

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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: CREATE (3)

“You can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs —” A cliché, yes, but that doesn’t make it any the less true. And more often than we acknowledge, creation begins with an act of destruction.  You can’t make vegetable soup, in … Continue reading

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