Tag Archives: Berkshires

Weekly Photo Challenge: CONTRAST, 5

The balance of these Inside/Outside contrasts has been shifting. Now we’re mostly inside, now we’re mostly outside. But here in this photo, it seems to me that the balance is poised equally between them, one of the reasons it was … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenges: Possibilities,4

Behind the scenes at the museum — What will be the next exhibit?  Paintings? Sculpture? It’s anybody’s guess: As glimpsed at the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA —

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“How can you bear to leave your Japanese garden?” Friends asked us that over and over when we were leaving Roslyn.  Fair question. We’d begun the garden years before, inspired by

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Collectives: A Sleuth of Bears

Bears in the backyard! There are two more cubs behind Mamma in the shrubbery. Honest! (Why sleuth? Maybe it’s because sleuth is a word that means tracks, or tracking, which bears certainly leave.) (Update: When we moved from the Berkshires … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains, 2

INSIDE/OUTSIDE —– The Berkshire Mountains contain the tallest peak in Western Massachusetts. Mount Greylock is  3,491 feet high, nestled into the surrounding Berkshires. By the standards of really mountainous states — Colorado, for openers, or Washington — that’s not such … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Old-Fashioned, 3

All good old-fashioned fairy tales begin: Once Upon a Time — So — here we go. Once upon a time there was a little girl named Goldilocks who went for a walk in the forest and saw a wee little … Continue reading

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Need Color? Grow it Yourself!

“For a photographer who shoots in color, winter is a challenge.  Aside from looking for subtle colors in the snow and preparing colorful, delicious food, I’ve surrounded us with flowers.  I started with the vibrant amaryllis and then added the … Continue reading

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