Tag Archives: Snow

Weekly Photo Challenge: DESCENT

Well! The English language is often ambiguous/indeterminate, and DESCENT proves to be no exception. Here are some stairs to descend at the New Century Theater at Smith College, Northampton: And here is the snow descending upon us — gently, for once! — last winter (not … Continue reading

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Blizzard in Progress —

Friday, February 8, 2013: What may or may not be a “historic event,” the “storm of a century”, is in progress outside our house — and all over the Northeast of the United States. The snow began lightly, a few … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: LOVE (2)

When I was a little kid, snow was magical. Now it’s just ho-hum, the white stuff (and that last word is often a euphemism). But sometimes, when the flakes are big and lazy —- for the first five minutes the … Continue reading

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The World Gone Black and White

It happened overnight. The light fades, the snow falls, and falls and falls and falls — And in the morning, the world has gone black and white, as it is this morning: And what is there to say? Nothing, except … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: BIG

For this challenge entry, here are some chilling reminders (ouch, what a terrible pun!) of what lurks just beyond the scarlet and orange and gold leaves now brightening our landscape. Last year’s winter was (mostly) rather mild, but normally New England … Continue reading

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Making Room for — Everything

Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: WINDOWS, 1

This is a souvenir of the late unlamented snowstorm. It was taken in COLOR through the window — that’s all the color there was: I discover that Windows (no, not the computer system of the same name; I am a … Continue reading

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Where are the Snows of Yesteryear?

Or, what a difference a season makes! Here is a rock-ribbed ledge outside a friend’s house in Lee way back last January: and here is the same ledge (check out the rock contours) now in July: Isn’t Ma Nature amazing? … Continue reading

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So Much for Spring and Daffodils —

Yesterday we had grass again, and daffodils pushing their sturdy stems no longer hindered by the weight of the long winter’s snow: and we hailed the first day of Spring, when it seemed like the yellow glory would break through … Continue reading

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Rx for the Endless Winter: Eye Candy #17

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, But the food inside’s delightful, And simply no place to go, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Chinese food can cheer me up when nothing else can, and I made it … Continue reading

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