Tag 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: 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: TREASURE

Three out of seven treasures in one photo, not bad! Not the best picture in the world, neither technically, nor flatteringly. But their obvious glee in this moment is my joy! A treasured memory — Three of the seven grandchildren, several … 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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My Vegetable Love —

Now that my true love will be leaving me in three weeks or so — I want to confess my passionate summertime affair. Not this summer only, but every summer since I was a child — Here it is, my … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CAREFREE

I like to cook, and I like to experiment with new recipes and odd ingredients, which is fine. The Hub is reasonably adventurous and if it doesn’t work out so well, so be it! But there’s often lots of dishes … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ABOVE (3)

We eat horizontally, but look vertically —  Looking down from above, here are some summer lunches, maybe vaguely Spanish in theme? Or Mexican, perhaps? A Spanish speaking, warm country, at any rate. And delicious in any language, this sort-of-paella but … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: HOME

With two feet of snow now heaped in Alps on our lawn, our environs are mainly brown and white. Mostly white. Sometimes, like today, the sun shines brilliantly in a blue sky, providing blessed relief.  But when the sun doesn’t … Continue reading

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