Tag Archives: weeklyphotochallenge2012

Christmas Surprise!

Walking along North Maple Street in Florence, looking in the shop windows, when what to my wondering eyes should appear but — A small flock of deer grazing, and a pack of polar bears gazing, and Santa himself holding forth … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SURPRISE!

Who knew, after 40 years of singing only in the shower that the Hub would turn out to be a frustrated cabaret singer???????? But he did, and his debut was a smash hit, singing Where or When? by Rodgers and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: DELICATE

I don’t know what kind of flower this is, but it caught my eye among much more lavishly colored and twirled and unfurled spring bulbs last March at the Mount Holyoke Spring Bulb Flower Show. The delicate white petals, almost … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: DELICATE

Zelda, the Christmas sheep, was a present years ago from my stylish youngest sister.She certainly looks sturdy and robust, doesn’t she. (Not to mention stylish, with her starry cap, and red ribbon, and four ruby shoes!) But she’s more delicate than she … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CHANGING SEASONS

Behind our house, Spring is caught in the act of happening! The sun is striking at a higher angle than in winter, the rhododendron are fresh and new, the first fragile yellow-green leaves sparkle in the sunlight, earth is fair … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CHANGING SEASONS

Do you think the saying is true, the more it changes, the more it stays the same? I do, at least in the basics. New England remains rock-ribb’d, as here, same garden, same rocks, different seasons: Summer And Winter No … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: REFLECTIONS

One of my very favorite photography subjects, the Alice Through the Looking Glass effect of reflections. Fascinating as philosophy, as puzzle, as visual, as design — In a way I think of them as ghosts, or something like memories — … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: THANKFUL

This week’s challenge, Thankful, I’m assuming asks us to go beyond the family warmth and foolery and feasting of actual Thanksgiving Day. There are things to be thankful for each and every day. And one of them is washing machines. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: GREEN

Coming on the heels of last week’s challenge, Renewal, comes this week’s Green. Logical enough, as green is, par excellence, the color of renewal in nature. I usually go through the archives for each challenge, compiling an “album” of various possibilities for … 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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