Tag Archives: Winter

Weekly Photo Challenge: JUXTAPOSITION

The last sweet juxtaposition I enjoyed was in this box of chocolates from Chocolate Springs, over the mountain back in the Berkshires. Friends who know how much we loved Josh’s confections brought us this assortment when they came to visit … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: BEGINNING

I woke up this morning to blue sky and sun and the orange of the desert flowering, and puffy white clouds and dry heat on my skin and then —- I really woke up. To 12 degrees below zero Fahrenheit, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: LOST IN THE DETAILS (1)

We won’t get caught up in petty details like hot and cold, will we? No, we’ll simply move on and get lost in their manifestations, as here, in the hothouse: And here, in the outdoor laboratory of cold:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FORWARD (2)

Perhaps the first great documentary was a silent film of 1922 by Robert Flaherty called Nanook of the North.  It portrayed the life of an Inuit family, and starred Nanook himself. Here, coming forward right at you, is a latter-day descendant of … 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: 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: 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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