Tag Archives: Winter

Weekly Photo Challenge: CLOSE

They seem to be huddled close together for warmth, don’t they? Photo was taken back in the Berkshires the winter before last, which was of an extreme snowiness (in contrast to last winter here, which had almost none). Seems odd … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: WINTER, 2

The foods of winter! Here’s one you may never have seen before. I certainly hadn’t. Introducing TATSOI: The dark green mass on the right of the top shelf is a SINGLE HEAD of  this trendy new vegetable, a type of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: WINTER

My favorite asparagus and corn are long since gone, and winter’s chilly breezes don’t always thrill me — but they certainly encourage cooking and eating lovely things like these roasted vegetables — So let’s hear it for the vegetables of … 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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Last Chance Opportunity

Why last chance? Two reasons. For one, the weekly photo challenge switches tomorrow to another theme. More important perhaps, the fall is rapidly failing. This photo was taken only three days ago. I marveled at it then. Look at the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ENTRANCE

An idyllic winter refuge against New England’s snow and ice: this is the casita which we rented for a month in San Miguel de Allende, a charming colonial city in the highlands north of Mexico City. It’s the kind of … 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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Weekly Photo Challenge: SKY I

Blue skies? Smiling at me? ‘Fraid not!  The sky one November day in the Berkshires:

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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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