Monthly Archives: January 2012

Gratitude and Gull(s)

I am delighted to report that I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award, and I am very happy to accept.  I will gladly follow the associated rules as passed on to me by Lemony (, as time allows … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Kornschuppen

During a much-too-brief visit to Italy a bit over two years ago, a new friend invited me to spend an evening at his family’s farm high in a valley in the South Tyrolean Alps.  After a day of exploration, and after the … Continue reading

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Silly Saturday: Animal abstract #1

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Miscanthus moment

There was a slight, subtle frost this morning.  While I was out savoring the fine, abstract patterns an opportunity like this provides, the temperature rose steadily, so that soon after I started, the tiny frost crystals turned to water droplets, … Continue reading

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Nebulous Noteables: July 20, 1987

I have encountered a number of extraordinary cloud formations during my years of photographic pursuit, and I have had the good fortune to have a camera with me for nearly all of them.  From time to time I will share … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Ngapaeruru

A short distance east of the town of Dannevirke, in the southeastern portion of New Zealand’s North Island, lies the Ngapaeruru Scenic Reserve.  I came across it quite by accident while exploring during the autumn (May) of 1996.  I’m not … Continue reading

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Silly Saturday: Inverted extrovert

Our wonderful dog, Limo, is one of the sweetest dogs we have ever known (except when we’re riding in the car and he sees another dog on the street); he’s normally a total extrovert:  He loves to meet people.  He’s … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Akaroa Harbour

I’ve been thinking quite a bit this week about my new Flashback Friday project, and I’ve decided to try going back to my days of using conventional film.  I still have a full black & white darkroom, but it’s all … Continue reading

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About face

Just the other day, as I was going for a walk along the creek near our place, I looked at a tree that I’ve noticed a number of times because my imagination consistently sees a likeness to a face in … Continue reading

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Living statues too

Last week one of my photo friends in New Zealand posted several photos of living statues—people who dress up in costume and hold a pose in a public place, often for amazingly long periods—that she had made while in Spain … Continue reading

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