Monthly Archives: January 2014

Portraits of pets past: Jessica

Jessica was our second cat.  I made this portrait of her around 1974.  She was one of the sweetest cats I have ever known.  She lived with us while we finished our studies in Berlin and moved back to the … Continue reading

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Webnesday (11)

I’ve been hoping to find another new spider to present today, but the only ones I’ve seen since last Webnesday have been a couple of very shy and very quick ones in very dark places in the basement.  However, while … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: Granada

Granada, Nicaragua, November 11, 2003.  It was a work day, but a mercifully brief one that was over before noon.  My hosts had recommended a restaurant in the nearby town of Granada.  It’s been a while since I did this, … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Otago

It was Wednesday, April 10, 1996.  I had spent the night in Dunedin, on the southeastern coast of New Zealand’s South Island, and I had work to do near Balclutha, some 80 km to the southwest, a drive of about … Continue reading

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Silly Saturday: Looking back

When you’re out and about with your camera, open for inspiration for something to really catch your eye, do you ever get the feeling that you’re not alone?  That you are also being observed?  Watched?  Studied?  Evaluated?  This has happened … Continue reading

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Nebulous Noteables: Gunnedah

I haven’t posted anything from my store of favorite clouds in quite a while, and I’ve had this one on my mind for some time now.  I hope you won’t mind another trip to Australia so soon after my last … Continue reading

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Fleeting Beauty (1): Darwin

A few days ago one of my photo friends, The Meanderer, in response to my first recent post about the rainbow in Naves, France, aptly described the moment as “fleeting beauty.”  I was immediately intrigued by this perceptive term, and … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Taipingshan

April 23, 2005, on the job in Taiwan.  I had the chance to pay a visit to the Taipingshan National Forest Reserve on a very misty, drizzly soft sort of day and chose to have a meditative walk around a … Continue reading

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Silly Saturday: Con—what???

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Flashback Friday: Birch Grove (1)

It was October 1984, and I was in small-animal veterinary practice in Ashland, Wisconsin.  The location was our favorite camping spot in the area, called Birch Grove, a dozen miles or so northwest of Ashland, in the Chequamegon (sha-WAH-mih-gun) National … Continue reading

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