Monthly Archives: September 2016

A liking for lichens: Bretagne

Earlier this month, as I was going through my archives from my visit to France in April 2002 to bring you my photo of the Vaillac meadow, I came across this study that I made during an adventurous and memorable … Continue reading

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Menagerie Monday (1)

Having been rather subtly called to task after I published a couple of photos recently, under the category of Melancholy Monday, which didn’t seem to live up to the adjective, I have decided to inaugurate a new category. As I … Continue reading

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A farewell and a welcome

I have just lit a fire to honor the end of a lovely summer and to welcome the new autumn, which will officially begin at 10:21 tomorrow morning. This is always a melancholy moment, a mixture of sweet remembrance of … Continue reading

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We’re back up at our cabin for another week. One of the first things we did was to refill the bird feeder with sunflower seeds. Within an hour or so they started to come and soon there was a literal … Continue reading

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Portraits of pets past: Remembering Limo

Three years ago today we said our final farewell to the last of our adopted canine companions. We had had at least one dog in the family for more than 40 years. It is very hard to imagine a new … Continue reading

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Tweaking Tuesday: Maymont

In the late autumn of 2013 I went on a delightful road trip from Omaha to North Carolina and southern Virginia with CD and her sister to visit my brother and attend a relative’s wedding. We had great fun and … Continue reading

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Silly Saturday: the French connection

I’ve been thinking all week about a suitable silly offering for today, and I’ve come up with a few possibilities, especially after having delved so deeply into my excursions to France. I had not considered this one until just very … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Vaillac Brook

Two of my faithful followers (Ogee and Vicki) have requested some follow-up photos from my trip to France in April 2002. Very well, I’m happy to comply.  I made this one within a half-hour’s drive of the meadow that I … Continue reading

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Webnesday (40)

It’s Webnesday again and I have a new one for you. I found this fine one in our basement just the other day and carefully eased a glass over it, slid a piece of cardboard under it, and carried it … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: Lungshan

Considering what I might bring you of a melancholy nature on this calm Monday, an afternoon in Taiwan in the spring of 2005 floated to the top. I was having a free day of exploration between entrance meetings and the … Continue reading

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