Monthly Archives: November 2016

Silly Saturday: Bad Feather Day

Why didn’t you tell me you turned up the heat on your blow dryer, Dearest?

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Menagerie Monday (4): Lobos de Mar

My blogging buddy Steve Schwartzman did a post on California‚Äôs Point Lobos the other day, in which he mentioned a colony of seals on an island in his photo. They were likely California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), and I was … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thanksgiving

I considered revisiting some of the images I’ve made of the local turkeys that occasionally prowl our neighborhood, but then I had another thought. Back in 2008, during a work trip to Australia, I was exploring a forest path near … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Frosty Florist

Student days in Germany, late December 1970. A friend and fellow student in Berlin invited me to spend the Christmas holidays with his family in the town of Gifhorn, in the southeastern part of Lower Saxony, about 10 miles northwest … Continue reading

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Last Rose

Among CD’s favorite flowers in our garden are the white roses that she planted in August 2012. I have presented several of them before here, but I am quite sure that this is the latest in the season that I … Continue reading

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SuperMoon Special

It’s called a SuperMoon because it’s not only full but at perigee, its closest to the earth in its current elliptical orbit. The last SuperMoon was on January 26, 1948 and the next will be November 5, 2034. Blessed with … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: Rest easy, Jack

As is my custom, I put our Jack-O’-Lantern to rest in our compost pile after he has lived out his proud duty as guardian of our portal against the ghoulies and ghosties and short-leggedy beasties that came calling and hoping … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Illuminated Ivy

Autumn is progressing quite rapidly here in eastern Nebraska. Nearly all the leaves have fallen from our river birches, about half from our glorious sycamores, and the giant oak and maple have started to contribute mightily to the lovely lawn … Continue reading

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Saturday Sequel: Vecinos Variation

Well, here we are again. My blogging buddy Adrian has twice suggested that I process the image I’ve been working with in my last two posts as a monochrome. I’ve been having fun with that this morning and have tried … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Re-visiting Vecinos

OK, you asked for it. CD commented yesterday that she prefers the original photo that was the subject of my last post, in which I had inadvertently left the color balance setting in the camera on incandescent. Also, my blogging … Continue reading

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