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Stark Trees Reveal Birds Nest

May 13, 2011

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During my daily walks this winter, I often searched the stark naked tree branches for interesting patterns to photograph.  The lack of leaves revealed this little beauty one day.  I loved that I got a pretty sky, shallow depth of field, and sharp resolution to make the nest pop out. Word for tomorrow – ORDER.  If […]

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Thwarted Writer Does Blogging (Why I Do This)

November 30, 2011


Over at her blog, Random Thoughts From Midlife, Christine Grote has posed the question why do you write a blog? I’ve been a thwarted writer for years.  Blogging is an outlet for my creative expression. I’m not sure about keeping this section in – it’s a little long, but I’d like to share it.  If […]

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Dog Intelligence Not Equal to Honor Students

November 28, 2011


One of the more frustrating bumper stickers I see on cars says, “My Dog Is Smarter Than Your Honor Student”.  Having been an honor student, my child being an honor student, and owning dogs of my own, I find that statement to be offensive. Have you ever seen the Jeff Foxworthy show, “Are You Smarter Than […]

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Day Of Reckoning Not Fast Enough

November 23, 2011


The last few days have had some posts about lack of honesty. Maria Popova, in her blog Brain Pickings, talked about how the Huffington Post over-aggregated a post of hers, i.e., “reposting a reworded article with no substantive additional reporting and no prominent via-link for proper source attribution.”  She went on to a thoughtful analysis of the conflict between […]

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Caves for Girls

October 28, 2011


According to, a man cave is: A dedicated area of a house, such as a basement, workshop, or garage, where a man can be alone or socialize with his friends. According to Wikipedia, this is because: a wife may have substantial authority over a whole house in terms of design and decoration, she generally has […]

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Welcoming The Holidays

October 25, 2011


I can’t believe we’re already into the end of October and Christmas is only two months from today.  It’s hard to already be welcoming the holidays, but it’s easier to start working on them now so as to enjoy them when they come. A favorite book of mine is Unplug the Christmas Machine by Jo Robinson & […]

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Indispensable Is Beauty & Sunshine

September 22, 2011


I find beauty and sunshine to be indispensable in my life.  It bothers me to see the casually ugly – street signs blocking views, construction equipment in the way of everything, roads and sidewalks spray painted for utilities.  Seriously people – that stuff doens’t come back off again.  It’s not like the grass where it’ll grow […]

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Bird Looks Like A Pterodactyl (Pterosaur)

September 1, 2011

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Most afternoons, when the shadows start to lengthen, I see a great blue heron flying north.  The bird weaves in and out of the buildings, looking like a prehistoric Pterodactyl (actually known as a Pterosaur). During my lunch explorations, I discovered a public garage several blocks away (from work) where I could look down on the rookery.  They’re still pretty […]

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Phase of the Summer

August 3, 2011


I’m always a little frustrated at this phase of summer.  In a few short weeks, my winter squash has gone from lush and productive to looking straggly.  Now the race is on to keep the vines alive long enough that the squash will ripen. It happens this way every summer.  One day it’s all looking […]

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