Category Archives: the year of seeing

beauty and love, love and beauty

In the very last days of the old year, a friend from my photography group confided to me that for her 2014 will be about Beauty, which she aspires to find in all the things around her. She confided that … Continue reading

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my nettle

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i am large, i contain multitudes

My year of seeing ended today, and a year is long but not too long; a year is long enough. Today I went to take my last picture of the trees and I suddenly felt perfectly okay about it being … Continue reading

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superior nettles

The trees in town are competing to put on the most spectacular show, almost all of them, except my big, strong nettle trees, which are above it all. There are golden leaves over every wall, in every park, and they … Continue reading

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seasons

In one day the air changed. Every spring, every fall, there is a moment when I notice the change, and a week ago, last Saturday was it. I was walking home in the evening and as I went past the … Continue reading

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a walk through the park

“[…] equally at home everywhere […] this is the secret of successful sauntering. He who sits still in a house all the time may be the greatest vagrant of all, but the Saunterer, in the good sense, is no more … Continue reading

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celtis australis

My trees, they are hackberries, or nettle trees. Celtis australis is their Latin name. I have a hard drive full of portraits of these trees, nearly all of them shot from the same spot near a lamppost in the park, … Continue reading

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