Posts Tagged ‘Photography

30
Jul
14

Bursting with Passion…………

“Everyday I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad.
I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it.” ~Claude Monet

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30
Jul
14

Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn

‘So lovely to see, to consider, to embrace. The dangers, the obvious outcomes. Ignored. Remnants of the pain remains, the sweet pain upon reflection.’   SwittersB

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29
Jul
14

Behind the Scenes………..

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29
Jul
14

Basking in the Glow

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I feel particularly satisfied with this image today. This Clematis was goners. Trampled and crushed beneath debris and seemingly torn beyond repair. One single strand of tattered vine remained and maybe only a few inches in length. Last Spring, I cleared the debris away, put up a small shelter to keep stuff away from the base of this plant and gave some nutrients and water. Eventually the smallest green shoot came from the tattered vine. Slowly, shyly, the plant reached out and up a trellis I had put in place..the trellis seeming to be an overstated invitation for bigger and better things to come. The Clematis has reached upward and embraced the trellis and yesterday, finally, the first bloom emerged. Yes, basking in the sunshine. First time in years.

28
Jul
14

Arborist Detectives: Help Me Identify This Tree

I have a tree, that I randomly call the Tulip Tree. It is just starting to bloom tulip like flowers that are approximately 4-6″ long (the petals). The flowers are upright. The tree itself is at most 10′ high and about 15′ wide. I am not certain (why I am asking you to help) but I do not believe it is the Liriodendrum tulipifera tree (by virtue of its height/age and foliage). But, I could be quite wrong. Appreciate the guidance here. Magnolia! Thanks to all of you that provided the details. I have a Magnolia Tree (‘magnolia-x-soulangeana-family-magnoliaceae’)

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28
Jul
14

Dandy Little Trailing Flies

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The U.S. Quarter (or a 1 Shilling) gives a reference point to the size of the flies for the non-fly fisher/no fly tier.

28
Jul
14

Men & Women: Stereotypes or Truisms?

“Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.” Albert Einstein

“Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.” George Carlin

“Ladies, let me give you some advice. You can throw all your stupid fucking chick-lit, self-help, why-doesn’t-he-love-me books out, because this is all you need to know: Men will treat you the way you let them. There is no such thing as “deserving” respect; you get what you demand from people.. if you demand respect, he will either respect you or he won’t associate with you. It really is that simple. Tucker Max

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27
Jul
14

Worst Case Scenario

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27
Jul
14

Spring Forth……..

In my back yard, a spring emerges from the ground. It’s a gradual, gentle seeping forth. Seemingly, there are few influences to this water. But, I took a photo of the water right below the point of origin and apparently there are subtle changes……the rise and fall of the water level.

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Notice the stones and the receding water marks on the stones. It hasn’t rained in several days, but when it did, the water table up hill, somewhere, had worked additional water downhill…hence the rise in level.  Now the water was receding. The depth of the water is no more than two inches.

27
Jul
14

Sunscreen

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