Posts Tagged ‘SwittersB

18
Apr
14

Which Ways Up?

Newman’s First Rule: “It’s useless to put on your brakes on when you’re upside down.” Paul Newman

“The eternal hourglass of existence is turned upside down again and again….” Nietzsche

“Me or We?  or  We or Me?”  Me

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18
Apr
14

The Brook…chatters and tumbles

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I chatter over stony ways,
In little sharps and trebles,
I bubble into eddying bays,
I babble on the pebbles.

With many a curve my banks I fret
By many a field and fallow,
And many a fairy foreland set
With willow-weed and mallow.

I chatter, chatter, as I flow
To join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on for ever.

Alfred Tennyson…The Brook

18
Apr
14

photography: macro experiment

I tied a smallish, size 18, black nymph; a version of a Copper John but with a ultra fine black wire. First I used the macro lens to show the image near a couple of pebbles. But, then I got the idea, for some reason, to attach the fly to a popcorn kernel to further show its size. Yes, go figure. I suppose a small ruler would suffice but instead I busted out popcorn kernels and attempted to capture something…I am sure. A bit blurry and the lighting was not great. Still you get the idea of scale. 

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18
Apr
14

Welcome Indeed

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18
Apr
14

Quicksilver in the Mind’s Eye

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How many mutations and looks? Ever changing, tumbling, slipping by…dancing, spinning, pushing by. Nature’s, life’s quicksilver, felt but then gone…seen for a moment then through the fingers gone, only a trace remaining to remind.

17
Apr
14

Getting Late…The Shadows Lengthen

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“Three o’clock is always too late or too early for something.” Jean-Paul Sarte

“To whom it may concern: It is Springtime. It is late afternoon.”  Kurt Vonnegut

“I am invariably late for appointments-sometimes as much as two hours. I’ve tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.” Marilyn Monroe

17
Apr
14

Hidden Beauty

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“Poetry is ever accompanied with pleasure: all spirits on which it falls open themselves to receive the wisdom which is mingled with its delight. In the infancy of the world, neither poets themselves nor their auditors are fully aware of the excellence of poetry: for it acts in a divine and unapprehended manner, beyond and above consciousness; and it is reserved for future generations to contemplate and measure the mighty cause and effect in all the strength and splendor of their union.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley, A Defense of Poetry (1821)

17
Apr
14

0-Dark-30

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The first Robins are chirping in the dark. The rain falls. Sleepiness evaporates as the cat attacks my exposed toes. Time to rise and shine….well rise at least. To the impatient annoyance of the two cats and two dogs, who are energized at the prospect of breakfast, I stop to gather some images of the light and shadows along the stairway.

16
Apr
14

Yes, Dogs are Wonderful…But, Cats Are Your Equal

“One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie, is that the cat only has nine lives.”  Mark Twain

SwittersB Cat“To bathe a cat takes brute force, takes perseverance, courage of conviction, and a cat. That last ingredient is most difficult to come by.”  Stephen Baker

16
Apr
14

Photography: the scale of early season fly tying

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