Tag Archives: beauty

Unfinished Business in the Year of the Tiger

My Featured Blogger this week is Randall Collis of Global Sojourns Photography. I know nothing about Randall, whose blog site description is simply “Photography & Philosophy,” except what I read and see. But that’s a lot. Enough to make me … Continue reading

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Photoblog Mania

I’m up to my proverbial eyeballs in projects once again – the chiefest of which is my daughter’s wedding (which I’m officiating, btw)! Hence, I’ll be on hiatus for a week or so. Therefore, this is the perfect time for … Continue reading

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I Am Right Behind You

My Featured Blogger this Week is Annabel of The Modern Etiquette. Annabel is a poet, writer and professional dancer, as demonstrated in her beautiful classical Indian-inspired piece above. There’s a delicacy and tenderness streaked with enduring strength in everything Annabel … Continue reading

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Abandoned

Abandoned cars, ships, factories, houses. Some seem lonely, orphaned. Others deserve their fate. They cry, “I was beautiful and important once!” And we reply, “No, you never were.” Many are beautiful only now that they’ve been reclaimed by a splendor … Continue reading

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The Forest of Light

Photo by Johannes Plenio The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. In the hope of saving her brother Zack, Gina had … Continue reading

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Breathtaking Landscapes

This is the first time I’ve featured a single photographer in one of my Friday Photoblogs. Will I do it again? Yes, if I find another photographer whose work I enjoy as much as that of Johannes Plenio! Johannes, who … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Winter

Winter’s a curtain God draws while the scene Alters from ambers to fervent greens And yet, no mere drape, this skeletal cloth Itself is alive with a numinous frost So, come anew, winter, miraculous friend When your transforming veil is … Continue reading

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The Killing Fields

Originally posted on John Wreford Photographer:
Stepping out of the minibus I staggered trying to stamp my feet on the side of the road, exhaust fumes and dust swirled as the bus left me, the four or was it five…

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There’s Something About Trees

They’re the oldest and largest living things on earth. They make and cleanse most of the air that we breathe — we literally couldn’t survive without them. Perhaps it’s because I’m currently reading Richard Powers’ marvelous tree-centric novel The Overstory, … Continue reading

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Yellow Leaves

Originally posted on Vova Zinger's Photoblog:
My Featured Blogger this week is Ukrainian-born photographer Vova Zinger. Vova is a self-described “urban guy” who currently lives in Boston. He “loves all cities” but also enjoys travelling extensively, and you’ll find nature photos among his striking urban images, … Continue reading

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