Tag Archives: beauty

Uniquely Beautiful

Conventional beauty can be beautiful. But it can also be merely conventional and cease to be beautiful when the standard that measured it changes. Unique beauty, on the other hand, remains beautiful because its standard is forever itself. Have a … Continue reading

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Autumn Vineyards

Originally posted on Jane Lurie Photography:
“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” ~John Howard Bryant ? Vineyard and Fog ? Harvest Time ? Vineyard Reflections ? Napa Patterns ? Rows and Hills ? “Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer…

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The Way You See…

Thought for the Week “The way you see the world is how you live it.” ~J.R. Rim “See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise, you will only see what you were expecting.” ~Douglas Adams “When we … Continue reading

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A Bird’s-Eye View of Paradise

My Featured Blogger this week is Cindy Knoke, photographer extraordinaire, whose images typically emanate from her home, “the Holler,” in rural California (yes, there is such a thing). But in this case, they’re a bird’s-eye view of paradise, namely the … Continue reading

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50 Unique Sculptures

I love sculptures, classical, modern, miniature, monumental, and most of all those with a unique perspective: Witty or serious. Ageless or temporary. Solitary or interactive, especially interactive – I love sculptures that invite us in, directly or indirectly, that make … Continue reading

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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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