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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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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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Hey, I’ll Bet You Didn’t Know…

Here are 50 facts, from fascinating to facetious, that you probably didn’t know. These may not alter your view of reality forever, but they will give you something to spout during those lulls in conversation. Just begin by saying, “Hey, … 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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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 Silence That Shouts

Originally posted on Silent Pariah:
(c) 2022 by Michael L. Utley (#193) ursine winter’s clawsrend and tear and desecrateyellow petals fall ….. (#194) this endless wintermemories of sunflowersas the cities burn ….. (#195) children shall run freein gilded sunflower fieldswhen…

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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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Self-Care as Prayer

Originally posted on praypower4today:
I wish I could tell you why, but I can’t. All I know is that the term “self-care” used to grate on my nerves. It may be because it is trendy. With me, that’s enough.…

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Living Wonders

If you look up “natural wonders,” you’ll see some amazing rock formations and majestic snow-covered mountains–wonders indeed. But the most marvelous thing of all is that our planet is full of living wonders. Enjoy these images of life on earth … Continue reading

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