Thursday, December 31, 2009

From One Eve to the Next

Happy New Year's Eve


Taken December 24, 2009.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Spiral Permanent


Taken December 21, 2009.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

From the Annals of Weird Water: Frozen Edition


Taken December 11, 2009.


Taken December 18, 2009

Taken December 17, 2009.
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Monday, December 28, 2009

Ah, Youth!

So irritating.

Both pictures taken December 22, 2009
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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sunday Poetry Post

Wishing you the best in the new year.
(Photos by Andi and me.)

Auld Lang Syne
by Robert Burns

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne ?

CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my jo,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stowp !
and surely I’ll be mine !
And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We twa hae run about the braes,
and pu’d the gowans fine ;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary foot,
sin auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We twa hae paidl’d i' the burn,
frae morning sun till dine ;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
sin auld lang syne.

CHORUS

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere !
and gie's a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll tak a right gude-willy waught,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Still Rushing By ...

... this time toward year's end.


Taken December 13, 2009.

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Friday, December 25, 2009

Joy to the World

Christmas or Hoyt Axton as your heart desires.


Taken December 1, 2009.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Jack Frost Nipping at Your Nose


Taken December 16, 2009.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Dancing Trees Do the Twist Again


Taken December 20, 2009.


Taken November 20, 2009

Taken November 21, 2009.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Rushing By

Just let it all go, Jim; the day will be over before you know it.


Taken December 7, 2009.

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Monday, December 21, 2009

How to Deal with Winter

There's no such thing as too close to the woodstove.


Taken December 6, 2009.

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday Poetry Post

Downy Woodpeckers made these rings around the hickory tree to drink the sap.

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Winter Trees
by William Carlos Williams

All the complicated details
of the attiring and
the disattiring are completed!
A liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.
Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Macro Shots Week: Pop Goes the Weekend


Taken November 23, 2009

Taken December 17, 2009.
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Friday, December 18, 2009

Macro Shots Week: Skating the Pond


Both pictures taken December 5, 2009.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Macro Shots Week: Weather Catch


Taken November 28, 2009

Taken December 7, 2009.
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Macro Shots Week: White and Green

Click here if you don't know how frost flowers are formed.



Taken December 1, 2009

Taken December 6, 2009.
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Macro Shots Week: Still Ferning Around


Taken November 24, 2009.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Macro Shots Week: The Pack's Verdict

Boring and annoying. Definitely not worth waiting for*.


Taken November 17, 2009.

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* I'm hoping I'll do better with all of you this week since you don't have to wait for me to take the shots.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sunday Poetry Post

Skred

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The Gyres
by William Butler Yeats

The gyres! the gyres! Old Rocky Face, look forth;
Things thought too long can be no longer thought,
For beauty dies of beauty, worth of worth,
And ancient lineaments are blotted out.
Irrational streams of blood are staining earth;
Empedocles has thrown all things about;
Hector is dead and there's a light in Troy;
We that look on but laugh in tragic joy.
What matter though numb nightmare ride on top,
And blood and mire the sensitive body stain?
What matter? Heave no sigh, let no tear drop,
A-greater, a more gracious time has gone;
For painted forms or boxes of make-up
In ancient tombs I sighed, but not again;
What matter? Out of cavern comes a voice,
And all it knows is that one word "Rejoice!'
Conduct and work grow coarse, and coarse the soul,
What matter? Those that Rocky Face holds dear,
Lovers of horses and of women, shall,
From marble of a broken sepulchre,
Or dark betwixt the polecat and the owl,
Or any rich, dark nothing disinter
The workman, noble and saint, and all things run
On that unfashionable gyre again.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Getting an Angle on the Weekend


My sister's house, November 28, 2009.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Fall Skies


Morning: November 29, 2009

Evening: November 30, 2009.
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Plus my first ever uploaded video -- a small blast of windy Wednesday.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

This Way to the Weekend


Taken December 2, 2009.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Above and Below

Both pictures taken November 20, 2009
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Awake in a Fog

Foggy sunrise of November 20, 2009 before Sniff pondered lifting it.


From house -- east view

From house - north view
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Monday, December 7, 2009

Zen Sniff Ponders Lifting the Fog


Taken November 20, 2009.

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sunday Poetry Post

Bebo on thin ice, perpetually

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That Shadow My Likeness
By Walt Whitman

That shadow my likeness that goes to and fro seeking a livelihood,
chattering, chaffering,
How often I find myself standing and looking at it where it flits,
How often I question and doubt whether that is really me;
But among my lovers and caroling these songs,
O I never doubt whether that is really me.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Bridge over No Waters


Taken November 27, 2009.

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Life in a Drop of Water

Both photos taken November 18, 2009


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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Try and Catch the Moon


Taken November 9, 2009.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Light in the Fall Forest


Taken November 11, 2009

Taken November 12, 2009.
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Water on the Knee

Click here if you have no idea why the word "knee" is in the post title.


Taken November 10, 2009.

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Farf asks: How does a dog climb a tree?

Bebo answers.


Taken November 27, 2009.

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday Poetry Post

Three days with family has left me feeling a bit prickly.

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Husbands and Wives
   by Miriam Hershenson

Husband and wives
     With children between them
sit in the subway;
     So I have seen them.

One word only
     From station to station;
So much talk for
     So close a relation.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Over the River and Through the Woods ...

Synecdoche version


Taken November 7, 2009.

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Over the River and Through the Woods

Well not quite -- since we're going to Cincy to see Jim's mom, the correct sequence is through the woods and over the river(s).


Taken November 6, 2009.

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thankful ...

... for not being invited to stay for dinner.

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it.


Taken October 29, 2009.

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