Saturday, June 19, 2010

Some Pleasures of New Hampshire

Devil's Paintbrush, Franconia Notch

The Depot, Crawford Notch
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Friday, June 18, 2010

Colourful Underwater World (by olivia)

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These photos were taken at the New England Aquarium in Boston. The day I visited the Aquarium, the flag was flying at half-mast so I asked the young ticket-taker at the door why. He looked surprised for a moment that I had asked, and then said that the founder of the Aquarium had died.

"Oh, that's sad," I said.

His response: "Well, he was old."

I gaped at him and then he followed up with, "But he lived a good life." And with that exchange in my head, I went on to explore and enjoy the legacy of Mr David Barnes Stone.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

We Haven't Driven This Far in Donkey Years

Off to New Hampshire with the first night's stop in Syracuse. Soon to be known: whether Jim and I can survive 12 hours in a car together. The plan is to keep repeating Beth could do it, Beth could do it.

Taken June 6, 2010.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Irrational Exuberance

Taken June 5, 2010.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Just A Little Ray of Sunshine

All photos taken June 4, 2010.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Water Dogs

(and no-water boy)

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday Poetry Post

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Fake Tattoo
by Nikki Grimes

My butterfly sits
atop my wrist
as if it’s poised for flight.

My lovely tattoo
no longer new
will fade before the night.

Still, after it’s gone,
it will live on
inside my memory.

This jewel of the air—
beauty most rare—
that once was plain as me.