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Monday, September 30, 2013

Nature in Abstract?





"There is no abstract art.
You must always start with something.
Afterward you can remove all traces of reality."
Pablo Picasso



Still playing with macros in my archives...
What do you think???



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Sunday, September 29, 2013

A Bridge to...????





In another couple of months this footbridge won't be accessible...
...the Sonora Pass closes as soon as snow season truly begins...



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Saturday, September 28, 2013

More Explorations in Black and White...





"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth
are never alone or weary of life."
Rachel Carson



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Friday, September 27, 2013

And the Seasons Change Again...





"Good-night to the Season!  
-Another will come, with its trifles and toys,
And hurry away, like its brother, 
In sunshine, and odor, and noise."
Unknown





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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Our Little Corner of the World...




...got a delicate frosting Saturday night...



Is it Fall...or Winter???

Brrrrrr....

I'm not ready for snow!!!

(It's already melted...)



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Monday, September 23, 2013

With Different Eyes...




"One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself,
'What if I had never seen this before?  
What if I knew I would never see it again?'"
Rachel Carson





I've been playing with the various macros that I've taken
and exploring black and white...
it seems to add a totally different dimension...
with more focus on light and dark...




What do you think???




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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Thinking of You...






"If I had a flower for every time I thought of you,
 I could walk in my garden forever."
Alfred Lord Tennyson



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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Memories....




If my mom was still with us...


She'd be 100 years old today...

Happy Birthday Mother!!!
(yes...that's me too!!!)



If my dad was still with us...


He'd have been 100 on May 24 this year...


My mom passed away just a few months short of her 90th birthday...
and my dad was 83...

I can't believe it's been such a long time...

I'm the youngest of 3 daughters...
an "oops" baby...when my parents were nearly  40...

that makes me...
...well...
let's not go there!!!


Friday, September 20, 2013

Vista Point on Conway Summit...




Mono Lake from Vista Point on Conway Summit


"Let thy West Wind sleep on the lake;
speak silence with thy glimmering eyes,
and wash the dusk with silver."
William Blake




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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Entrepreneurship at it's...Finest???




While driving circles around LAX waiting for TheChief to land...
I saw this...



Pretty unique business opportunity don't you think???






Kelly likes it!!!




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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Just Around the Corner...






Nope...this isn't Mammoth!!!

I took this a few years ago at the Huntington Library...
It's just a reminder that fall is on it's way!!!
I've seen a few gold leaves here and there up here...
soon there will be lot's of fall foliage!!!



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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Our Little Corner of the World...



Meet Jeffrey...


Jeffrey Pine that is!!!

"I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live
than other things do."
Willa Cather


Soooo....why do you suppose this ol' pine has had to live with his limbs
growing at right angles???

When I looked up Jeffrey pine...all their branches were nicely shaped with the tree...
sooo, why are these at right angles???



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Monday, September 16, 2013

What The Heck Am I???






"There are things known and things unknown
and in between are the doors."
Jim Morrison


Ok...so do YOU have any idea what I am???


I'm going to be rather unavailable for a few days...
...so I thought I'd post a few of my old favorites...
Oh...except that this one is a relatively new one!!!



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