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Throwback Thursday 1. Starry Winter Night

May 29, 2014 - Just as cameras and photography techniques improve, so also does post-processing software. Today an amazing selection of...
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A Study in Green and Yellow

December 29, 2013 - Different colored carnations were used as a prop in the church service today and we were encouraged to take some home. I...
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Walk of Lights - 1.4/1600 Revisited

December 22, 2013 - Nearby us in Vienna, VA is the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens consisting of over 95 acres of gardens and trees, many of wh...
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Simplicity

December 13, 2013 - The Help-Portrait day went well last Saturday with 43 families (170+people) receiving a portrait on that day from 40 vol...
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Help-Portrait Humfrey

December 03, 2013 - Every year since 2009 I have participated in an international photography event named Help-Portrait. Click on the link t...
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The Grass is Always Browner

November 20, 2013 - Today I wanted to just get out and take some photos but had no particular image in mind. I have learned that if I just s...
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Selfie @ 64

November 19, 2013 - The Oxford Dictionaries has designated 'selfie' the 2013 word of the year. Yesterday was a glorious November day - sunny...
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Got Your Photo's Back

November 17, 2013 - Recently my niece posted on Facebook that she had reached the limit of photo storage on her phone. And a recent story de...
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Far Out Google!

November 10, 2013 - For younger readers "Far Out!" is a 60's expression that was used in much the same way "awesome" is used today. And of c...
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Oh Snap! I could have used Google+

November 07, 2013 - Yet another photo from the bike path, this time taken with my SONY phone camera (4.5mm, f 2.4, 1/640s, ISO 50). As you c...
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Bike Path Photography

November 03, 2013 - I especially like Images from the the photographic genre termed "street photography". A street photographer records imag...
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Suburban Sunset

October 31, 2013 - When we come to Northern Virginia I miss the abundant natural landscape opportunities just outside my front door. But I...
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Ode to a Thistle

October 29, 2013 - It has been longer than a week since I was out shooting...time with grandchildren does trump all other endeavors. For se...
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Easy Art

October 17, 2013 - I seem to go through on and off periods with my photography. Sometimes I will let a week or more pass without shooting a...
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Fall View From Rocks

October 11, 2013 - Those who follow this blog will recognize this scene and I have been encouraged by some to capture the view in all 4 sea...
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Vermont Peak Foliage Sunrise

October 10, 2013 - "The first week of October in Vermont is the unbearably beautiful American time and place. Brilliant yellow birch-covere...
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Variations on an Iconic Shot

October 05, 2013 - We all like visiting well known places like the Eiffel Tower and, of course, taking a photo to show family and friends....
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Marriage Across Space and Time

September 30, 2013 - Each year my college roommates and our spouses get together for 1 or 2 weekends together. This last weekend was spent in...
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Red, White, and Blue

September 29, 2013 - As I have said before, often when shooting there is the picture you intended to shoot and the one that presents itself....
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Not Summer, Not Fall

September 26, 2013 - Partly because I have been working on my Alaska photos and partly because I have been lacking inspiration, I have not ta...
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How Low? 1.4/1600

September 03, 2013 - Today's post is definitely inspired by my technical side. The 2 images posted were shot at Emerald Isle on August 26 a h...
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Morning Bath

September 01, 2013 - On our last morning in Emerald Isle I visited the "infinity" pool one more time in an attempt to get a back lit gull. I...
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Graveyard Stories

August 30, 2013 - Avid genealogists share a love of cemeteries partly for the often surprising information revealed and partly to make a p...
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Before Sunrise at the Beach

August 26, 2013 - Getting up early has never been a problem for me but my photography gives me added incentive. Claire and I are vacationi...
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One if by Land

August 24, 2013 - It is no exaggeration that planes are the "cars" of Alaska. And just as in the lower 48 more durable and work-like vehic...
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Sunrise at Temporary Alaskan Home

August 19, 2013 - I have returned from my Alaskan Fishing trip and have many pictures to share but will be merciful and only post a few. B...
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Young Guns

August 08, 2013 - I have not posted much in the last month partly because I have been teaching photography to a group of 9th and 10th grad...
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Meditation

August 07, 2013 - Our location near the dam at Red Bridge on the Black River is a magnet for many during the summer. Most are participatin...
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No Cable, One Car

July 24, 2013 - Sometimes an image needs a back story and this is such an image. When we moved to Vermont, Claire and I decided to give...
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Huck Would Be Proud

July 18, 2013 - I first read the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in the fifth grade and re-read it twice more before graduating from high...
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Sarah Snapshot

July 17, 2013 - Today's image is a snapshot with my phone camera. An objective with many of my photos is to tell a story but often it is...
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Weight of Winter

July 13, 2013 - My cousin Edie suggested I need a seasonal picture from the same vantage point atop Lynd's Hill as the nice summer shot...
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Room(s) With a View (3)

July 12, 2013 - As I have written before, I have a good friend that lives on top of a hill in Plymouth, VT. Together we have been workin...
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Passing Storm

July 07, 2013 - Our town July 4th fireworks were scheduled for last Friday night but a thunderstorm came through at 7P. Ultimately the f...
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Honoring President Coolidge

July 04, 2013 - We live just 7 miles from the birthplace and homestead of Calvin Coolidge - "Silent Cal". Coolidge attended school in ou...
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Happy July 4th

July 04, 2013 - Each year a group of individuals put on a fireworks display on our lake - Lake Rescue. They pay for the fireworks out of...
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Foggy Morning

June 27, 2013 - We have been having a very rainy June in Vermont and I have to carefully pick my times for bike rides - thank goodness f...
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Goodnight Moon

June 26, 2013 - I had promised another Supermoon landscape over Okemo but in the end I just didn't like the image enough to post. So ins...
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Sunrise, Moonset

June 25, 2013 - Following up on yesterday's post, as I finished shooting the Super Moon and was starting to pack, it occurred to me that...
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It's Only A Super Moon

June 24, 2013 - You know you are probably becoming a little obsessive about photography when you get out of bed at 3:15A to get a pictur...
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Coolidge Meets Fellini

June 22, 2013 - On Wednesday as I my bike ride was taking me to the top of Plymouth Notch, I spied this meadow and undulating hill set a...
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Lithe and Lovely Lupine

June 21, 2013 - The Lupine is one of the more popular June flowers in the Northeast with people frequently commenting on having seen the...
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Lake Cottage

June 20, 2013 - This image is a shot of my favorite home (other than mine) on our lake - Lake Rescue in Ludlow, Vermont. Everything in t...
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Refreshed Rosa Rugosa

June 19, 2013 - I recently wrote about the hardy Rosa rugosa also commonly called the Cape Cod Rose. Yesterday I received a new lens tha...
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Room(s) With a View II

June 18, 2013 - In the winter I posted a landscape taken from atop Lynds Hill Road where good friends recently relocated. Nancy fell in...
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A Rugged Rose

June 12, 2013 - Those of you who have visited us in Vermont know how close we are to the Red Bridge over the Black River. Partially as a...
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How Does Your Garden Grow?

June 10, 2013 - Although not perfect small towns do offer glimpses into a time when community meant something different than a Facebook...
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Jellies Invasion

June 07, 2013 - The above image was shot at the Baltimore National Aquarium located at the Inner Harbor. The image catches 3 different v...
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Going to Carolina in My Mind

June 05, 2013 - Carolina BBQ in Ashburn, Virginia In Virginia we live in Ashburn which is a stereotypical suburban development of the e...
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LIfe- Made Fun by the Absurd and the Ridiculous

June 04, 2013 - Yesterday's blog briefly told the life of the 17 year cicada - a life cycle that some might view as absurd and ridiculou...
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A "Cicadian" Rhythm

June 03, 2013 - As some of you may know, 2013 is a year in which several million cicacdas will emerge from the ground after 17 years in...
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Duck, Duck, Goose

May 31, 2013 - Today's image is yet another from the W&OD. I was on the trail before 6AM to avoid the heat and just to greet the wonder...
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Welcome to Paradise

May 30, 2013 - An expression often stated is that a "man's home is his castle". A more encompassing and gender neutral statement might...
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Not the General Lee

May 29, 2013 - In the early 80's the tv show The Dukes of Hazzard was fairly popular. Like many shows, especially during that time peri...
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Plays With Camera

May 28, 2013 - My son David was a film student in college and can be quite harsh in his critique of even very popular movies. Probably...
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Macro Construction

May 27, 2013 - As I continue to explore the capabilities of my new Olympus OMD camera and the 12-50mm lens, I did a macro shot yesterda...
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Let's Ride The Carousel

May 26, 2013 - Although today we have a few gigantic amusement and theme parks such as Disney World, in the first half of the 20th cent...
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The Grist MIll

May 23, 2013 - Today I was scouting places to take the granddaughters and I also ended up making a photography scouting trip. The Fairf...
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All Aboard!

May 22, 2013 - Hamilton Station on the W&OD Trail Today I took a longer bike ride on the W&OD going out to Purcellville, VA on a fog...
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Silky Water

May 21, 2013 - This image is another shot at the Paradise Falls in Cresco, PA and is of the creek continuing its run down to Brod Creek...
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Paradise Falls 2

May 20, 2013 - A second image of Paradise Falls in Pennsylvania done at 9PM under cloudy skies. This shot was taken near the foot bridg...
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Paradise Falls

May 19, 2013 - For many years Claire and I have gotten together with friends from college 1 or 2 weekends a year. The husbands were bot...
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Morning Coffee Fun

May 16, 2013 - Today's image was part experiment and all fun. I often state that we are in a golden age of photography. Even today's ce...
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Shenandoah Landscape

May 15, 2013 - Claire and I returned to the Shenandoah River Virginia State Park yesterday. The park has become a new favorite of mine.
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Buttercup - Beautiful but Beware

May 14, 2013 - Today's image is yet another shot (last week) from a bike ride near Clark Gap on the W&OD trail. The horse farms near th...
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View from the Cabin Porch

May 13, 2013 - On the hike in the Shenandoah River Park we came upon a simple cabin set back about 200 feet from the river. The tree li...
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Radiation Detector

May 12, 2013 - On my Friday hike in the Shenandoah River Park I came across a flower that was unfamiliar to me. One of my fellow hikers...
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Virginia Hill Stream

May 11, 2013 - Yesterday I went hiking with a 2 new acquaintances in the Shenandoah River Virginia State Park located 8 miles southwest...
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Forgotten Barn

May 10, 2013 - With my new camera I now frequently combine 2 of my favorite activities - cycling and photography. This abandoned barn i...
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Botany Refresher

May 09, 2013 - Today finds one last image from last Saturday's visit to Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. The image shows a close-up of the...
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Hand of God

May 08, 2013 - This image was taken almost a month ago and I liked it but "technical" aspects kept me from posting. Specifically "the h...
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Beauty Among the Weeds

May 07, 2013 - I wonder how much money is spent each year in an attempt to eradicate the Yellow Dandelion. Yet the Dandelion persists a...
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Half-Hearted

May 06, 2013 - Today's image is another from Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. The leaf was a small emerging leaf on a Redbud tree shot wit...
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Flowering Dogwood

May 05, 2013 - A few flowering trees are iconic such as the Cherry trees in Washington. The Flowering Dogwood is another iconic tree an...
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Under the Shade

May 04, 2013 - Today was a beautiful late Spring day in Virginia and Claire suggested we visit Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Part of th...
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Immigration - Youthful Faces

May 02, 2013 - First let me state that this blog post is about images of engaging young people and I do not want to start or engage a d...
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Just Horsing Around

May 01, 2013 - I know that I have done a couple of horse pictures recently but I could not resist. I now carry my new camera in a fanny...
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In The Pink

April 30, 2013 - Some images just grab you and say "take this picture". On my way into the fitness center today I spied this cherry tree.
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Early Morning Flights of Fancy

April 26, 2013 - A common occurrence in photography is capturing an image that was different than the one originally intended. The woods...
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Spring - New Growth, New Camera

April 23, 2013 - The first good camera that I owned was passed down to me from my father - an Argus C3. This camera probably popularized...
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A View from the W&OD

April 18, 2013 - Today is another post from the W&OD as I begin to lengthen out my bike rides. The image here was taken near Clark's Gap...
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It's Biking Season!

April 17, 2013 - One of the advantages of coming to Virginia in late March is I get an earlier start to bicycling season. Even though Nor...
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Where to Focus?

April 16, 2013 - Today I am indulging in a little philosophical riff and I hope viewers don't mind. One of the wonderful attributes of st...
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Spring Beauty

April 15, 2013 - I have been photographically uninspired recently despite the emergence of Spring buds and blooms. Not because I have not...
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Forecast - Bright and Yellow

April 04, 2013 - Few things announce Spring as early and as brightly as Daffodils. Although we think of Spring in terms of the color gree...
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Few Flowers - But Birds are Here

April 02, 2013 - As I mentioned yesterday, Spring seems to be reluctant in bursting forth. But I have decided I need to get out and searc...
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It's Spring?

April 01, 2013 - Spring does seem to be late this year, although that maybe due to a much earlier Spring the last 2 years. No matter when...
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Sugaring - Part 1. Tapping

March 04, 2013 - Several recent posts have dealt with signs of Spring. Nothing in Vermont speaks to early Spring as much as "sugaring", t...
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Room(s) With a View

February 24, 2013 - Friends of ours recently purchased a home that has spectacular views. The home is about 1.5 miles south of the Calvin Co...
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Spring Signs - The Willow Tree

February 21, 2013 - Although winter is still very much in evidence in Vermont, by late February signs of a future Spring begin to emerge. Th...
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Vermont Winter Landscape - Currier & Ives Style

February 18, 2013 - This image was taken on New Year's Day this year as we were returning from a "brunch" with our friends the Wendts. This...
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Spring Through a Frosty Window

February 05, 2013 - I have decided February is a month to be spent on a study of photographic composition. I am re-reading my 2 favorite boo...
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Early Valentine From Vermont

February 04, 2013 - It is that time of year again. After a new member of our church brought her "hearts" to our congregation a few years ago...
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Irony

February 01, 2013 - The end of January brings the end also of my picture/headline project. February will probably see fewer posts. One of my...
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The Incredible Landfill Orchestra

January 30, 2013 - My War on Clutter: Never "organize" what you can discard I seemed to be finding headlines that link together. First I r...
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A Crash Course in Playing the Numbers

January 29, 2013 - That Daily Shower Can Be a Killer From the science section in today's NY Times comes an essay by Jared Diamond titled "...
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Dormant but Not Forgotten

January 25, 2013 - Dormant but Not Forgotten Todays's headline is from the NY Times Home and Garden section. The article describes differe...
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Is There a Post Office Closing Near You?

January 24, 2013 - Is There a Post Office Closing Near You? Today's headline came from our hometown weekly - "The Vermont Journal". A few...
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Letter From Berlin | Paper & Tea

January 23, 2013 - Letter From Berlin | Paper & Tea Today's headline is from the Travel section of the NY Times. Just outside Berlin is th...
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How High Could the Tide Go?

January 22, 2013 - How High Could the Tide Go? Today's picture was suggested by an article in the Environment section of the NY Times. Sci...
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A Drama’s Streaming Premiere

January 21, 2013 - A Drama’s Streaming Premiere From the NY Times Television section, the link will take you to an article on a new Netfli...
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With All Your Weight

January 20, 2013 - With All Your Weight Once again I found the title for today from the minister's sermon. Rev. Harpster told the story of...
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What You Shouldn't Say or Do on a First Date

January 19, 2013 - What You Shouldn't Say or Do on a First Date This headline from the AARP online magazine caught my attention this morni...
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Equation of Time Solves Mystery of Gray Mornings

January 18, 2013 - Equation of Time Solves Mystery of Gray Mornings (NY Times Science Section) As much as I like winter in Vermont, I do l...
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Stained Glass, From Churches to Malls

January 17, 2013 - Stained Glass, From Churches to Malls I took this picture a year ago as our church was preparing for its 220th year ann...
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Snow returns; cold weather is back

January 16, 2013 - Snow returns; cold weather is back As I have noted we have been experiencing a thaw with above freezing temperatures an...
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Deep Under Antarctica, Looking for Signs of Life

January 15, 2013 - Deep Under Antarctica, Looking for Signs of Life American, British, and Russian teams are all drilling to lakes deep (0...
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Greece Sees Gold Boom, but at a Price

January 14, 2013 - Greece Sees Gold Boom, but at a Price I know I did a coin image just a few days ago, but when I saw this headline I was...
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Prisoner of Hope

January 13, 2013 - Prisoner of Hope I confess. I shot today's picture before I had a caption. We are experiencing a January thaw which is...
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New Mall turf braces...

January 12, 2013 - New Mall turf braces for the onslaught of millions of inaugural feet Today's headline comes from the Washington Post. W...
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‘Lincoln’ Leads Oscar Field With 12 Nominations

January 10, 2013 - ‘Lincoln’ Leads Oscar Field With 12 Nominations On January 1 of this year the Emancipation Proclamation reached a 150 y...
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No Headline - Just an Early Morning Picture

January 09, 2013 - Today's picture was taken before I read anything today so feel free to supply whatever title you wish. For quite some ti...
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Iceland, Cold but Seething Hot

January 08, 2013 - Put Iceland, Cold but Seething Hot, on Your 2013 Anxiety Barometer This headline is from the NY Times television sectio...
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Sweet Mystery of Life

January 06, 2013 - Sweet Mystery of Life None of the headlines generated any ideas today but the minster's sermon title did. Today was Epi...
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Will Biomimicry Offer a Way Forward, Post-Sandy?

January 05, 2013 - Will Biomimicry Offer a Way Forward, Post-Sandy? A second Hurricane Sandy related post. The article is a rather interes...
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A Basket Ball Coach Ahead of His Time

January 04, 2013 - A Basket Ball Coach Ahead of His Time Jerry Tarkanian is the basketball coach referenced here and he did indeed challen...
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Hurricane Sandy Aid

January 03, 2013 - Stalling of Storm Aid Makes Northeast Republicans Furious I shot this sugar house last summer and posted it to this blo...
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Avis to Buy Zipcar for $500 Million

January 02, 2013 - Avis to Buy Zipcar for $500 Million From the NY Times business section, this headline caused me to think about old cars...
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Start of 2013 Photo Project

January 01, 2013 - I am not sure how long I will continue my new photographic project for this year, but this is my first installment. Each...
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