Tag Archives: Flowers

“THE WAY LIFE SHOULD BE” (1)

That’s the slogan of the State of Maine. It’s the sign that greets travelers crossing the invisible line on I-95 just beyond the bridge separating Portsmouth, NH from Kittery, ME, and it always cheers my spirits when it does. Life … Continue reading

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Hearts and Flowers —

WordPress runs a photography challenge on provocative themes that change weekly. This week’s is INSIDE. It’s always interesting to see how many ingenious and fascinating different ways there are of interpreting a single word. Usually I post my own responses on … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Park —

What is so fair as a day in May? When the sun shines from a blue sky on the tender green emerging everywhere.  When young spring flowers elbow forward with a single message, “Look at me!”,  whether boldly or shyly, … Continue reading

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ORCHIDS: At Last, the Weird!

It seems like this is what people have been waiting for, the orchids that struck me as more weird than either exotic or beautiful. There could be lots of argument about this: beauty really is in the eye of the … Continue reading

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ORCHIDS: Next, The Beautiful

Orchids are rather like fireworks, everybody is always going OOOOOOH! and AAAAAAAAH! at the sight. Not me. I think some of them are exotic, others are beautiful, and still others are, frankly, weird. My first post showed you some of the … Continue reading

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ORCHIDS: First, The Exotic

Last week was the annual show of the Amherst Orchid Society (held here in Northampton, but no matter). Anyone owning a camera feels impelled to go to an orchid show, I think, and I’m no exception; although I’m always uncertain … Continue reading

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Taking Time

Still – in a way – nobody sees  a flower really – it is so small – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time. Georgia O’Keeffe Even the United States government … Continue reading

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New Year’s: The Temple Bell

The temple bell stops — but the sound keeps coming out of the flowers. —–       Basho New Year’s is the most important holiday of the Japanese year. People return to their provincial hometowns, clean and purify their … Continue reading

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ORCHIDS: At Last, the Weird!

It seems like this is what people have been waiting for, the orchids that struck me as more weird than either exotic or beautiful. There could be lots of argument about this: beauty really is in the eye of the … Continue reading

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