Category Archives: photography

Unfamiliar

There’s this tree. It grows on someone’s corner lot not too far from my house.  Normally, it evokes no other response than, “it’s a tree.”  However, early in the morning, just as I peered at it, it seemed different.  Its … Continue reading

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Finding Perfection in a Darker Palette

I celebrated a beautiful Spring day yesterday.  Today, the rain came pouring down for most of the day.  I didn’t enjoy the walk to the bus stop and I my walk to work in the downpour was only made better … Continue reading

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What Trumps a Beautiful Sunrise

Red sky at night, sailors’ delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning. I remember that line being uttered by James Garner in the movie The Great Escape. It has always stuck with me and in the morning I was … Continue reading

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The Trees at Dawn

Today’s Perfect Moment was seeing the sunrise just begin as I walked to the bus stop. It had been a long winter and this was the first day that I boarded the bus with a small amount of sunlight.  Could … Continue reading

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The Modern Traveller

For most of my life, I have relied on Lonely Planet guidebooks to point the way when travelling. I don’t often use their recommendations to eat or hotels to stay at.  However, I like their important background facts on a … Continue reading

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Longer Days

Though I had to be reminded of it, Today’s Perfect Moment is the realization that the days are getting longer. Perhaps I did not notice because I still arrive and leave work in the dark.  Today, though, I managed to … Continue reading

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Getting Ready

This time next week, I will be in Costa Rica. That shouldn’t be its own paragraph, but when you write it on paper, it just seems so much more real. It just seems that it needs its own space.  It … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland

My morning routine is pretty set. After showering and shaving, and before I feed the cat, I try my best to enjoy my breakfast (which includes coffee) while listening to the radio.  Though they had stopped the practice for a … Continue reading

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Some Snow Falls

When asked about it later, I had to confess that, at the time, I wasn’t quite clear as to whether they were screams of joy or fear. It was obvious later, but not then, and not for at least a … Continue reading

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Doing Better Than Last Year

Last year was a good year for the blog. I doubled the number of views from the previous year.  This had been a nice trend for the first four years of the blog.  Sadly, unless this blog suddenly becomes major … Continue reading

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