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Black & White Photo Challenge #1

I have been invited by Ana of Celebrating Sunshine to participate in a Five Day Black and White Photography Challenge. Her blog is full of cheerful, inspirational posts exploring the positive side of life. Please visit her blog to see for yourself. Thank … Continue reading

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Backlit

At the end of the day, dried Beech leaves are backlit by the setting sun. American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) leaves persist all winter until they release in the winds of March, just before the new buds of spring unfold. I am … Continue reading

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Hunkering Down

A Northern Cardinal and a Blue Jay, awaiting their turn at the feeder, are hunkering down against the cold on a snowy day. Their bright colors stand out against the lichen-encrusted branches, offering a cheerful contrast to the dull gray … Continue reading

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Snowy

 The setting sun illuminates a snowy landscape a day after the latest storm dumped a foot of sticky, wet snow on much of the Northeast. Two days later, because it is still below freezing, many trees still look like this. … Continue reading

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Autumn Light

There’s something about light filtering through autumn leaves that reminds me of opaque stained glass, but with even greater luminosity than anything manmade. Its beauty is all the more special because it is so ephemeral.

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Canopy

I love to look up through the tree canopy to the sky above in any season, but in autumn with the foliage on fire, this practice fills me with wonder and delight. I never tire of it, Nature’s beauty knows … Continue reading

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Morning Has Broken

The light of dawn touching the trees in my back yard. Happy Summer Solstice!   Morning has broken, like the first morning Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird Praise for the singing, praise for the morning Praise for the … Continue reading

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