Long After The Moment Has Passed

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A still, overcast morning… the English village of Coniston not yet awake… resuming our walk on the Cumbria Way before breakfast… Kathy and I came upon a ewe and her lamb resting beside the trail. The serenity I experienced in that moment returns each time I view this picture, which is perhaps my favorite from that memorable trip.

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is. —Thomas Szasz

 

Big Ol’ Barn

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Light along the Oregon coastline and in the small inland valleys is often naturally diffused by moisture in the air (aka fog), as in this early morning Kodachrome from the 1980s. I converted it to digital using SilverFast 8 software with a Nikon Coolscan V scanner.

I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing. —Johnny Carson

Beginnings

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Youth comes but once in a lifetime.
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

The Sunday Scan: Forest In Fog

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A pine forest on a foggy morning in Yellowstone, taken a few years after the wildfires of 1988 changed the landscape.

November Morning

Two years ago I wrote this post about cropping photos into a 1:1 square format, and apparently this is now a biennial occurrence for me (I won’t call it a fad—tastes change). Lately most everything looks better that way, including our little valley this morning.

Wood Heat Weather

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“The nation needs to return to the colonial way of life, when a wife was judged by the amount of wood she could split.” —W.C. Fields

Poetic Nature

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Like delicate lace,
So the threads intertwine,
Oh, gossamer web
Of wond’rous design!
Such beauty and grace
Wild nature produces…
Ughh, look at the spider
Suck out that bug’s juices!
—Bill Watterson