Temporary, Once Again

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Every season is a rehearsal for next year.

When in doubt wear red. — Bill Blass

Solitude & Light


Often, it is beautiful light that brings solitude into focus.


There’s a difference between solitude and loneliness. —Maggie Smith

One Afternoon In Fairbanks

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Alaska is itself an abstraction—the size and scope of the landscape overwhelming to the senses. Meanwhile, in downtown Fairbanks…

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality. —Pablo Picasso

Valley Roses


Valley Rose was one of several trade names used by Thompson’s Mills for their milled grain products. When I visited last Saturday, roses were still blooming at the millkeeper’s house, decades after the machinery had fallen silent.


One rose says more than the dozen.
—Wendy Craig

Sunday Snaps: The Red Chair


Enjoying a coffee the other morning with friend Mike at our favored shop, I couldn’t pass up this intensely red chair—the only one like it there—but I hadn’t brought a camera. Mike volunteered his phone (I remembered then that I also had mine, which is usually misplaced and seldom ON), and I grabbed a couple of shots. I’m amazed how well the phone/camera rendered the reds—every bit as accurate as My Other Camera, if not better. And it’s an old phone. What’s next?

A good snapshot stops a moment from running away. —Eudora Welty



Summer has been so relentless this year, even the geraniums are acting like red hot chili peppers.

“I may be a senior, but so what? I’m still hot.”
—Betty White