Monthly Archives: June 2015

50 Words Flash Fiction Challenge: Wounded

Colonialist’s Blog is running a 50 Words Flash Fiction Challenge. The writing prompt is “Wounded”. If you want to participate, leave a 50 words (including title) flash fiction piece in the comments of his post.  My contribution is reprinted below . … Continue reading

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Balloon Classic – CoS – Labor Day 2005

I mentioned in a previous post that I had some hot air balloon photos. The year was MMV, Labor Day weekend. That means the Colorado Springs Balloon Classic is underway . . . or preparing to get underway. By the … Continue reading

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Rock, Flowers, Snake

Yesterday I had the most views I’ve ever had in one day since I started this blog; 48 visitors and 314 views (that’s more than 6 views per visitor). I’m not sure if it has to do with my Viable … Continue reading

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The June 2015 Night Sky – Part II

Some might recall this video I shared earlier this week: I added the photos below to the existing SmugMug gallery HERE. If you watched the video, you know the 19th and 20th offered the opportunity of photographing two different isosceles … Continue reading

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Prospect Lake – June 2015

We moved here (ten years ago now) coming from a land of lakes rivaling Minnesota. Considering Michigan is a peninsula (two, actually), water could be experienced at will. Yes, we knew we were moving to a high desert area (the idiots … Continue reading

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Writing and Learning

Some time ago I mentioned I applied to the Viable Paradise Workshop held every October on Martha’s Vineyard (this year is the 19th workshop). The post where I mentioned all that is HERE. That post also contains a copy (minus the … Continue reading

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An informal survey

Dear readers, please rate the following based on your level of certainty of their existence using the following scale: 1) Oh, I KNOW they exist! 2) I don’t know for sure, but I live my life as if they exist. … Continue reading

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The June 2015 Night Sky – Part I

This paragraph is here because otherwise this poor excuse for an editor continuously loses the setting for opening the photos in a separate window or tab. Aggravating that, and I still don’t see why I can’t have that as a general … Continue reading

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Shareable Stuff – June 2015

Things occasionally cross my path and I think . . . wow!  And then I move on. I might share them on facebook, or send them to my family and friends . . . I might even tweet about them … Continue reading

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Looking back at what was lost

Nearly three years ago I wrote of a walk I took in an area that was a planned development hurt by the housing slump of 2009. These were some of the photos from that shoot . . . The SmugMug Gallery … Continue reading

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Mid-June 2015 Insects and Flowers

Still waiting for my replacement hard drives, but I’m hobbling along by doing manual backups and modifying my workflow. Likely, I will keep this workflow as it is more streamlined than what I’ve been doing.  It also takes up a … Continue reading

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Tri-Lakes Cruisers 14th Annual Car Show

I don’t normally go to these things. However, I had a pretty bad day Saturday. Well, not that bad considering all the ills in the world. OK, OK . . . just mildly inconvenient. One of my drives, the one … Continue reading

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ONDU Pinhole Cameras

So, I came across this Kickstarter Campaign. Here’s what one of the cameras looks like (image copied from their Kickstarter page and for which I do not own any rights): They have a lot of models but were I to … Continue reading

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Vivid Post Office Cars

So, there is a photo challenge this week . . . it’s “vivid”. There is a challenge every week, I think, but only a few catch my eye. This was one of them. One day, in the month of March … Continue reading

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Yellowstone 2007 – Day Three, Day Four and Beyond

As I suspected, few people bothered to read the PDF of the narrative (and I thank them who did), so I’ll make this a quick post . . . well, relatively quick. Here’s the narrative for Day Three and here’s the … Continue reading

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