The Americas, Nature, photography

Wow, Look! Two Cranes, You See?

We were out for a drive, Eagle and I, three miles from our house up hill and down dale. I was focused on the road when Eagle piped up from the back seat, “Wow, look! Two cranes!” “Where?” “Right there. Right there!” they said. I imagine Eagle was pointing wildly, but I couldn’t see. I […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Who’s the Ant, Who the Flower?

I see the world through a social lens, especially right now. Does this photo represent symbiosis, mutualism or parasitism? Would the flower open on its own? Scientists say that despite common wisdom the bud does not need the insect to bloom. The ants use the nectar at the base of the bud for food. In […]

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history, photography, Spanish Culture and Language

Alhambra Mind Palace

A nod to the BBC Sherlock series, modern retelling of Sherlock Holmes, in this discussion of a mind palace; a place in our heads dedicated to thought. Such a place functions as a retreat, a refuge, a sanctuary of the cognitive kind. I’d like my conceptual safe haven to look like the Alhambra Palace of […]

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photography, Spanish Culture and Language

Knock on the Door Three Times

I’ve told photographer Flavia Vinci I had a door series to show her. I’ve scanned them in! These are from when I studied Spanish in Antigua, Guatemala several weeks one summer. The wooden doors struck me as special. They are similar to doors in Spain, but have unique embellishments. I took many rolls of film. […]

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