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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

Archive for January 2010

Growing Accustomed to its Face

Click to enlarge.   This is the view south from our backyard Saturday evening. Specifically, it is the view from atop the retaining wall border between our backyard and the former cornfield behind it. Notice the distance to the nearest large trees (lower right corner), and the lack of dimension in the landscape. As someone… (read more)

Through the Eye of a Broken Lens

Click to enlarge.   That black ring holds the front element of an older lens that broke a few years ago, and it practically begged me to distinguish its view from the rest of the photo. Yes, Christmas decorations are still in place, but I took this picture on 1/5/2010. I also used bounce flash… (read more)

Who Makes Flamingo Chow (Aquarium Trip Four)

(Note: concluded from Part Three) [photopress:IMG_2029_sm_blog.jpg,full,pp_image] Blurry due to slow shutter speed. Click to enlarge.   Beginning at the third floor we get good looks at various rain forest inhabitants — exotic birds, monkeys, and lizards. The monkeys are water-bound on a small island, but the birds fly freely amongst the visitors, sometimes alarmingly near… (read more)

Tunnel and the Skyline (Aquarium Trip Three)

(Note: continued from Part Two) At first graffiti on buildings, some perhaps gang-related, is the only obvious sign that we’ve left suburbia. When the buildings begin towering above us, whether we’re atop an overpass or not, we know we have reached the city proper. High-rises jut skyward from the concrete jungle, reflecting one another in… (read more)