grateful and humble

August 09, 2021  •  6 Comments
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, released a sobering report today on climate change, calling it a "Code Red for humanity". We are seeing so many examples of the changes and extreme results all over our beautiful planet that it is difficult not to be concerned about it or confused by the relative lack of attenti...
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grand experiment

August 01, 2021  •  6 Comments
It all began when I was pulling spent hollyhock flowers from one of the plants in our yard and noticed that an inky purple color was left on my fingers. With dyed wool never far from my mind in Fred's loom room, I wondered if it would work to dye wool with them and what color the dye might be. Having done some dyeing with my sister at home followin...
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New Mexico gold

July 26, 2021  •  2 Comments
The Olympic Games began last week, more subdued than normal, with the pandemic and Delta variant looming large. The games had already been postponed a year because of COVID-19. Host country Japan, which had done so well on keeping cases in check, started into a slide or spike, and officials have done the yeoman's work of keeping athletes, journalis...
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curve billed thrasher update

July 19, 2021  •  5 Comments
Nature presented yet another stellar opportunity to photograph this week in two of my favorite styles - nature and still life. Both, actually. One of the most perfect packages, although delicate, is an egg. Anyone who has ever cooked knows how delicate the simple, beautiful egg is. But the shells protect the contents. And they are ideal photograph...
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celebrations abound

July 12, 2021  •  2 Comments
Now that most countries around the globe have at least partially opened following what hopefully was the worst of the pandemic, celebrations are in abundance. Every day is something to cheer, which is the way it always should be, but with the busy-ness of life, that doesn't always happen. It is apparent that people are embracing being together and...
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