Tag Archives: around the neighborhood

rose gold is real

For anyone who gets mildly annoyed by trends in color, and perhaps gets even more annoyed with “rose gold” everything, saying “rose gold” is an artificial concept … I recommend a walk through a garden of faded hydrangeas on a … Continue reading

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santa and mrs. claus at the chinese buffet

American Chinese buffet restaurants are famous for their eccentric decorations.  Our local recently installed this eclectic display above the sushi counter, featuring two large green and brown ceramic planters with elephants at each end, filled with mysterious containers (one was … Continue reading

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phone camera monarch

As August turns into September/ I am chasing a monarch around the garden/ with my phone.

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mammoth good advice

Spent the productive part of the day at the county fair, where I saw a cartoon mammoth and read some nicely lettered good advice.   The two were not connected, but I feel the mammoth would agree with the sign’s … Continue reading

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the fourth of july

On the fourth of July I went out to photograph the sky and stayed out long enough to see the first fireworks.

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distraction; dragonflies and disorganization

This start of the Interesting Fourth of July Project has been put off one day due to poor organization in the studio.  And also I got to go out and drink coffee and photograph to different kinds of dragonflies in … Continue reading

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found art hero

Met a superhero at Menards on Memorial Day. Code Name: Super Spark Fountain. I suppose “Emits Showers of Sparks” counts as a superpower. Plus he can fly, if the documentation of a fireworks package can be trusted.

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on the naming of trees

Here in the US Midwest, this tall, fast growing tree with its distinctive leaves is a familiar presence in residential landscapes in almost every suburb and small town. Its common name is “tulip tree,” but you have to be paying … Continue reading

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midwestern pagoda

A hanging lucky elephant and a tilted gutter transform an old house with gingerbread decorations into a Midwestern pagoda.  The real world is Kekionga is the real world. (Street photography with the “wrong” lens– the 100mm macro on a flower … Continue reading

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ok?

I’m personally not 100% sure that everything’s OK.  But if you can’t believe a tree stump, a pile of wood chips, some rocks and some dandelions, a set of wrought iron lawn furniture, and a purple house with matching garage, … Continue reading

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