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phone camera monarch

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

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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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the origins of wild grapes

There is an old grape vine in the scrub at the edge of the vacant lot behind the post office substation.  My cameras and I found the grapes last year, rich and purple at the end of their working life, … Continue reading

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with contrails

A lot of stuff going on this week, but there’s always time to pause for a phone camera sunset–this one with contrails.

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