PHOTOGRAPHS AND PHILOSOPHIES

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Sunless Rainbow?

sunlessrainbow

Though it was completely cloud covered on this November day, somehow a sliver of rainbow appeared in the sky!   If you look closely around 10-11 o’clock, you can see it too.


All a daze

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These summer midges were a welcome distraction from the heat.    I walked right into the swarm.


Fly By

flybynightandday

Geese fly through a cold winter sky.   There’s a hush in the air.  The grey clouds are heavy, laden with snow, but yet it resists the Fall.   I wait, watching, anticipating it’s arrival, but only the wind touches my face.   I can feel winter’s cold hand. It grazes my cheek, but will not wrap me in its white robes, will not envelop me with its embrace.  I have been here waiting, from the sun’s bright ascent to the close of the day, but it does not fall.   Winter’s snow holds back from me, like a reticent sparrow, peeking from the trees, unmoving yet aware, unsure of my intentions, though I offer only love.


Grey Morning

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The beach at Wells Maine, one early October morning before my 9 hour drive home, alone.   It was almost like the sky reflected the mood in my heart.


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No longer adrift

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Creeping Ice

Creeping Ice

The ice receded, though some people saw snow fly this morning. Rain, mud, and decaying vegetation all around. Spring has come. Now I wait for the return of my beloved Winter. Gone, but never forgotten.


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March Waters

March Waters

The melting snow and rain left the water ways dynamic. The turbulence was inspiring.


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As Above, So Below – The last days of Winter

As Above, So Below - The last days of Winter

Technically it’s the first day of spring, but this image sums up my feelings about it all. I’m always sad to see the Winter leave. This was taken in February at the Marsh. I’ll be looking forward to seeing more Winter next year (or in a week or two if the “Powers that Be” still favor a late snow, like in the past).


Rainbow inside a Cloud

Tried to capture this unusual effect of light and ice crystals in the sky.    The images aren’t the best as I was a passenger in a car at the time.    Took these out of the window.    I’ve since learned that this phenomena is called circumhorizontal arc or “fire rainbow”.    At least, that is what it appears to be.   It is hard to covey the full effect with these photos, as the clouds were in constant motion.  I did question the circumhorizontal arc theory because cirrus clouds don’t seem to be involved.  They looked far more like cumulus or stratocumulus clouds.  Maybe this effect is simply “cloud iridescence”.   Not sure how to tell.  Regardless of what it is called, it was truly beautiful and a lovely way to end the day.

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Crystal Leaf

Crystal Leaf


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Wandering Cloud

Wandering Cloud

Between two rainbows.


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Sunset Rainbow

Rain / Rainbow

If not for clouds, how would we see such things?


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Cooler now

Cooler now

Hiding in the muck, some water remains.


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Sunset from the Castle in the Sky

Sunset from the Castle in the Sky

Evening view over the valley.


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Snow Lion

Snow Lion

An unexpected snow storm at the Portland Oregon Zoo had everyone smiling. Some were calling home, elated, sharing their experience with family and friends. Overjoyed voices exclaiming “It’s SNOWING” could be heard all around. I took the opportunity to capture the reaction from one inanimate object nearby.  I think he enjoyed catching snowflakes on his tongue as much as I did.  It was wonderful to see such a high level of snow enthusiasm.


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Amorphous Forms

Amorphous Forms

Mist rising over pond, 3am July 2012


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Water Diamonds

Water Prism

Midnight Thunderstorm


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Lucky Shot

Lucky Shot

Just happened to click at the right moment


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Snow bird

Snow bird

Natural Sculpture


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Sunless

Sunless

The glory of a sunless sky