Wordy Wednesday #442: Homage to Jerry Garcia
May17

Wordy Wednesday #442: Homage to Jerry Garcia

“I’m gonna beat it on down the line.”—The Grateful Dead Jerry Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known for his work with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960s. He performed with the Grateful Dead for their entire thirty-year career (1965–1995.). The VW Microbus was also a symbol of the 1960s....

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Wordy Wednesday #441: “ Palm after Seven Mile Bridge”
May10

Wordy Wednesday #441: “ Palm after Seven Mile Bridge”

The Seven Mile Bridge is a famous bridge in the Florida Keys, located in Monroe County. It connects Knight’s Key, part of the city of Marathon, Florida. in the Middle Keys to Little Duck Key in the Lower Keys. Among the longest bridges in existence when it was built, it is part of the Overseas Highway in the Keys, which is part of the 2,369-mile U.S. Route 1. There are really two bridges in this location. The modern bridge is...

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Wordy Wednesday #439: “San Francisco de Asis Mission”
Apr26

Wordy Wednesday #439: “San Francisco de Asis Mission”

The above image was made with my favorite digital point-and-shoot camera, the Konica Minolta DiMage Xt. It was made when Mary and I were visiting with friends in Taos, New Mexico, which is famous for the quality of its light and one of the reasons the state is called “The Land of Enchantment.” San Francisco de Asis Mission church is a historic and architecturally significant church on the main plaza of Ranchos de Taos, New...

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Wordy Wednesday #438 “Easter Island Homage”
Apr19

Wordy Wednesday #438 “Easter Island Homage”

With Easter just a few days ago, I wanted to share on of my favorite Easter-themed images today. I’ve long been fascinated by Easter Island’s stone heads but so far haven’t yet been able to make the trip, so I’ll have to make do with this photograph of a rabbit’s head sculpture that I made in Arvada, Colorado. I call the image “The Real Easter Island” because it’s a rabbit head (get it?) It was shot with a Canon EOS 50D...

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Wordless Wednesday #437: “Point & Shoot Macro”
Apr12

Wordless Wednesday #437: “Point & Shoot Macro”

  Good ideas and good cameras never die.  Case in point: The Konica Minolta DiMage Xt. I loved this little 3.2-megapixel and found it the ideal camera to carry when traveling. (See my post on travel photography tips on Monday’s blog.) What is more than amazing to me is that here is a camera that was introduced in 2003 by a company no longer making cameras and you can still buy re-manufactured versions for around $25. This...

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Wordy Wednesday #436, “Colorado State Flower”
Apr05

Wordy Wednesday #436, “Colorado State Flower”

The state flower of the state of Colorado is the Rocky Mountain Columbine Aquilegia caerulea aka Columbine to us residents but also known as “granny bonnets” to some. The flowers are very variable in color, from pale blue (as in the species name caerulea) to white, pale yellow and pinkish; very commonly the flowers are bicolored, with the sepals a different shade to the petals. This image was shot with a Pentax K100D while...

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Wordy Wednesday #435: “Audubon House Garden, Key West”
Mar29

Wordy Wednesday #435: “Audubon House Garden, Key West”

The house now known as the Audubon House was built by Captain John Huling Geiger in the 1840s as a residence for his family, who lived there for more than a century. Originally slated for destruction in 1958, the Geiger mansion was saved by the Mitchell Wolfson Family Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization. The home’s large scale restoration was the first of its kind in Key West and sparked Key West’s restoration movement....

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