Sunflower

Black & White Photography, Grace

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The sunflower is mine, in a way.  ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Black & White Photography, Grace

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“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment.”
                                                                             – Georgia O’Keeffe

Nutcrackers on Parade

Black & White Photography, Grace

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I had the good fortune to be invited on a Christmas market river cruise by a good friend.  These nutcrackers at the market in Passau, Germany enchanted me.  Wishing each of you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

I See You!

Black & White Photography, Grace, iPhoneography

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A rare selfie.  I participate in the 52 Photos Project each week, and last week’s theme was {me in the mirror}.  For once I was pleased with the result!

Schoodic Lake, Early Morning Haze

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Schoodic Lake

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” 

~Henry David Thoreau

Fog

Black & White Photography, Grace

Foggy Morning

Fog

The fog comes in

on little cat feet.

it sits looking

over harbor and city

on silent haunches

and moves on.

                         ~ Carl Sandburg

Petra Taxi Service

Black & White Photography, Grace

Petra Mule

Yes, this was the only way to travel up the Monastery Route in Petra, Jordan.  Either that or climb the 800+ stairs carved into the side of the mountain; which would you choose?

Charlotte

Black & White Photography, Grace, Phoneography

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“Wilbur never forgot Charlotte. Although he loved her children and grandchildren dearly, none of the new spiders ever quite took her place in his heart. She was in a class by herself. It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both.”

~E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

Deep in Their Roots

Black & White Photography, Grace, iPhoneography

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Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.

~Theodore Roethke

Lady Liberty

Black & White Photography, Grace, iPhoneography
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“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”
~ George Washington

Celebrating the arrival of the Statue of Liberty to New York Harbor 130 years ago today, on June 17, 1885.

Summer’s Bounty

Black & White Photography, Grace, Phoneography

Summer bounty

It’s summer, which means it’s time to cook on the grill.  Most of these veggies were grilled to perfection.  The sweet potatoes were roasted in the oven and the peach was added to a delectable sangria.  Ah summer, how I love you so!