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Like the island of cyclops. Taken yesterday during my morning walk.
Must be that time of season..it’s begun to snow.
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Pictured above for those of you who don’t know, the keeper of Allen’s Zoo exploring one of my favorite places.
I saw something while exploring the intertidal zone today I’m not likely to see for a while again if at all. While looking at the usually seen inhabitants, (hermit crabs, starfish, sea urchins) I rounded a rock and saw what I initially thought was the largest starfish I’d ever seen. It was about two and a half feet long (.7 meters). My mind making sense of something I’d never seen in the wild. Then realized then it wasn’t a starfish. It was a Pacific Octopus. I recognized the coloration from images in books I’ve used as reference. Although I know they happen around these ocean zones I didn’t know if it was still alive. It was not in water. I reached for my camera then remembered took the batteries out yesterday as they needed to be replaced. I then thought it probably wasn’t alive and waiting for the tide like the other things in the intertidal zone. I thought it’d be sad to photograph it then.
Also……Happy Mothers Day mom and all moms.
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Taken about a week ago I thought this photo had a look of Biblical proportions.
Many of you already know I’m a cinephile possibly from mentioning it on previous posts. I’ve only recently become a fan of the late Yashujiro Ozu. Two of his films resonate with me Late Spring 1949, the first of his later films and An Autumn Afternoon 1963 his last film. These films have made such an impression on me I’ve watched them at least a half a dozen times each, finding the commentary on the DVD very informative and helpful to understand and appreciate these films. I’m not an old film buff, I often find many films of this similar time too dated for me to appreciate. These two films however seem to transcend that and reveal the essence of what it is to be human and that’s art.
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I’d like to share what probably is a contrast to the photos I’ve previously posted on this blog. I took these some time ago while back east. Some may recognize without any introduction the place, for those of you who don’t know it’s Pennsylvania Dutch or my preference Amish country. In an attempt to summarize for those who don’t know, it’s an area in the eastern part of America where a people originally from Germany have settled in America. The name Pennsylvania Dutch is a misconception that over time hasn’t been corrected from the original misnamed. The area they live doesn’t neatly fit in Pennsylvania and they are not originally Dutch. Dutch comes from the mispronunciation of the name German. Deutsch. I, like many others have an affection for the atmosphere of area for its quiet, peaceful & timeless beauty. It harkens back to a different time in America, which as you can see by the Amish gentleman in the mule drawn cart, have no intention changing.
As seen at various times of day. The second photo, with the seagull in flight taken at the time of my previous photo post…just below.
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Taken about a week ago at my evening walk. Happy Valentines Day everyone.
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Taken yesterday while walking with my daughter.
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At least one of the places. Some may recognize this photo posted for a short time in a different format here. It’s returned to stay. I think this photo offers a nice contrast to the snow. If you don’t see it move your mouse.
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Pictured above are photos I’ve taken at places I walk. For those of you who do not know, that’s me…with my usual water.