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the six inch zygo cactus

Otherwise known as the Christmas Cactus. There were quite a few of them in bloom at Menards today. As winter deepens, we take our flower photography where we find it.

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christmas at the grocery store

In an effort to feel even slightly festive, I have been carrying my Polaroid Cube toy camera around with me.  Today, weird poinsettias at our grocery store, which is seriously under construction.

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a new lens for the last of november

Today marks the arrival of a new lens– a short telephoto macro* for the Fujis, which is definitely giving Mischief a fresh outlook on the world.  Even on a cloudy, raw last day of November there are still plenty of … Continue reading

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beans in the news

Black Friday internet shopping as the wet November wind blows, and playing with phone images from this summer on the Pixlr photo editor.  I found this black and white picture of beans growing in a friend’s garden on a hot … Continue reading

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not the supermoon

Three days of the supermoon; three days of great photographs taken by photographers who managed to be in the presence of the supermoon while holding a camera.  My encounters with the supermoon have been less lucky: beautiful moments of supermoon … Continue reading

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rake leaves, write poems

“Before you reach enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After you reach enlightenment,  chop wood, carry water.” I rake the leaves in the front yard And watch the neighborhood hawk glide hunting from tree to tree. She is chopping wood and … Continue reading

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november garden

  And back home for two little phone camera photographs of a garden I pass on my walk. Flowers in November: a subject that calls for some of the Vignetting of Anticipatory Nostalgia.

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water lilies of chicago

Water lilies may not be the first thing (or even the first kind of plant) you associate with the bustling metropolis at the end of Lake Michigan. But there are some in a pond in the Lincoln Park conservatory which … Continue reading

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lenka roots

The roots of trees photographed with the Lenka black and white camera app. I think they are the roots of oaks, because acorns were falling all around me.

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cubic plants from the toy camera

My Polaraid Cube toy camera hadn’t been charged up in a long time, so while it was plugged into the computer I took the opportunity to download the images off its tiny micro SD card. I seem to use this … Continue reading

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