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Woodland Dunes Photo Hub

May 25, 2023

A Facebook group formed by mutual interests in: photography, place, nature, flora and fauna. Enthusiasts share photographs made with cell phone cameras, point and shoots, as well as the latest, auto-focus-on-your-critter-eye mirrorless cameras. All photographs shared on the group’s Facebook page are made within the Woodland Dunes Natural Area, Two Rivers, WI. So I, for […]

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Art as Poetry. Poetry as Art. Call and Respond. Creatively Encounter.

May 22, 2023

Waves of revelation wash over me with each and every participatory moment of the Art as Poetry as Art process. Making art is a very solitary, mind-body-spirit experience. Submitting a piece of art for participation in an exhibition can feel like taking your child out in public, where it may be judged, criticized, rejected… it qualifies […]

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The SS Badger Has Carried Vehicles, People, Freight, and Livestock Across the Great Lake Michigan for 70 Years

May 19, 2023

…and yesterday was the 70th annual celebratory reception, by Manitowoc residents, welcoming this National Historic Landmark, after steaming its way from its home port of Ludington, MI to Manitowoc, WI. (click image for larger view)

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Art as Poetry / Poetry as Art: A Remarkably High Level of Poignant, Pertinent, and Profound

May 15, 2023

Art as Poetry / Poetry as Art, presented by the Lakeshore Artists Guild, and hosted by the Rahr-West Art Museum in Manitowoc, WI, May 14 — June18, 2023 did what I hope to each art experience does: gave me goosebumps and tears. Don’t miss this exhibition. I don’t remember when I fell in love with […]

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Anecdotes About Aging

May 14, 2023

As I approached the Sconza Lemoncello Almonds sample station at Costco the young man filling the little cups said, “Out fighting monsters today?” Puzzled, I asked what he meant. “with that vest and that hat you must be a super hero hunting monsters.” As I walked away munching my almonds and considering the price, as […]

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“Phenomena of Being. Missing.”

May 12, 2023

…the working title of this recently completed encaustic painting. Though words seem to interfere with visual aesthetic experience: (click image for larger view) Encaustic paint, on stretched fabric, and RC silver print, ruined by flood. I found myself unable to throw away this particular scratched and ruined print, with the others which were laminated to […]

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“Sharpness is a bourgeois concept” – Henri Cartier Bresson

May 10, 2023

I remembered this quote as I grabbed the little Fujifil X20 pointed it into the darkness, where I could barely see the dear deer, and knowing two layers of glass in the storm door would further degrade the images. I truly enjoy the beauty of these images. They “feel” like memories, to me: (click images […]

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Strictly for the Birds…

May 7, 2023

This phrase apparently originated as US Army slang towards the end of WWII. My backyard, all-you-can-eat buffet, while “strictly for the birds,” also serves at least 3 species of squirrels; though I have finally managed to restrict them to only ground cleanup. (click images for larger view)

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Lost in the Beauty Full Mysteries of Attraction

May 6, 2023

How many billions of leaves lay on the forest floor? I’m attracted to one of them. Why? I pick it up. Gingerly. It’s dry and fragile. I put it in my pocket. And hope that it does not turn to dust there. It joins other found objects brought home to ponder. Bones, bark, stones… attracted […]

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No time like the present to yield to desire…

May 5, 2023

For reasons unknown I’ve wanted to creatively engage with a “bonsai tree” most of my adult life. I’ve been gifted with 2 or 3 over the decades. The little super market varieties. Pretty much destined to die. Sooner rather than later. I did manage to nurture a wonderful bonsai box elder which seeded itself in […]

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