December 2013 archive

Dec 12

2013 — end of year review.

As we close out another year, I like to reflect on the work and achievements of the past twelve months. Here is an overview of the major mileposts with their associated links. Starting early in January I did an intensive pruning of my apple tree. I also collected scion from my neighbor’s trees at this …

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Dec 11

Photo Sales

As I begin planning for travel to China/2014, I am trying to think of creative ways to help fund the trip. A few regular readers have expressed an interest in purchasing copies of some photographs so, starting this week, I will be offering a limited selection of my photographs for sale. As the holiday season …

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Dec 07

Perseus

  Perseus with the Head of Medusa. This area was very crowded at the time I took the picture. I admit this is not one of my better photographs. However, the story of Perseus as another popular character from Greek Mythology is rich in details of how places received their names and all intertwined with …

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Dec 06

Orpheus

  In Greek Mythology, Orpheus was recognized as the greatest musician and poet. It was said that his talent was so spectacular he could charm wild animals and cause inanimate objects to come to life! Orpheus also had a religious cult named after him, Orphism.    

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Dec 05

Alpheus and Arethusa

  Alpheus and Arethusa Another tale of love from ancient Greek Mythology. This link offers more information on the topic of love in mythology. There are also some fun exercises to test your knowledge.

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Dec 03

Andromeda

Andromeda and the Sea Monster is another sculpture based on Classic Greek Mythology and on exhibit at the MET. Follow this link to learn of her story. In the coming days, I will post the last of the MET sculpture pictures taken with the Pentax K30 this past summer.  

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Dec 01

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson is another highly acclaimed American poet and considered by many to be one of the world’s best female poets. Her style was unconventional and was thought of as revolutionary for the times. During her lifetime, she wrote over 1,700 poems! Very few of these poems were published before she passed in 1886. Family …

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