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My home is in Chamberlains, CBS, Newfoundland: a place close enough to sea so that I can go there to watch the glorious sunsets over the bay, and the other infinite variety of sights and sounds that are forever changing, yet forever the same. I'm not as young as I used to be and don't get around much any more, but I've had many wonderful hours of enjoyment with my Yasihca 44 TLR and trusty old OM-2. I've always enjoyed photographing wild flowers, particularly the smaller ones, many of which , albeit mostly overlooked and dismissed as weeds, are exquisitely beautiful. Digital photography, complete with all the magic of its own portable darkroom, has brought a new dimension to the hobby. My OM-2 is retired now, but it is such a beautiful instrument, such a joy to hold and behold, that I don't think I will ever want to part with it. My digital, used mostly, is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30. Its 35-420 mm Leica zoom lens can really reach out for those hard to reach shots. My photographs are strictly amateurish, but hopefully some have succeeded in capturing something of the moment that inspired them.

Monday, March 29, 2010

When first the crocus thrusts its point of goldUp through the still snow-drifted garden mould,And folded green things in dim woods uncloseTheir crinkled spears, a sudden tremor goesInto my veins and makes me kith and kinTo every wild-born thing that thrills and blows.Sitting beside this crumbling sea-coal fire,Here in the city's ceaseless roar and din,Far from the brambly paths I used to know,Far from the rustling brooks that slip and shineWhere the Neponset alders take their glow,I share the tremulous sense of bud and briarAnd inarticulate ardors of the vine. Thomas Bailey Aldrich


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