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To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand. This is the sport, the luxury, special to the photographer. The gesture characteristic of this tribe consists in looking at the world with eyes wide open in wonder. Everything in the world is strange and marvelous to well-open eyes. This faculty of wonder leads the photographer through life in the perpetual ecstasy of the visionary. His special attribute is the wonder of the eyes. Hence it was that the ancients gave Minerva her owl, the bird with ever-dazzled eyes. (with apologies to Jose Ortega y Gasset who was talking about "the intellectual man" in his 1930 book, Revolt of the Masses)

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Hi, Boris.

'Seven feet of snow'! - that's outrageous!

Over here, we grumble at 7 millimeters. :o)

It's nice to hear that your area has missed the brunt of it, maybe in Buffalo they are all watching Norwegian T.V to calm down after shoveling tons of snow away (as they do in Northern Scandinavia.)

Of which, brings me around to 'slow T.V.'; - it was most amusing to read about it, my only reaction is, I won't be buying shares in these television companies, I just can't see the logic of their thinking; the ultimate conclusion would be watching the Universe expand to its thrilling climax ( in the series ending in a googol number!) :o)

It's nice to see the world through your eyes, best wishes, ~ D.

Glorious New England foliage!

Very interesting colors, like that old infrared color film - out-worldly, and very much in spirit of this unique place.
I have a strong feeling 'we're not in Kansas anymore' :) .

and so are your words, Penny - love the sound, thanks...

This caught my eye immediately -- Windows are a special love of mine. The patterns and colors of the pipes and wires on the building. . . and then those happy melon smiles!

Only after loving the photo for itself did I read your story. . . poignant in itself, but then, of course, it sent me into my own memories. This could be the cover photo on your memoir.

I love the lighting in this one. I see you (or they) put up big bales. Also, a fence around the barn. You must feed cattle out there over winter. We put up 25,000 bales this summer. We are still making small bales as we are paid a premium for them by the horse community. Like

Fantastic photo. LIKE- 2.
Greetings from Russia, Moscow. Alex

Thank you, most kind, Don Z - best wishes to you in beautiful Peru!

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