Category Archives: Photography

Elemental — Earth and Fire, Ceramics as Art

Above is  a detail of a large wood-fired stoneware sculpture by Peter Voulkos. The piece stands almost 4 ft. high, and is 2 feet wide and weights over 150 pounds. Imagine muscling that around a studio and into a kiln. … Continue reading

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Transient — Anonymous Drifter

As a famous drifter once said: “May the Force be with you.” The equation of force is cut into the steel sculpture Brilliance that is on display at the Palo Alto Art Center. There are 6 similarly shaped steel sculptures … Continue reading

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Friend — Share your favorite sights

This sculpture by George Segal is called Gay Liberation, but I’ve always thought of it as “A group of friends.” This week’s photo challenge is about Friends. I’ll share a gallery of candid shots that I’ve taken of people enjoying the … Continue reading

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Wanderlust — Take the Bus

Is the bus getting ready to roll or, perhaps, is it there already. (click photo to enlarge; check out the guys on the roof.) Cheers, Carto This weeks photo challenge is “Wanderlust”. Follow this link to more blog posts, here.

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Dense — Spring, Yellows and Whites

After a wet winter, the back yard is dense with color: yellow rose, and flowering cherry are in full bloom while the oranges continue to ripen and our camellia opens new blooms daily. This is a great time to be … Continue reading

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Wishes — A Poem by Robert Frost

Today the winter oaks are dark against the sky, but in a few weeks, as they turn spring green, the woods will take a softer look. Here is a poem about dark trees and a boy’s thoughts about an uncertain future. One … Continue reading

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Path — Walking on Windy Hill

Out for a walk on the path to Windy Hill; it’s the start of winter, but the grass is green and I think of spring. Where am I going? I don’t quite know. What does it matter where people go? Down … Continue reading

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