Monthly Archives: February 2015

59/365: feathers

These feathers fell in the yard. They are from a Northern Flicker probably attacked and munched by a Cooper’s Hawk.

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58/365: Sun Appears

I have been in the house two weeks, only out twice. Now the sun is coming out and will melt this snow away. Probably will not see any again until next year.

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57/365: It snowed again on Stoney Creek!

I could not resist the snow and the stream.

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Snow on trees

Snow on trees

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56/365 Cows Dwarfed by the Mountain

Sometimes I am just overwhelmed by the scale of things as I pass by. The hills are steep and rise sharply out of the meadows. The cows look very small against the mountainside

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55/365: Winter Hibiscus

Snow on the hibiscus creates beautiful shapes.
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54/365: Morning Commute

I have to walk to my truck. The snow is melted but I still cant safely navigate the driveway. So I begin my morning journey to school by foot
Morning Commute

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53/365: Slushy Rocks

The ice is finally melting.
Slushy Rocks

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52/365: Brown Blue Gray

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I have had such fun this week exploring tones. These images of the country side are almost black and white even without doing anything to them. I was always taught early on my first photographer teacher was all about capturing the shot and the full frame.

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The shovel

This is my driveway I have been shoveling this week. I put a picture of my shovel. Here is the conversation I had with Emily:

Me: “It took me 6 Hours to shovel the Driveway which is .10 mile.”
Emily: “You need a better shovel.”
Me: “Here is a picture of my shovel.”
Emily: “You mean you really DO need a better shovel!”
I need a new shovel


I need a new shovel

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51/365: Cool Water

Tones of sky and water echoed in the snow reflect the atmosphere
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50/365: Red echoed

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It has been quite a week, we have been snowed in all week.
I think the tones in this echo the storm as it leaves for 24 hours…. soon to return

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48/365: Color without Color

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We have a lot of snow for Tennessee. I am enjoying taking pictures of it while it lasts. It is fun that the theme this week is tones because it is one of my favorite subjects anyway. It is giving more impetus to my daily shots.
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47/365: shed on a hillside

This is for the tonal challenge. The sepia tones are unaltered. It is exactly as it looked on my walk.
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Off to walk in the snow yay

Walk in the snow

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46/365: First Snow: Before Dawn

Uploading these now, a week later, I had no idea the snow that was in store. I thought this was a lot! The color of this is exactly as it was this early morning. It is often very very blue. The sun rises over the mountains to the right out of the picture, hence the pink reflection on the shed.

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“Justice does not mean equality, even among men.”

“Justice does not mean equality, even among men. It means treating unequals unequally — giving an A to a student who answered 95 out of 100 questions correctly and an F to a student who answered only 45.
“Many traditional societies, like those of classical Greece and Confucian China, saw justice as essentially an inequality, a harmony among different things: organs in the body, members in a family, heavenly bodies in the cosmos, musical notes in a song, classes in the state, faculties in the soul. The President is not necessarily a superior person to his military chief of stati but his office is. Justice demands the chief of staff obey his “superior”, even if the latter has shortcomings.
“Fourth, resentment against some kind of superiority is one of the seven deadly sins. It is called envy, and it is the only sin that never gave anyone any kind of pleasure at all.
“In the Divine Comedy, Dante discovers that there are many unequal levels even in heaven. He asks Piccarda, who is on heaven’s lowest level, whether she is not discontented with her lowly place and whether she longs to move up closer to God, to see more of God and receive more joy. Her answer is that no one in heaven is dissatisfied with his place or envious of anyone else: “From seat to seat throughout this realm, to all the realm is pleasing. [That is, each citizen is pleased with the kingdom as a whole; the whole is present to each individual.] For in his will, our hearts have found their peace. T. S. Eliot called this the profoundest line in all human literature.”

From Angels and Demons: What Do We Really Know about Them? by Dr. Peter Kreeft; Ignatius Press 1995. Reprinted with permission of the author.
Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and also at the King’s College (Empire State Building), in New York City.

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44/365: Red Flag

Many people fly the flag of Tennessee together with the Stars and Stripes here. The flag against the weather is a meaningful statement to me.

Red flag

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43/365: What’s around the next bend??

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I have a new place to walk. I am working with different compositions on this road. You will probably see more shots of this road.

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42/365: Heading to the Next Stop

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I spend a lot of time in my truck, since I teach at several different schools.
I liked the pop of magenta on this sign. Plus, this was the only picture I took that day, ha ha

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41/365: Snowstorm Coming

I did not realize I had caught this until I looked back!
Snowstorm Coming

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40/365: snow in the woods

I wanted to capture cool blue calm.
Snow in the Woods

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39/365: Snow in the path

There was something about the color and the form of these tracks that struck me.
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38/365: Under the Ground

Along the banks, there are many places where I can see the roots as they are underground. I love getting a chance at these little glimpses. Even though there is air to these roots, the plants still grow.

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37/365: On the Mountain

I am so happy to have a whole mountain to walk up.

On the Mountain

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36/365: Moss

Horsetail moss I am pretty sure! Always so happy to see green this time of year.

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35/365: “I better snap a picture!”

Again, the only one of the day, on 11 E heading to work. Well part of being a community is snapshots into our lives, right?? It is snowing hard now and I will be going out soon, today I will have a lot to choose from.
Better snap a picture

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34/365: Love

It is clear to me that at the beginning of February I was busy! This is the only photo I took on February 3. It is a bracelet my Daughter Emily gave me. It is a symbol of a Mothers love, and it says Mom on it. I took this picture to show her how it looked.

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33/365: Three Trees

Here is another example of the only picture in a day. I was on my way to work, at the BP Station in Blountville near the Cracker Barrel.
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32/365: Abandoned House

I pass this house every day on my walk. I always wonder about the people who lived there.

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