Hollyhock Seed

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For such a soft and fluffy flower this seed is pretty tough and spiky. Like some people I guess. They start out really rough but a nurturing upbringing turns them into something entirely different.

Me At The Farm

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I have been a public servant, a naval officer, a real estate developer and an art dealer but I can honestly say that this new occupation makes me happier that anything that has come before. 

Car Crash

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Not really but this tipped mailbox made me think of one. So I developed the image in Lightroom and then messed it up with Nik’s Analog Efex Pro (Wet Plate).

Listening

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Communication is very hard to do well. We so often operate on the surface of things and rarely take the time or energy necessary to really listen. This lady is an Episcopal deacon and works a lot with terminally ill patients. She is trained to listen. She says that when a person is dying often the most helpful thing one can do is sit quietly and really hear what they have to say.

Newcastle Antiques

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Coming back from Brunswick yesterday I passed by this old motel with the Newcastle Antiques sign leaning up against it. At first glance it was nothing much as a subject. However, looking through the viewfinder of my camera the building’s striking linearity coupled with the lush reeds in the foreground made me take this photograph.

Foreground, middleground, background is as simple as it gets.

At Reid State Park…Thinking of Neil Welliver

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Meanwhile On The Top Of The Mountain

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I hiked up Mount Battie today. It was lovely on the trail and on the walk up I saw no one. On the top however it was another story. A fully loaded tour bus from New Jersey pulled into the parking lot and unloaded a ton of people.

Now I don’t mean to be unkind and lord knows our state needs tourism dollars but to be honest that bus ruined my enjoyment of the summit.

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