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Broken Sunset

Broken Sunset

How I Built This On a rainy day walk around the lake, I came across a smashed-up smartphone. It had no identification on it, and wouldn't power on after charging, so I gave up on trying to find its owner. However, I did notice that there was a pretty interesting ...
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Grape Hyacinths With a View

Grape Hyacinths With a View

Often, I have to sit on the ground or lie down in the grass to get the best perspective for photographs. It always occurs to me that this is the view that little critters in the field have of the world around them. Do they appreciate beauty? I hope so ...
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Web in Light of Setting Sun

Web in Light of Setting Sun

The red bridge beside Garland Road, just south of the Arboretum, is an excellent place for spider webs. It's just a little tricky to get the smartphone aimed and focused right ...
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Mike, The Paraglider

Mike, The Paraglider

Wish I'd met Mike on a better day. He usually flies with his paraglider on Flag Pole Hill. This flight at Winfrey Point ended up in a tangled mess ...
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Lake Images With Poetry

Dawn of Eternity

Dawn of Eternity

Commentary Last Fall was a revelation. I thought, like a friend had said, that I had "…about covered it all." I had been taking photographs of wild flowers around the lake for several months. Now, everything was beginning to die, to dry up and shrivel. What was left to photograph? ...
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Toward Compassion

Toward Compassion

Commentary This poem is about judging others harshly, and the need to deal with my lack of grace. "Miserly of grace"
I may be leaning on questionable grammar here. The point is that I am being miserly in my exercise of grace. "That I should blame the flower"
This poem is about ...
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Flowers In The Shadow

Flowers In The Shadow

UNJAUNDICE VISION Only in the shadow
Was the yellow light
Sufficiently subdued
For us to welcome
Beauty unforeseen. — Brad Hepp, 2/22/2020 There, now I have tied this to the conversation I was having with a friend when I took the photo. We were pondering how weakness and inadequacy may ...
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Grief Will Always Out

Grief Will Always Out

This scene, and the words I attached to it, is extremely moving to me. I guess that by my age, there is a lifetime of grief that will not go away in the short term. As a friend wrote, there are "So many missing springs." Indeed. I can never see ...
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