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Thrasher enjoying inside of an evergreen.

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illusion

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Enjoying a brief illusion of Spring, the crocus is always a spirit lift!

Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.
_Arthur Koestler

pipeline

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“Richmond’s James River Park Pipeline Walkway, a little known scenic area where fish, birds and human waste collide. The pipeline itself is actually part of the sewer system, carrying street run-off to a storage area downstream.”

 

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The Rookery is gone but what great memories : https://o3bigpicture.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/great-blue-heron-rookery-rva/

1990 print

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BigKBall : scan (My great old scanner DRIVERS were unavailable after XP).

This probably was my first time at Falling Springs with a film camera and the last print I developed in a darkroom.

PUT A BIRD ON IT!

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In my case I specifically went to the highest peaks in the Shenandoah National Park to photograph a Raven.

 

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photo : John Moser

 

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“Put a Bird on It” is a catchphrase that stems from a comedic skit featured in an episode of the American sketch comedy TV series Portlandia. While originally intended as a satire of the avian motif that became a trend in hipster fashion and home décor merchandises during the early 2010s, the phrase has been since incorporated into the aforementioned products as an ironic tagline.

During this troubling weekend I happen to see Fred Armisen referring to this and felt uplifted that somehow I’m indirectly involved with this movement. A belly laugh and humor will pull us through these times of constant despair.

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bump the tripod

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Very slight on a very long exposure, I was having a hard time hearing the shutter with the sound of the falls.

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Shenandoah National Park March 2013

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Great Falls June 2016

Helena

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I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

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I hear the noise of wings

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I hear the noise of wings, is the final verse of “ANGEL BAND”.

Visited Falling Springs briefly this morning.

 

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family blues

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Loss of a wonderful family member today : https://otway.wordpress.com/2008/09/18/big-ridge/

 

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Annual mice cookies of wonderful niece.

 

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bath house

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Christmas morning…

No expense was spared by architect Mitchell in constructing the second Branch Baths (RVA) with an elegant facade of Indiana limestone. In 1918, 47,433 bathers used the facility in the previous calendar year. This remarkable figure is an indication of the bath’s importance historically in the life of Oregon Hill and the surrounding neighborhoods, whose residents relied upon the public baths before private indoor-plumbing was ubiquitous.

http://www.housing.vcu.edu/grc-project/

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