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New Years Eve 79

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I’m unsure why I have been lethargic about New Years through the years, maybe it seemed more about reflection than just raging which seems to be the norm? The day I took this picture of my old friend in Chinatown in New York City was probably one of my more interesting New Years Eve. I remember buying a vintage Ike Jacket on the street beside PEARL PAINT and pondering seeing Dexter Gordon at the Village Vanguard, etc. Headed out of the craziness of the city instead. Pete a wonderful horn player won a Grammy this current year with : http://www.pacificmambo.com/saxophones/


“Oh Thank Heaven” #2

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The 7-Eleven has been a constant in my life since a boy riding my bike to and still have my Mickey Mantle baseball card purchased there during the 1960’s. Our neighborhood one offers some wonderful sunsets!

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Fruitcake

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“There is only one fruitcake in the entire world,
and people keep sending it to each other.”
Johnny Carson

photo : vintage Hostess Fruitcake tin, circa 1930’s. Althea’s collection, my mom used this tin for sewing supplies, etc.

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Old Stone Bridge over Falling Creek, completed in 1826.
http://www.chesterfield.gov/visitors.aspx?id=3034

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A new friend yet to be named?

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Lasted a day before destroyed by this critter.


Yule

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“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
― Nikola Tesla

One kind word can warm three winter months.
– Japanese Proverb

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Really didn’t get a shot like last year but got an interesting bird portrait that will post tomorrow…………

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Once again thankful for the Cosmos return to longer days!


Truthfulness, Benevolence, and Forbearance (真、善、忍)

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I was very aware of the full moon the last couple of days but didn’t capture it until 6am this morning.

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I last photographed FALUN DAFA at the 2011 parade : http://otway.wordpress.com/2011/12/04/the-parade/

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Rough-cut of a MIRA Panosphere.

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Along with the sun shine there was an Owl in our Norway spruce this morning!


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“Fun fact #1 about pomegranates: Pomegranates are awesome.
Fun fact #2: Pomegranates are like little explosions of awesome in your mouth.
Fun fact #3: A lot of people think you’re not supposed to eat the seeds of a pomegranate – but that’s not true, people who tell you that are liars, and they don’t know anything about life, and they should never be trusted.”
― Tahereh Mafi

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At Thanksgiving dinner at my sisters, sitting in the middle of the table, was a silver bowl our Dad had won for a golf tournament before he left for Paris during the War.

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I found some panorama’s and etc. back in 2010 dad had shot in Paris with a tiny spy camera he had gotten in France. He was friends with the photography studio that the portrait of him was taken.

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Mom and Dad on their honeymoon after the War.