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Therese Brown
more of me found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thisiswhatisee/
Interests: gardening, food, art, cinema, aikido, herbs, cultural anthropology, photography, jazz
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It's so satisfying to produce physical work again. I started small, because I don't yet have any big ideas. Sassafras (isn't that a wonderful word?), white oak, mugwort and fig leaves are featured in this round. 4 x 6 inch watercolor postcard stock base, cyanotype sensitizer (dried then used again... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at The Third Act
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It's been very long since I made any prints...ages since using any alternative processes. The itch to do so has been returning, albeit slowly. Yesterday I promised myself (okay...maybe not so much a promise but definitely an intention) I would prep some watercolor paper with cyanotype sensitizer. I still wasn't... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Third Act
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It's glorious to wander around the garden, the sun shining on all the droplets from the previous night's rain. The predicted severe weather for yesterday evening wasn't so bad right here in Richmond. There was a thunderstorm, but only a few bolts and claps and a passing heavy rain. Early... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Third Act
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It's about 90F out today. There's a severe storm threat for later on. This being the case, I got out early to mow the lawn and work in the garden a bit. I get a ridiculous satisfaction out of a neat (which is relative) yard and garden. But also, I... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Third Act
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The scent of coffee still lingers in the house. Coffee...it smells like home. It smells like the home my ex and I had together...how he'd make his coffee in the morning, I'd make my tea...it's the coffee smell that brings back those memories of a life shared. It smells like... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Third Act
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I've been having such a wonderful visit with my son, Julian (early Mother's day!). A couple days ago we went to the Shenandoah National Forest and took a couple great hikes. The weather was perfect...even Avery enjoyed the outing (while she's not crazy about car rides, she sure did seem... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Third Act
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It's felt like summer the past few days. The temperatures have been in the mid to upper 80's, with partly cloudy to sunny skies. I say it's felt like summer...minus all the bugs, the extreme humidity, and the violent thunderstorms. It's felt like the kind of summer I could live... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2021 at The Third Act
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...if it were a set of marbles! Another day another pinhole. Lots to do this morning, before I head up north to pick up Julian from Dulles airport. I'm looking forward to some much missed visiting. Yesterday was spent on the road with a friend, going to various nurseries and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2021 at The Third Act
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My son comes to visit on Wednesday. I'll drive north to Dulles and pick him up in the evening. He'll be staying until Monday morning, leaving from Richmond. I've got a list of tasks I want to get done before he comes...cleaning, grocery shopping, maybe mowing the back yard! This... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2021 at The Third Act
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I managed to get myself out and shoot off a couple rolls of film in the Zero today. I have one roll of color film I'm going to send out to process. In the mean time, here are some monochrome images, shot with Fomapan 200. Patting myself on the back... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2021 at The Third Act
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'RoidWeek has come and gone, but now I realize how addicted I've become to instant films (again!). Despite my camera's glitchiness, I've ordered a ridiculous amount of Instax wide film (both expired monochrome and fresh color) and am loosening my reins (even more than usual). I used a whole pack... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2021 at The Third Act
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And the curtain closes on another 'RoidWeek. The next one will be in October (I think?). It's always interesting to see the folks who show up to post to the group on Flickr. It feels a bit like...old times? In any case, it's fun and inspiring. Sadly, my Lomo'Instant is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2021 at The Third Act
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It's chilly out today. But from my wander in the garden, it doesn't appear there was frost. The plants look happy. Spring is funny, particularly in this area. It seems all seasons can happen within a day or two. But the light says spring to me, as do the blossoms... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2021 at The Third Act
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I've developed a bad habit of immediately checking my phone when I wake up. How's the weather? Do I have emails (rarely do I get important emails)? Who has posted to Flickr, Instagram? What memories are showing up on FaceBook? I'm not exactly sure why I do this, but my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2021 at The Third Act
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My brain doesn't want to cooperate with writing this morning. But it's always easy (well, most of the time) to find something interesting to photograph. Sure, maybe not inspired, but pretty in any case. Maybe I'll have something more to write later...or maybe not. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2021 at The Third Act
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Day two of 'RoidWeek 2021... It's Monday morning and there's a cool spring rain falling. The pollen is getting washed away, so all the hues of new green growth and multicolored blossoms are popping. The spring this year has generally been mild. No extreme lows or snowstorms, just a few... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2021 at The Third Act
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Dust off your instant cameras and join me at the Flickr group or just come take a look at what folks are posting! 'RoidWeek celebrates instant film twice a year...in April and in October. While I seem to be obsessively using my Lomo instant cameras (both mini and wide formats)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2021 at The Third Act
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Thursday and Friday were a couple of lovely days. On the former, a friend was down from NoVA on an errand and we met up at my house, for a garden tour, lunch on the porch and general visiting...lovely all around. And on the latter, yesterday, I went with another... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2021 at The Third Act
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Actually...maybe not all that contemplative (speaking for myself...). But a bit of afternoon chillin with Avery, on the couch, looking out on what's become a lovely day. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2021 at The Third Act
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I'm so lucky to have found the photographic medium. All the other modes of creative expression take more work...often times more energy that I have to give. Writing...oh, I'd love to be a good writer...one who could make you laugh, or cry, or think. My writing is better suited to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2021 at The Third Act
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Last evening, just as I'd set the corn tortillas with black beans and cheese into the oven, my phone rang. It was an 804 number, so I knew it was local...thought maybe my appliance repair guy was calling to confirm his service appointment for today. Instead the fellow on the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2021 at The Third Act
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I once was describing Avery to my then counselor. I believe I said something like, "She's pretty friendly, but a bit nervous and actually likes to be off on her own a lot." The counselor stopped me and said, "Are we talking about you or your dog?" My trainer, when... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2021 at The Third Act
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Sunday church today was in the garden with a clear blue sky and a choir of birds. There was a hard rain during the night so that this morning, with unobstructed sunshine, all the colors were practically vibrating. Blossoms and new green growth were contrasted by the dark brown of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2021 at The Third Act
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I came to Richmond, seven years ago today, to see my house for the first time. I'd made an offer a month or so previous, we negotiated, and had a deal. All this was done remotely, using a local realtor and Google street view...and all the other resources that the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2021 at The Third Act
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...what shall I tell you today? I'm tired...storms (albeit mild) during the night and a visiting pup who was beside herself. It's hard to understand what to do for a distressed dog that I know, let alone a senior dog that doesn't have the same long standing relationship with me.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2021 at The Third Act