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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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Mother nature was accommodating and had the rain hold off until I finished my yard work. This was another four hour session wrangling leaves (the driveway alone was covered with a two inch layer the whole length). It's interesting to think about other leaves I've dealt with in homes of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Third Act
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We are back home (I picked up Avery before I got to the house). It was a good trip. Perhaps it didn't go exactly as planned but even in the hiccups it provided good and useful experiences. There was a lot of visiting involved with good connection, which is so... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Third Act
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It’s going to be a busy day, so here’s just a quickie post for this November 10 (November 10? Seriously? Already??). I enjoyed my sunrise view this morning and am now sipping hotel tea. There’s some fruit and yogurt in the fridge that I got last night at Wholefoods when... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Third Act
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Well, it was a long full day. Travel up to Alexandria, Metro over to DC to meet a friend for lunch (with a pit stop at the Whitehouse to see demonstration activity and take a few pictures). After lunch we checked out the Renwick which I’ve been meaning to visit... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Third Act
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I'll be getting some things together later, for a little road trip up north this weekend. There will be gallery visits (both for pleasure and for work), monument photographing (if the rain isn't too intense), friend and family visiting, and concert going. I haven't been out of town except for... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Third Act
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Early morning light, seen through two different instant cameras...and a strange vision in my bedroom... Not much to say today. Lots of dreams lately...very vivid (in fact the details from last night's dream seemed like they were from real life...very confusing). I won't elaborate. So...onward I go. 307@59 Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Third Act
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I hope (if you are a citizen of the U.S.) you did (or will) too... 306@59 Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Third Act
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While yesterday was a sunny, crisp autumn day, today was a gray, cool one. It rained during the night and into the morning, with heavy overcast after that. 4:30 p.m. was already so dark! No long shadows or golden light this morning. Instead there was muted tones in response to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at The Third Act
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I wasn't going to start my day with blogging. Then I saw that light coming in the windows, as it only does a small portion of the year, and one thing led to another. Truth be told, I have to get outside and mow my lawns (including the layer of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2018 at The Third Act
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Oh November, with your clear, windy air snatching leaves off trees to blanket the ground below. Your long shadows and ever darkening days, pushing me to go within. You remind me of the year I first moved into my own apartment, that funky little upstairs one bedroom in a suburb... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2018 at The Third Act
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It was a weirdly busy, but mundane day. The Halloween decorations are now stored for another year and my few little Thanksgiving decorations (because yes, I do have those...and I refuse to go immediately from Halloween to Christmas!) are out. I brought in wood and kindling (which included sawing some... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2018 at The Third Act
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I went out last night and took pictures of the decorations and jack-o-lanterns in the dark. Only a few children came by for candy, but that's the norm for this neighborhood. At least I was able to give a little bit away. The rest of the bag is coming with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at The Third Act
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Finally...I can say "Happy Halloween" and "Blessed Samhain" for real! I've been on the go since very early this morning, having attended six a.m. weapons practice. It was a wonderful way to start the day, which has been absolutely spectacular with moderate temps and clear, blue skies. Avery had a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at The Third Act
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10 years of Halloween...a picture a year from the holiday for the past ten. Time trips my head out. Current events don't help with my mental stability, so I have to be cautious of where I "wander"...existential angst seems to be my continual partner these day. It's not a good... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at The Third Act
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It's almost Halloween. I've been so caught up in other things, though (houseguest), that I'm not feeling it. After early tomorrow morning, I'll be alone again and hope to be able to get in the mood. Not only that, but I feel the need to come back down into myself.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at The Third Act
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I don't have much to say. It's been busy, connecting with my family visitor these last few days. I'll have company for one more day before returning to my regularly scheduled life. I don't always do well with balance. So, here's a mediocre effort at a photo for today...with me... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2018 at The Third Act
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One of my brothers is visiting me this weekend. He hails from Florida and therefore is enjoying the autumnal weather. We took a drive out past Charlottesville today to Edible Landscaping, which was having their persimmon festival this Saturday. I'd never been out there in cool weather, so it was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2018 at The Third Act
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...morning rituals... 295@59 Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2018 at The Third Act
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Happy almost Halloween! (okay, yes, nearly a week but still...we're ready) 294@59 Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at The Third Act
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Lots to do today, so here are just a couple of Polaroid's from today's contribution to the 'RoidWeek2018 pool... 293@59 Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2018 at The Third Act
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It's day three of 'RoidWeek on Flickr. I'm judiciously using up my Fuji3000b film, but as soon as I get the shipment of Instax film, that will form the rest of the week's contributions. I laid in bed last night, counseling myself. I do that a lot. No one can... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at The Third Act
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I do wonder sometimes, if I've become a captive to my own emotions, my nostalgia, my fear. Honestly, it doesn't take much wondering. It's often quite apparent, even when viewing from the inside. The question becomes, how to break free, as I've been working at it for, well, years now.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2018 at The Third Act
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Apparently it's 'RoidWeek on Flickr again. I honestly thought it was last week. Even though I'd been using my pack film camera, I figured I was a couple days late to the game so I wouldn't participate. However, I have seen in time that it does indeed start today, so... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2018 at The Third Act
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It was a busy day yesterday, mostly taken up in the yards. I could have put the work off to the weekend, but I had heard rain was coming through overnight and indeed it's still lightly raining now. While it's supposed to clear later on, everything's still going to be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2018 at The Third Act
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The first fire of the season is burning in the wood stove this morning. Temperatures are into the 30's, which to me is a delight. That's actually below normal for right now, but we've had so much warmth for so long, it seems like it simply equals things out. It's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2018 at The Third Act