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Monday, July 20, 2009


Enlarge for detail - does anyone know who these 7 statues on the balcony represent?

I was unexpectedly released from the call to jury duty for another 5 years, so I wandered out of a heavily protected zone around the Court House, past City Hall (all decked out like a transparant version of Christo), via Newspaper Row. The flag was flying at half-mast today.

Dodging through traffic congestion, so I could peak through wrought iron railings, I saw Paz's Cone flower, this one giving up its pollen to a very busy bee. It had started on the yellow Cone-like flower below, buzzing quickly on to the next one - its yellow and black stripe blending into the yellow petals - before finding, and finally settling on top of the pinker source. You will find Paz's perfect Cone Flower photo filed under Flowers - In The Shade. If I could be so organized!
And SquirrelQueen has made exquisite close-up studies of bees.

Enlarge for detail!


  1. No matter what is happening out in the world the busy little bee has only one thought. She will gather her pollen and move on.
    Beautiful photos.

  2. Beautiful shots!
    I've published my first FREE e-book if you're interested to check it out...maybe you'd like to make one too?
    Here's the link:

  3. So glad you escaped jury duty!
    Yes the coneflower is a delight.
    I posted about Time s Square today.



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JANUS - looking backwards and forwards is a Janus trait - for me a way to record the "in between thought", whether in retrospect, or as a notion for the future. I make original prints, currently etchings. I sometimes write and take photographs. I am inspired by what I see and read. Although postings are chronologically recorded by date and time in this protocol, the images exhibited, often seen in different stages of production, are from another time. So, with each new posting, earlier postings can undergo revision or amplification as will be noted, or requested. The addition of a SNAPSHOTS Blog and a VIRGINIA WOOLF Blog are included because my different interests tend to influence what I do as an artist. There will be a Family Blog, too, for the same reason.