Stargazer Lily

Does anyone else besides me think of strawberries when they look at this flower?

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Shall we play a game?

Who can tell me where that line comes from? ;)

Chess players in Times Square

Chess players in Times Square

Pick up stiks in Central Park

Pick up stiks in Central Park



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Wordless Wednesday – The really blue Blue Morpho

F 5.6 – 1/125 – ISO 100 – 100mm – Canon 5D Mark III

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Through the window – west 44th st.

We arrived very early into NYC and as per their plot to make travelers even more uncomfortable than the cramped flights they were just on, the hotel said our room wouldn’t be ready for another few hours.  So we left our bags with a bellman and off we went in search of sustenance.  Stopped at this French-ish restaurant and fortunately we were seated in the front by the huge window.  As I waited for my much needed coffee I decided to do some street photography from a different point of view – through glass again.   As most people do not look directly into the window of a restaurant unless they are curious or hungry,  I was able to capture people going about their day without them noticing me as I lingered over my coffee and tried to imagine a scenario for each person :)

It was a comfortable way to capture a slice of New York life.

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Monochrome Monday – The not so blue Morpho

The Blue Morpho is a brilliantly blue butterfly that I have had the fortune to photograph many times.  This one was photographed in Key West, Florida at the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory – you can view it’s lovely blueness in this post.  Although the bright colors of the butterfly and surrounding plants are gone,  the details of both insect and plants are enhanced in monochrome.  The eye is drawn to the shimmer of the wings, the veins and scales, and the shape of the leaves of the plant.

Butterflies are best seen in color but sometimes a bit of monochrome doesn’t hurt.

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A Moment of Peace

It has been a difficult week in the world.  Wars, persecutions, dangerous flooding, celebrities that we have known and loved for all if not most of our lives have passed away suddenly, and there has been violence and riots.  It frightens and saddens me to see in the news and on social media what has been going on in the world and in my own country.

So I wanted to post something that shows peace – this hybrid tea rose named Love and Peace.  Perfect!

Isaiah 54:10 – Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed, says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

Peace be unto you – Teri

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1905 Reo

The REO Motor Car Company was a Lansing, Michigan based company that produced automobiles and trucks from 1905 to 1975. At one point the company also manufactured buses on its truck platforms.

REO was founded by Ransom E. Olds during August 1904. Olds had 52 percent of the stock and the titles of president and general manager. To ensure a reliable supply of parts, he organized a number of subsidiary firms like the National Coil Company, the Michigan Screw Company, and the Atlas Drop Forge Company.

Originally the company was to be called “R. E. Olds Motor Car Company,” but the owner of Olds’ previous company, then called Olds Motor Works, objected and threatened legal action on the grounds of likely confusion of names by consumers.[1] Olds then changed the name to his initials. Olds Motor Works soon adopted the popular name of its vehicles, Oldsmobile (which, along with Buick and Cadillac, became founding divisions of General Motors Corporation).

The company’s name was spelled alternately in all capitals REO or with only an initial capital as Reo, and the company’s own literature was inconsistent in this regard, with early advertising using all capitals and later advertising using the “Reo” capitalization.[2] The pronunciation, however, was as a single word. Lansing is home to the R. E. Olds Transportation MuseumWikipedia


And now you know :)  Isn’t she a beauty and all ready for a lovely picnic in the park too.


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