A cupful of art, Part 3: van Gogh

Here’s the third in a series of images created using artificial intelligence on the GoArt website. You can find the original photo here. I’ve loved the works of Vincent van Gogh ever since I saw an exhibit of his sunflower paintings at San Francisco’s de Young Museum in April 1973; so naturally I’m partial to the look of this art […]

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A cupful of art, Part 1

A few weeks ago I decided to shoot a few photos like the one above. I was in my kitchen, organizing things on the countertop prior to washing dishes; I happened to turn a glass pot lid upside down atop a coffee mug, and the result pleased me so much that I went for my camera. I wasn’t sure what […]

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Small beauties

It’s easy to see the beauty of larger avians like the Bald Eagle, the Great Blue Heron, or the Snowy Owl. A lot of times I miss the small birds because they are more shy, they move very quickly, and at a distance the intricacy of their plumage may not be visible.

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Crown of Thorns revisited

A slightly different version of this post was originally published on June 10, 2018. The Crown of Thorns is a real eye-catcher, a hardy succulent that grows well both in the wild and as a favorite garden hybrid. I’m honestly not sure what appeals to me more about this plant — the vivid blooms or the aggressive spines jutting from […]

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