Carousel – Times Gone by

Carousel Horse Profile

The merry-go-round, a handsome carousel horse. Remembered moments from a childhood, from parenting, from magical moments inflused with laughter, gaiety, people, summer, and moments of shared excitements and spontaneity. That’s what photography is, to me. Moments captured, memories preserved. A precise moment, the scents and sounds and colors permeating the image, and the experience.

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Blue bells and cockle shells

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Mistress Mary, Quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With Silver Bells, And Cockle Shells,
And so my garden grows.

                                                                                       –Wikipedia

An old rhyme (1744), “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary,” which this photograph brought to mind.  These pretty posies aren’t silver bells, but they are bluebells, and growing profusely in the spring. Looking forward to photographing wildflowers this year, hopefully in the not too distant future.

Spring on my mind

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Seriously, I have spring on my mind. I’m just finishing off a season of mushrooms, and sorting photos from an amazing plethora of fungus and mushrooms this year. But in the meantime I’m now looking forward to the bloom of wildflowers in the spring, and buzzing insects, and especially to summer dragonflies and butterflies and bees. I think I’m ready.