Tag Archive: exterior

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What a difference a couple of days makes. I’m feeling considerably more cheerful and optimistic than I was then. My mood is undoubtedly helped along by spending several hours a day outdoors in bright sunshine. A Year Ago: Pretty Ugly A few years ago, I mentioned the French concept/term jolie-laide… [read more]

Opening: Closed

Perhaps I’m more easily discouraged than others. Momentum is everything for me. If I can get up a head of steam, I can get anything done and make anything work. But if I run into a long enough stream of small obstacles, my forward motion can grind to a halt and getting anything going again…

Reflection on Pack Square

Sunshine and good company are a big help. A Year Ago: Crudo [Palette] The food at Table was beautiful, delicious, and plentiful… [read more]

Beyond the Wire

My mood is pretty messed up, and I’m feeling kinda ropey physically. It’s not a great combination. I’m experiencing the transition to the warmth and growth of Spring as somehow a painful process this season The anniversary of my emergency appendectomy came and went. It’s hard to believe it’s been a year already. My yard…

Corner Angles

The Vernal Equinox has come and gone. Supposedly we have turned the corner into Spring. I feel like I’ve been insanely busy, but I don’t seem to have a whole lot to show for it. And today it snowed and then the sun came out and it snowed and then the sun came out and…

Lighthouse Flag

On some level, this is cheating—pure and simple. I’m an utterly amateur draftsperson. I can’t paint with watercolors to save my life. But on a miracle of technology the size of a notepad, I can mutate an ordinary, decently composed photograph into this. It’s totally cheating. Would I like an image like this if I…

A Winter Story

The snow and wind arrived tonight, and the relatively mild beginning to the year is being erased with 60-mile-an-hour gusts and single-digit windchill. I am glad to be safely at home and will be grateful if my roof doesn’t get blown off. A Year Ago: Abundance I wake up sometimes with a jolt worrying about…

Golden Future

Today, rather than focus on my (as always) copious opinions on the topic “Always Be Learning,” I thought I’d give you another look at the before & after of a photograph. This is the facade of the Reuter Center, home of the University of North Carolina/Asheville’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute—also known as the College for…

Crystal Pool, Derelict

We dip once again into the archives (March 2008) to retrieve today’s image. Here’s the facade of the Crystal Pool at Glen Echo Park. Although the swimming pool was not rebuilt, the facade was “restored” some time after I shot this photograph and—to my mind—promptly lost all of its considerable derelict charm. A Year Ago:…

Veranda

No amount of googling thus far has enabled me to determine when the Inn at Biltmore Estate was actually built. I’m quite sure it was in the last 30 years or so. Nonetheless, it’s possible to sit on the porch—gazing at the mountains and blissfully soaking up the sun’s rays and the fresh air—and imagine…