Our Crow Almanac Hangs in the Birds of Vermont Museum

We are so pleased to have our latest Almanac (With Crows) in the Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington, Vermont.

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The Almanac takes its place in the company of other lovely avian artworks.

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A typical exhibit. All the birds in the museum were hand-carved exquisitely by the late Bob Spears.

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Our work will be on display there until October, giving us and others plenty of time to enjoy the museum and its amazing environs.

The Huntington Gorge, a nearby splendor to behold.

The Huntington Gorge, a nearby splendor to behold.

Our Dog in Snow is a Sequence We Love

Vegas loves the snow. We believe she is substantially laden with Husky GMOs. She believes this as much as we do.

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We've been researching images in sequence, which brought us to a philosophical frame of mind when walking our dog through the sunshiny snow.

Tom Gunning proposes an idea about how we see that made us reflect on our dog running.

Tom Gunning proposes an idea about how we see that made us reflect on our dog running.

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When we want to recapture movement, when we are the apparatus, we do so using multiple shots. We establish a sequence, in other words, and like our dog, we move on with leaps and bounds. We run towards progress even when we seem to be holding still at times, or not even there at all.

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Motion:

The only way to see.

Blue of the Sky

The snow this morning made the deep blue of the sky stand out.

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The backyard exploded with the memories of deep winter, strangely cast against sunshine typical for spring.

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A variety of cloud shapes and layers helps to deepen the quality of the blue. The world's most amazing dog companion doesn't hurt either. The dog is off in the distance, by the way, in the shot above, scouting for soft light and booming contrasts.

The snow bends this pine bough, but only temporarily. This shot was taken at around 8 AM. By noon, this snow will melt under the weight of the sun.

The snow bends this pine bough, but only temporarily. This shot was taken at around 8 AM. By noon, this snow will melt under the weight of the sun.

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Our favorite poets prodded us to remember their best lines in the presence of these skies.

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The distant proximity of the hills of New Hampshire, as glimpsed from the top of Gillette Hill, (Wilder, in Hartford, Vermont.) The magnetic background nearly overpowers the chalky blue hills perched along the horizon.

There were two paths: one went up, the other left, but it was this one that drew her nose.

There were two paths: one went up, the other left, but it was this one that drew her nose.

A Window is a View with Character

Whenever searching for ideas, we tend to get lost in the details. Answers hide like the truth, in plain sight. Consult your own windows and you'll see.

A window is only a way or means for seeing, after all.

This is the view from one of our favorite windows in the living room. It admires explosions of morning light captured over the Connecticut River.

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Windows are expert reality carvers, and we wanted to learn all we could from this one. We tried to capture its point of view in our Almanac #4.

Can you spot it?

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Each window is a mailbox

The red flag is up. More messages await your seeing.

Art Making With Snow--Photo Impressions Frozen in March

It's all in the framing.

We spend time finding art in the natural arrangements surrounding us.

We spend time finding art in the natural arrangements surrounding us.

A collage is any selection of items. We like it when the principle of selection is as obvious as our color choices.

A collage is any selection of items. We like it when the principle of selection is as obvious as our color choices.

Curating a visual panoply--that's one way of seeing our process, as through a glass hazed over with winter frost.

Curating a visual panoply--that's one way of seeing our process, as through a glass hazed over with winter frost.

During our daily hikes along the base of Gillette Hill, we wonder about those whose prints precede ours with gratitude and humility.

During our daily hikes along the base of Gillette Hill, we wonder about those whose prints precede ours with gratitude and humility.