Monthly Archives: April 2013

Travel Theme: Light

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Light.

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Belize, March 2010.

We’re Back!

By Vladimir Brezina

We’re back from our week-long kayak trip, safe and sound—well, except for the usual collection of sunburn blisters and cuts and scrapes and insect bites…

Thank you so much, everybody who wished us a safe and fun trip—it was magical! Johna’s still writing the story and I am processing hundreds of photos. Here are a few to get you started…

Oh, I forgot to mention where we went! Any guesses?

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Spring Is in New York—But We Aren’t

By Vladimir Brezina

Spring has finally sprung in New York City. But we’ll miss it this year. We are far away, about to embark on an exciting (hopefully not too exciting!) week-long kayak trip. No Internet, so Wind Against Current will be unattended for a while… Watch this space when we return!

Fortunately, I took a few photos of New York’s spring before we left…

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A Word A Week Challenge: Dawn

By Vladimir Brezina

Over on A Word In Your Ear, Sue’s A Word A Week Challenge this week is Dawn.

Dawn on the beach…

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… and in the city

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Change, Take Two

By Vladimir Brezina

Nothing endures but change — Heraclitus

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This is a second response to this week’s Photo Challenge, Change. The first response was here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Change.

A place of great change, sudden and gradual, catastrophic and constructive, individual and collective, visible all around—

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—the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan.

Travel Theme: Benches

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Benches.

Will these chairs do? To us, they are the image of deep summer

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(Greenport, NY, during our 2012 kayak circumnavigation of Long Island)


By Vladimir Brezina

To fish, you need a lot of patience…

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… and hope that, sooner or later, you’ll get lucky!






More Florida fishing birds are here.

Amaryllis Redux

By Vladimir Brezina

A month ago, our Amaryllis stirred to life. Day by day, it extended further a slender green flower stalk and eventually unfolded at the end of it three huge red flowers. But their time of glory was brief. When they had shriveled, we cut off the stalk and thought that the show was over for this year.

So we were amazed to find, growing out of the bulb some days later, not just a couple of green leaves but another flower stalk, which has now brought forth another two beautiful flowers—

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… just in time for a second response to this week’s Photo Challenge, Color! (The first response was here.)

Travel Theme: Pale

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Pale. Once again, her chosen theme is somehow strangely linked to The Daily Post’s photo challenge this week, Color—although for a change it’s the polar opposite.

In response to The Daily Post’s challenge, I’ve posted some highly colored kayaking photos. But of course I have some pale ones as well…

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