Category Archives: Nature

Look Up

By Vladimir Brezina

Look up, and there they are!

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Of course, they also come at you at sea level…

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… and sometimes seem to think that the water is all theirs

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A contribution to a recent Photo Challenge, Look Up.

Cherry On Top

By Vladimir Brezina

Cherry on Top

A contribution to a recent Photo Challenge, Cherry on Top.


By Vladimir Brezina

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The perfect stillness of an early morning…



(A Paddle Among the Islands, Cape Cod, May 2013)

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A contribution to Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Still.

The Other Sights of Spring

By Vladimir Brezina

Sure, there are the sunlit showy blossoms that everyone stops to admire—

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But deeper in the shadows, too, if you look closely, Spring is everywhere stirring to life.Other Sights of Spring 5Other Sights of Spring 6Other Sights of Spring 7

And what’s this?

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A A A scrap of bread stirs to life the pond’s inhabitants, both expected…



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More photos are here.


By Vladimir Brezina

Tendrils of light and shadow…


A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Abstract.

I Used to Hate Spring…

By Johna Till Johnson
Photos by Vladimir Brezina

April puddle

April is the cruelest month, breeding
lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
memory and desire, stirring
dull roots with spring rain.

—T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land

I’ll admit it: I used to hate Spring.

Why “admit”? Because from what I can tell, most people are thrilled by lengthening days, soft fragrant breezes, and the sight of new flowers pushing up through the fresh grass.

In New York, Springtime is especially noteworthy. Everyone takes to the parks. Lovers canoodle. Pets frolic. And we walk around with goofy smiles and say unexpected things to each other, like “Please,” and “Thank you” and “After you!”

So what’s not to love?

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By Vladimir Brezina


A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Harmony.