to My World
Fair - 62 photos
Every year, on the Saturday before Labor
Day, thousands of people walk and ride
past my house on their way to the Arden
Fair, an all-day event with crafts, food,
games, antiques, a used-book sale, music,
beer, and balloons. I am the event's self-appointed
chronicler, an arduous task, as you might
suspect. Here are the 62 best photos
of the day.
England - 63 photos
A week walking on the moors, rivers and seaside,
including Tiverton, Killerton House, Dartmoor Forest,
Bellever Woods, Budleigh Salterton, Otterton, Exmoor,
Lorna Doone Country, Oare, Dulverton, Tarr Steps,
Withypool, and Lydford Gorge.
England - 71 photos
A week walking to the highest tors of Dartmoor,
to the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Helligan,
Saint Michael's Mount, Saint Ives, Wheal Martin China
Clay Museum, Trerice House, and various standing stones
including The Hurlers and Stonehenge.
Day - 1 photo
When I am at my best, I take
setbacks in stride. At my best, I expect
to meet setbacks and, when I meet them,
they are occasions for laughter. I laugh
because it is so funny that I should
be ambitious, me, who can do so little.
But behind that laughter is joy, joy
that I should be under God's wing and
anything is possible. Setbacks, then,
are occasions of delight and wonder:
delight in the challenge and wonder in
the glorious unknown future.
I was in the back seat
of an SUV, sitting at a stop light, when
I saw these three women at their best,
moving a mattress down the street. They
were having fun at it. I shot quickly,
through the windshield. In this photo,
they have just hit a light pole with
the bottom front of the mattress and
the woman in back is laughing, her head
back to the sky, delighted.
At the time, I was on a tour of the
various half-way houses run by Friendship
House, a ministry to the homeless
in Wilmington, Delaware. Why are people
homeless? Because housing is getting
so expensive and because so many people
abuse drugs and alcohol. At least, that's
what I'm told. Why are people delighted
to be running into light poles with mattresses?
That's what I want to know!
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