Category Archives: landscapes

Blue Hole, Little Miami River

Robert S. Duncanson. Blue Hole, Little Miami River. 1851. Cincinnati Art Museum.

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In the Glen: The First Flowers

Even though north winds carried a hint of snow, I found the first wildflowers on my Sunday walk in the woods. Feathery green clumps of Dutchman’s Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) covered the sides of the ravines, especially near rock outcrops. I … Continue reading

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Monet: The Houses of Parliament, Sunset

Claude Monet. The Houses of Parliament, Sunset. 1903. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. See the series: Monet at the National Gallery of Art.

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In The Glen: Orgy Songs of the Maenads

The Cascades on Birch Creek channel run-off from last week’s blizzard. [Photo by a blind flaneur] Of all the sentences I wrote last week for one reason or another, one still resonates. It described the sound of Eric Dolphy’s bass … Continue reading

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Ransacking The Archive: Kerosene

Lawren Harris. Ice House. A father’s rant. 1996. For Brendan. Kerosene When you need to know how to stay alive one more day find some sand, an old oil drum a gallon of kerosene. A gallon costs a buck. If … Continue reading

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Ransacking The Archive: Voyageurs

Lawren Harris.Afternoon Sun, Lake Superior. For Brendan the Navigator. 1995. The hardest conversation is the one that may be the last. Voyageurs When my heart started again I was naked on a steel table. A catheter snaked through the coronaries … Continue reading

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Ransacking The Archive: Whitefish Bay 1990

Lawren Harris. Clouds, Lake Superior. 1923. [Source: Wikipedia] One of many poems written on the beach at Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, where I yearn to return like a migrating loon. Whitefish Bay 1990 My love sweeps a circle through the … Continue reading

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Flaneur’s Gallery: Niagara

Frederick Edwin Church. Niagara. 1857. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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Flaneur’s Gallery: The River of Light

Frederick Edwin Church. El Rio de Luz (The River of Light). 1877. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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