Category Archives: Month in review

Knee-high by the Fourth of July: Outtakes

“The Summer looks out from her brazen tower, Through the flashing bars of July.” – Francis Thompson With the closing of July, we are just past the middle of summer. A bit more of it behind us as there is ahead of us (at least in California), with a couple of more hot weather months [...]

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June’s swoon

“It is the month of June, The month of leaves and roses, When pleasant sights salute the eyes, And pleasant scents the noses.” – Nathaniel Parker Willis Sorry, but I’m a little late in posting last month’s outtakes. So without any further ado, here’s a belated look back at 10 favorite previously unposted photos from [...]

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May outtakes

“The months roll by like wheels on a wheelchair. Pretty soon it’ll be July. Feels like just last month it was May.” ― Jarod Kintz, Last month was May and the year seems like it’s really steaming along. We’re already at the halfway point. Here are 10 of my favorite previously unposted photos from May. [...]

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April’s outtakes

“Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come.” – Thomas Carlyle April’s showers have come and gone and the heat of summer is not far away. Here are 10 of my favorite previously unposted photos from the month. ________________________________________ 4/1/14: ________________________________________ [...]

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Outtakes: March of time

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.” – Khalil Gibran March has come and gone and to paraphrase Tennessee Ernie Ford: “I’m another year older and deeper in debt” (it’s my birthday month). Here are [...]

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February’s outtakes

“The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within.” – William C. Bryant Although the month started out with sunshine, we finally got some much-needed rain and the clouds that come with it in February. Along with that, basketball on all levels pervaded the month. Here are 10 of [...]

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The new year is humming along

For those of you who are still writing “2013” on your checks it’s time to get into the swing of things because January is over and 2014 is well under way. Here are 10 of my favorite unposted photos from the new year’s first month. _________________________________________________ Jan. 9 _________________________________________________ Jan. 12 _________________________________________________ Jan. 15 _________________________________________________ [...]

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The last month: December outtakes

At the end of every year I compile a list of some of my favorite photos. They’re shown in a gallery here at Recordnet.com. But due to deadlines the list is finished before December is actually done, so if I shoot a picture that I especially like after I have already made my picks, unfortunately [...]

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November outtakes

“November comes And November goes, With the last red berries And the first white snows. With night coming early, And dawn coming late, And ice in the bucket And frost by the gate. The fires burn And the kettles sing, And earth sinks to rest Until next spring.” – Clyde Watson With the closing of [...]

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October’s outtakes

“October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.” -Hal Borland October’s passing leaves us with just two months left in 2013. Here are 10 favorite outtakes from the 10th month of [...]

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