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but there's no shortage of irony.

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Oh and ...

I flunked charm school.

So what.

Can't write anything.

= Jennifer =

Causing considerable consternation
to many fine folk since 1957

Pepper and me ... Seattle 1962

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= Jenny the Pirate =

Hoist The Colors

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I am a Blue Star Mother

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Insist on yourself; never imitate.

Your own gift you can present

every moment

with the cumulative force

of a whole life’s cultivation;

but of the adopted talent of another

you have only an extemporaneous

half possession.

That which each can do best,

none but his Maker can teach him.

= Ralph Waldo Emerson =

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Represent:

The Black Velvet Coat

In The Market, As It Were

 

 

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Contributor to

American Cemetery

published by Kates-Boylston

A Pistol With One Shot

Ecstatically shooting everything in sight using my beloved Nikon D3100 with AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR kit lens and AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 G prime lens.

Also capturing outrageous beauty left and right with my Nikon D7000 blissfully married to my Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D AF prime glass. Don't be jeal.

And then there was the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f:3.5-5.6G ED VR II zoom. We're done here.

Dying Is A Day Worth Living For

I am a taphophile

Word. Photo Jennifer Weber 2010

Great things are happening at

Find A Grave

If you don't believe me, click the pics.

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Dying is a wild night

and a new road.

Emily Dickinson

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REMEMBRANCE

When I am gone

Please remember me

 As a heartfelt laugh,

 As a tenderness.

 Hold fast to the image of me

When my soul was on fire,

The light of love shining

Through my eyes.

Remember me when I was singing

And seemed to know my way.

Remember always

When we were together

And time stood still.

Remember most not what I did,

Or who I was;

Oh please remember me

For what I always desired to be:

A smile on the face of God.

David Robert Brooks
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 Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.

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Keep To The Code

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You Want To Find This
The Promise Of Redemption

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I BELIEVED, AND THEREFORE HAVE I SPOKEN; we also believe, and therefore speak;

Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

II Corinthians 4

Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it, have never known it again.

~ Ronald Reagan

Photo Jennifer Weber 2010

Not Without My Effects

My Compass Works Fine

The Courage Of Our Hearts

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Daft Like Jack

 "I can name fingers and point names ..."

And We'll Sing It All The Time
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  • Always Near - A Romantic Collection
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    Real Music
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  • The Poet: Romances for Cello
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  • Nightfall
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  • The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion
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    The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems
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  • In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms
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    by Paul Kengor
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    Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds
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    by Todd Harra, Ken McKenzie
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  • Good Dog, Carl : A Classic Board Book
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    by Alexandra Day
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  • In Six Days : Why Fifty Scientists Choose to Believe in Creation
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Easy On The Goods
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    starring Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee
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    starring Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds, Barry Fitzgerald, Rod Taylor
  • Bernie
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    starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey
  • Remember the Night
    Remember the Night
    starring Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi, Elizabeth Patterson, Sterling Holloway
  • The Ox-Bow Incident
    The Ox-Bow Incident
    starring Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn, William Eythe
  • The Bad Seed
    The Bad Seed
    starring Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart, Evelyn Varden
  • Shadow of a Doubt
    Shadow of a Doubt
    starring Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey, Patricia Collinge, Henry Travers
  • The More The Merrier
    The More The Merrier
    starring Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn, Bruce Bennett, Ann Savage
  • Act of Valor
    Act of Valor
    starring Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez, Nestor Serrano
  • Deep Water
    Deep Water
    starring Tilda Swinton, Donald Crowhurst, Jean Badin, Clare Crowhurst, Simon Crowhurst
  • Sunset Boulevard
    Sunset Boulevard
    starring William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark
  • Penny Serenade
    Penny Serenade
    starring Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Edgar Buchanan, Beulah Bondi
  • Double Indemnity
    Double Indemnity
    starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall, Jean Heather
  • Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged
    Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged
    starring Gary Anthony Williams
  • Fat Sick & Nearly Dead
    Fat Sick & Nearly Dead
    Passion River
  • It Happened One Night (Remastered Black & White)
    It Happened One Night (Remastered Black & White)
    starring Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert
  • Stella Dallas
    Stella Dallas
    starring Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley, Barbara O'Neil, Alan Hale
  • The Iron Lady
    The Iron Lady
    starring Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Harry Lloyd, Anthony Head, Alexandra Roach
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Complete Collection (4 Disc Set)
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    starring Peter Sallis, Anne Reid, Sally Lindsay, Melissa Collier, Sarah Laborde
  • The Red Balloon (Released by Janus Films, in association with the Criterion Collection)
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    starring Red Balloon
  • Stalag 17 (Special Collector's Edition)
    Stalag 17 (Special Collector's Edition)
    starring William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss, Harvey Lembeck
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    The Major and the Minor (Universal Cinema Classics)
    starring Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland
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    My Dog Skip
    starring Frankie Muniz, Diane Lane, Luke Wilson, Kevin Bacon
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    Sabrina
    starring Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Walter Hampden, John Williams
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    The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer
    starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple, Rudy Vallee, Ray Collins
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    Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
    starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport
  • Now, Voyager (Keepcase)
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    starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper, John Loder
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That Dog Is Never Going To Move

~ RIP JAVIER ~

1999-2016

Columbia's Finest Chihuahua

Simple. Easy To Remember.

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Thursday
Oct102013

They shoot sisters don't they

Recently I took our two younger daughters to Hopelands Gardens in Aiken.

They know the protocol on these occasions: pose, pose, and pose some more.

And they seem happy to do it. They even seem to enjoy it.

Maybe that's because they know I'll make them look good.

For there is no friend like a sister
In calm or stormy weather; 
To cheer one on the tedious way, 
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down, 
To strengthen whilst one stands.

~Christina Rossetti~

You know full well as I do the value of sisters' affections: there is nothing like it in this world.

~Charlotte Brontë~

I had two sisters, and we would love to get dressed up and pretend that we were chic, sophisticated ladies. And I think that was a great sort of preparation, in a way.

~Suzanne Farrell~

Christian sisters should not at any time dress extravagantly, but at all times dress as neat, modest, and healthful, as their work will allow.

~Ellen G. White~

Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of. You know whatever you do, they'll still be there.

~Amy Li~

I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness.

~Emily Dickinson~

Help one another, is part of the religion of sisterhood.

~Louisa May Alcott~

There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me.

~Mary Montagu~

Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow.

~Benjamin Disraeli~

Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk.

~Susan Scarf Merrell~

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Happy Shooting

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Tuesday
Sep172013

Eureka!

Around mid-afternoon on Monday I asked Erica if she'd like to do a mini-photo session after I concluded an online class that evening.

Not mini-photos; a mini session. As in, not very ambitious.

I almost reneged when several hours melted away and next thing I knew, it'd gone eleven o'clock.

She changed into her pajamas and I said, do you still want to take some pictures?

Sure, she said. And obediently went to change back into clothes.

Wear a bright color, I said.

And she did.

Lovely girl; don't you agree?

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Happy Shooting

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Saturday
Sep142013

The radiant Miss R

It's a well-known fact that I love photographing my own children. And the camera loves them, if I do say so myself.

But it's fun to take pictures of a new face, and absolutely delightful when said face is so pretty.

Such was the case yesterday when I and Miss R had a lovely time taking fifty-eleven pictures of her.

She's a doll; don't you agree? And one couldn't ask for a more cooperative model.

When I asked her to open this little glass door, she didn't even hesitate.

There were wardrobe changes, just to keep it interesting.

And at five foot nine, Miss R wears her cute outfits very well.

Just for fun, I asked her to try a mysterious expression.

And she excelled at that, but soon her brilliant sunny smile came out again.

Then she put on her Easter dress and I requested another semi-serious pose.

On sudden impulse I put some little lights behind her.

And after a great big smile, Miss R went with the full-bore gaze.

And then gave a wee sweet smile.

Then we opted for a few outdoor shots.

The dogwood in my side yard is beginning to turn and Miss R reminded it that spring will come again.

After that, Miss R sat on our steps and brightened a few sunbeams.

And managed to look as though she was up to something.

Our last shot turned out to be my favorite.

Nice, no? Thanks, Miss R. It was a pleasure working with you.

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 Happy Shooting

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Saturday
Sep072013

Paging Mister Mullygrub

My grandson was in town for Labor Day and his mother's birthday party.

His parents brought him; we threw the parties.

The next morning as they were preparing to go home, I coaxed Andrew into the studio.

In order to comply, it was necessary for him to leave his mother's arms.

And that made him unhappy.

The pout started slowly, then began to build.

I told his mother to switch on the black ceiling fan over his head.

We pointed to it, and momentarily he was mesmerized by the turning blades.

Then he realized he'd been snookered, and I think that made him mad.

Poochy lip became all-out bawling for about thirty seconds.

Eventually he thought better of it and began calming himself.

Still, dismay darkened his eyes and furrowed his brow.

We never did get a smile but at least I had a good time.

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Happy Shooting

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Monday
Jul082013

Reign of the Crape Myrtles

This is the time of year in "Famously Hot" Columbia, South Carolina, when you hear the near-constant whir of cicadas.

They drone and whine and click and wheeze in unison from deep in the tree branches: Summer. Summer. Summer.

One can easily hear them from indoors, provided there's not a lot of ambient noise.

When you step outside, you realize how loud they are.

And just as loud color-wise are the gorgeous fluffy Crape (not "Crepe" although they do appear crepey) Myrtles that blossom in riotous profusion everywhere you look in summer.

These happy flowering trees fling joyous branches heavy with lavender, raspberry, red, and white panicles against the blue sky.

A mature crape myrtle in full bloom, reaching for the clouds, is one of the prettiest sights you'll ever see.

We've had a lot of rain lately and some of those weighted branches are drooping.

The slightest breeze causes them to release flurries of bright petals.

At Trinity Episcopal Cemetery in Columbia last Saturday, a huge Crape Myrtle was bent so low over a sidewalk and several graves, it created a kind of pink-and-green room.

One had to bend at the waist and duck down in order to get inside.

Before the inevitable pop-up rain-out -- requiring us to stand for nearly half an hour on the topmost step of one of the church's (tightly locked) entrances, an inch or so from being drenched in the downpour, listening to someone inside gloriously playing the organ -- I got some new shots in this very old cemetery that I visit often.

When the rain subsided we headed for our car, wilting a bit in the intense humidity but happy to have had the opportunity to soak up some splendor.

Cemeteries are full of art and nature. Most of all, they sing with life and love. Take some time to wander through an old one and you'll see what I mean.

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When we that wore the myrtle wear the dust,

And years of darkness cover up our eyes,

And all our arrogant laughter and sweet lust

Keep counsel with the scruples of the wise;

When boys and girls that now are in the loins

Of croaking lads, dip oar into the sea, --

And who are these that dive for copper coins?

No longer we, my love, no longer we --

Then let the fortunate breathers of the air,

When we lie speechless in the muffling mould,

Tease not our ghosts with slander, pause not there

To say that love is false and soon grows cold,

But pass in silence the mute grave of two

Who lived and died believing love was true.

~Edna St. Vncent Millay~

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