A Halloween Children’s Story

“The Green Ribbon”
 
Once there was a girl named Jenny.
She was like all the other girls,
Except for one thing.
She always wore a green ribbon
Around her neck.
There was a boy named Alfred
In her class.
Alfred liked Jenny,
And Jenny liked Alfred.
One day he asked her,
“Why do you wear that ribbon
All the time?”
“I cannot tell you,” said Jenny.
But Alfred kep asking,
“Why do you wear it?”
And Jenny would say,
“It is not important.”
Jenny and Alfred grew up
And fell in love.
One day they got married.
After the wedding,
Alfred said,
“Now that we’re married,
“You must tell me
About the green ribbon.”
“You still must wait,”
Said Jenny.
“I will tell you
When the right time comes.”
Years passed.
Alfred and Jenny grew old.
One day Jenny became very sick.
The doctor told her
She was dying.
Jenny called Alfred to her side.
“Alfred,” she said,
Now I can tell you
About the green ribbon.
Untie it,
And you will see
Why I could not tell you before.”
Slowly and carefully,
Alfred untied the ribbon,
And Jenny’s head fell off.
 
Have you read this story?
I would love to hear from you!
It’s one of my favorites!
 
I read it to my children all the time!
 
 
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Silence And Time

Mittineague Park. October 29, 2010. Photo by Bruce Barone.

See Under: Field Work

“A quick glance at (the photograph) and we might walk away, thinking it drab and over-regulated. A slower glance, and (the photograph) reveals an infinitude of subtle hues and shifting verticals. Its beauty, like so much we see, reveals itself only in time. Silence is making–friends–with–time. It does not fight it or waste it; it refuses to run after it. Silence floats free with time, letting the pattern of the moments unfold at its own pace. It is a way of becoming free, not only for the practical advantage of being able to see the beauty in what is gray, for example, but at a far deeper level. In silence we break the hold time has on us, and accept in practice that our true home is in eternity.”
~Sister Wendy Beckett

Do you find Time to bathe in the Beauty of Silence? How? I would love to hear from you!

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Four Birds

The Lower Mill Pond, Late October. Easthampton, Massachusetts. Photo by Bruce Barone.

Are not the colors of Autumn wonderful? I would love to hear from you!

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Please Join Me For A Walk

This morning at the park down the street from our home:

“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”
~Henry David Thoreau

All photographs by Bruce Barone.


Did you enjoy your walk with me? I hope so and I would love to hear from you!

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Wednesday in Massachusetts

In Autumn:

Mittineague Park, West Springfield, MA. October 27, 2010. Photo by Bruce Barone

See Under: Field Work.

Leaves on our Grass. Photo by Bruce Barone.

What does the landscape look like where you live?
I would love to hear from you!

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Calling All Angels

I am working with a few photo labs across the country to prepare and produce prints and greeting cards for an upcoming Arts & Crafts Fair Susan and I are participating in at a church in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Susan will be selling her soaps. And I will be selling prints and cards of nature (landscapes, flowers, birds), documentary (religious statuary), portraits (Nadine). I will also be marketing my portrait and wedding photography services.

Here are a few images:

Santa Maria, Santa Teresa, Santa Anna, Santa Susannah
Santa Cecilia, Santa Copelia, Santa Domenica, Mary Angelica
Frater Achad, Frater Pietro, Julianus, Petronilla
Santa, Santos, Miroslaw, Vladimir
and all the rest

a man is placed upon the steps, a baby cries
and high above the church bells start to ring
and as the heaviness the body oh the heaviness settles in
somewhere you can hear a mother sing

then it’s one foot then the other as you step out onto the road
how much weight? how much weight?
then it’s how long? and how far?
and how many times before it’s too late?

calling all angels
calling all angels
walk me through this one
don’t leave me alone
calling all angels
calling all angels
we’re cryin’ and we’re hurtin’
and we’re not sure why…

and every day you gaze upon the sunset
with such love and intensity
it’s almost…it’s almost as if
if you could only crack the code
then you’d finally understand what this all means

but if you could…do you think you would
trade in all the pain and suffering?
ah, but then you’d miss
the beauty of the light upon this earth
and the sweetness of the leaving

calling all angels
calling all angels
walk me through this one
don’t leave me alone
callin’ all angels
callin’ all angels
we’re tryin’
we’re hopin’
we’re hurtin’
we’re lovin’
we’re cryin’
we’re callin’
’cause we’re not sure how this goes

Have you heard “Calling all Angels” before? I would love to hear from you!
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Splendour in the Grass

What a difference a day makes; yesterday here.

Today below:

Mittineague Park, October 26, 2010. Photo by Bruce Barone.

See Under: Field Work.

A few lines from a favorite poem:

What though the radiance which was once so bright
Be now for ever taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be;
In the soothing thoughts that spring
Out of human suffering;
In the faith that looks through death,
In years that bring the philosophic mind.

~William Wordsworth.
 ODE--INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY FROM RECOLLECTIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD
 
Have you read this poem? What do you think of it?
I would love to hear from you! 

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photography--photography with soul that inspires you to live a more
artful and beautiful life, please contact me. Thank You!
 
 

Monday Morning

A few minutes after 10:00. Light rain. But mild.

Mittineague Park, October 25, 2010. Photo by Bruce Barone.

See Under: Field Work

Where were you are 10:00 this morning? What did you see?
I would love to hear from you!

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Time Stood Still

Saturday Afternoon, October 23, 2010

All photographs by Bruce Barone.

What did you do on Saturday afternoon? I would love to hear from you!

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Inspiration

Susan said, “Want to go to Osgood’s with me?”

“Yes!” I said. “I love Osgood’s.”

See why:

OH, look! How cute!

OH, my! I think they need a visit from Mary Poppins to help organize this stuff!

Don’t worry. He’s not too scary!

But look who is across the aisle from him!
Please! No monkey business allowed in the store, sir!

Let’s go down a different aisle.

So far, this is as close as I have gotten to Paris!

But wait! There’s more!!!

Every guy wants to be a cowboy!

And what guy doesn’t love flowers?!

Everywhere I looked I saw Beauty:

OH! Here comes Beauty–Susan! She wants me to go home and work on her website.

I would love to hear from you!