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Couple's view from Mount Battie, National Geographic, September 1952

Mount Battie 1910, 1952, 2010. It’s uncanny. Were P and I the type to send Christmas cards, I would have appropriated this 1952 National Geographic image of a couple who could well be our doppelgangers. We took the same hike up Mount Battie in August and found the view of Camden Harbor unchanged. A greater … Continue reading

Pied beauty: appreciating imperfection on Thanksgiving

Pumpkin "pied beauty"

Glory be to God for dappled things— For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings; Landscape plotted and pieced—fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who … Continue reading

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