Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Two Photos From My Twin

  My twin brother Michael loves to take long walks and photograph the beauty he sees. He knows how much Roger and I miss Capitola.


So he sent us this photo the other day. A sunset view of one of favorite places.


He also sent this photo of a sunset at Schwann Lake. The serenity is perfect. 

A deep meditative breath in the moment. Our earth's beauty is the calming balance to these times.

32 comments:

  1. Compliments to Michael on a couple of very fine photographs. Recent afternoons here have promised rich sunsets, only for the expected gold to be swept away at the last moment by clouds moving in from the south-west.

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    1. John-- I will let Michael know. He'll really appreciate that, he loves looking at your photos. Hope you get some beautiful sunsets there soon.

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  2. Thanks for sharing your brother's photos, and the serenity they evoke!

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    1. Barbara-- Yes, they are truly serene moments.

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  3. Both of those embody peace. He really has a great camera eye robin. That can't be taught. Must be in the genes.

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    1. Patti-- I love the idea of our love for photography and beauty being in our genes. What a wonderful thought to contemplate today.

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  4. Gosh, those are lovely, Robin Andrea! You and your twin share a talent with a camera! Did you two start using a camera at a young age or is it a hobby you picked up later in life?

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    1. EllenD-- Interestingly, we both came to it late in life. He started out birding and photographing birds. He and his wife taught me about birds. I started photographing when I retired in 2004. I suddenly saw beauty all around me, and I grabbed my camera.

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  5. Thank you and your brother for sharing photos of places on our beautiful earth that are also my favorites. Capitola is where R first kissed me all those years ago when we were 18 years old. Humboldt County is dear to me. Thank you both for giving me the gift of seeing those places from way up here in the northwest corner Washington State, which I have come to love as well.

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    1. am-- I love knowing that Capitola is where R first kissed you. That just made me realize that Capitola is where Roger and I first kissed as well. Such a place of heartfelt romance. We're glad to share the photos of your favorite places, am!

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  6. Michael has a good eye to see such peaceful scenes. Nice that he's always thinking of his twin sister.

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    1. Red-- Michael really does have a lovely eye for peaceful scenes. Oh yes we think of each other all the time. We were once womb-mates!

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  7. Very lovely and serene. Definitely a panacea to the power struggle in this country.

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    1. ellen-- Beauty is the best balance to these crazy times. I'm blown away everyday by the power struggles.

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  8. He took some beautiful sunsets especially the second one

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    1. Billy-- Yes, that second one really captures the moment. Beautiful.

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  9. Stunning and so very peaceful. I love that your brother is aware and treats you with gifts of small works of art.

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    1. Linda-- My sibs and I are all pretty close. We went to Woodstock together in 1969. We communicate almost daily now, even though none of us live close enough to each other to visit these days.

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  10. Beautiful photos. Such different views than what I see around me.

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    1. Ally-- We love the beauty of Capitola. Roger's family had a beach house there since 1938. He and his sibs sold it in 2019. It was one of our most favorite places to go.

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  11. The thing I like about both of those photos is that there are no humans in either one, masked or unmasked.

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    1. Catalyst-- Yes! The "no humans" is my favorite part as well.

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  12. To encourage the various systems in my body to function as they should - after the assault they endured in the operating theatre - I also take walks. And there the similarity with your twin brother ends. Mine are short, once lasting 15 minutes now down to 10 minutes. The only aesthetic experience available is exposure to the architecture of twenty-first-century residences in the Welsh Marches. If I time my walks for dusk, people start turning on lights in their front rooms and I realise most are living lives that are as dull as mine. I don't bother dressing for the occasion, just add a fleece jacket and a Paul Smith scarf which cost £60; so far no one has noticed that my trousers are actually my PJ trousers. There are dangers on these walks, mainly in avoiding piles of dog poo on the sidewalks (which we confusingly call pavements). As a result I am unable to tell you what's happening in the sky since it behoves me to keep my eyes on the surface ahead and not look up. QED

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    1. Roderick-- I so wish our paths could cross out there on your sidewalks. I would walk with you and keep my eye out for the dog poo so you could keep your eyes on the skies. It's a wonderful balance to these insane times we are living in. I also wouldn't mind seeing you walking in your PJ trousers. Now that I would want to photograph. Take care there, Roderick.

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  13. Your brother Michael did well to capture this beauty and thank you for sharing with us, Robin.

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    1. Beatrice-- So glad you liked the photos. Thank you so much for that.

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  14. Your brother's photos are art. Love the rich serene colors.

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    1. 37paddington-- Yes, rich serene colors. That's what I see too.

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  15. Lovely photos!
    I like the previous post, it's tough finding hope...

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    1. Jenn-- It is lovely to hear from you. So glad you liked the photos. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.

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  16. Gorgeous. Your twin is a wonderful photographer!

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    1. Spare Parts and Pics-- Thank you for that. I'll tell Michael! It's good to hear from you.

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