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Photos by Bruce McMillan
copyright 2005
taken in Shapleigh, Maine.

These were sent to friends a daily emails
and are now here for you to enjoy.

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First Postcard->
Sent March 10, 2005

"The sky is the daily bread of the eyes."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The bathroom skylight window iced after the storm
taken on March 9, 2005 at Bruce McMillan's in Shapleigh, Maine
A Dolphin in the Sky
Second Postcard->
Sent March 18, 2005

An optical illusion. Is the window at the end of a tunnel or on a rise?

"You will have truly mastered the Icelandic language when you can sip 'kaffi' (coffee) from a saucer through a 'molasykur' (sugar cube) between your teeth while saying:
Það er gott að sjá þig.
It is nice to see you."
Robert Asgeirsson

Hallway skylight taken on March 9, 2005 at Bruce's, Shapleigh, Maine
Third Postcard>
Sent March 20, 2005

"Writing is like walking in a deserted street.
Out of the dust in the street you make a mud pie."
John LeCarre

Taken on March 18, 2005 at Bruce's in Shapleigh, Maine
Mud Season
Fourth Postcard->
Sent April 19, 2005

"Art is not what you see,
but what you make others see."
Edgar Degas

Photo of pond surface reflection turned upside down,
taken on April 17, 2005 on the walk behind Bruce's.
Birch Trees in a Blue Sky
Fifth Postcard->
Sent April 23, 2005

"Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience,
and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern."
Alfred North Whitehead
English mathematician & philosopher

Taken on April 9, 2005 during a behind-the-house wood's walk in Shapleigh, Maine.
Birch Tree to the Sky in a Green Woods
The only photo effect was to turn the photo
of the water reflections in the pond upside down.
Sent May 4, 2005

"We live in a rainbow of chaos."
Paul Cezanne

Taken at sunrise on May 3, 2005 in Bruce's yard with a new Nikon D2X camera.
Apple Sumac Forsythia Spruce
Seventh Postcard->
Sent May 6, 2005

"Great art picks up where nature ends."
Marc Chagall
born Moishe Zakharovich Shagalov (Moishe Segal)

Gray Squirrel tail photographed on May 5, 2005
from Bruce's kitchen window with a Nikon D2X and 300mm lens.
Art and Nature
Eighth Postcard->
Sent May 9, 2005

"In our life there is a single color,
as on an artist's palette,
which provides the meaning of life and art.
It is the color of love."
Marc Chagall
born Moishe Zakharovich Shagalov (Moishe Segal)

 An overcast day on May 5, 2005 in Shapleigh, ME.
Cloudy Country Colors
Ninth Postcard->
Sent May 14, 2005

"Nature does nothing uselessly."
384 B.C. - 322 B.C.

Taken during a back yard walk in Shapleigh, ME on May 13, 2005.
Horsetails (Equisetum) by the Pond
Horsetails were a far larger and more diverse group in the distant past, before the evolution of seed plants. In the Carboniferous period, about 280-340 million years ago, they included large trees reaching heights of 99 feet / 30 meters.
Tenth Postcard->
Sent May 17, 2005

"I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene."
Grandma Moses
(born Anna Mary Robertson)

Taken during a back yard walk in Shapleigh, ME,  May 13, 2005.
Beech Woods Greens
Eleventh Postcard->
Sent May 19, 2005

"People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love."
Claude Monet, born Oscar-Claude Monet

Taken during a back yard walk in Shapleigh, ME,  May 13, 2005.

Postcard Quotes Pages

On Amaryllis Flowers

On Art

On Birds

On Grandson Finn

On Flowers

On Snow

On Travelling

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