Author Archives: Ed Spadoni

About Ed Spadoni

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Getting closer to your goal

Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal.   Elbert Hubbard Sony NEX 6, Lightroom 4 Advertisements

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First day of spring??

  Saturday was the first full day of spring.  Somewhere. iPhone 5, Snapseed 

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Mmm, mmm good!

Homemade tomato soup by Chef Claire, who doesn’t even like anything to do with tomatoes. But the title of this post says it all!  Thanks Claire.  Iphone 5, a little seasoning in Snapseed

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The Gambel Quail

A proud male as seen near Hoover Dam, the Arizona – Nevada border.  From DesertUSA:  DescriptionGambel’s quail are pear-shaped birds with short legs and roundish wings. Both sexes are gray above and buff below, with white-streaked russet sides. Males have … Continue reading

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Dad’s Basement, continued

  And the man himself. “Men are like wine – some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.”  Pope John XXIII

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Dad’s Basement

I recently had an opportunity to do something I loved doing as a child – hanging out in the basement with Dad.  I‘m still mesmerized by all the interesting tools and unique parts he has down there, and appreciating the … Continue reading

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“Warm” wishes from Buenos Aires!

Dear Ed and Rey – Over the years I have enjoyed your wonderful display of posts and sharing of news and advice in the world of photography. Today I saw your post of a warm weather photo and a plea … Continue reading

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Fellow New Englanders: repeat after me…

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”  Hal Borland Only 57 days until Spring!  Woo hoo!

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Beet greens, raspberries, and quahogs!

Lou Nachman responded to our request for some warm weather photos with these, taken in the Mt. Holly and Ennice, NC area. Lou writes: “Per your request, here are a few Vultures sunning themselves in the neighborhood this past week. … Continue reading

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Enough already!

You may have heard that the northeast United States has been hammered with extraordinary amounts of snow this winter,  Actually, it’s been only over the past three weeks during which record amounts of snow have been falling, at a pace … Continue reading

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Something to hope for

“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”    Joseph Addison

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Cowgirls

What’s that quote about, “t’was beauty tamed the beast”?  Never more true than at this rodeo, Kingman, AZ.

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Looking ahead

“It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.” – Winston Churchill

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On taking risks

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience. Paulo Coelho Iphone 5c, Killington, VT. Photo by Pete Spadoni.

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Seeing the hidden beauty

I took the above photo on a recent gray, colorless morning.  Nothing special, not even post-worthy.  But then something caught my eye.  Can you see it? Close to the opposite shore was this beautiful, singular swan.  I moved closer and … Continue reading

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Without a veil of tears

“Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don’t remember me at all.”  Laura Ingalls Wilder Sony NEX 6, Lightroom 4

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The time we spent together

“Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters.”  Trey Parker Sony NEX 6, Lightroom 4

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On endings and beginnings

“In the life of the spirit there is no ending that is not a beginning.” Henrietta Szold. May the new year be one of new beginnings, new hopes and dreams. iPhone 5

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On seeing again for the first time

“The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust iPhone 5

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On correcting mistakes

“If we could be twice young and twice old we could correct all our mistakes.” Euripides iPhone 5

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