Flowers, album created on 24 May 2013
Some of nature's jewels.
Snow/Neige, album created on 24 Jan 2014
Snow is one of nature's most remarkable phenomena. It is the perfect offspring of the lasting marriage between water and cold. A freshly fallen blanket of pure white snow brings a sense of joy, peace, and wonder to all who appreciate nature's boundless beauty. Following one of the great 19th century blizzards, "The Farmer's Cabinet" wrote in 1829, "It is cheering to see the towering bank in a sunny morning, gemmed like the crown of a monarch, with jewels that receive their splendor from the sun’…
Sunrise/Sunset Photos, album created on 29 Aug 2013
Nature's often brilliant lighting displays starring the rising and setting sun and an occasional "guest appearance" by fog.
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- 29 Jan 2017I typically refrain from writing political commentary here. But these are no ordinary times, at least in the United States. The January 29, 2017 edition of The Washington Post reported : Sharef once worked for a U.S. government subcontractor in post-invasion Iraq as a translator and a program manager. He got his visas, after two years of vetting, through a special U.S. resettlement program for Iraqi employees of the American government. Working for Americans was filled with perils, he…