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Emily Grossman

If You Can't Say Something Nice

December 14, 2007 at 10:41 AM

If I were to begin these lines with my pencil, it would last for about two and a half seconds, and then turn thick and jagged. And then the eraser would smear them into a wrinkled hole, just before I rip the crumpled remains with a red rage.


The violin stories will stay in my head. Meanwhile, enjoy the scenery.


From Emily Grossman
Posted on December 14, 2007 at 10:52 AM
I somehow managed to botch the last photo while simultaneously rendering my blog un-editable.

In-editable.

Inevitable.

From Tom Holzman
Posted on December 14, 2007 at 2:01 PM
Lovely scenery! Thanks, Emily, and have a great weekend.
From Albert Justice
Posted on December 14, 2007 at 7:13 PM
The third one reminds me of flying over the Rockies.
From Laurie Niles
Posted on December 14, 2007 at 7:25 PM
Emily, I'll ask Robert to help!
From Emily Grossman
Posted on December 14, 2007 at 7:57 PM
Albert, we had a lot of ice fog yesterday, so it looks really high, but I'm only between 2000-3000 feet, elevation. In the right corner of that photo, you can see Mount Iliamna, an active volcano. Soldotna is on the plain between here and there, at the edge of the fog.
From Emily Grossman
Posted on December 14, 2007 at 8:01 PM
Does anyone else see the witch in the negative space in photo two? She even has a wart on her nose.
From Karin Lin
Posted on December 14, 2007 at 9:10 PM
Beautiful photos, Emily, thanks for sharing! And yes, I do see the witch, though I wouldn't have if you hadn't mentioned it. :)
From Tom Holzman
Posted on December 14, 2007 at 9:17 PM
Thanks for mentioning the witch. That's neat.
From Ray Randall
Posted on December 14, 2007 at 9:44 PM
I see a wolf facing left, ears pointing up and all.
From Jim W. Miller
Posted on December 14, 2007 at 11:27 PM
I 'd have to walk down into the fog in the last photo.
From Emily Grossman
Posted on December 14, 2007 at 11:34 PM
It was nice, starting the hike in a cloak of fog, emerging into the angled sunlight, then setting with the sun, back down into the fog.
From David Russell
Posted on December 15, 2007 at 12:54 AM
Emily,

Your amazing photos make me feel like I am in your head looking through your eyes! You have such a sense of beautiful!

Wow... maybe too much red wine after dinner.... ;-)

From Jim W. Miller
Posted on December 15, 2007 at 3:52 AM
Anybody in this bar hits on my woman is gonna get a knuckle sandwich!

Wow...maybe too much Maker's and coke
:)

From Emily Grossman
Posted on December 15, 2007 at 7:41 AM
Hmm, think I'll have a glass of wine myself.
From emmanuele baldini
Posted on December 15, 2007 at 2:20 PM
Thanks!!! What a wonderful world!!! Eine Alpensymphonie, R. Strauss or... Johann Sebastian Bach...
From Pauline Lerner
Posted on December 15, 2007 at 6:37 PM
Emmanuele, you're right -- Bach. Your photos are beautiful, Emily. Thanks for posting them. I've never seen anything that looks like the natural wonders of your part of the world. The scenery is completely unfamiliar, but very beautiful. That was some hike you took.
From Deborah McCann
Posted on December 16, 2007 at 9:33 PM
Emily,

Thank you for sharing the visual of what we try to produce with sound.

Debbie

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