Category Archives: My photography

The sounds and hearts of the winged

by cheri sabraw When I was ten, I spent most of a morning fashioning a set of golden wings. Akin to making a kite, which my father Hugh had taught me to do, I designed a balsa wood skeleton, added … Continue reading

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Quail new year

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Reflection 2016

  by cheri block sabraw I looked in the magnifying mirror  yesterday.   In my eyes, I detected an alertness that made me wonder if such spirit portended fear and survival or curiosity and wonder. Though I would like to believe … Continue reading

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Lively London

by cheri We had it easy last week, settling into a comfortable seat, sipping a glass of rose wine, while experiencing the Eurostar train descend from daylight into  darkness. We had left Fraaaance and had come to conquer London—seat of … Continue reading

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The textures of Chicago

Life is texture. We might see it if we look. Soft, nubby, smooth, coarse, mottled, velvety, wet. Texture abounds all around. Sometimes, you find yourself in a place that feels cold. When under ice, you might commune with those people … Continue reading

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Spring in the desert

by cheri The Palo Verde tree sheds her love, A sprig of green and a resting dove. The prickly pear sprouts new quills, The clouds float through while  remaining still. The sun misbehaves at the end of the day, Mottling … Continue reading

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Dapper Dan

photos and words by cheri sabraw I love to be in the presence of a guy who feels comfortable with himself, with his feathers, with his direction in life, and most of all, with his point of view. A guy … Continue reading

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Quoth the raven: Forever more!

photography and words by cheri sabraw Being in the company of Beauty is best savored with someone special or alone. Feasting your eyes upon the wonder of Nature and absorbing the sounds associated with it are almost impossible to partake … Continue reading

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A novel with no tension

by cheri sabraw Can a great novel be without conflict? Without an antagonist? Without growing tension? Will a reader take the hands  of a contented narrator and accommodating likable characters for 100 pages? Will pleasant conversation enjoyed on a warm … Continue reading

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The Shelfie

by cheri sabraw Crossing the Arno River last May on the Ponte a Santa Trinita, I was struck by the number of African immigrants selling selfie sticks. Gone were hawkers pushing feathered-ball trinkets that danced like frenzied Pinocchios along the … Continue reading

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