Through the looking glass

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Multiple personalities

I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.

~ Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

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Hiding in my own image.  (Reflection in one of the prints hanging in my living room.)

Today’s Capture Your 365 prompt is “Through the looking glass.”  In the email, we were instructed:

2013 is the year of putting more of YOU in your 365 project.  Stepping in front of our own lens, seeing who we are, and how we can be difficult.  But YOU are beautiful.  YOU are worthy of a memory!

The self-portrait prompts for Capture Your 365 are among the reasons I decided to give this a try.  A few months ago I realized that at the rate I was going, there would be very few memories of me in our photo albums.

Glow and snow

Glow and snow

Like most of the photographers I know, I prefer to stay behind the camera rather than in front of it.  I’ve always been that way.

Through the looking glass

Through the looking glass

She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).”

~ Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass



That’s enough of me for now.  More than I’m comfortable with, truth be told.  Perhaps over time I’ll get used to being in the images.  In the meantime, let’s go for a walk around the pond.  It’s a gorgeous day.

From the Future Woods

From the Future Woods

We frequently do have gorgeous days while the east coast is coping with snow.  I know the white stuff has been piling up out there for some of you, and that the winds have been pretty bad.  I hope all is well, and that you get a chance to play.



After all, if you’re gonna have snow, might as well enjoy it.

Looks like the daffodils are agreeing with the groundhog when it comes to signs of early spring.

Looks like the daffodils are agreeing with the groundhog when it comes to signs of early spring.

That should do it from me and from the Bogs for this beautiful Saturday.  This might be a good evening to watch the sunset.  There are enough clouds in the sky to reflect the colors.  I’ll meet you on the porch.  It should be warm out there after an afternoon of sun, but wear a jacket.  It’s still winter.

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The surface of the pond is still frozen

Have a delightful day, evening, night… whenever and wherever you are on the spectrum of time.  🙂

Awakening after a long winter's nap?

Awakening after a long winter’s nap?

But if I’m not the same, the next question is, ‘Who in the world am I?’  Ah, that’s the great puzzle!

~ Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass


32 Comments on “Through the looking glass”

  1. I absolutely love you hiding in your images. Fantastic. And HAPPY feeling. 🙂

  2. mobius faith says:

    Sheesh, now I got David Bowies Gnome song stuck in my head.
    Love the first two images really amazing work. “Multiple Personalities” is off-the-chart good. And great work revisiting and re-envision one of your own prints by adding (“hiding in”) the reflection. Very cool work.

  3. Val says:

    I love this post, Robin. Particularly the pics of you ‘hiding away’ in reflections… and not hiding away at all! 🙂 You might remember that in my old blog, Absurd Old Bird, I posted some pics of myself, but I decided that – apart from my userpic – that I wouldn’t to that in my current blog.

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Val. 🙂

      I’m not sure I’ll post too many more “not hiding” pics of myself in the future, but wanted to get in the spirit of things for at least one prompt.

  4. aFrankAngle says:

    As usual, a wonderful post. As for as the self portraits, I like through the glass. But overall, the second pic is awesome with or without you.

  5. munchow says:

    Awesome pictures. I particularly like the ones through the looking glass. So different end enticing. Great idea.

  6. Tammy says:

    Really different than some of your other work! I like them – especially the hiking photo.

  7. bearyweather says:

    You have gotten very artistic with your photography in the last two posts … glad to see you are having fun with your photos.

    I WISH my winter looked like it was ending like yours does …. One foot of snow last weekend, 6 inches on wednesday, and it is currently falling like crazy .. billions of huge flakes that they say will amount to another foot by morning … TOO MUCH.

    • Robin says:

      It has been a lot of fun, Bearyweather. And it gives me something to do during the winter months. Our snow hasn’t been nearly as prolific as usual or I might be crying, “TOO MUCH” too.

  8. Stacie says:

    I love how creative your self-portraits are! I especially love the one with the trees rising above your image, and the magical, sparkly, glowing one. Great job!

  9. cecilia says:

    very nice work, I especially like the sleeping gnome as well, such an unblemished image, is spring really going to come/?.. c

  10. Love your “through the looking glass” portraits. And maybe you can bring that little dwarf-looking Santa in out of the cold. 🙂

  11. Joanne says:

    Yes, you are worthy of a memory Robin! I always love seeing you (which isn’t very often!) Is there someone in your family who could take some photos of you, for the family album? They should do it! Glow and snow is such a happy photo and your eyes are glistening. 🙂

  12. Determined daffodills and sleeping dwarf. Sounds like Wonderland ( The pearlized portrait is intriguing)

  13. those self portraits are quite excellent – nicely done!

  14. jane tims says:

    Hi. I love the sleeping lawn gnome!! Jane

  15. Sallyann says:

    Gnome sweet gnome. 😀

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