April 23rd, 2011

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Is Your Mama A Llama?

Photobucket is down ... I can't post any pictures ... so I am re-posting my favorite children story ... just because I can ;)

Is Your Mama A Llama?

"is your mama a llama?"
i asked my friend dave.
"no she is not,"
is the answer dave gave.
"she hangs by her feet,
and she lives in a cave.
i do not believe that's how llamas behave."
"oh," i said. "you are
right about that.
i think that your mama
sounds more like a...BAT!"

"is your mama a llama?"
i asked my friend fred.
"no she is not,"
is what freddy said.
"she has a long neck and
white feathers and wings.
i don't think a llama has
all of those things."
"oh," i said.
"you don't need to go on.
i think that your mama
must be a... SWAN!"

"is your mama a llama?"
i asked my friend jane.
"no she is not,"
jane politely explained.
"she grazes on grass,
and she likes to say, 'moo!'
i don't think that is
what a llama would do."
"oh," i said. "i understand, now.
i think that your mama
must be a... COW!"

"is your mama a llama?"
i asked my friend clyde.
"no she is not,"
is how clyde replied.
"she's got flippers and whiskers
and eats fish all day.
i do not think llamas
act quite in that way."
"oh," i said.
"i'm beginning to feel
that your mama must
really be a... SEAL!"

"is your mama a llama?"
i asked my friend rhonda.
"no she is not,"
is how rhonda responded.
"she's got big hind legs
and a pocket for me,
so i don't think a llama
is what she could be."
"oh," i said.
"that is certainly true.
i think that your mama's a... KANGAROO!"

"is your mama a llama?"
i asked my friend llyn.
"oh lloyd, don't be silly!"
llyn said with a grin.
"my mama has big ears,
long lashes and fur,
and you of all people
should know about her!"
"our mamas belong to the same herd,
and you--know all about llamas
cause you are one, too!"
"yes you are right," i said to my friend.
"my mama's a... LLAMA!"
and this is the end.


Written by Deborah Guarino


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Vivian Maier new website ...

Finally!!! The new Vivian Maier website is online!
http://www.vivianmaier.com/book/

A good street photographer must possess many talents: an eye for detail, light, and composition; impeccable timing; a populist or humanitarian outlook; and a tireless ability to constantly shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot and never miss a moment. It is hard enough to find these qualities in trained photographers with the benefit of schooling and mentors and a community of fellow artists and aficionados supporting and rewarding their efforts. It is incredibly rare to find it in someone with no formal training and no network of peers.
Yet Vivian Maier is all of these things, a professional nanny, who from the 1950s until the 1990s took over 100,000 photographs worldwide—from France to New York City, to Chicago and dozens of other countries—and yet showed the results to no one. The photos are amazing both for the breadth of the work and for the high quality of the humorous, moving, beautiful, and raw images of all facets of city life in America’s post-war golden age
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