Why “Seldom Scene”?

Maybe you’re wondering about the name of this new blog — at least, I know my wife is. I should take a moment to tell you where it comes from.

It seems to me that all too often we hurry through our lives, focusing on where we’re going and how late we are in getting there. Meanwhile, we’re obliviously walking right past incredible beauty all the time, every day. When I was gearing up to start this blog (and struggling to come up with a name I liked) it struck me that of the images I’ve posted on Flickr and other sites, most of my favorites were of subjects I nearly walked right on by — but then spotted out of the corner of my eye.

I almost called the blog “Scenes seldom seen,” but thought it was just too wordy. “Seldom Scene” is more compact, and ties in a bit of wordplay to boot. So that’s the story — in the future, I hope to capture and share with you a wealth of small fragments of easily overlooked beauty. Thanks for coming along for the ride…

Oh, and before I forget, this is a photoblog — so it’s got nothing to do with the bluegrass band of similar name.

4 thoughts on “Why “Seldom Scene”?

    • Glad to see you in this new place, rian! For those that aren’t quite as quick on their toes, I’ll be setting up a server-side redirect in a few days (so their feeds will just suddenly change).

  1. I’m guessing this is true of so much of life, Argos. The more you’re around it, the more you hardly see it anymore, if that makes sense. I remember walking past houses to school when I was young that I never looked at. Then one day I looked and couldn’t believe I had never really seen them before.

  2. Oh here is your new site! I really like the layout and the new name is great! I will update your link in my blogroll!

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