09-23-14 Wake Me Up When September Ends

Summer has come and passed
The innocent can never last
wake me up when September ends

Billie Joe Armstrong

It rained almost two inches on September 23, 2011.


But not everyone wants to block September out by sleeping



They still block it out but in other ways.

9-22-14 Last Sunset Summer 2014

As I post this at 10:29 PM EDT the Autumn Equinox is here. In New York, the summer was not very summer like. I will miss it anyway as it was a momentous season for my family.

I went down to the river this evening to say goodbye to the summer. The wind was blowing hard and the temperature was dropping. Fall is here. These are a few of the images that I brought back.

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9-21-14 Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance – It Looks To Have Been A Great March. BUT Are You Going To VOTE!

As I feared I missed today’s Climate March but from friend’s reports it was a great success and a good coming together. BUT, if the people who marched do not vote and do not get their friends to vote, at least in the USA it will all be for nought. Our fellow citizens, the corporate ones, have bought Congress, especially the Republican side of the aisle (sorry but it is true), lock, stock and barrel. If they take the Senate, the little that has been done disappears. Period, end of sentence.

Do we have the endurance to get out there and rouse the vote, to pull, push, whine, nag, needle, show the difference, and push and push and push to get our apathetic friends, relatives and colleagues to VOTE?

Do we have the endurance to keep it looking like this…


or will we let it end up like this…


Other views of endurance











9-20-14 The World Turned Upside Down


People’s Climate March and Mobilization

I made a mistake and booked myself to work tomorrow but hope to get back in time for the second half of the march…There are a lot of actions around the world tomorrow to coincide with the United Nations Climate Summit.

9-16-14 Play It Again, Sam

When the winter rains
come pourin’ down
On that new home of mine,
Will you think of me
and wonder if I’m fine?
Will your restless heart
come back to mine
On a journey thru the past.
Will I still be in your eyes
and on your mind?

Neil Young

One of my favorite views of The George Washington Bridge is from the north. I love this view from The Heather Garden of The Cloisters. I took this image on 9/16/11.

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9-15-14 Weekly Travel Theme: Noise

Ailsa wanted to make a little NOISE! this week. I am on a journey through the past. This is one place we meet. The photograph is from 9-15-11.

This shot looks like a nice, quiet, pastoral NYC scene. If you have ever been at a Middle School girls soccer match- especially the warm up…you know it wasn’t.


Here are some more views starting off with The Queens Of Noise!











9-14-14 No Drama Sunday – Double Exposure

Since Abigail headed off to college I have, for no apparent reason, decided that it is time to edit and organize the pre-digital photos that I took from the time I met Katherine until 2006 when I completed the digital transition.

I can be an idiot sometimes.

One of the hardest parts of doing this is that, as those of you of a certain age will recall, at a certain point photo labs started a service war that involved given you double sets of prints. I kept both…

We will not discuss the boxes of slides that I have not even ventured near. I just completed 1995. Happily Abigail was born the next year. Sadly that means the amount of photographs doubles? (no) triples or quadruples.

This has nothing to do with double exposures. However it seems on one of our cross country trips I had an explosion of interest in in-camera double exposures. For some reason this is the one I liked best today.