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3-25-14

“Weather forecast for tonight: dark.”

George Carlin

A few lazy snowflakes are coming down outside. “They” think we will only get 1-3 inches but Cape Cod and Down East Maine are supposed to get hit hard.

But for those folks who are feeling as if winter will never end, a little slice of July 2013.

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1-23-14 To The Waters And The Wild

Another long day inside with data and keywords, optimizing SEO and organizing, but a part of me has been in this field where Henderson Lake spills into The Hudson.

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WHERE dips the rocky highland
Of Sleuth Wood in the lake,
There lies a leafy island
Where flapping herons wake
The drowsy water rats;
There we’ve hid our faery vats,
Full of berrys
And of reddest stolen cherries.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.

Where the wave of moonlight glosses
The dim gray sands with light,
Far off by furthest Rosses
We foot it all the night,
Weaving olden dances
Mingling hands and mingling glances
Till the moon has taken flight;
To and fro we leap
And chase the frothy bubbles,
While the world is full of troubles
And anxious in its sleep.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.

Where the wandering water gushes
From the hills above Glen-Car,
In pools among the rushes
That scare could bathe a star,
We seek for slumbering trout
And whispering in their ears
Give them unquiet dreams;
Leaning softly out
From ferns that drop their tears
Over the young streams.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.

Away with us he’s going,
The solemn-eyed:
He’ll hear no more the lowing
Of the calves on the warm hillside
Or the kettle on the hob
Sing peace into his breast,
Or see the brown mice bob
Round and round the oatmeal chest.
For he comes, the human child,
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than he can understand.
William Butler Yeats

 

 


1-7-14 One Way Or Another

If you live in many parts of the USA, you are cold today. I admit, it is very cold. I am shocked, however, at how many people seem surprised that there are times in the winter that the weather gets very cold. I always thought that was what winter was known for.

A few visions from the summer to remind you that this too shall pass.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhqyg_dTaTg


12-28-13 Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy

The challenge this week is joy.

I thought this summer shot at Coney fit the bill…

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Other views of joy:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy | Dim Lamp/קנה רצוץ לא ישבור

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy | Chimerical Chicanery

Let There Be Joy | Delana’s World

What is Joy? | Three Days at Sea

Joy: enduring the night | Nine Year Pregnancy

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy | Lonely Travelog

Joy in Giving | Afghans Abroad

Joy | The Syllabub Sea

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy | tagnoue

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: JOY | DANDELION’S DEN

Weekly Photo Challenge; Joy | Stefan Praetorius Naurin

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy | Photography Journal Blog

Big Bang Theory | Wiley’s Wisdom

so much joy! | bodhisattvaintraining

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy | Northwest Frame of Mind

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy | colderweather

Weekly Photo Challenge | Joy | An Evil Nymph’s Blog

I couldn’t help myself. Apologies in advance.


Diversion: Capture The Colour Photo Challenge

Just discovered this contest Capture The Colour which ends today.

The colours (or colors on this side of the pond) requested are: Red; Green; Blue; Yellow and White (the anti-color). A few of these may be familiar to some of you.

The Little Red Lighthouse

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Green – Champlain Canal Lock # 5

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Blue – Duck Pond, Wellfleet MA

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Yellow –  Creek to Hudson River, Nyack NY

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White – The trail between Inwood Hills park and The George Washington Bridge

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A further request is that you invite five fellow bloggers to submit. Several bloggers I would have chosen have already been picked. Several others are on the other side of the world where it is already the 10th.

Yi-Ching Lin Photography

Photography Journal Blog (Amy Maranto)

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Leanne Cole Photography - This may very well be too late but you should check out her blog anyway

Jean’s Photography Blog

Have fun…

 


9-23-13 Travel Weekly Challenge Theme From Lines To (and) Through Patterns (Summer’s Gone Edition)

Summer ended yesterday in the northern hemisphere and I am all jumbled up.

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines To Patterns

Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Through

“The night runs away with the day
The grass that was green is now hay
The world goes around without even a sound
And it looks like the summer is over

The rains tumble down in the sky
Young swallows have learned how to fly
The leaves that were green are no longer so green
And it looks like the summer is over

The sun and the moon take turns in the sky
The days drift on by too soon
The meadows are kissed by a cool autumn mist
Far away now is June

The birds fly away to the sun
The leaves touch the ground one by one
The breeze hurries by without even goodbye
And it looks like the summer is over

The sun and the moon take turns in the sky
The days drift on by too soon
The meadows are kissed by a cool autumn mist
Far away now is June

The birds fly away to the sun
The leaves touch the ground one by one
The breeze hurries by without even goodbye
And it looks like the summer is over

And it looks like the summer is over.”

Sung by Dusty Springfield – beautifully – but I do not know the author

All images taken Sunday at Photoville and Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5

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These next two images are a stretch but I took them yesterday as summer died and I like them so I am including them.

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Other points of view below:

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns | David Williams Photography

The Bridge | Etcetera Etcetera Etcetera

Weekly Travel Theme Through | Lillie-Put

Through the Railings | Travel with Intent

Travel Theme : Through | Moments In Your Life

Lines and Patterns Found – A WordPress Photo Challenge! | Life in the Foothills

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns | Stevie’s Words

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns | Lensa Maulz

Travel Theme: Through | American Gypsy Gibberish…

Lines and Patterns – Down by the River | Another Paradise

Travel theme: Through | Ain’t Mine No More

Through | morselsandscraps

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FROM LINES TO PATTERNS | Magpie on the Run

the PEEP SHOW | Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns | the TRASH BASH

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns » Quack of Dawn

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ From Lines to Patterns | soletusknow

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines and Patterns | Gotham Chic


8-10-13 Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways + 1 – Voice Tunnel Edition

The Photo Challenge this week is “One Shot-Two Ways”. When I read that I guessed it was an editing challenge but I was wrong. In reality the challenge is: “capture two images — a horizontal and a vertical version — of the same scene or subject.”

The Summer Street program is sponsoring an art installation on three August Saturdays (the 3rd, 10th and 17th, from 7am – 1pm) in the Park Avenue underpass which runs from 32nd Street to 41st Street. The work is called Voice Tunnel and it is by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. We tried to see it last weekend (arriving at 10:30) but the wait was almost 40 minutes and we had things to do.  This week I showed up at 8am and the wait was only 15 minutes so in I went.

Here are my horizontal and vertical views (or landscape and portrait if you prefer).

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Voice Tunnel

For view number three…

as always – here are some other views.

One Shot, Two Ways // Winery {Photo Challenge} | Clicky Chick Creates

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways | belgradestreets

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways | The corner of my imagination

Photography: Tour de Vanoise- One shot, Two ways | Thirdeyemom

Saturday Hike Two Ways | smilingbug

Weekly Photo Challenge: ONE SHOT, TWO WAYS | The Adventures of Iñigo Boy

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways of Ko’olau Mountain Range, Dwarf PeriWinkle, Sunflowers and More « Delightfully

Different Life

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways | Southern Sea Muse

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways | Overcoming Bloglessness

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways … Here Comes Bear | Eyes to Heart

2 Architectural Views — and a bonus | Four Deer Oak

Link Day Friday | It’s Time Its Time | j9sopinion


7-18-13 Hey 98.6

People have been telling me all day that it is hot. I guess I must be looking cool, calm, and collected! But it is definitely summer. Yesterday apparently 47 of the 50 states and Puerto Rico all went over 90 degrees.

As a public service I thought I would go back to 1-30-11.

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Not enough? Okay, let’s go back a day…

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Okay then how about 1-26-11

DSC_0003Feeling a little cooler I hope…


5-29-13 John James Audubon

“I have nothing to say and I am saying it and that is poetry.”
― John Cage

Summer arrived in NYC today. High of 82 degrees and supposed to be 90 Thursday and Friday. I love hot weather but I also love spring and I am sorry we did not have one again this year.

That has nothing to do with the pictures I am about to show you however. Back on April 20th, I stopped at Trinity Cemetery to pay my respects to James Audubon

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who is buried in the graveyard at the  Church of the Intercession in the Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum at 155th Streetand Broadway. I have been spending a lot of serious work time on my Hudson pictures and given the summer weather just wanted to play a bit. Two views of his grave marker…

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10-20-12 Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

For the life of me, I cannot remember if I have used this picture before, but it is one of my favorite pictures of Abigail so if this is a second publication, cut a father a break.  It fits the silhouette challenge nicely, I think.


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