15-04-25 Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion #2

We embody the spirit of motion.
We’re bodies in motion. We’re bodies in motion.

We dig down in the ocean. Swing up to the stars.
We own the moon and the earth. We’re masters of Mars.
We’re bodies in motion. We embody the spirit of motion.

Our ancestors cowered in caves
Afraid of the dark and the thunder.
Wrapped tip in black magic and rage
They were slaves to their hunger.
Now we fly across mountains in planes
We know aII about time and big numbers.
We’re bodies in motion.
We embody the spirit of motion.

Laurie Anderson

First Response to Challenge

Challenge Here

2nd response – here:


Other movers:









15-01-04 Visiting Old Friends

It was a warm, foggy, windy day in the city today. Perfect for a walk in my favorite neighborhood.


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I wasn’t alone in my thinking


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!












“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.


1-24-13 Weekly Photo Challenge Beyond #3 (Going Beyond)

Why going Beyond? (check out other entries at the link). Three times in one week is a bit much, no?

However, these are two of my favorite pictures. I think they contrast nicely and both remind me of wonderful times and isn’t that one of the primary reasons people shoot?

England - after Stonehenge

England – after Stonehenge



Here are a few other entries:

  1. Beyond « Giving Thought | Giving Sight
  2. artisanal « yi-ching lin photography
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond | Fog « David Williams Photography
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « To Mother Earth, with Love
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond | Adventures in Michigan’s Up North
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « aNadventures
  7. Escaping Negativity; Ibiza « Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « smittenwithhim
  9. Weekend Photo Challenge: Beyond (beauty beyond love) | the long way home
  10. Soft Sky (Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond) « It made me… click!
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « A Nature Mom
  12. Beyond This… | this man’s journey
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Rebecca Barray
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Found Round & About
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond | An Evil Nymph’s Blog
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Creative Exfoliation
  17. Driving the back roads | Beyond the Brush
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge : Beyond « Memories are made of this
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Gasm Travels
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « illuminating the invisible
  21. Weekly photo challenge: Beyond (2) – Vélez « Every picture tells one
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond | pitaloka89
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Fitness, Food and Photography
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Tranquil Dreams
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond | Janaline’s world journey
  26. cherry blossoms « yi-ching lin photography
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge – Beyond « buddhafulkat
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Evolver Photography
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond | the ever-budding bear
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge – Beyond « A Beginner
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond | Andy in Oman
  32. Más lejos – #postaday / Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond | The Daily Post « Dario Alvarez, Fotógrafo 2.0
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond | 12 Books in 12 Months
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Convexum
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Talker Huge
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond –
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: BEYOND (Beyond what we see) « A drifter off to see the world
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond (the lollipop) | Carltonaut
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Rainbow Bakery
  40. Beyond!!! | Beyond Beauty Tips
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Endless Frame Photography
  42. kebab « yi-ching lin photography
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Mundo Retorcido
  44. Going beyond | Mama’s Empty Nest
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Shutter bug
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond « Zain’s Pix & Text
  47. Beyond the historic castle walls of Aljezur | Piglet in Portuga

8-5-12 First

The water was really rough today, to the point where the boat rental place told us we would not want to go out into the bay but would want to cut to the cove. Before we even left the dock, the head guy had to drive off and rescue one of their sailboats.
Abigail took the wheel and took us out of the harbor. As soon as we passed the breakwater, our little 16′ 50 horse outboard was looking at 4-5 foot waves and swirling winds. We headed for the cove…
The boat at rest in the cove

The Captain and a part of her crew

Around the bend rough seas


6-29-12 The Girls In Their Summer Dresses

This is the start of Katherine’s long birthday weekend so I left responsibilities behind today and went and sat in Central Park to get tickets to the Shakespeare in the Park production of As You Like It. I arrived at 7:00 AM just after the thunderstorms finished (for really good tickets I should have been there by 6:30) and was lucky enough to be in the shade of a very large tree as the temperatures climbed into the upper 90’s. Did lots of reading and lots of people watching. I remembered a Harry Belefonte song:

I remember summer morning
Dawning light and bright and gay
And the girls in their summer dresses
Walking, Walking on their way

I remember distant laughter
Afternoons of past Julys
And the girls in their summer dresses
With their secret smiling eyes

Tender arms so smooth and slender
Downy and brown from sunlit days
Wrapped in evening silvery splendor
Resting on tables in dim cafes

I remember midsummer night times
Midsummer night dreams I recall
But the girls in their summer dresses
I remember most of all

I remember sad September
Dying summers brave display
And one sweet girl in her summer dress
Who softly swiftly slipped away

After I drafted this post I left it behind and went and read some of my fellow bloggers. Carla, who blogs wonderfully about NOLA on her blog One Wild and Precious Life, seems to be thinking along the same lines I am today…check out the link back there and see if you agree. Even if you don’t it is still a good trip to take.



6-14-12 The Home Front

Today I decided to visit a truly unique place. My apartment and the front of the building….


Abigail (L) and Caroline (R) getting ready to go.

(Sarah’s) Garden 1

Garden 2

Sun sets over Riverside Park and The Hudson River

3-18-12 No Drama Sunday #5 (Francesca Woodman Edition)

3-18-11 In the River

It was a gorgeous spring day in NYC today. Walked from home across Central Park to the Guggenheim Museum to meet friends and see the Francesca Woodman exhibit. Woodman is an extraordinary photographer from the late 70’s and is, to my mind, the flip side of her contemporary Cindy Sherman (who coincidentally has a major retrospective at MOMA). They both use their own bodies as their primary subject but where, to my mind, Woodman “reveals to conceal” and so reach the universal, Sherman “conceals to reveal”. Sherman is arguably the best known photographic artist working today. Woodman, unfortunately, committed suicide at the age of 22. She left an amazing body of work.


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