Ailsa’s Travel Theme is faces…
Here are three…
The challenge this week is vivid
First attempt is right here.
(inspired in some weird way by the accidental cootchie mama’s‘s father’s day campaign)
is right below here:
More vivid visions:
The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is threshold…described as: “A threshold is a point of entering; that point just before a new beginning — that split-second moment in time, full of anticipation. All the hard work is over; relief is palpable.” I disagree with all the hard work is over; relief is palpable.
Not the first time I have shown a photograph of this. It used to be the biggest threshold in the USA and perhaps the world. Sadly I do not believe it carries the same resonance anymore.
Some other views of threshold…
I think this fits…
“A computer is like an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy”
I am reputed to be pretty good with technology and able to operate new (to me) software quickly. Maybe so…
I have been spending the evening looking at/working with/cursing out various book publishing sites. Blurb, Adorama, A&I, to name three. These sites are supposed to make your life easier?
If they say so…
Anyway a few of the pictures I worked on earlier today. My apologies for any recent repeats but as I close in on finalizing this work, the field of choices narrows.
Today…I decided to be a tourist. I usually don’t go to the big “must see” tourist locations in town unless we have out-of-town guests but I said to myself, “hey it’s a beautiful late afternoon, my tasks are done for the day, what should I do?” I don’t do the Statue of Liberty…it is too depressing and ironic to go through all that security to visit the symbol of freedom. I know…let’s check out The Empire State Building!
Fun Fact: The building is 102 stories and from start of excavation (January 22, 1930) through opening (May 1, 1931) took 15 months approximately 17% of the time the new World Trade Center (104 stories) will take.
“The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day.”
– Robert Frost
It was that kind of day in NYC. On the sunny side of the street, it was mid spring. On the cloudy side, mid-March.
I saw some odd things today…
some truly odd things…
but, by far this was the weirdest…
“Velvet Ropes” and a bouncer? To get into Ben & Jerry’s?
A story accompanies the post today, written by Andra Watkins, author of The Accidental Cootchie Mama. Andra has spent the week writing “Stories About My Father” and asked me to participate today. She has written a truly lovely story. Please follow this link to experience both pieces of the work. I suggest you read the story first and then come back here to view the slide show. Thanks to Andra for inviting me to contribute in a small way to her work.
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