Weekly Photo Challenge: Time

“…takes a cigarette/puts it in your mouth” – Bowie

nope wrong song…

So you live day to day,
And you dream about tomorrow, oh
And the hours go by like minutes
And the shadows come to stay
So you take a little something
To make them go away
I could have done so many things, baby
If I could only stop my mind
From wonderin’ what I left behind
And from worrying ’bout this wasted time

Frey/Henley/Norman

The challenge is time

My answer?

Well, an answer, I believe, is found in this snowy portrait…

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15-04-17 Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird

The Challenge!  Early Bird

The date: January 7, 2012.

The time 6:50am

The place: The Saugerties Lighthouse

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Other worm catchers:

https://suyashchopra.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/early-morning-in-mexico-city/

http://jaspersmits.net/2015/04/17/early-bird-bronx-zoo/

https://scottseyephotos.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/weekly-photo-challenge-early-bird/

http://largeself.com/2015/04/17/weekly-photo-challenge-early-bird/

https://feigenfrucht.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/der-eisige-morgen/

http://pondertheirrelevant.com/2015/04/17/wpc-early-bird-sunrise/

https://thattravelingnurse.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/a-haiku-on-early-bird/

http://cubusregio.com/2015/04/17/photo-challenge-early-bird-der-fruhaufsteher/

https://neihtn.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/weekly-photo-challenge-early-bird/

https://chrisdipetro.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/early-morning-beach-walk/

4-2-13 – Travel Theme: Smoke And Mirrors

Yes, my guard stood hard when abstract threats

Too noble to neglect

Deceived me into thinking

I had something to protect

Good and bad,

I define these terms

Quite clear, no doubt somehow

Ahh, but I was so much older then I’m younger than that now

Bob Dylan

Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is: Smoke and Mirrors. So many ways to go…especially in a city like New York.

Here are a few mirrors I found…The first is similar to one of Ailsa’s

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This being NYC, smoke was not too difficult either…

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and then of course…

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely face
They livin’ it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise
Bring your alibis

Don Henley, Glenn Frey. Don Felder.

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finally some other viewpoints:

Travel Theme: Smoke and Mirrors | LoganBruin–An Unauthorized Autobiography

http://mannalexandra.wordpress.com/2013/03/30/travel-theme-smoke-and-mirrors/

Travel Theme: Smoke and Mirrors | To Mother Earth, with Love

Travel theme: Smoke and Mirrors | Figments of a DuTchess

Travel theme: Smoke and Mirrors | patriciaddrury

Travel theme: Smoke and Mirrors by Brad | writing to freedom

travel theme: smoke & mirrors | whatever a moon has always meant

http://windagainstcurrent.com/2013/03/30/travel-theme-smoke-and-mirrors/

9-14-11 Profit and Pleasure

Who will provide the grand design?
What is yours and what is mine?
‘Cause there is no more new frontier
We have got to make it here

We satisfy our endless needs and
justify our bloody deeds,
in the name of destiny and the name
of God

And you can see them there,
On Sunday morning
They stand up and sing about
what it’s like up there
They call it paradise
I don’t know why
You call someplace paradise,
kiss it goodbye

– Henley & Frey

I am currently reading an excellent book, The Hudson: A History, by Tom Lewis. A constant theme throughout the book is the conflicting impulses of people, drawn to the river by its beauty and the beauty of the land around it which they then promptly despoil in the name of progress and profit.

Control of the Hudson was the key to the winning of the Revolution.  We built West Point where it is because it overlooks  the narrowest (and one of the most turbulent) part of the river which means it can control all shipping.  The Hudson split the colonies. If the British had controlled the river they would have cut off the four New England Colonies from the eight colonies south of NY and the British could have assaulted either  with no possibility of reinforcements coming across the river.

NEW THOUGHT: Our good friend, Helena Starcevic, is an amazing ceramicist. She had a one-off exhibit last night in a brand new (and quiet lovely) model apartment on 23rd Street with what is referred to in New York Real Estate parlance as an “oblique” river view. Here is a picture of a mobile she has made with the view behind. Do check out her website.  She has a lot of exquisite pieces for sale.