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Weekly Photo Challenge: Curve

Schuylkill River Trail at Phoenixville, Pennsylvania


Weekly Photo Challenge: Curve

Photo Challenge: Pure

I saw Eternity the other night,
Like a great ring of pure and endless light
         –The World by Henry Vaughan


Photo Challenge: Number . . .

of miles from Foulwind, New Zealand  . . . along a coastal walk, signs provide distance in kilometers to Hong Kong, Moscow and New York, to name a few.


WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers

More on New Zealand.

Photo Challenge: Spare

Say, don’t you remember, they called me Al
It was Al all the time
Why don’t you remember, I’m your pal
Say buddy, can you spare a dime?
–E. Harburg, J. Gorney


West Philadelphia, Summer 2015

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Spare

The Hollow Tree

Friendship  . . .
“I’m thinking that sitting with you in a cozily upholstered hollowed-out sycamore tree, with a view of the river, nibbling on nuts ‘n berries, dark chocolate, smoked salmon and cheese, just being together, talking – whatever, in the midst of nature sounds like birdcalls, chattering squirrels, and water babbling over rocks, sounds attractive to me.
I imagine the inside of the tree trunk sort-of pinkish and padded, with yellow and white stripped down-filled comforters and pillows . . . a long-healed wound forming the arched opening to the view of sunlight dancing and sparkling on the water a short distance away.”    J.D.C.



Hollow tree 2


Photo Challenge: Earth

“To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves a riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold—brothers who know now they are truly brothers.”

— Archibald MacLeish, American Poet

It never ceases to amaze me to watch the earth pass below as I sit comfortably in an airplane gazing at the landscape before me.

“The Earth was small, light blue, and so touchingly alone, our home that must be defended like a holy relic. 

— Aleksei Leonov, Russian Cosmonaut

Photo locations (approximate):

  1. Greek Islands
  2. Pyrenees Mountains, Spain
  3. Mediterranean Sea
  4. Delta along Chesapeake Bay
  5. Alps
  6. North Wildwood, New Jersey
  7. Cape Henlopen, Delaware


Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue in the Abstract

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abstract

Photo Ramble: Filter Square Neighborhood, Philadelphia

To Meander: following a winding course: a meandering lane. Proceeding in a convoluted or undirected fashion.

The Philadelphia Photo League sponsored “Meandering with Mike K” street photo walk. Members met at the Good Karma Cafe at 331 S 22 Street to get coffered up before heading out on our late afternoon trek. Below is the street scene along 22nd and Good Karma’s back patio.

Filter Square is located in the area west of Center City, bordered by the Schuylkill River. Mike, who presented commentary and helpful photo suggestions, led us down Rittenhouse Street and Delancey Place, where we admired and photographed the Victorian architecture.

We then paused as we passed through Filter Square, a quaint residential neighborhood park built more than a century ago. Surrounded by mature trees stands the park’s central feature, a Victorian-era fountain surrounded by an iron railing and a ring of white flowers. Children chalked on the sidewalks and neighbors chatted on the benches as we photographed the goat and other animal sculptures.


From this neighborhood, we walked several blocks to the Schuylkill River Park, where the skyline of Philadelphia poked above the trees, and as Mike put it to give us the opportunity, “to take the golden hour skyscraper shot.”


We finished our meander on the Schuylkill Banks boardwalk, which I followed back to 30th Street Station to catch my train. What a delight to visit this section of Philly, finding so many places to photograph and to just enjoy being in this picturesque city.





Photo Challenge: Future–of Democracy Depends on Citizen Participation

This quote serves as our inspiration for the Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge:

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
 – Peter F. Drucker

Participation in civic life is paramount to support a healthy democracy. Whatever issue is important to you, it’s time to get involved to change the future. Elected officials must represent us rather than direct the policy decisions to citizens.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Future

Photo Challenge: Half-Light

When I think of half-light, I recall “Twilight Time,” sung by The Platters, and written by Buck Ram. 

Heavenly shades of night are falling, it’s twilight time
Out of the mist your voice is calling, it’s twilight time
When purple colored curtains mark the end of day
I’ll hear you, my dear, at twilight time
Deepening shadows gather splendor as day is done
Fingers of night will soon surrender the setting sun
I count the moments darling till you’re here with me
Together at last at twilight time
Here, in the afterglow of day, we keep our rendezvous beneath the blue
Here in the same and sweet old way, I fall in love again as I did then
Deep in the dark your kiss will thrill me like days of old
Lighting the spark of love that fills me with dreams untold
Each day I pray for evening just to be with you
Together at last at twilight time

Weekly Photo Challenge: Half-Light

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