Gone Swimming

This is a shot I took when some of my family got together last summer in the Adirondacks. My little niece took off her shoes to go swimming, and they looked so poignant. It made me think of my own children, now all grown up, and how fast the years have gone. I enjoy spending time with my adult children and am fortunate that they live nearby so we get together every week, but there are still times when I miss their baby years. When you’re a new parent and they tell you to enjoy every minute you’re too busy, and sleep-deprived, and overwhelmed, and scared, and frantic, to really pay attention, but it’s so true. So true.

Posted in response to the WordPress photo challenge: Temporary

 

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Garden Gate

On a recent walk around the neighborhood, this charming view piqued my interest. I snapped a photo, but my curiosity peaked. Sadly the other side was not so piquant, just a neighbor’s back yard with some peaked grass. Still, I’m glad I took a peek.

Sorry. Couldn’t help myself.

Posted in response to the WordPress photo challenge: Peek

Packing Vases

I had a hard time coming up with something for this week’s WordPress photo challenge. The theme is “rounded,” which lends itself easily to pictures of round things like flowers or fruit, but nothing like that excited me. Then today I passed this display of vases on my way out of the grocery store, and thought, “That’s it!” Each vase is gorgeously rounded, and then they saved space by alternating them on the shelf, creating a lovely rhythmic pattern of curves. Enjoy!

Posted in response to the WordPress photo challenge: Rounded

Impressionist Sky

I take lots of cloud pictures, and I’m happy to share another one. This is the view to the east at sunset, with the last rays of the sun making some clouds glow while others are already fading to black. The colors are vibrant and the textures make me think of impressionist oil paintings. I hope you enjoy it as well.

Posted in response to the WordPress photo challenge: Glow

Wet Leaves

Too wet to rake. But I was intrigued by the carpet of leaves on the lawn under the ash tree, and crouched down to take this closeup of grass and leaves twined together. We often see autumn colors splashed across the hillsides or artfully arranged in harvest centerpieces, but not so often up close like this. Today it’s drier and hubby has gathered all the leaves into bags at the curb, so our lawn presents a much more acceptable suburban appearance. Still, I’m glad I have this image of how nature spread everything out.

Posted in response to the WordPress photo challenge: Scale

Walk This Way

No, we haven’t had an earthquake here in western New York. The road surface isn’t buckled, though you can see some potholes have developed. I don’t know what the reason is for this strangely warped crosswalk at a nearby shopping plaza, but I had to stop and take a picture.

For those who don’t recognize the title of this post, it may have begun in vaudeville but here’s a very old example in a clip from After the Thin Man (1936).

Posted in response to the WordPress photo challenge: Pedestrian

Never Trust a Window

Windows are generally for looking through, right? But this image isn’t of the view through the window. It shows the reflection off one of the windows in a building at my college campus. Standing outside, I can see the buildings, trees, and sky behind me reflected in the window, and can’t see anything inside.

So let’s always remember: windows are tricky things. Sometimes you see through them to the other side. Sometimes you just see your own side, reflected back at you. How can you be sure? NEVER TRUST A WINDOW.

Posted in response to the WordPress photo challenge: Windows