Leaflessness

One of my favorite movie quotes is from A Bugs Life (1998). The Ants were given a deadline. They were told their deadline occurs "When the Last Leaf Falls". I often think of that movie quote in the autumn of the year as leaves rapidly make their way to the ground.  I thought of that … Continue reading Leaflessness

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The fields are white unto harvest

When I see cotton in the fields in the fall of the year my mind returns to Jesus Christ's quotation found in the Bible in the Gospel of John, Chapter 4:35 "The fields are white unto harvest" For me, this verse means that opportunity awaits. Opportunity to reap. Opportunity to gather. Opportunity to make a … Continue reading The fields are white unto harvest

Boston Skyline

With the Boston cityscape in the background, the Charles River in the center and the MIT campus in the foreground, this image offers a perspective of scale. My favorite pare of this photo are the colorful sailboats that dot the vast river flowing through the city. This week's Daily Post Challenge is on the topic … Continue reading Boston Skyline

Waiting beside still water

Lessons learned from Water Fowl

Lessons learned from water fowl: I happened upon three species of waterfowl while visiting Big Spring Park in Huntsville, Alabama. Each species - Geese, Egret - Ducks - were waiting beside still water. Neither species immediately dived in at the moment I was there. I watched them carefully and it was as if their were … Continue reading Waiting beside still water

Corners and Angles at MIT’s Stata Center

An engineering marvel, The Stata Center is one of the most recognizable and iconic buildings on the Campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. It is a perfect entry  Daily Post's Weekly Photo Challenge: Corners  Boston Globe architecture columnist Robert Campbell wrote "the Stata is always going to look unfinished. It also looks as … Continue reading Corners and Angles at MIT’s Stata Center

Texture Trifecta

Its a texture trifecta at Falls Park in South Dakota: Foamy White Water. Slippery Red Rock. Dewy Green Grass. You cannot escape the thundering sound of rushing water flowing from the Big Sioux River. Great overlook views are found at the 5 story observation tower. The vast acreage of the perfect place to spend the … Continue reading Texture Trifecta

A Time Traveller’s Collage: Black Life in the 1950’s

Two years ago, hours before my dad's funeral, I stumbled upon his dusty collection of black & white photographs. I knew he was a photographer in his younger years, but I had never seen his early work. It was quite an array. Portraits. Events. Contact Sheets. Neighborhood. Even a man-on-the-scene coverage of a train derailment. … Continue reading A Time Traveller’s Collage: Black Life in the 1950’s

1950s Black Life

Two years ago, hours before my dad's funeral, I stumbled upon his hidden collection of black & white photographs. I knew he was a photographer in his younger years, but I’d never seen his early work. See clues? Recognize places? Comments welcomed. I’m guessing the time stamp is early 1950s. #BlackHistory #StoryTelling #1950s

3 Things about Mackinac Bridge

Three things to know about "The Mighty Mac" Mackinac Bridge 1. SIZE: The @mackinacbridge is currently the fifth longest suspension bridge in the world.  It's length is 5 miles (8,038 meters). These photos were taken from the shoreline of St. Ignace Michigan. 2. LOCATION: The bridge connects the Upper & Lower Peninsula of the State of #Michigan … Continue reading 3 Things about Mackinac Bridge

God’s Green Earth

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.   -- Psalms 96: 11-12 My visit to Mount Washburn at Yellowstone National Park was an experience in the … Continue reading God’s Green Earth