Monday, July 30, 2007

Oldie, But Goodie

No, I didn't take this picture. My dad did. That's me in the middle between my mother and my younger (and only) brother. This is at Rockefeller Center in New York City and was taken in 1955 (I think.) I do know that there were only 48 stars on that flag in the background. I just like the way this picture looks and wanted to share it.
Scanned from slide.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Explosion of Colors

Shakopee Pow Wow 2006
I have often been struck by the incredible color found in Native American art and dress. These vivid costumes were from the annual Pow Wow at the Shakopee, MN, Sioux community.
Date: 8/27/06

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Sentinels at Sunset

Tarpon Springs

Three palms and a lifeguard's chair surrounded by sand. Simply watching the sunset at Tarpon Springs, Florida.
Date: April 20, 2006

Monday, July 23, 2007

Lines and Bricks of History

Along Church Street
Church Street in Historic Bethlehem, PA. Colonial/Revolutionary Era buildings and history.
Date: 6/15/06

Friday, July 20, 2007

Mother and Child

Mother and Child
A wondrous sculpture at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
Date: 6/24/07

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Cactus Flower

Cactus Flower

Taken at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Tiny flowers- big spines.
Date: 6/24/07

Monday, July 16, 2007

Fireworks and Parking Lots

Firework July 4, 2007

It is odd to watch fireworks from a Home Depot parking lot. Yet, when it comes together with the little breeze blowing the streams and the parking lot lights acting like "bombs bursting in air" it does all kind of special.
Date: July 4, 2007

Friday, July 13, 2007

First Pictures (3)

Flower and Butterfly
Another set of pictures with my new camera. This one is with the zoom lens.

Flower and Butterfly Cropped
Then zoomed in with PaintShop Pro.
Pictures taken at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
Date: June 15, 2007

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Steel Ghosts

Ghost of Steel
Bethlehem Steel along the Lehigh River in Bethlehem, PA.
All but gone.
Date: July 4, 2004

Monday, July 9, 2007

A Sacred Place

Bishop and the Mohican
The early Moravian community in Bethlehem, PA, felt strongly about the equality of all people in the community. (Mostly, anyway.) The tradition at the time was to have all people buried with only flat stones. The cemetery, known as God's Acre, was divided into sections (or choirs) men, women, children. There were no family plots. They were buried in order of their death. This picture shows two side-by-side graves. On the left is Bishop John Cammerhoff, one of the youngest Bishops ever elected. On the right is Tschoop, known as John, who was a Mohican Indian, the paradigm for The Last of the Mohicans. Equality, at least in death.
Date: June 15, 2006

Friday, July 6, 2007

Lines and Reflections with Red, White and Blue

One last red, white, and blue motif for this week of Independence Day.
Date: 5/6/07

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Independence Day, 2007

I have admired this flag motif at the Ellis Island Center in New York/New Jersey (whichever it is really in). Ellis Island is where so many of our ancestors entered the United States helping us become the great and diverse nation we are today.
Happy Birthday, United States of America!
Date: 10/14/06

Monday, July 2, 2007

Hopeful Stares


As the boat approached Liberty Island, I was struck by the fact that this very same view has been seen for so many, many years by so many, many people. Most of those in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries were filled with hope. They would stare, I am sure, unable to believe that they had made it. The land of the free and the home of the brave.
Date: 10/14/2006