Thursday Doors August 10: The Local Scene

My local digs are suburban Philadelphia – specifically, and on this day of wandering around, West Chester. It’s an historic borough about 30 miles outside of Philadelphia, the actual town incorporated in the late 1700’s. Though, much of its earlier foundational history of the 1600’s and earlier is quite interesting as well. While not all…

Whimsy in Wood and Name: Wharton Esherick

It’s funny how we can have all sorts of amazing cultural places not far from where we live – museums, gardens, historic landmarks – and we tell ourselves “I need to check that place out some time.” And then the years go by, and you’ve yet to check it out! I can say I don’t…

Thursday Doors July 27: Explorer Doors

You never know what you’ll stumble upon when you wander among abandoned buildings. Doors clearly provide all sorts of interesting diversity in their decay. Here are a few from my explorer travels. For this week’s doors challenge…  

Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

It’s quite difficult to decide if our horses, Tango and Mario, were more satisfied on their seaside ride than we were. Though, I know that Tango – my son’s horse – hands down loved this beautiful bay in Anguilla. He wouldn’t budge for a good 15 minutes, once in… For The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge, Satisfaction.

Through the looking glass, Italian style

Windows, windows – I hadn’t realized how many I had photographed in Italy. It’s high time to share! These run the full spectrum of Rome, Volterra, Cinque Terre, Lucca, Florence, Orvieto, and the uber-charmant Civita di Bagnoregio.

Thursday Doors, July 20: Of Hobbits and Trees and such…

It’s easy to feel extremely humbled, and quite a bit miniature, when walking through a grove of Coast Redwoods in California’s Muir Woods National Monument…especially where the Redwoods create natural doors, inviting us in for a biscuit and tea, perhaps. And in scouring my photos on my Mac, I came across a couple others that…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Usually unsual, as mosaics go

Much of Isaiah Zagar’s astoundingly creative mosaics are located here, in my city of Philadelphia – his city as well. These few photos are a nano-glimpse of his extensive, clever, never ending flow of mosaics. For The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge, Unusual    

Fly Away Home…

Every year in the springtime months, I lament the departure of our wintering birds –  the spunky cute Dark-Eyed Junco, White-Throated Sparrow,  and other winter migratory birds native to my area. Fortunately, this too means welcoming back many summer birds species as well: the Gray Catbird, Barn/Tree Swallow and Ruby-throated Hummingbird – to name just…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Triple-take Trastevere

So given the small world that it is, it only makes sense that both The Daily Post ‘s own Michelle and The Mexi Movie ‘s Manja both share in this weeks collage challenge – like, exactly share! Seems this spot in Trastevere had a way to lure in three lovely photographers 🙂 In response to The Daily Post’s…