Monthly Archives: November 2014

Side Street Sunday (6) Part 2

Side Street Sunday (6) Part 2 – Thru the Chains

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Side Street Sunday (6) – Part 1 – Black & White

Today’s Side Street Sunday post was not taken on a new road but on a road that I frequently travel.

I like to take this road because of the railroad tracks.  I like to imagine the different place that the conductor has steered his train.

Have you every imagined (only the good stuff) being a Hobo back in the day?  Stealing a ride on board one of the freight cars?  Where would you go?  Would you always live your life as a Hobo forever travelling and seeing the country or would you just like to get to a new place to start ?

The pictures were all done black and white in camera (rich tone Mono) no edits.


There was this machine on the tracks that I have seen before bu can only assume that it helps keep the tracks straight and remove the debris.


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Fungus or Angel

Saw these mushrooms growing in the cracks between a wall and sidewalk.  At a quick glance this mushroom looks like a fallen Angel.  The bottom of the “wings” are black as if they were dragged.

Do you see an Angel?


Fungus or Angel?


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No Bull Here

While on a ride to Vineland NJ we passed a farm today.  On this particular farm there was this white and black cow that seemed to be the leader of the herd.  Wherever she went the black cows followed.


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WP Photo Challenge: Converge

For this weeks WP Photo Challenge: Converge,  I thought of many ways to show how things converge but nothing seemed to be “just right”.    Then I notice the night sky and it came to me.

Night sky converging on the sun.


When I took this picture I thought of the poem “Do not go gentle into that good night.  I first heard parts of this poem from the movie Dangerous Minds back in mid 90’s.  I do not know much about poetry, I just know what I like and I like what I believe to be the message in this poem….to keep fighting.

Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage, against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage, against the dying of the light.

by Dylan Thomas

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Side Street Sunday (5)

Today I ventured just outside  Philadelphia, PA for my Side Street Sunday.  

On Lincoln Drive there is a park that I have always wanted to explore, Wissahickon Valley Park.  The hiking trail in the park is slightly more than 5 miles and today I walked at least 2 miles (my legs will be hurting tomorrow).

What always caught my eye with this park is the massive bridge.  The official name of the bridge is Wissahickon Memorial Bridge but it is more commonly known as the Henry Avenue Bridge.  

Looking up some of the history it says that the bridge had 24 hour police patrol to make sure hat no one committed suicide.  According to a newspaper clipping the women were not allowed to cross the bridge alone. They had to ride in the side car of the police motorcycle.

I was not able to get a good shot of the bridge, here are the arches and the columns.

While in the park I noticed that there are a lot of trees that seem to be growing out of the rocks (boulders).

And finally here is the Wissahickon Creek.


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My Afternoon with LJ

After my Side Street Sunday drive (to be posted later today) I stopped to see my grand-nephew LJ. He is down from the city to visit his grandfather.  

Although he lives in the city he is truly a country boy at heart.  He loved being my muse for afternoon.

I love to see kids playing in the leaves and he also loved being able to throwing them around.


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WP Photo Challenge: Angular (2)

My second entry into this weeks WP Photo Challenge.





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WP Photo Challenge: Angular


Slightly different view of an old train. This train is located in Hammonton NJ.

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Grocery Store Flowers

The bouquets from a supermarket, Shop Rite.

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