Saturday, October 31, 2009

Boo!

Trick or treat.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Church and Cemetery Founded in 1766


Since the trees that are reflected in the church windows can barely be seen I added a barn window with a reflected cart full of pumpkins in honor of Halloween.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Looking through the Trees and into the Valley


I had no idea what I would find when I went to Valley Forge for the first time. This felt like a moment of discovery for some reason. The sun was in a really bad position so I'm happy that these pictures are usable. I used the trees to block as much of the sun as possible.
I'm trying to rest my bad back again and I hope to be back in full blogging mode by tomorrow.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Inside of the old Train

I did a post featuring the old New Hope train on my Newtown blog last week. This is a a peek inside one of the cars.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Gloomy Days

VS

Sometimes I like taking pictures when the sky is dark and gloomy. I like those moody shots that almost look black and white. Today I'm posting two such shots. I would love to hear people's opinions about which they like better, the original or the black and white version.
The pictures are of a flock of geese flying south and a statue of Revolutionary War General Anthony Wayne.
I was getting an overdose of color these week so now it's time for Monochrome Weekly, which is hosted by Aileni.
All pictures can be clicked for a larger view.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Colorful Crossing

Come take a walk with me in Washingtons Crossing Pennsylvania, very near the New Jersey border. A great place for reflections.

What is real and what is a reflection on the water?



I've been told that the area around here was rated in the top ten for the most scenic drives in the world by a Conde Nast writer. Now I can see why.
As I walked along this stream the other day I was overwhelmed by the colorful beauty that was all around me. At some spots the reflections were so vivid that It seemed like I could walk across the water on them. I was blessed to have this place all to myself.

I will post more watery reflections from this day on my Newtown blog next Friday.

Please checkout my Newtown blog to see more Weekend Reflections from me and others, or to add your own reflection photos every Friday through Sunday.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Bench with a View

This weeks benches are from Valley Forge Historical Park. Choose your bench then sit back and enjoy the view. The people in the bottom picture chose to sit near Major General Friedrich Wilhelm Baron von Steuben's statue. The bench in the top photo was very simple, but all mine.

If you like to see other photos of benches please see Rune's blog for more of "Bench of the week."

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Time Machine

When the little clown turns the handle forward the peanuts roast under the hot lamp. If the little clown turns the handle backwards he goes back to a simpler time. An idealistic time that has only existed in classic movies and television.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Three Men and Their Best Friends

On the streets

At a park

On the farm
Spending time together.

"It often happens that a man is more humanely related to a cat or dog than to any human being." -- Henry David Thoreau
"There are three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money". -- Benjamin Franklin
For myself I would change Ben Franklin's quote from dog to cat, but it's nice seeing people having a good time with their dogs.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Mind Controlling Cat

I came across this little lady on one of my walks around Newtown. No words where spoken but it felt like she was willing me to look into her eyes.

Gaze into my eyes..........you are getting very sleepy.........yes that's it..........you will do as I say.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Lonely Bird

When I took this picture I didn't think that I would like it very much, but I do. I'm using it as my desktop picture. Other times I take pictures that I think I'm going to love and it's the opposite.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Looking toward the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I can picture Rocky Balboa running straight for it. The Benjamin Franklin Parkway was filled with people on the 4Th of July as fireworks went off over the museum.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Nature's Ambien

I felt kind of creepy spying on these sheep, but I counted 16 then slept like a baby that night. With no side effects.

Outdoor Wednesday, check it out!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Motorcycle, Malts and Memories

Inside of Ruby's 1940's style diner.

Checkout ABC Wednesday for the letter M.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Dallas Reflections



Here are three views of the Dallas Fairmont Hotel reflected in the Fountain Place building. I posted all three because I couldn't make up my mind. :)
This is my Weekend Reflections post. Weekend Reflections is a weekly meme that starts on Fridays and runs through Sunday. I host it on my main blog, Newtown Area Photo.
Please stop by and join the fun or just checkout some cool reflections. Any type of reflection photo is okay, water,glass,metal,bald head. etc.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

An unusual Bench

I think this is an unusual bench. It's not far from my house and sits just back from the sidewalk and street. The houses that are near by range from about 100 to 300 yrs old.
I wonder when this bench was made. If it's not a bench I wonder what it could be.
For the past several weeks I've been enjoying Rune's "Bench of the Week" posts. Rune invites bloggers to show benches on Fridays. I decided to show this interesting handmade creation.

I admire Rune's Visual Norway blog very much, he's a very talented photographer.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

An Icy Paris Fountain

Vicki and I have never stayed in a hotel in Paris. Each time we've rented an apartment that is actually a part of the Palais Royal complex. So when we open our back door or look out of the window we see this courtyard and fountain. We have only been to Paris in the winter so it gets pretty cold, as you can see.

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Monochrome Autumn

Trying to capture fall without the colors.

Check out the cool meme called Monochrome Weekly .