early and quiet,
with the face of the water
smooth and reflective,
I hear the roar.
Over the water,
past the barrier island,
the Gulf rumbles.
The in-land breeze rests, yet
- something is coming.
When I hear the Gulf of Mexico
speaking up in conversation to
what drives the seas,
I know that
deep within my soul
they affect me.
But under the water
far from the waves
driven by currents,
moved by another
living and oblivious
to the roar.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
|Sun reflecting on cloud then on water|
Friday, November 23, 2012
As I entered through the iron gate I saw that I was quite alone. Not a lot of visitors. And as I walked through the cemetery trying to be respectful of the location of graves and looking for what might be an interesting shot what I had said earlier to my sister came back to mind, being so bored "I could turn to dirt" - ironic and humbling - and I decided that I really was not all that bored any more! Anyway, I made use of my time and came back and worked on the photos I shot which helped me be even less bored - I am posting what I thought of interest, below.
|Sounds like a nice guy|
|Contrast in style|
|I found this one funny - no "do overs" in stone|
|Oak tree holding head stone - looked like it was reading it|
|Shapes and Shadows|
This is a link to information on the cemetery - http://www.stmichaelscemetery.org/
Sunday, November 18, 2012
I shot this photo of the 17th Avenue trestle some years back when someone had painted the then popular saying "YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL" on it. Everyone in the Pensacola area knows about this place - the one place in Pensacola that graffiti is allowed and is a type of must visit place for prom or graduation. I have often wondered just how thick the paint on the surface is.
Well yesterday I decided to revisit the trestle and look around it to see if there is more to the trestle's artwork than meets the eye from traveling under it. I hope you enjoy these photos - I enjoyed taking them!
|Not too sure the porta-potty business appreciates the art...|
|Just married and headed straight for the bridge...|
|Tools of the trade|
Below are some links to web sites that I found with history of the graffiti bridge:
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Art Institute of Chicago - what a nice visit we had at this museum last week. Following are a few examples of what I really enjoyed within the many exhibits at the institute - whatever I'm showing here is but a small example of what you can see at this museum but I hope you enjoy these photos anyway, and make plans to visit the institute in the future - I'm sure you will be just as impressed as I was.
|Artist, John Philip Simpson|
|Artist, Albert Schindler|
|Resting - Artist, Antonio Mancini|
|Part of Folk Art exhibit|
|John the Baptist|
|Artist - Ferdinand Hodler|
|Van Gogh - my personal favorite - The Room|
|The Shepherd - Artist, Eugene Zak|
LINK TO ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO - http://www.artic.edu/
Monday, November 12, 2012
Riding Amtrak gives you the opportunity to see the back side of lots of towns, some of that is interesting. Going north out of New Orleans I heard the comment a few doors down, "I saw an alligator"! I did not see an alligator this trip but I did see lots and lots of crab trap buoys stuck in bushes from previous high water.
And I saw the following:
I don't know where this was but is was interesting for a few minutes.
You can also see lots of older train cars along the way. If you really like trains, and I'm starting to, it is almost like a museum!
The trip was great. We went to the Museum of Science and Industry the next day where there are more exhibits than you can see in a day...
and boarded the Amtrak at 8:00 PM that night, Saturday, to head back south. I'm glad I went. If you haven't tried Amtrak sleepers cars yet for a trip, give it a try. It's a unique experience.
Below is the link to the review of the concert from the Chicago Tribune if you care to read it - it was truly a great night with the artists. They were happy to see us too.