259: Scenes from PhiladelphiaPosted: June 9, 2011
I’ve been doing a little spring cleaning on my computer this morning. This led me to sorting through the photos I took in Philadelphia last month. I thought I’d share a few before I put them away on the back-up hard drive.
As some of you may recall, M and I went to Philadelphia to visit with a friend, Jenna. We met her at her studio where we got to look around her space, and then she took us on a tour of the building that is divided up into lots of spaces/studios for artists.
I hear there is a good view from up in there, but I didn’t have the nerve to do much more than peek from the stairs.
I think I could have spent a few hours in the building photographing nooks and crannies, windows, light, shadows, and all sorts of stuff.
Normally I try to fill the space between photos with all sorts of
babble commentary. But I feel a little word-less today. Perhaps the photos want to speak for themselves.
Today’s Outdoor Adventures
Hot and humid. That pretty much sums up today’s weather except for the weird sky this morning. We were under a severe thunderstorm watch and the sky was a sickly shade of yellow for a little while. The storms didn’t make it here although I did hear some thunder off in the distance.
It was almost the color yellow in the photo above, but a little more on the sickly side. The photo was taken in what I think of as the alcove, where the sheltered rhododendrons and peonies live. I used Picnik (the Heat Map 2.0 feature) to process it.
The peonies are dying. The rhododendron flowers were all scattered to the winds. But there are other flowers coming to life out there.
This little yellow flower was hiding in the wildflower meadow. I’m not sure how it got there. I used to have a bunch of these as “weeds” in the vegetable garden. Perhaps they decided to move to a place where they were wanted and better appreciated.
I’m not sure what this flower is, but think it might be some kind of multi-flora rose. The leaves remind me of the leaves from rose bushes.
Storms are expected later today. They’re arriving ahead of another cold front which will cool us down into the 70s. Perhaps I’ll be a bit more inspired tomorrow, when things cool off. I didn’t venture far today. The heat and humidity have this way of stealing my energy and enthusiasm.
It will be interesting to see if Summer is capable of enticing me to fall in love with it the way the other three seasons have throughout my commitment to get outside every day. I have serious doubts. If I were spending the summer in the mountains or by the ocean, it might be a different story. But here in the Bogs? I don’t know.
We’ll just have to wait and see.