Saturday, December 21, 2013

Happy Holidays

    South Orange, NJ, Dec 2013

Have yourself a merry little Christmas, let your heart be light
Next year all our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas, make the yule-tide gay
Next year all our troubles will be miles away

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

     South Orange, NJ, Dec 2013

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And all your Christmases be white

                                  - Irving Berlin ( 1942)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Autumn Evening

                                                 South Orange, NJ, Nov 2013

But O, my sleepy soul, it will not roam,
It is too happy and too warm at home:
With just the shadows leaping up the wall,
The sparrows twittering; and that is all. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Summer's last hurrah

Myrtle Beach, SC

Listen! You hear the grating roar

Of pebbles which the waves draw back and fling
At their return, up the high strand,
Begin, and cease, and then again begin, - Matthew Arnold (Dover Beach)

Monday, September 16, 2013

The greatest show on earth

    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Sep 2013

Never did sun more beautifully steep
In his first splendor, valley, rock, or hill;
Ne’er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!
                                    - William Wordsworth

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Foggy at the Bay

San Francisco Bay, Aug 2013

And when it grew so black
That I could know no place,
I lost all judgment then,
Of distance and of space....W H Davies

Monday, August 12, 2013

They drift on still water; Mysterious, beautiful!

....they drift on the still water
Mysterious, beautiful; 
Among what rushes will they build, 
By what lake’s edge or pool 
Delight men’s eyes....
                   - W. B Yeats ( Wild Swans at Coole)

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Looking down

Did He smile His work to see?...William Blake
Maplewood , NJ

Friday, January 4, 2013

Our flag is still there

July 04, 2011
Fort Niagara, Buffalo, NY
[Houses an original 15 star 15 stripe flag from the period 1795-1815,  like the one that flew over Fort McHenry in 1812 that inspired the US National Anthem]