Art In the Orchard, open all day from August 15 – October 31, 2015, is a walking sculpture trail which winds through Park Hill Orchards in Easthampton, Massachusetts. This third biennial exhibition features the work of 28 selected sculptors. The self-guided trail is about a half-mile long. A walk through the labyrinth adds about a quarter mile.
Park Hill Orchard
Mount Tom in Big Red Frame
Cosmic Gypsy – Chris Woodman
Multidimensional Intergalactic Friends – Piper Foreso
Empty – Katie Richardson
Sawflower – Chris Woodman
Chalice & Blade – Eileen Jager
We’re on the Road to Nowhere – Elizabeth Denny & Pat Bennett
Song on the Birth of the Stars (detail) – Mark Fenwick
What the Birds Know (detail) – Lyn Horan
Feed Me Apples – Lindsey Molyneux
Penny – Tricia Moody-Bourbeau
Penny (detail) – Trisha Moody-Bourbeau
Jim & Tim (detail) – Michael Tillyer
Child with Mother – Rosemary Barrett
Ready or Not . . .
What a beautiful way to spend part of a summer day! I visited Northampton Community Gardens off Prince Street and wandered through garden after garden. With these photos I’d like to share that peaceful experience. Please join me for a virtual garden stroll. Click on the first photo then scroll through the collection of image and verse.
“Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.” – Rumi
“A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.” – Luis Barragan
“Some people like to make a little garden out of Life and walk down a path.” – Jean Anouilh
“We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.” – Dale Carnegie
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
“I value my garden more for being full of birds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.” – Joseph Addison
“To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.” – Alfred Austin
“The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives.” – Gertrude Jekyll
“The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.” – Michael Pollan
“I don’t know if I could do this with the same energy, and in the same way – all the costume changes and glitter and hair and makeup – all the time. When I’m in my 50s, I kind of think I’ll want to be in a garden.” – Taylor Swift
“It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.” – James Douglas
“I intend, before the endgame looms, to die sitting in a chair in my own garden with a glass of brandy in my hand.” – Terry Pratchett
“It is time we heed the wisdom of the ancient indigenous people and channel our consciousness and spirit to tend the garden and not destroy it.” – Bruce Lipton
Sidewalk Sales found my camera and I taking a walk through downtown Northampton MA this week.
Note: Careful analysis has made it apparent that individual photos receive more views than galleries. Therefore I will be posting individual images more frequently. Asking people to click through multiple images in a gallery can be somewhat tedious. I will post galleries on occasion when I have a photo essay to share. Thank you all.
Took my camera to Tuesday Market in Northampton, MA, this week. It turned out to be a good day for umbrella shots. This has to be one of the best farmers’ markets in the area . . . 1:30 t0 6:30 every Tuesday.
Red Fire Farm
Rainy Day Poet
Doodle at the Market
Our son, Ryan, and his fiancée, Alanna, spent the month of June with us. We drove them to Boston on the 30th as they headed back to California. As usual, I kept my camera with me all month.
The Lanning Fountain
Smith College Botanical Gardens
College Hall at Smith
Boston Street Music
Chihuahua at Quincy Market
At the Park
This week found me traveling from the streets of Northampton to Storrowton Village to a horse show at the Big E Fairgrounds.
Back to the Barn
Happy Fathers’ Day . . . For this week’s gallery I added a couple of newer images to some from my archives to create a Fathers’ Day theme.
Lunch with Daddy
Hangin’ with Daddy
Heading for Herrell’s
Saturday in the Park
Fishing on the Farmington
I’ll shoot just about anything from close-ups to landscapes to pets and people, but right now I’m really drawn to street photography. British photographer Stephen McLaren defines street photography as “essentially a way of working wherein you have to be utterly open to what happens on the street. So, no props, no models, no setting up of shots, and you always use available light. Then, it’s down to a mixture of happenstance, luck and skill.”
Some street photographers eschew any post-processing. I embrace it as a way to create an artistic rendering of everyday Life.
In the Window
Hangin’ with Daddy
At the Market
“Help me, Obi-wan Kenobi . . . You’re my only hope.”
This week began with 2 days of steady rain. Then Ryan, Alanna and Sammy flew in from Cali giving me a brief window to shoot the Boston waterfront at the blue hour before picking them up at Logan. It didn’t take long for Ry, Sammy and I to head out on the rail trail with our cameras, ending up in the PVRR rail yard. They’ll be with us for the month of June, so I’m looking forward to more photo excursions.
Old Northern Avenue Bridge
Customs House Tower
Rowes Wharf at the Blue Hour
Ry with Camera