Some would say that even a cemetery is a community. This one is Christ Church Burial Ground in Philadelphia, a place where Ben Franklin and many other bodies are spending their remaining days on earth entertaining the tourists … well, maybe not doing much entertaining. The location next to a parking garage in the historic parts of Philadelphia provides an interesting perspective on the growth of the city that surrounds a cemetery that was once on the outskirts of the city.
My first instinct was to dig into my photos and grab a photo of the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone or Badlands or Alaska or … well, you get the point. The West is grand, indeed. I thought about photos of fireworks displays. Always grand. I thought about damns and lakes and oceans. Also grand.
Then, I remembered something from only a few months ago that really impressed me. At Gettysburg, a cyclorama depicting the battle on July 3, 1863 awes visitors. It awed me. The WordPress challenge asks for a “wow” factor and this wowed me. For this challenge, I selected one of about a dozen photos I took of this cyclorama, Even here, I had difficulty deciding which photo to use. The artwork is magnificent.
Picture of the Day -
A dusting of fallen snow
on the rusty latch.
A chill in the air
means gloves and ear muffs and boots
will be needed soon.
To my Doc, I went.
My annual physical -
that was the reason!
Doctor! Doctor! Ouch!
Blood pressure too high, he says.
More pills I must take.
Look at my knee Doc.
It hurts when I sit or stand;
an X-ray needed.
The above 5 Haiku’s fulfill the challenge, but there were 4 originally and the following was #5, which is now #6. Consider it a bonus. Haiku’s are simple to write, but not always easy to make them make sense.
Haiku Number Five:
An interesting challenge
last one just written.
Never leave shining things in the back of an open pick up
This is my favorite of the layers I present this week for the weekly challenge.
Glass blowing, glass making and glass factory tours are interesting sites to see.
This model railroad display is just fun.
So many more could be added, but not today.
The challenge -
Capture a moment both constant and fleeting. We look forward to the glimpses into your everyday.
My “everyday” –
Guaranteed that something will go down the drain, each and every day. It’s only a problem if something comes up the drain or nothing can get down the drain.
I open the blinds in the morning to this view. It must be a Tuesday; the garbage is at the curb.
A treadmill day? – maybe if it is not a health club day:
Power me up Scotty (or should I say Ray?)
Coffee-stained, wine-stained, beer-stained, dusty, dirty, but so, so bright.
The BLANK wall – inches from the coaster above