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.
Battle of Gettysburg
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.
This is my favorite of the layers I present this week for the weekly challenge.
at Carrie Furnaces, Rankin, PA
Glass blowing, glass making and glass factory tours are interesting sites to see.
at Gillinder Glass Factory, Port Jervis, NY
This model railroad display is just fun.
Castle Farms, Charlevoix, MI
So many more could be added, but not today.
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.
View from 2nd floor study
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
From the fields of Valley Forge to historical Philadelphia to disintegrating furnaces to abandoned coal mines to the beginnings of the oil fracking (hydraulic fracturing) industry, Pennsylvania has much to offer in the way of eerie, including this scene in the depths of the Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville.
Do you really want to walk down this tunnel, in color?
or black & white?