Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere challenge
College Creek as seen from Rowe Blvd, Annapolis Road Bridge. January 15, 2020.
I was always told as a child that if I got lost in the woods, to follow power lines to civilization. In that spirit, I submit this and the other photograph to theWhich Way Photo Challenge from Alive and Trekking.
In this image, I’ve taken the romantic vision of the Huck Finn/Tom Sawyer country boy and juxtaposed it with the ornamental garden flowers. The image of the boy is out of focus, as are all forms of nostalgia. The reality, in focus, is the sterile image of plant life that does not bear fruit- a symbol of the sterility of suburban life.
This collage is from homecoming day at the Naval Academy. One of the joys and hallmarks of small town life is the parade. Here we see a marching band going down the streets of Annapolis. This town is suffering from growing pains, as encroaching over-development takes its toll on its homey, small town character.
In the country, there’s lots of room to stack your wood. These were my contributions to LPM Photo Adventures – Rural Life challenge. I hope it measures up to other submissions! Below is the final entry. Baa! Baa! Black sheep have you any wool?
Because of the remote location, there were few visitors to Granpa Rick’s cabin. With the wife dead, and the children all grown and gone, Granpa lived a solitary existence. There was no running water, no electricity. The old man swore that chopping wood, and cranking the water pump kept him young and fit, despite the constant cigarettes and daily doses of ‘shine.
Photograph taken on October 7, 2019 in beautiful, historic downtown La Plata, Maryland. Granny Shot It! is running an eleven day challenge with Halloween in mind. I am updating this post with a link to their web page. Happy blogging to al!
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