The Long Way Home


Secret Doors, Open Spaces
September 12, 2013, 5:48 PM
Filed under: Pennsylvania | Tags: , , , , , ,
balancing act

balancing act

So here we are, September. I’m still recuperating from our trip South a few weeks ago (travelog to come in future post). The day job has been super busy, so after work, I am mentally exhausted: posting photos becomes a substitution for words.  Last week, as I walked home down Gem Way (the alley behind our house that, upon first look, is really kind of terrifying), I noticed all this beautiful ivy growing in our neighbor’s yard/parking space. So each day after work, I turned their yard into a makeshift photo studio (I hope they don’t mind). One day I dragged our heavy oak desk chair as a prop, then another, a pile of books. My audience was another neighbor’s “guard” dog, a beautiful husky mix that never once barked, but looked curiously at me as I stood on the chair, then jumped off, then settled on sitting in it after all. I want to track this place through the seasons, documenting bits of nature through cityscape.

first day

a discovery

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i spy

i spy

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door

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Lovely ivy Lisa–somehow it complements Edgar Allen Poe and graffitti. The dog was also enthralled. Looking forward to seasonal updates.

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Comment by Michael Williamson

I always put “ivy” and “books” together – perhaps it’s all the ghost stories I read as a kid (I’m a romantic that way :)).

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Comment by Lisa

You’re getting really good at finding places in the neighborhood nobody else would think of using in their artwork!

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Comment by Jeff

The neighborhood is so overgrown with lush vegetation, how could I not take advantage of it before it passes into winter?

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