The Long Way Home


Evening on Penn
August 5, 2014, 7:18 PM
Filed under: Pennsylvania | Tags: , , , ,
come along with me

come along with me

When Jeff and I aren’t on the road, we travel our neighborhood, making ordinary trips to the grocery store an adventure. Last week, I took my Spectra with me on our walk to Bottom Dollar (Klondike craving), figuring I’d finally get to capture some things  that caught my attention on earlier car rides to work – times where I’m thinking, I’ll go back to that later – and it’s changed. We pass two houses on Gem Way that I filmed this past winter, now a lush, urban garden of tall grass and Queen Anne’s Lace. The row houses across the street, looming brick structures on broken Penn Avenue, a door still covered in old newspapers from, I swear, as long as we’ve lived here – seven years. All the moving around I did as a child, then a college student, then as a young adult trying to find my way, and now I’ve arrived: middle-aged, Spectra in hand, with my best friend beside me peeling silver wrapping from a frozen treat: this is home.

 

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the garden

the garden

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These are beautiful. You make the neighborhood look so mysterious and beautiful.

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Comment by naimavanswol

thank you, naima! i try to view it through my eyes of when i first moved here. i’ve gotten so used to it, that sometimes, it’s hard to see it that way. photography helps :).

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Comment by Lisa

The “garden” is wild this time of year.

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Comment by Jeff

this morning, I noticed that the entire neighborhood is thriving – definitely end of summer!

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Comment by Lisa

like the B&W photos very much–captures again the mysterious. Who put that newspaper on the door?

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Comment by Michael Williamson

thanks, michael! i have no idea who put the newspaper there. it’s been there at least as long as we’ve lived in this neck of the woods (7 years! the longest i’ve lived in one place, anywhere).

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Comment by Lisa

…you make the ordinary, extraordinary!! (…smiling so much…)
Always a pleasure to see you!!

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Comment by karijeppesen

thanks, kari! your kind words mean a lot :).

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Comment by Lisa

Daily adventures are always the best. Your worldview is always wonderful.

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Comment by motherblue212

thanks, lady! as you know well – keeping creative makes the tough days, the dull days, and the ordinary all that much more tolerable (and fun!).

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