– a motor boat is passing the Isle of the Cayugas (in the shadows) ’round sunset on May 27, 2010 –
Last Monday, for instance, I had to settle for a novelty shot in my backyard when sunset provided almost no coloration in the sky and only the most subtle orange glow on the Mohawk River. When I started on a short stroll around my block just before sunset yesterday (Thursday, May 27), I decided to focus instead on two subjects of interest to me over the past few weeks: the trees of Washington Avenue (which deserve to be saved) and the new Stockade Historic District Street signs (which we celebrated in a post on May 14), rather than counting on sunset heroics.
Nevertheless, as you’ll see below, the pre-sunset sun’s rays added a nice splash or hint of gold to many of the photos.
[As always, you can click on a photo to get a much larger and sharper version, and scroll over a photo for a description.]
– still standing: trees enhance the scene on Washington Ave. –
From the same block, here are two shots of one of my pet causes (scroll down this posting for more photos): a grand, unique old box elder (box elm?) tree, which has been maligned as being “too ugly” to be worth saving when the street is repaved; plus the Historical Society bathed in pre-sunset sunlight:
. . . continuing my walk, I checked out the new street signs at Union and Church Streets:
. . . and then S. Church and Union Sts:
in my favorite Stockade backyard (May 2, 2010).
p.s. Here’s a picture taken along the Mohawk from Riverside Park on Memorial Day 2008 and turned into a photo haiga [an image plus related haiku poem] to celebrate Memorial Day. (Find more Memorial Day haiku, senryu and haiga at f/k/a.)