Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Day in a Camden Parking Garage...

Too too long again since I have shared photos on this blog. It really is hard to be "creative" in a sense with so much negativity around in our home. It is exhausting just being here sometimes, once I walk back through the door all energy and ambition I might have while I am out is just zapped away.

It is hard to believe that spring has come and gone and we are 1/2 way through summer. As usual we have no big summer plans, affording a vacation away from home is just not something we can do at this point. Tara and I spend lots of time on "road trip" adventures just to kill time out of the house.

As she has done in the past four years, Tara attended Vans Warped Tour in Camden, New Jersey two weeks ago. This is a HUGE all day outside concert with more bands that I can name. It is a great time for Tara and her friends.

This year, as I have also done the past four years, I was the transportation to and from! I learned through experience that it is best for me to stay in the area due to the distance, traffic and uncertainty of how long they will stay. I found that the parking garage is a comfortable place to spend the day enjoying some alone time in my car. DVDs, IPad, books and snacks make the day quite a little get away for me!

I was kept company on this day by the cutest baby Robin's. They were big enough to be out of the nest, but not yet big enough to fly. Mama Robin was close by all day and I could hear them "talking" to one another.



Looking out over just a small part of the concert venue for the day.




As I was parked on top of a parking garage, I had a great view of what I thought was the Super Moon, however, I was a night early. I got some pretty cool shots of the night before the Super Moon moon!

 


Philly from across the river.

Ben Franklin Bridge - I went for a walk and forgot to bring my normal lens so I could not get the whole thing in the frame! This is my favorite bridge.



The shark and flower are part of the aquarium.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ruby Tuesday Too - South Philly Reds


Tara and I went to a Philadelphia Soul (arena football) game on Saturday. We went to help a team of folks from Walgreens give away freebies to spectators. I always take the opportunity on our adventures to take photos.

We were at the Sports Complex in Philadelphia home of Philadelphia Philles, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Sixers and Philadelphia Soul. Venue for many concerts and other events.

Citizens Bank Park - home of the Philadelphia Phillies

The sports complex is near the Philadelphia Int'l Airport.

The Flyers are in the playoffs... the Sixers not such a good season.
Color Guard after the National Anthem


Philly Skyline from the parking lot

Not sure what this is.... but it was big and RED!


Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ruby Tuesday Too - Chinatown

Chinatown, Philadelphia, PA
I love being in Chinatown in Philadelphia. From the signs written in Chinese, the design of the lamposts, and all the other sights and aromas coming from all of the restaurants, I feel like I have been transported to another "world".


I've shared this on for RT before, but I really like this one for some reason, so I am sharing again!



Monday Mellow Yellow - Philadelphia Trolley

Since it's the beginning of baseball season and the PHILLIES are 6-6, I think they need a little extra cheering by way of a Philadelphia Yellow (and Green) Trolly. I love the vintage look of these trolleys. I DO NOT like driving on the streets with the trolley tracks!



Thursday, March 27, 2014

Happy Birthday Kovu

It's a day late, it snuck up on me, but KOVU our cat turned EIGHT YEARS old yesterday.

Kovu and his siblings were born early on the morning of 3/26/2006 most of them in my bed right next to Tara!

Daphne a cat we had gotten from a rescue had gotten out of the house before we had a chance to have her spayed. She was an escape artist from a very young age!  She wound up presenting us with FIVE healthy kittens. While it was not the best thing for the cat population, it was SO much fun raising the kittens and oh so hard when the time came to share them with their forever homes.

We kept the two "ginger cats" both males - Kovu and Simba. Simba, much like his mother was an escape artist and left home one morning, never to return :(.

Kovu has always been and will always be TARA's boy!

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All five of the babies - Nala, Simba, Kiara, Kovu and Sarabi - all Lion King names.
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One day old - eight years ago today - Kovu is 2nd from the right
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Kovu is the 2ns one from te bottom you can see his face.

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4-7-2006 - Again Kovu is 2nd from the right

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Coffee Sign

I believe humans get a lot done, not because we're smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee.  ~Flash Rosenberg
Stacy