panoramic photo

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

While walking in the 4th Ward this photo opportunity appeared. The sunlight on the flowers caught my attention however I also wanted to capture the tree as well. My DLSR camera could not capture the scene however my iPhone captured the scene in panoramic mode.

Following is a link to the 4th Ward website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A panoramic photo of a tree in the 4th Ward near uptown Charlotte.

socially distanced

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo shows a socially distanced porch visit. The photo was taken in the 4th ward which is part of Uptown Charlotte. Porch visits are a common and enjoyable pass time during the pandemic.

Following is a Wikipedia article about the 4th ward. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A socially distanced porch visit in the 4th ward of Uptown Charlotte.

commerce

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo shows a sculpture found in Uptown Charlotte. The name of the sculpture is commerce and it depicts a minor pouring gold on a bankers head. It looks like Alan Greenspan may have posed as the banker :)

The following article, from ArtsAndScience.org fact checks, confirms that the sculpture is of Alan Greenspan. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A sculpture, named commerce, found in Uptown Charlotte.

Globe at The Capital Grille

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

The title, of this globe, is Unplugged Fun. The plaque shares the concept that getting outside and playing catch is good for your health and for the health of the planet. Following is an except from the plaque:

Luckily the Charlotte community and Mecklenburg county is home to more than 200 parks and has over 21,000 acres of open space .. When fun is unplugged, kids will get more exercise and become more creative while reducing their carbon footprint.

Note that the artist were students from Francis W. Parker School.

Following is a link to the Francis W. Parker School website. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Globe at The Capital Grille in Uptown Charlotte.

contacts globe

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo shows one of my favorite Cool Globes in Uptown Charlotte. It is called Recycling and is specific to contact lenses. I like this globe because of the beautiful painting and I like the message. Following is an excerpt from the plaque on the globe.

Contact lenses are small enough to be considered a microplastic in terms of pollution .. adding to the hundreds of thousands of tons of microplastic floating in our oceans .. recycling .. through sites like Terracycle.

Following is a link to the Terracycle webite. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Cool Globes in Charlotte. This is my favorite.

Unity is Strength

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

There are globes on display in Uptown Charlotte. The exhibit is called Cool Globes. The plaque says:

Climate change is a global problem, and solving it will require global solutions … the solutions that will power our future work best and have an exponentially better outcome when we work together.

Following is a link to the Cool Globes website. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Cool Globes in Charlotte. This one is called Unity is Strength.

windowsill

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Apples on a windowsill were found in the 4th ward of Uptown Charlotte. I think there is a song by that title. Also, there are numerous internet images of apples on a windowsill. However, I don’t know why this would be done. So I googled the subject. Following are a few possibilities.

  • Storing apples on your windowsill is likely to increase the amount of healthy polyphenols in their skin
  • bring prosperity
  • from the poem “The act of loving” by Karen Ethelsdattar

Following is a link showing internet images of apples on a windowsill. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Windowsill apples found in Uptown Charlotte.

shadows

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

This photo was taken recently and focuses on shadows in the evening hours. Specifically, the sun on the street and shadows on the side street. Also, long shadows from my wife and I as we stroll hand in hand.

Following is an article about how to take street scene photos with contrasting light. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Shadows found in Uptown Charlotte.

Love is

On this shameful day in our nation’s history I am reposting a photo taken in Uptown Charlotte.

When this photo was taken there was a loud and offensive protest underway just down the block. Rather than focusing my camera on the protest I chose to focus on this very positive sign that went on and on.

Quoting president elect Biden. “The work of the moment and the work of the next four years must be the restoration of democracy, of decency, honor, respect, the rule of law. Just plain simple decency.”

Asbury Restaurant

This photo shows the outdoor seating at the Asbury restaurant. On Sunday we enjoyed brunch at the Asbury and the meal was great as always. In my opinion the Asbury is the best restaurant in Charlotte. And based on their awards others agree as well.

Personally, I think you can identify great restaurants when they share the chefs name. At the Asbury, Mike Long is the executive chef and Miranda Brown is the pastry chef.

Following is a link to The Asbury website. They are located at 235 N. Tryon.

tyrannosaurus

Last weekend our grandson visited and we had an adventure at the Discovery Place. We enjoyed the dinosaur exhibit, our grandson played with the dinosaurs in augmented reality, dug for bones, launched a meteorite, and was inspired by an iMax movie call dream big.

Oh, and they had a tyrannosaurus, in a box, which was making lots of noise ;)

This photo was taken at 301 North Tryon in Uptown Charlotte. Following is a link to the Discovery Place.

Barns on display

We eat at the Ashbury because they have great food. That and we like their bar.

But today there was an extra treat of art by Fonda Doerre. Personally I was very impress with her paintings of barns.

This photo was taken at 235 North Tryon. Following is a link to the Ashbury Restaurant website. Following is a link to an article about Chef Matthew Krenz winning Chef of the Year award. The best in the state.

Also, following is a link to Fonda Doerre’s website.