fall colors

Yesterday, while on a walk with my wife, we admired the Fall colors found in the uptown Charlotte parks. This specific tree stood out and we went to some efforts to capture a photo. Specifically we used the panorama feature on my iPhone.

You can see that we are also sharing a slide show with impression of the colors. Which one is your favorite.

Most of these photos were created using ByFunky.com

Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption:

EV charger in a state park

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

This is a follow-up photo to yesterday’s surprise find at a state park. Today’s photo shows a electric vehicle (EV) changer found at a state park while on a recent day trip. Roughly 90 miles from Charlotte this EV charge can be found at the Sesquicentennial State Park. The added benefit is that you can take an enjoyable walk while your car charges.

The sky seems to be bluer when we have been in the forest lately. However, when I Google the subject what I find is that the sky is bluer in the Fall .. so maybe it is just that we are going hiking now that the weather has cooled off. Another theory I found is that that when the forest color contrast, with the sky, it heightens our perception of blue,

Following is an article which answers the question: Is the sky bluer in the Fall? Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Electric vehicle charging in a state park.

signs

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

These signs have been shared previously however today they are shared from a new perspective. The perspective shows the new Duke Plaza office tower which is nearing the end of construction .. a sign of progress.

A personal note; the signs are in the park at the front door were my wife and I live. One of the signs states that Charlotte is the center of the known world .. maybe a stretch but I like the sign.

Following is a link to the Charlotte Daily Photo Facebook page with a photo of the Center of Known World sign, Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Signs and new construction in uptown Charlotte

bocca ball

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

Today we are sharing an action photo showing a bocca ball game. The photo was taken on a recent walk along the Little Sugar Creek greenway.

Following is a link showing the rules for Booca Ball. Also, following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Playing bocca ball on the Little Sugar Creek greenway near uptown Charlotte.

gnarly

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

Today’s photo shows an old tree in Marshall Park in uptown Charlotte. Personally I like the scene because of the skyline in the background. A contrast between old and new.

Following is a link to a Wikipedia article for Marshall Park. We are also sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: An old tree found in Marshall Park in uptown Charlotte.

dog in a park

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

Today’s photo shows a dog in a park. However, what I found as unique was that the dog appeared to be resting comfortably on his personal blanket. And then I thought this scene must have a story. So I waited to see which human came to join the dog .. and everyone just walked past. So maybe this really is a dog who brought a blanket to the park for a little relaxation.

Following is a link showing Google images about dogs in Freedom Park in Charlotte. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Dog in a park, on blanket, and the focus of this photo.

Sticky

Our contribution, to the City Daily Photo theme, is this sticky photo from our archives. The Ice Cream was good but the icee was very sticky. This photo was taken at Freedom Park in the Dilworth district near uptown Charlotte. The Ice Cream cones and the icee were purchased from an ice cream truck. It was a hot day so they were enjoyed.

Following is a link to City Daily Photo theme where photographers from around the world have shared there interpretation of today’s theme.

fish fountain

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

An additional photo has added to my mini-series about art objects in a pocket park called The Green in uptown Charlotte. These fish fountains have appeared in multiple TV series. Two I am aware of are Homeland and Delilah.

I like this photo because the couple, in the background, give a sense of scale.

Note that the Ratcliffe condos are in the background.

Following is a link to the Delilah TV series which my wife and highly recommend. Charlotte scenes play an important role in the TV series. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: This fountain was found in the pocket park called The Green in uptown Charlotte.

welcome back festival

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

The Novant Health Welcome Back Festival was in full swing yesterday in uptown Charlotte. As the photo shows; the crowd brought their bag chairs, hammocks, umblellas, and tents. While I was there, the Orquesta Sabrosalsa band played and danced the salsa.

Best of all the Super Heroes, from Nuvant Health were there to administer Covid Vaccinations. The idea was to “make your vaccination part of your festival experience”. Yea Nuvant Health and thank you to those who were vaccinated.

Following is a link to the website for the Novant Health Welcome Back Festival. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Enjoying the Novant Health Welcome Back festival.

mushroom chairs

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

This photo was taken near yesterday’s photo, the a pocket park called the Green. The park has several similar art objects. There are water fountains in the form of fish, sculptures of books, and sign post honoring authors. Photos will be shared in the near future.

Following is a link to an article about parks in Charlotte. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Mushroom chairs found at a park called the Green in uptown Charlotte.

happy Easter

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

On Easter we went for a walk, on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, and meet lots of people who were enjoying the day as well. This young man was greeting everyone with an enthusiastic Happy Easter.

I’m sharing this photo because his greeting put a smile on my face. Also, I want to share positive images of people wearing mask.

Following is a link to the Little Sugar Creek Greenway website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: This young man was sharing a Happy Easter greeting to everyone he meet. It made my day.

hard stop

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

Today’s photo shows brake marks from a hard stop in Uptown Charlotte. The photo also shows a couple strolling on a cold winter day and, looking closely, one can find friends enjoying a walk in the park. As such, I use today’s photo as a metaphor for life during the pandemic. A lot of what we love has stopped. However, love goes on.

Following is a link to the City of Charlotte live traffic information feed. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Brake marks from a hard stop in Uptown Charlotte.

flowers on the Green

During these difficult times it is good to notice what is beautiful. This photo was taken at The Green, which is actually an underground parking garage. At street level The Green is a small park, complete with signpost honoring authors, two story sculptures of stacked books, fish sculptures spotting water for the kids to play in, and lots of flowers.

Following is a link to images from The Green. The address is 400 South Tryon. Also, following is a link to this photo on Flickr.