McColl Center

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

Today’s photo shows a sign a the McColl Center in uptown Charlotte. The message the share is Art Thrives When Artist Do.

The McColl Center’s website describes themself as an artist residency and contemporary art space. Their about page also shares a mission and vision.

Following is a link the McColl Center’s website. Also, following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption:  The McColl Center shares an important message.

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.

Campbell’s Greenhouses

One of the highlights of our weekend was to shop for orchids Campbell’s Greenhouses in Dilworth near uptown Charlotte. Their orchids make me look I know what I’m doing. Actually the have a program where you return your orchid after the blooms have fallen and then a year later it is booming again. You pay once and then pay a small fee for them to care for your orchid.

This photo was taken at 209 McDonald Ave. Following is a link to Campbell’s Greenhouses Facebook page.

cactus plant on East Boulevard

the cactus plant on East Boulevard is enjoying out hot weather in Charlotte
The temperature hit 100 F today and similar highs are forecast for the next two weeks. So today we are sharing this photo of a cactus plant on East Boulevard which maybe the only thing enjoying these unseasonably high temperatures. Actually I took this photo several months ago during much cooler weather and I took the photo because it shows two contrasting images which are both out-of-place in Charlotte. Cactus are not indigenous and rarely found in Charlotte. Also, if you look closely there is a ski shop in the background. Cactus and skiing … hot and cold (smile).

The photo was taken at 1511 East Boulevard in history Dilworth near Uptown Charlotte. The business in the background is the Alpine Ski Center.