Archive for July, 2009

The Rockets’ Red Glare

Posted in 1 on July 4, 2009 by ceceb3

Happy Independance Day!! As good a day as any to resume my blogging.  Since loosing Oliver I have been very uninspired and even my photo class (which I loved but is now over) could not bring me back to the world of living photographers.  Thankfully, the rain has finally stopped – and my ark is only half built – so the glorious day called us out. These photos were taken in different locations in Worcester county and westward, but all speak to the glory of America and our distinctly American culture.

Copyright 2009, C. Brotchie-Fine. All rights reserved.

Copyright 2009, C. Brotchie-Fine. All rights reserved.

A local veterans’ memorial, photo taken on the fly as we maneuvered through traffic in search of a java infusion (a.k.a. Dunkin’ Donuts – as American as chain restaurants can be).

 

Copyright 2009, C. Brotchie-Fine. All rights reserved.

Copyright 2009, C. Brotchie-Fine. All rights reserved.

This bridge has such great presence hovering above the Connecticut River. Although I think of England as the headwaters of train travel, I like to envision a young girl from Northampton traveling across this bridge in a train car on her first trip to Boston, full of a wild sense of wonder and developing a wanderlust that would take her across the country someday.

 

Copyright 2009, C. Brotchie-Fine. All rights reserved.

Copyright 2009, C. Brotchie-Fine. All rights reserved.

 

This final piece of charm made me wonder when that flag was orginally hung and where it came from. Was it a bank giveaway (remember when they used to give you more than just overdraft statements??) or maybe a summer camp project.  However it came to be hanging and slowly disintegrating on this shed, I am grateful that it did.