Thursday, September 20, 2007

A Day At The Beach

Had a great few days in Sea Isle with Chris and Shannon. Amy, Marc and the kids came down for the day on Thursday. It was my best day of the summer. I think Marc had as much fun as Saige and Chase trying to catch minnows and scrambling over the rocks looking for shells and hermit crabs. Heaven!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Get Out Of My Way, I Need To Catch A Train

We saw 3:10 To Yuma this week. Go see it, even if you're not a western fan. I'm not either and I quite liked it. The strength of the picture is in the character study of the 2 leads, Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) and Dan Evans (Christian Bale). They are both excellent and play off one another very well. The story itself is rather silly, but the interaction between the men is interesting and compelling. They are two halves of a whole. Both quite damaged and handicapped in different ways, but they recognize something in each other that helps to make them more complete. The supporting cast is excellent but overshadowed by the strong leads.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Windows on Malvern

I know this is a door, but it's got a window in it, doesn't it? My favorite shop in town. . .The Picket Fence. The fall decorations are starting to go up, but it doesn't feel like fall yet.

This old barn is just one block off King St. I like the crusty, peeling paint look of it.

A lovely window that is much too pretty to be covered up with that overgrown bush. I wish they'd trim it.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

A Sense of Place

I have been walking around Malvern for the past 3 days taking pictures of anything and everything interesting I could find for this week's photography assignment. It's been a wonderful experience because it forced me to take a close look at things I pass by every day without really seeing. It's certainly made me appreciate the uniqueness of my Small Town, USA. I'll be posting a few pictures in the next several days of things that stood out to me so you can enjoy them too.

This the the Malvern National Bank which dates from April 1, 1887, the day this building opened for business. It stands on the southwest corner of King Street and Warren Ave. But, wait! Look up. What's that on the roof? Zoom in here.

What a lovely weathervane. I would never have seen that in a hundred years without this project.

I think it's nice, too, that they provide pretty seats out front. I guess you can sit there and wait if your money's not quite ready. Notice, though, they are chained to the railing. Banks can't be too careful these days.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

For You

A little bouquet for a beautiful day.