Earth, Wind & Fire ...
I figured my title was as good as I could get, one because I love the group Earth, Wind & Fire (blame my father) and I did not get any pictures of water. Well, not exactly. I caught an image of the sewer. But this first image that I took standing in the middle of my street might be my favorite. I am a dreamer and I have a pretty vivid imagination. Most of the things I wonder, dream or ponder come from me looking up to the sky in clouds. When I pray, even though I get down on my knees I still look up toward the sky to seek for answers as I pray for inner peace. So, I could stare at this picture all day. I could also lie in backyard staring up at the sky at a view like this as well.
I thought the way the light shone in on the rocks was pretty cool in this picture. I snapped this shot several times trying to eliminate the light that was cast upon it. Then, when I looked through the shots I had taken this one stood out. This picture seems to tell a story about both light and dark can exist at the same time. Both are equally are beautiful. The dark is not the darkness that we see at night. More like a darker shadow that can only be cast in places where there is light. It works together in beautiful symphony. This is a wall in front of the gate of house around the corner from me. The houses in my neighborhood are over 75 years old. Some as old as 100 as this is the Historic District in Plainfield. It makes me wonder how long this rock wall was here. How many sunsets rose and set before the ivies to burst through the seems and show its dominance?
I looked through my phone and found pictures I had taken of the elements in other seasons. The is my favorite tree at my house.
Apple picking with my girls and we didn't find too many apples. I think the animals got there first.
I still can't believe this actually happened. I keep this picture in my phone to show my students how powerful water can be. Last summer the drains were backed up and there was a terrible flood at my parents' house in Scotch Plains the water came up to the porch.