Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring Training Final

Tight Pitch

The Mets head north…the final pre-season game of 2014 left the METS with a few unanswered questions! Let the games begin...

Friday, March 21, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Rookery


Rookery, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Anhinga, a florida version of cormorant type bird drying his feathers in the warm sunshine.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Rookies


Rookies, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Being invited to training camp really is a very big deal. Most "rookies" will leave camp one year closer to making the "Show". Very few ballplayers make it to the majors without putting time in at the minor league level. A very high percentage of hopefuls never get to break into the minors!

Bat Focus


Bat Focus, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Happy Wright


Happy Wright, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Spring Training is such an positive time of year. A whole season ahead, nobody is in last place and everyone's batting average is the same! As a fan, it's wonderful to get "up close and personal" with some of the players.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Waiting to Bat


Waiting to Bat, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
It must be THAT time again! The boys of summer have invaded the spring days of Florida. The New York Mets have settled in to Port St Lucie.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

Morning Light


Morning Light, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Florida Sunrise... Juno Beach on a warm peaceful morning.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Surfing Safari


Surfing Safari, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Windy and rough attracts a certain crowd. The Jupiter Beach surf has it's fans for sure...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Down The Inlet


Down The Inlet, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Still feeling a bit like an escapee…. on Long Island it's 17 degrees with more snow on the way!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Busy Inlet


Busy Inlet, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
February afternoon in Jupiter Inlet. Gloating is very bad form AND I hear it is about 65 degrees warmer here today than it is in Fire Island Inlet.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Pelican Watch


Pelican Watch, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Meanwhile, in Palm Beach County….Escaping winter always seems like a good idea to me AND this year avoiding the non-stop northeast snow looks like a stroke of genius. Long Island weather for the first week of February calls for two (with a chance of a third) major snow storms!

Market Jars


Market Jars, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Choices….looking for specialties in edibles? Philly's Reading Market awaits you.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Reading Terminal Market


Reading Terminal Market, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
From Amish to Kosher...if it's delicious you will find it here! Stroll past the freshest of seafood and take in the aroma of just baked warm pies and breads amidst the aisles of produce, preserves and jams. Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market should be on every foodies' bucket list!

Lits


Lits one, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
On the corner of 7th and Market...Lit Brothers was an iconic Philadelphia department store. Photographed during my recent "return to my roots" tour, it brought a smile to my face.  Sadly, Lits is long gone though the building remains. For generations of Philly Christmas shoppers, long before Malls, it was a required stop! 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Eagle


Eagle, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
People of a certain age who grew up in Philly will recognize this old bird! "Meet me at the Eagle" was how you met up with friends downtown...way before cell phones and text messaging. The Eagle, of course, was located on Market Street in the old Wannamakers Dept. store.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Windy Shore


Windy Shore, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
No snow but plenty of wind….The arctic blast from the north has created some rather treacherous sea conditions in southern Florida. Small craft advisories have been posted for several days now. Shifting winds from the north and east in the 25mph+ range make for unsafe boating conditions.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Lifeguard Station


Lifeguard Station, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Temperatures hovering around 50 degrees, empty beaches and crowded shopping malls…Southern Florida handles the frigid cold front. Meanwhile it's 9 degrees on Long Island.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Sea Oates Two


Sea Oates Two, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Southern Florida has escaped the bitter blast of arctic air that has gripped most of the US. We are hearing that soon things will change rapidly. Palm Beach County will see temperatures in the 80's today, tonight they will plummet to the low 40's! When Floridians look to put on socks you know it's cold!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Liberty Bell


Liberty Bell, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Random Shots has been off the radar for a few weeks…but we're back! Lots to post and catching up to do…A recent visit to my home town and a feel for that Philadelphia Freedom.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Stairs


Stairs, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Fancy steps....marble molding and trim. More from the Woolworth building in NYC.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Woolworth Lobby


Woolworth Lobby, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Another of New York's architectural masterpieces, the lobby of the Woolworth Building at 233 Broadway is a true work of art. Built to last in 1901!