Monday, October 20, 2014

The Pipeline

The Pipeline

Snaking through the deep forest of Vermont a lifeline of a pipeline carries drinking water to state residents. Somehow this intrusion upon the natural landscape tends to blend in after awhile and takes on an art form of it's own. (Or maybe it's just a curvy pipe making it's way to the treatment plant).

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Covered Bridge

Classic covered bridge...Picturesque for sure but also very functional, the covered bridge was a key to our agricultural and industrial past. I recently read that these iconic bridges met an immediate need in the 1800's. Timber was plentiful and waterways needed to be crossed for commerce. The mother of invention was at work and transportation flourished. These structures were covered to protect the wooden infrastructure from the elements.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Wet Road

Fall colors can turn a dirt road into a pretty picture! Time to appreciate those "backyard" spots that can be easily overlooked. Life is Good.

Friday, October 17, 2014

One Lane Bridge

Iconic New England...Vermont is still home to a handful of scenic and classic covered bridges. Something about these bridges and yankee ingenuity, they always bring a smile to my face. I can imagine a hundred plus years of all sorts of wheeled transportation passing beneath this wooden roof.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sunday Sailors

Sunday Sailors

New York Harbor can become as busy with pleasure craft as it is with commercial traffic. Breezy warm fall afternoons can refresh the soul, but one must always keep a sharp eye out for other traffic!

October in the northeast features nature's most colorful show. This shot from southern Vermont was taken at the start of the show! As glorious as the colors are, they do not linger for long.

Sea Level Manhattan

Sea Level Manhattan

From this angle it's easy to see why a storm like Sandy could wreck havoc on the island of Manhattan.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Windy Beach

Windy Beach.....diehard beach goers are not deterred by Juno Beach's high surf. Easter week in the Sunshine State...!

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, 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, 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 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, 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.