PAST MEETS PRESENT

THEN AND LATER


October 2014 canal and river
February canal and river (2017)
May – Canal and river (2017)
August Canal and River – Photo: Garry Armstrong (2017)
Canal and river October 2012
April canal and river (2016)

I’ve been watching square sky flying past me and decided I would give the next challenge a try.  These are the rules:

  1. Post at least two pictures, they don’t need to be #square!
  2. One of them though must have been taken by you and the second needs to be of the same view (or similar) as the first but taken days, weeks or years before.
  3. The second picture doesn’t need to be taken by you it can be a postcard or a painting.
  4. Don’t forget to use the tag #pastmeetspresent, and to link back to here.

Here are my past and present photos. Considering that I tend to shoot the same places repeatedly, this is a really good challenge for us!

THE ELLS HAVE IT – GARRY & MARILYN ARMSTRONG

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter L – Needs to have at least two syllables


Flyer in an antique airplane
Blackstone River and fall foliage – Photo: Garry Armstrong
Foliage along Aldrich Street
Dogs must be leashed when you walk along the Blackstone Canal — Photo: Garry Armstrong
Blackstone Canal – Photo: Garry Armstrong
Stainless steel
Little house and big maple tree

SLOWLY, SLOWLY

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: SLOW


Slow moving water in the canal …
Very slow-growing English ivy …
Our slowest growing tree …

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WATER AND WINTER

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Winter – Water


The end of winter with ice on the canal
Just a small patch of snow not yet melted
Blackstone River in March as a very cold winter ends
And then comes summer …

WHICH WAY – EARLY NOVEMBER

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – November 2, 2016


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Probably my favorite autumn scene. I think I have a full ten years of October photos of the canal.
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The new bridge across the river in Slatersville, RI
Crooked Poll, er Pole
Crooked Poll, er Pole
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Autumn lane, desaturated

Cee which way photo challenge

THE PARADE OF MONTHS – TRANSFORMATION

We live in a river valley. You can see here transformation from winter to spring to summer to fall. In some cases, you can see huge differences in the same months from one year to the next. There’s not much to show for mid-winter along the river and canal. They become hard to access when several feet of snow cover the ground. Not to mention that its cold out there. Frozen fingers are not steady on the shutter, I fear. November, however, is sometimes quite mild, so we frequently shoot in November. If the weather allows, in December too … but rarely along the river. It’s always colder there.

The Pond: March 2016 - Garry Armstrong
The Pond: March 2016 – Garry Armstrong

Here are the months in the Valley by the river and canal. Not all the same year. Some months, we shot elsewhere or, as in January of this year, were in far away, warm, sunny, beautiful Arizona. I wish we could be there every January. It’s a vast improvement over local weather!

River - March 2015
River – March 2015
The Canal - April 2016 - Garry Armstrong
The Canal – April 2016 – Garry Armstrong
The Pond - April 2016
The Pond – April 2016
The Canal - April 2016
The Canal – April 2016
The Canal - April 2016 - By: Garry Armstrong
The Canal – April 2016 – By: Garry Armstrong
The Canal - June 2015
The Canal – June 2015
The Canal - August 2016
The Canal – August 2016
The Canal - Sept 2016
The Canal – September 2016

October Gallery by Garry Armstrong


December 2015
The Woods – December 2015

TRANSFORMATION | THE DAILY POST