Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Hues Of Letchworth Blue

I posted several photos last year that I took at Letchworth State Park south of Rochester, NY in a series I call Different Hues Of Letchworth Blue.  Letchworth is often called the Grand Canyon of the East, and was voted the number 1 of 10 best state parks in the US by USA Today in 2015.  It's about a 45 minute drive for me.

Here are a few more photos I took this week for that Letchworth Blue series.  Making plans for my second photo/epigram exhibit this summer.  It will be a Letchworth State Park showing of photos I've taken there over the past couple of years.   More on that as it develops!

These four photos were taken on March 7, 2016. 

Photos ©️2016 Rick Burnett Baker 
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Saturday, February 27, 2016

A Rose Is A Shell Is A Rose

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each supple petal parts from many others:
movement, color, texture, fragrance, purpose. 

the rose is a shell, a revelation of each deliberate
effort, and recompense for the inner child of fear. 

Poem/Photo © 2016 Rick Burnett Baker

Sunday, January 17, 2016


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"Sanctity is not only borne
on prayer, but manifest in rare  
moments of visual perfection. 

Even forests are reluctant to 
cast shadows on new-fallen

-Rick Burnett Baker

Photo/Text © 2014, 2016 Rick Burnett Baker 
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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Cherry Blossoms In December

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"Cherry Baby, It's cold outside. 
Save your blooms for spring.
The Autumn Flowering Higan Tree 
blossoms will make December sing." 

-Rick Burnett Baker  

Mild autumn and winter temperatures in Western New York have everyone a titter.  Even the cherry trees. 

Photo/Text © 2015 Rick Burnett Baker
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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Last Wash: Deep Thoughts Tumbled Dry

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"Quarters. Soap. Cycle. Rinse. 
Tumble dry.  Life is ritual. 

Closing time is posted, but 
hand written.  Pay it no mind."

-Rick Burnett Baker 

Photo/Text © 2015 Rick Burnett Baker 
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Photo taken on Lake Ave., Rochester NY 

Sunday, December 13, 2015


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"I dare not disturb this 
lonely bench in its solitude. 

An autumn leaf 
came to rest on one corner, 

-Rick Burnett Baker

Photo/Poem © 2015 Rick Burnett Baker 
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Saturday, December 12, 2015


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look to the 
soul of a forest, 
skull-bone trees -

I swear they 
see me watching, 
my eye to the sky

as the great dying 
falls crimson red 
around my feet. 

Photo/Poem © 2015 Rick Burnett Baker 
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