Saturday, January 31, 2015

Winter Break In Photos

At  the  Lamberton  Conservatory  in 
Highland Park, Rochester, NY,  there 
were few  blooms.  But  the few that 
were  there were refreshing, and the 
warmth  of  the  conservatory was  a 
welcome relief from the winter cold. 

Here are  a  few photos  I took today. 

Photos © Rick Burnett Baker 
All Rights Reserved.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Winter's Affair

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the trees have no leaves. 
I gather my lust in the 
winter sky. 

along your horizon, 
sunlight dances to its 
frozen demise. 

Photo/Poem © 2012, 2015 Rick Burnett Baker 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Crossing The Line

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"We talk of thin lines 
between this or that. 
Search the line you're 
walking, the horizon 
you're viewing, the future 
you're seeking. 

There's a thin line between 
infinite sky and frozen, 
fallow Earth. 

It can be crossed only 
by imagination." 

-Rick Burnett Baker 

Photo/Text © 2015 Rick Burnett Baker 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Lovers and Life, Seasons and Living

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sunlight on a January afternoon

winter is like lovers growing old. 
veins and bone emerge in proud 
traditions of season.  foundations
of life are transparent.  no secrets,
no pretense.  no need to guide 
the journey:  simply listen to the 
water of a stream become a river. 

Photo/Poem © 2015 Rick Burnett Baker 
Photo taken by R. Baker.  January 23, 2015 at English Rd. and Long Pond Rd, Greece, NY. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

One Step, Two Steps, Many Steps More

Today was a photo day, and the subject 
was the Monroe County Clerk's Building, 
here in Rochester, NY.

These are stairways in this grand old lobby. 
I wonder how much money it would take 
to build a building like this today.  

They don't build them like they used to. 

(Click on photos to enlarge)

Photos © 2015 Rick Burnett Baker 
           All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January Poised

mid-winter waiting 

forest is the snow now. 
spine, bone and outline 
are silhouette against nature. 

what is living I see as dead,
faithfully waiting against 
changes fathomed, unseen.

my footsteps shatter silence 
on delicate flakes of ice.  I'll 
wake the darkness for sunrise. 

Photo/Poem © 2015 Rick Burnett Baker

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Step Aside

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"We walk across, toward, 
over or through seasons 
with little thought. 

Take time to step aside
and see where you are." 

-Rick Burnett Baker 

Photo/Text © 2015 Rick Burnett Baker 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Clinging To The Past

"When sunlight strikes 
at just the right angle, 

the past can be seen 
clinging to the day."  

-Rick Burnett Baker 

Photo/Text © 2015 Rick Burnett Baker 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Port Of Call

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religiosity is 

movement felt, 


questions from 

where to where. 
stand firm, 

hands upward. 
shed all 

residue of life.

the sky 

extent views 
of faith:

I watch 
as a prayer,

my eye 
trusting one 

point of 

Photo/Poem © 2015 Rick Burnett Baker 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Barnstorming Western New York

Barns have stories and lifetimes to tell.  Here are a few I've met during the past couple of weeks.

The first six of these photos were taken today, but all have been taken between Kendall, NY to the west of Rochester and Pultneyville, NY to the east near the shores of Lake Ontario.

Photos ©2014, 2015 Rick Burnett Baker

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Landscape Of Grace

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"When seasons and nature are harsh and brutal, 
the landscape offers grace and forgiveness."  

-Rick Burnett Baker 

Photo/Text © 2015 Rick Burnett Baker 
Photo taken by R. Baker near Castile, NY and Letchworth State Park. 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Edge of Life

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"On the edge of Earth 
trees turn toward Heaven. 

There's no fear 
in a tree."  

-Rick Burnett Baker 

Photo/Text © 2015 Rick Burnett Baker 
Photo taken by R. Baker at Letchworth State Park, New York.