Showing posts with label sepia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sepia. Show all posts

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Heart Of Summer ...



“And you’re daddy’s little girl
You’re the end of the rainbow
My pot of gold
You’re daddy’s little girl to have and hold
A precious gem is what you are
You’re mommy’s bright and shining star
You’re the spirit of Christmas
My star on the tree
You’re the Easter Bunny to mommy and me
You’re sugar
You’re spice
You’re everything nice
And you’re daddy’s little girl.”
                      ~ “Daddy’s Little Girl”
                 ~ lyrics & music written by
                     Robert Burke & Horace Gerlach
                                     ~ 1906
          ~ recorded by the wonderful Al Martino
                                              ~ 1967

The heart of summer within the heart of summer … a father teaches his little girl to ride a bicycle on a gorgeous July afternoon on the Saucon Rail Trail, Hellertown, Pennsylvania, such a sweet sight I was lucky to capture and showcase in sepia to enhance the nostalgic feel.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Elvis & Johnny ...




“Well, it’s one for the money
Two for the show
Three to get ready
Now go, cat go

But don’t you
Step on my blue suede shoes
You can do anything
But stay off of my blue suede shoes …”

            “Blue Suede Shoes”
           ~ Written & recorded by Carl Perkins
                           ~ 1955
            ~ Recorded by the great Elvis Presley
                             ~ 1956

The King of Rock ’n’ Roll and The King of Country meet as a young Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash pose for a 1950s snapshot showcased on the wall of Charlotte Fay’s Main Street Diner, Slatington, Pennsylvania.

Elvis Presley’s “Blue Suede Shoes” may well be one of the hits you hear playing at Charlotte Fay’s, where retro is king at this cool and cozy eatery.

The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll is well represented at Charlotte Fay’s, joined by photos spotlighting retro icons such as Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean in the 1956 film “Giant,” Marilyn Monroe and Route 66. There’s also a nod to the New Jersey Seashore and Steel Pier. The large map depicts President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, championed by the then-president when it was formed June 29, 1956.

And of course there’s the tasty food, wonderful to nosh on as you drink in the nostalgic atmosphere. Owner Jason Ruff named the diner after both his great-grandmothers, and uses their recipes.

The menu and atmosphere are the perfect mix to stir up a recipe for success fit for a king.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Follow His Star ...



“Morning Star, O cheering sight! Ere thou
cam’st, how dark earth’s night!
Morning Star, O cheering sight! Ere thou
cam’st, how dark earth’s night!
Jesus mine, in me shine; in me shine, Jesus mine;
Fill my heart with light divine.

Morning Star, thy glory bright far excels
the sun’s clear light.
Morning Star, thy glory bright far excels
the sun’s clear light.
Jesus be, constantly, Constantly, Jesus be
More than thousand suns to me.

Thy glad beams, thou Morning Star, cheer the
nations near and far.
Thy glad beams, thou Morning Star, cheer the
nations near and far.
Thee we own, Lord alone, Lord alone, thee we
own,
Our dear Savior, God’s dear son.

Morning Star, my soul’s true light, tarry not,
dispel my night.
Morning Star, my soul’s true light, tarry not,
dispel my night.
Jesus mine, in me shine; in me shine, Jesus mine;
Fill my heart with light divine.”
                
               ~ “Morning Star, O Cheering Sight !”
                             ~ Moravian Carol
     ~ Words: Johannes Scheffler (1657),    
Translation by Bennett Harvey, Jr. (1885)
               ~   Music: Francis F. Hagen, 1836
         In Moravian tradition, this is often sung as part of a Christmas Eve service, with a child as the leader.
                                             

A Moravian star glows with the warmth of Christmas on a cold December evening at Emmaus Moravian Church, founded in 1747 in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. The star shines over a Nativity scene placed on the church lawn during Christmastime.

This scene in sepia could be part of a Moravian Christmas putz, in dreams of Christmastide or a nostalgic Yuletide film – think “It’s A Wonderful Life” – but it’s very real, just as following Christ’s star is as important today as it was at his birth.

A Moravian star (German: Herrnhuter Stern) is an illuminated Advent, Christmas or Epiphany decoration popular in Germany and in places in American and Europe where there are Moravian congregations. The stars take their English name from the Moravian Church, originating in Moravia. In Germany, they are known as Herrnhut stars, named after the Moravian Mother Community in Saxony, Germany, where they were first commercially produced.

Merry Christmas, Happy Christmas everyone!