Showing posts with label whimsical. Show all posts
Showing posts with label whimsical. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Candy Kisses ...

“Candy kisses wrapped in paper mean more to you than any of mine
Candy kisses wrapped in paper you’d rather have them any old time

You don’t mean it when you whisper those sweet love words in my ear
Candy kisses wrapped in paper mean more to you than mine do dear…”

                       ~ “Candy Kisses”
        ~written & recorded by American
 country crooner George Morgan
                               ~ 1949
                 ~ recorded by Tony Bennett
                                ~ 1961

Where else in the world would street lamps be topped with candy kisses than “the sweetest place on Earth” – Hershey, Pennsylvania!

Chocolate Avenue, which runs past the original Hershey’s Chocolate Factory and is considered to be the main street of the town, is known for its street lamps that are shaped like Hershey Kisses. These unique lamps were first erected in 1963. Some of the kisses are shown as being wrapped, and some as unwrapped, alternating between these two designs. These lamps can also be found on Park Avenue.

Chocolate Avenue was one of the first two streets built in the town of Hershey by Milton Hershey (1857-1945) when he built up the town for his chocolate empire; the other was Cocoa Avenue. The name of the street was picked by Milton Hershey himself. He picked names for many streets in the town that related to chocolate.

I shot this on a recent autumn jaunt to Hershey from the passenger seat of a moving car, as there was no parking on the street. If you’re going to hang out of a car window taking pictures, what better place to do so than the sweetest place on Earth!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Peering Into The Looking Glass ...

"Alice had begun to think that very few things
indeed were really impossible."
                  ~ Lewis Carroll
        ~"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" 
                               ~ 1865 

New York City streetscapes reflect in an
advertisement for the Disney film
"Alice Through the Looking Glass"
on an April day in Lower Manhattan.    

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Follow That Dream ...

"I've got to follow that dream wherever that dream may lead
I've got to follow that dream to find the love I need ...

But when a dream is calling you,
There's just one thing that you can do 

Well, you gotta follow that dream wherever that dream may lead
You gotta follow that dream to find the love you need

Keep a-movin, move along, keep a moving ..."
                         ~ "Follow That Dream"
    ~    from the 1962 musical film
                     "Follow That Dream"
               ~recorded by the great Elvis Presley
This Slinky follows it's dream to spring toward the rolling hills of Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
on a beautiful summer day, a great reminder to always follow that dream!

Slinky is a toy, a precompressed helical spring invented and developed by naval engineer Richard T. James in 1943. 



Monday, July 20, 2015

Pop Go The Roses ...

"We try acting grown up but as a rule
We're all little children fresh from school ...
Keep them handy, flowers and candy
Roses and lollipops and lollipops and roses."

                                      ~ "Lollipops and Roses"
                                                                  ~composed by Tony Velona
                                                                       ~ recorded by Jack Jones
                                                                                             ~ 1962 

Yellow roses in the Allentown Rose Gardens bloom under
a bright rainbow Whirlypop lollipop in Trexler Memorial Park,
Allentown, Pennsylvania in an Alice In Wonderland type way
on a summer day in this whimsical abstract inspired by the song
"Lollipops and Roses." Because aren't we all kids at heart?

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Maybe It's Maybellene ...

"Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
...The Cadillac lookin' like it's sittin' still
And I caught Maybellene at the top of the hill."
                                           ~ "Maybellene"
                                                              ~ 1955

Maybe it's Maybellene casting a flirty glance
as a summer day reflects in the eye of this
Volkswagen Beetle near a trail in 
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania!

The Chuck Berry song "Maybellene" was adapted from the 
traditional fiddle tune "Ida Red" that tells the story of a 
hot rod race and a broken romance.  It is considered one of
the pioneering rock and roll singles.

The great Elvis Presley sang it live on "Louisiana Hayride" on 
August 20, 1955. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Here We Come ...

"Here we come ... we're the young generation,
and we've got something to say ..."
                          ~ "Theme from The Monkees"

A whimsical view of two adorable white-tailed deer
fawns as they ran out of the thicket to greet a June
sunset just off the Ironton Rail Trail, North Whitehall
Township, Pennsylvania.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Pixie Dusted ...

"All you need is faith, trust and a little pixie dust."
                               ~ Peter Pan

April seems to have sprinkled pixie dust on a magnolia tree flower 
in Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania in this artistic view, bringing to mind the words of Peter Pan!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Rouge On The Rue ...

  "Loving him was red ..."
                                 ~ "Red"
                               ~ Taylor Swift
A whimsical view of this charming flower shop, Designs by Maria Anastasia, bedecked for Valentine's Day on Nineteenth Street in the quaint West End Theatre District, Allentown, Pennsylvania on a recent winter afternoon.