Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern: Blog http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern (Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:02:00 GMT Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:02:00 GMT http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v54/u886976438-o782371703-50.jpg Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern: Blog http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog 120 113 Yellow Beech Leaf Haiku http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/yellow-beech-leaf Few beech leaves remain

Golden yellow hangers on

Twisting in the wind

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(Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) autumn beech haiku leaves yellow http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/yellow-beech-leaf Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:11:19 GMT
Varied Golden Leaves http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/honey-locust-leaves Varied burnished leaves

Filling the park and the drive

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(Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) autumn benches gold rush haiku honey locust leaves park riverside drive riverside park trees http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/honey-locust-leaves Mon, 04 Dec 2017 19:52:27 GMT
Brooklyn Night Flirtation haiku http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/brooklyn-night-flirtation-haiku Brooklyn night ablaze

Twinkling Manhattan scrapers

Flirting back and forth

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(Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) apartment billboard brooklyn brownstones empirestatebuilding haiku lights manhattan night rooftops skyscrapers http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/brooklyn-night-flirtation-haiku Sat, 25 Nov 2017 19:24:55 GMT
Jazzed Up NYC - My Thanksgiving Poem http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/jazzed-nyc---my-thanksgiving-poem The skyline of the city frames smooth toe-tapping jazz

With blue notes high and low in syncopated beat

The Freedom Tower’s solo is a complex rhythmic call

For all surrounding scrapers to respond in varied styles.

But a cruise ship passes by like a strident brassy blast

And eclipses big band’s swing and its riffing bebop sounds

Till disappearing past, the river’s ceaseless current flow

Muffles the final coda as jazz notes melt away.

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(Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) buildings cruise ship hudson river jazz nyc poem rooftops http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/jazzed-nyc---my-thanksgiving-poem Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:21:06 GMT
"I thought I saw some birds in flight"...Birds in Flight by Mildred Alpern http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/a-bird-or-a-leaf-poem Birds in Flight

I thought I saw some birds in flight

Flapping wings, heart-beating fast

A tumultuous crowd darting and diving

In crazy quilt patterns of rapid ascent.

 

Looping on high in a spied-on escape

They soared with gay brio in the cloud streaked blue

While the brilliantly colored hangers on

Insouciantly lingered in dwindling numbers

Fast remains of the day, reluctant to leave

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(Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) autumn birds leaves poem http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/a-bird-or-a-leaf-poem Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:11:11 GMT
Harlem Meer Willows http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/harlem-meer-willows Willows Hanging onWillows Hanging onOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Cascading WillowsCascading WillowsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _B060024_B060024OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Yellow tipped willows

Autumn brushed in paler gold

Tree leaves last to fall

 

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(Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) autumn centralpark haiku harlemmeer willows http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/harlem-meer-willows Wed, 08 Nov 2017 01:42:27 GMT
Leafy Bird Brio Haiku http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/leafy-bird-pattens-haiku Leafy bird brio

Swirling and spiraling high

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(Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) autumn branches colors haiku maples orange red sky spirals stems swirls trees trunks yellow http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/leafy-bird-pattens-haiku Thu, 02 Nov 2017 19:07:45 GMT
Copake Day Jaunt http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/copake-day-jaunt Memorable  visit to the 90 plus year-old  Copake home, rich in family history and tended with loving care by a nephew and niece who maintain the beauty of a lakefront summer residence. Here, family members gather at varied times to greet, catch-up, and reminisce. The colors of October leaves on this visit spilled onto Lake Lower Rhoda in impressionistic protean patterns. A porch reconstruction caught in afternoon sunlight glowed as did the Chinese Lanterns in a vase. The playhouse by the lake shone white, it too harboring former dreams and memories. Bird Feeder1 copyBird Feeder1 copyOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA PorchPorchOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Chinese LanternsChinese LanternsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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(Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) autumn chinese lanterns colors construction family home lake new york playhouse porch residence trees vase west copake http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/copake-day-jaunt Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:06:54 GMT
Impressionism on the Lake http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/impressionism-on-the-lake Mid October and the leaves are changing color in Harriman State Park, NY. The vibrant yellows, oranges, and reds spill their hues onto one of the many lakes in the park. The colors run and blend into an impressionist palette that shimmers in the morning sun, doubling the viewing pleasure. _A170050_A170050OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _A170011_A170011OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _A170032_A170032OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _A170039_A170039OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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(Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) autumn colors harriman state park impressionism lake leaves shimmer trees http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/impressionism-on-the-lake Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:10:44 GMT
Autumn Palette http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/autumn-palette The autumn palette is rich with purples, mauves, and marigolds. Autumn asters and toad lilies are in the deeper, sometimes somber hues. Then there is the marigold, blazing yellow, adding vivid contrast from the color wheel. _A040096_A040096OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _A040052_A040052OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Single marigoldSingle marigoldOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Toad Lily 1Toad Lily 1OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _A040029_A040029OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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(Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) asters autumn glow lensbaby56 marigolds mauve outdoors palette purple riverside community garden toad lilies http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/autumn-palette Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:28:34 GMT
Wedding Daze haiku http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/wedding-daze-haiku Happy wedding daze

Fancy shoes and garland dog

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(Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) chimping dog garland haiku leaves shoes wedding http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/wedding-daze-haiku Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:49:49 GMT
Chicken of the Woods Haiku http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/chicken-of-the-woods-haiku Chicken of the Woods

Fungi claim to Gaudi fame

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(Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) architecture chicken of the woods fungi gaudi haiku laetiporous cincinnatus mushroom http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/chicken-of-the-woods-haiku Sat, 30 Sep 2017 19:49:07 GMT
Hummingbird on Russian Sage Haiku http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/hummingbird-on-russian-sage-haiku A cabriole

Lifting spirits on ether

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(Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) bronx botanical gardens flight flowers hummingbird leaves outdoors plants russian sage http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/hummingbird-on-russian-sage-haiku Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:23:00 GMT
The Leaves of September Haiku http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/the-leaves-of-september Curling autumn leaves 

Slumbering on worn brick wall

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(Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) autumn decay haiku leaves sere slumber snooze wall http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/the-leaves-of-september Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:17:46 GMT
Breakfast with a Friend http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/breakfast-with-a-friend She likes to meet once a week to catch up on political news sharing and current novel reading. Most times we breakfast at a local diner, but sometimes we become more extravagant and choose a fancier spot where flowers adorn the tables and tiny lights are strung on the planters outside the restaurant. Morning September light is lovely, catching shadows. The plating is fancy, whether Belgian Waffle or Omelette with choice of three selections. Trumpian politics is driving us sad and mad.

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(Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) bottle breakfast chairs french friend fries omelette outdoors restaurant shadows strawberries sunflower tables vase waffle water http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/breakfast-with-a-friend Fri, 08 Sep 2017 17:55:39 GMT
Coney Island Aquarium http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/coney-island-aquarium Aquariums are interesting places to visit -- seals and pelicans, penguins and fish. Feeding time brings out the best for moments when a seal gobbles a fish. Gulp! Creatures in captivity, and we are captive to watch. _9020062_9020062OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _9020075_9020075OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _9020080_9020080OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA in Their Elementin Their ElementOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _9020096_9020096OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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(Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) coney island aquarium coral fish pelicans penguins people seals http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/coney-island-aquarium Mon, 04 Sep 2017 14:44:17 GMT
Hockey http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/hockey A fast game. Blades on ice. Long curving sticks with flat extensions. Lots of whirling and swirling about, after a tiny black disc. And then there is the lonely goalie, who crouches and defends. War on ice. Thankfully all well padded with sticks seeking to make contact with the slithering black disc. _8200419 copy_8200419 copyOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _8200216_8200216OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _8200096_8200096OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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(Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) blades chelsea piers extensions game hockey ice indoors players shafts skates sticks uniforms http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/hockey Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:38:50 GMT
Oxalis Blooming http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/oxalis-blooming A recent present of this beautiful plant, oxalis, surprised me with early blooms and buds. Sitting on a windowsill, with other plants and objects, I assumed that the "lucky clover" leaves represented the plant.  I was not expecting flowers. I spied them when watering the plant this morning and, of course, rushed to take pictures to commemorate this event. WindowsillWindowsillOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _8200027_8200027OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _8200019_8200019OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA _8200039_8200039OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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(Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) blooms buds flowers oxalis plant http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/oxalis-blooming Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:55:47 GMT
Faces http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/faces Faces seen and those not completely revealed...private thoughts deep in reading or simply gazing. How interesting the human face and its preoccupations. Composure b:wComposure b:wOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Face2Face2OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Blue EyesBlue EyesOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Summer ReadingSummer ReadingOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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(Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) faces http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/faces Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:53:01 GMT
Riverside Park Community Garden, my personal Giverny http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/riverside-community-garden-my-personal-giverny No it is not Giverny, but I pretend it is. Bountiful flowering Riverside Park community garden overflows with the blooms of summer. In rich array, resplendent colors grace a stretch of the promenade on the Upper West Side of Manhattan at 91st St. Monet and Pissarro could paint here to their heart's delight, inspired by the dual gardens now bursting in splendor.

 

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(Silver Screen Productions/Mildred Alpern) blooms flowers gardens giverny promenade railing riverside park community garden summer walkway http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/riverside-community-garden-my-personal-giverny Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:05:01 GMT