Friday, June 1, 2012

A walk in Chestnut Hill

Today I’m sharing a few images from last weekend when I met blogging friends and ended up taking a photo walk around beautiful Chestnut Hill, PA. We strolled along Germantown Avenue, snapping photos and finding relief from the heat in some of the beautiful shops we saw.


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Flower baskets were everywhere.


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Window boxes, as well.

The pansies are giving a great last hurrah in the heat.


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Cool tile embellishments in the sidewalk.


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Dreamy displays.


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We met this beautiful dog who was cooling off on the marble entranceway of a shop. The owners had the AC on with the door open, making it an oasis from the heat for their pet.

Such a loving, happy dog.


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Daryl has a way with animals, and dogs love her. She photographs them for a series called {waiting patiently} that she publishes on her blog .



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Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade shop, has a treasure trove of cool things.

You can purchase online, too:

Sorry about that. Don’t mean to tempt you.



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Gorgeous window at Robertson’s Florists.



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View from a chair.


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It was a great day. Hope you enjoyed the images.


Until later, my friends . . .

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barbara l. hale said...

Looks like a lovely place and a really nice day! I like shopping at Ten Thousand Villages.

Country Gal said...

Fantastic photos . Looks like a wonderful place to be ! Thanks for taking us with you . Have a great day !

ON The Road Again said...

I love the picture of the dog. Thanks for telling us about waiting patiently, more beautiful doggie pictures.
I love doggie pictures.

Merisi in Vienna said...

Thank you for the beautiful walk, CG!
Love the florist's window and Daryl caressing the dog.

Kerri Farley said...

Gorgeous pics!!
LOVE the "blur" you used in these ..... care to share the processing?

beth said...

i did...i did...i always do :)

JacksDad said...

Even the pictures made me feel 10 degrees cooler!

Cloudia said...

The avenue sure has changed!
Trolleys still shusshhing zizzzing by?

Friendly Aloha from Waikiki
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msdewberry said...

Gorgeous photos! I too loved the blur you used in processing and would love to know how you did it!Please share! We have a couple of Ten Thousand Village stores here, love shopping there. I have a beautiful Onyx Chess set from there, should photograph that one day!

Ellen said...

Lovely photos. I so love the tile work. Have you ever been on the River Line on my side of the Delaware? They have cool tile pictures at the rail stations.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Gail said...

I'm in dire need of an outing like this but being in the middle of nowhere prevents me from doing it often.

Bluebird49 said...

Doggone you--another website to drool over--10,000 villages! Just when I had promised to stay off thee computer more--you give me that and Daryl's site!! ah well--nothing else to do!

Reena said...

Your pics are so dreamy! Like Kerri asked ... what did you use?
Sitting in Paris airport waiting for our flight to Istanbul. 4 hour layover...ugh!
Hope you have a cool weekend my friend.

Daryl said...

I do love animals, I guess this know it because they are always cooperative about posing for me. Love the effect you added to these gviving them a very dream-like feeling

to Cloudia.. no trollys .. buses ... I saw a bus making stops along Germantown Avenue ..

Carolynn Anctil said...

Wow, what a beautiful place. I love flower baskets and flower boxes. And dogs. *grin*

A New England Life said...

Boy, could I use a day like that. You have no idea. Hope it was a great day with the ladies!

Mental P Mama said...

Beautiful! You were very close to Mikey! We have lots of Ten Thousand Villages' things at St. Paul's:) I'll show you!

GailO said...

I just had a wonderful time catching up here Kate:) Ooo I like these photos of Chestnut Hill...the soft lovely processing is so different than your usual...So nice to see Reena and Daryl on the other side of the camera:) You certainly had glorious weather!

That bluebird photo is amazing!!

Hope all is well!

Nancy said...

As much as I love my rural surroundings, I find it rejuvenating to go to the city for a different point of view.

Lovely captures of your day with friends. Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment on my blog. Much appreciated.

Dianne said...

I love your soft focus techniques!
makes each image more delicious

love the big puppy, glad he's kept cool
Daryl looks beautiful with him

Hilary said...

I love when I see folks I "know" in others' photos. Fun shots, one and all.

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like a lovely time with your friend. The shop looks like a great store to explore. I love the cute dog, looks like my Goldie Girl. Wonderful photos.

Anonymous said...

love your treatment of these.....smiles

Lili said...

Oh that one of Daryl with the doggie is so cool! Love the effects on these photos of this beautiful place. xo ~Lili