smart flower

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

This solar smart flower was found in the First Ward Park. The flower follows the sun and folds up at night. Their website says the flower folds up and cleans itself nightly. With this intelligence the smart flower makes 40% more energy than traditional solar panels. Plus it looks good.

Following is the Smart Flower Solar website. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption A solar smart flower found in the First Ward Park.

blue sky

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

It has been cold, overcast, and rainy for days. However, the sun come out today and blue sky was reflected in the office towers of Uptown Charlotte.

Following is an article about Sunlight and serotonin. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Blue sky reflecting in the office towers in Uptown Charlotte.

change

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

This mural was found in Uptown Charlotte at Sprite Square. I liked the message: “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”

The mural is signed as Traveling Gypsy @DUARTE_DESIGNS

Following is a link the website for the Traveling Gypsy. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Mural found in Uptown Charlotte.

scream

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

An art project, in Uptown Charlotte, involves globes painted in different themes. The globe, at the Blumenthal Art Center, shows a reproduction of the famous Scream painting. In my opinion the scream is an accurate depiction of 2020.

Following is a link to a Wikipedia article of the Scream. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Art found in Uptown Charlotte.

Theme Day (photo of the year)

It is the first of the month and the City Daily Photo community theme is “photo of the year”. I did not post many photos at Charlotte Daily Photo this year so I searched my iPhone memories and chose this photo of my grandson celebrating his win at monopoly. With this photo I wish you all a new year full of things to celebrate.

Please visit other bloggers who are participating in the January theme day.

theme day, kindness

It is the first of the month and the City Daily Photo community theme is “kindness”. Today’s photo was taken in Charlotte at the Flower Child restaurant where my wife and I have enjoyed several meals. The peace sign reminds me of the 60’s with the goals of Peace, love, and kindness. We were so idealistic then and I would like to extend some of those ideas and kindness to 2020.

Please visit other bloggers who are participating in the City Daily Photo theme day for November.

theme day, your covid response

It is the first of the month and the City Daily Photo community theme is “your covid response”. As part of my response to Covid I stayed in touch with my grandchild through Face Time and YouTube. Each Saturday we spend an hour or so learning to program a robot. He is 12 years old and I am very proud of his accomplishments. It was lots of fun and a good way to stay in contact.

Following is a link to a humorous YouTube video where I demonstrated the object of our ping pong program.

Please visit other bloggers who are participating in the City Daily Photo theme day for October.

Spring has arrived

Spring has arrived in Charlotte. Leaves are on the trees, flowers are in full bloom, and pollen is in the air. Note that this specific tree is a challenge to photograph given the only available perspective does not capture the full size of the tree. I may need a new lens :)

This photo was taken near the intersection of East Trade street and South Davidson Street in Uptown Charlotte.

Following is a link to view the photo on Flickr.

flowers on the Green

During these difficult times it is good to notice what is beautiful. This photo was taken at The Green, which is actually an underground parking garage. At street level The Green is a small park, complete with signpost honoring authors, two story sculptures of stacked books, fish sculptures spotting water for the kids to play in, and lots of flowers.

Following is a link to images from The Green. The address is 400 South Tryon. Also, following is a link to this photo on Flickr.

construction continues

As part of the Mecklenburg county “stay at home” order, only essential business activity are allowed. It appears construction is not only allowed it is expanding at a rapid pace. The City of Charlotte has start several street repair projects which as started after the “stay at home” order. Thank you to all the construction workers.

The top left photo shows activity at the Duke Energy tower at 525 S. Tryon St. The remaining photos show conduit being laid along College Street.

open with love

Many Charlotte restaurants are open for pickup and delivery. As the sign says, We’re open with love.

This photo was taken on an evening walk in Uptown. During the walk, we maintained six feet of physical distance with other walkers. However, physical distance is becoming harder and we regularly have to look for alternate routes.

Following is a link to the Cowbell Whiskey and Burger Bar. The address is 201 N Tryon St Ste 1010.

BOA Tower

Today’s photo shows the Bank of America Tower which was recently constructed. Of specific interest is the video wall in the lobby. Their website says that one of the amenities is a thirty-four by sixty-six foot video wall that can be viewed from the lawn in the entry plaza.

Following is a link the Bank of America Tower website. The address is 620 S. Tryon.