a wordpress birthday

St. Patrick's Cathedral

So WordPress sent me this message today: Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com! You registered on WordPress.com 5 years ago! Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!

Just want to say thank you to my WordPress family.  To all of you who have connected here… thank you for your comments and conversations, your support and AY-MAY-ZING talent. I am grateful.

In WordPress years I am officially 5 years old. So, as far as photography and blogging go, that would make me a kindergarten student. Yup! That’s about right. Thanks everyone!

To celebrate, here is a favorite image. This is the interior of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York.

black and white challenge 1

St. Patrick's Cathedral

I have accepted a black and white challenge from the amazing Darwin on the Rocks and Around the World. Check out her beautiful images and writing here: https://beautifuliceland.wordpress.com/

My first post features the beautifully stunning St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Last year I was in NY with my oldest son and we spent a day in the city. This amazing structure is undergoing a complete restoration on the inside and out. We were greeted with a dizzying array of scaffolding all around the interior of the sanctuary.

I would like to invite Marcos Ferreiro to participate in the black and white challenge. His blog features beautiful black and white photography of a wide variety of subjects. Visit his amazing blog here: http://sietesombras.es/

There are only 2 rules to follow by accepting this challenge:

1.Post a different black and white photo of yours each day for five consecutive days.

2. Nominate a fellow blogger on each day to continue the challenge. See you tomorrow for the next post.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, in New York, is a magnificent example of Neo-Gothic architecture. It was dedicated in 1879 and is currently undergoing a massive restoration for both the interior and exterior. The amount of scaffolding – on the inside and out – is absolutely staggering.