Ryder Griffin Photography: Blog https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Ryder Griffin Photography (Ryder Griffin Photography) Fri, 29 Mar 2024 22:33:00 GMT Fri, 29 Mar 2024 22:33:00 GMT https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u251844511-o631468243-50.jpg Ryder Griffin Photography: Blog https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog 120 120 Botticelli Angel https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2024/4/botticelli-angel She's not of our time--

Perhaps an Old Master's muse

Escaped the canvas 

(Ryder Griffin Photography) boats Botticelli coast gazebo Isles of Shoals New Hampshire redhead Renaissance Star Island summer day https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2024/4/botticelli-angel Mon, 08 Apr 2024 22:15:00 GMT
Exit Strategy https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2024/4/making-a-break-for-it No one is looking--

Let's escape to Manhattan

And wear what we like

(Ryder Griffin Photography) COVid-19 problems escape Manhattan mannequins New York City quarantined retail https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2024/4/making-a-break-for-it Thu, 04 Apr 2024 22:45:00 GMT
Dancers in Red, Chinatown https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2024/4/dancers-in-red They practiced all spring.

Finally--their big number--

Their grandchildren cheered!

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Boston China Chinatown Chinese festival Chinese grandmothers dancers https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2024/4/dancers-in-red Mon, 01 Apr 2024 22:15:00 GMT
White Ibus, Miami https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2024/3/ibus-fishing Dawn is the best time

To go walking with my love

And fish for breakfast

(Ryder Griffin Photography) birds bus coastal Cocoanut Grove dawn Florida ibis Miami tropical wading https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2024/3/ibus-fishing Sun, 31 Mar 2024 22:30:00 GMT
Fifth Avenue Reflections https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2024/3/fifth-avenue-reflections Just past St. Patrick's--

A few blocks before the Park

The street sweeps skyward

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Fifth Avenue New York City pylons rope line skyscrapers Upper West Side urban https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2024/3/fifth-avenue-reflections Sat, 30 Mar 2024 22:15:00 GMT
The Boy on the Williamsburg Bridge https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2024/3/the-boy-on-the-williamsburg-bridge Halfway to Brooklyn

This scooter boy crossed my path

And zipped out of sight

(Ryder Griffin Photography) bridge Brooklyn dusk New York City Razor scooter scooter urban Williamsburg Bridge https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2024/3/the-boy-on-the-williamsburg-bridge Fri, 29 Mar 2024 22:15:20 GMT
Green Chair, Isabella Gardner Stewart Museum https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2024/3/green-chair I'm the pale green chair

In your somber correctness

Beckoning and bright

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Boston green chair Isabella Gardner Stewart Museum https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2024/3/green-chair Fri, 29 Mar 2024 22:15:00 GMT
Under Wraps https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2024/3/under-wraps When Saint Gaudens died

A boy was found, unfinished

Shrouded and waiting

(Ryder Griffin Photography) artist Augustus Saint Gaudens Cornish in the works New England New Hampshire NH sculpture statue studio unfinished https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2024/3/under-wraps Fri, 29 Mar 2024 22:14:41 GMT
Blue Wheelbarrow https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2024/3/blue-wheelbarrow My best advice is--

Look up from your devices.

Nature's your friend, too.

(Ryder Griffin Photography) dawn Isles of Shoals landscape New Hampshire Rye seascape Star Island sunrise https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2024/3/blue-wheelbarrow Fri, 29 Mar 2024 22:12:04 GMT
The Protégé https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2024/3/the-protege Someday when you're gone

I'll remember this moment:

Playing side by side

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Back Bay Boston buskers duets father and son guitars Newbury Street street performers https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2024/3/the-protege Fri, 29 Mar 2024 22:10:33 GMT
Winter Crime Scene https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/11/winter-crime-scene Except for the birds

No witnesses came forward

For testimony

Blog Pics 2021-27Winter Crime Scene

(Ryder Griffin Photography) https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/11/winter-crime-scene Fri, 24 Nov 2023 22:45:00 GMT
Courtyard, Camden Maine https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/10/courtyard-camden-maine Light in late autumn

Casts sad shadows all around

Warning of winter

Courtyard in Camden-1Courtyard, Camden Maine

(Ryder Griffin Photography) https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/10/courtyard-camden-maine Fri, 27 Oct 2023 19:00:00 GMT
Beacon on Lexington Street https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/10/lantern-lexington-street No cold autumn rain

On gray city avenues

Can quell New York's light!

(Ryder Griffin Photography) beacon lamppost Lexington Street Manhattan moody New York City rainy city red and black urban https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/10/lantern-lexington-street Fri, 06 Oct 2023 14:30:00 GMT
Frog Disinterest https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/9/frog Easier to peep

Rather than fully engage

What awaits us: doom!

(Ryder Griffin Photography) frog lily pad https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/9/frog Fri, 15 Sep 2023 15:45:00 GMT
Young Dancers, Chinatown https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/9/frog-dance Seven-year old Frog Dance

The hit of the festival!

A big leap forward.

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Chinatown dancers frogs girls green pollywogs https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/9/frog-dance Fri, 01 Sep 2023 15:45:00 GMT
Hippie Mannequins https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/8/hippie-mannequins Change can be daunting

Before you know it, tides turn

And you're out of style

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Phoenix tie-dye vintage shop https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/8/hippie-mannequins Thu, 31 Aug 2023 15:30:00 GMT
Aberdeen Fisherman, Hong Kong https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/8/aberdeen-fisherman-hong-kong He hates the tourists

Floating past his humble boat

Cameras clicking

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Aberdeen fisherman Hong Kong rowboat https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/8/aberdeen-fisherman-hong-kong Sat, 19 Aug 2023 17:58:07 GMT
MIT Cow Prank https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/8/mit-cow The steakhouse now gone:

She was stolen, then returned

Then graduated.

(Ryder Griffin Photography) cow Hilltop MIT MIT student center prank Saugus steakhouse https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/8/mit-cow Fri, 18 Aug 2023 15:15:00 GMT
Rainy New York https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/8/rainy-new-york I miss you, New York

We were just coming to terms

When disaster hit.

Rainy SkylineRainy Skyline

(Ryder Griffin Photography) black and white downtown New York City rainy skyscrapers https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/8/rainy-new-york Fri, 11 Aug 2023 15:00:00 GMT
Fresh Catch https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/8/seagulls-breakfast   My breakfast: oatmeal

  His: mussels in shell, shoreside

  I want an upgrade!

(Ryder Griffin Photography) beach breakfast envy clams Maine mussels New England Old Orchard seagull seashore https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/8/seagulls-breakfast Fri, 04 Aug 2023 15:00:00 GMT
World Without Art https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/8/world-without-art First, false promises--

Then journalists are suppressed--

And easels are stripped

B&W Featured 4 (1 of 1)World Without Art

(Ryder Griffin Photography) art black and white Chinatown cityscape despair dystopia easels street https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/8/world-without-art Fri, 04 Aug 2023 14:45:00 GMT
Birches Bend https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/7/birches-bend  Memory changes--

 Reality can get blurred  

 Upon reflection

(Ryder Griffin Photography) be true to yourself birches New England New Hampshire NH pond water watercolor memories https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/7/birches-bend Fri, 28 Jul 2023 14:45:00 GMT
Contemplation https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/7/contemplation Painful as they were

Most of the growing happened

Those times I said "no."


(Ryder Griffin Photography) carving Dartmouth College New Hampshire NH Rollins Chapel sepia stone terra-cotta https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/7/contemplation Fri, 28 Jul 2023 14:30:00 GMT
The Cellist https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/7/the-cellist Musician's prayers

Spoken in low timbre

Soothe a troubled world

The CellistThe CellistCellist

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Cellist music musician. New Hampshire NH Rye Star Island United Universalist https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/7/the-cellist Fri, 21 Jul 2023 15:45:00 GMT
Cross Purposes https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/7/cross-purposes Once sanctuary--

Now a touchstone for bigots--

What would Jesus do?

Cross PurposesCross Purposes

(Ryder Griffin Photography) alt-right bigots Christian values cross Donald Trump evangelical hatred hypocrisy immigration Muslim ban What would Jesus do? https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/7/cross-purposes Fri, 14 Jul 2023 14:30:00 GMT
Give Me A Kiss! https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/7/give-me-a-kiss You look so friendly

Let me introduce myself--

Bend down a minute!

(Ryder Griffin Photography) animals farm fence funny animals goat kissing https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/7/give-me-a-kiss Sat, 01 Jul 2023 15:45:00 GMT
Long-Eared Goat https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/6/long-eared-goat Will you visit me?

It's lonely here in this cage

And you have kind eyes

(Ryder Griffin Photography) animals farm life goat New Hampshire NH Ossipee https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/6/long-eared-goat Fri, 30 Jun 2023 14:30:00 GMT
King Dancer Pose https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/6/king-dancer-pose Stable, yet at ease

Committed, yet non-attached

Calm amidst chaos.

(Ryder Griffin Photography) 5Pointz asana Brooklyn graffiti heart-opening sequence King Dancer Pose Lord of the Dance pose Natarajasana New York City Shiva yoga https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/6/king-dancer-pose Fri, 30 Jun 2023 14:30:00 GMT
Torch Song, Nashville https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/6/torch-song-nashville Sing your truth out loud--

For in this season of lies--

We will live in blue

Torch SongTorch Song

(Ryder Griffin Photography) blues music civil rights LBGTQ lesbian music Nashville Pride protest song singing tattoo https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/6/torch-song-nashville Fri, 16 Jun 2023 14:30:00 GMT
Whoa! https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/5/whoa "Don't feed the horses!"

Said the sign, but no warning

Of ice cream lunges.

(Ryder Griffin Photography) barn Deerfield Fair horses ice cream New Hampshire stealing https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/5/whoa Mon, 29 May 2023 21:22:24 GMT
Blooming https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/4/blooming The world awakes

Bright in gorgeous symphony

Expanding in green

Prescott Park, Portsmouth, New HampshirePrescott Park, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

(Ryder Griffin Photography) blossom furry fuzzy New England New Hampshire NH pink Prescott Park spiky spring https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/4/blooming Mon, 03 Apr 2023 19:15:00 GMT
Strawbery Bank Ewe https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/2/smiling-ewe We met in the barn. 

She smiled in recognition.

"A mother, like me!"

(Ryder Griffin Photography) farm motherhood New England New Hampshire NH Portsmouth sheep Strawbery Banke wool https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/2/smiling-ewe Sat, 11 Feb 2023 20:00:00 GMT
Yellow Finch https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/2/yellow-finch She interrupted

My work-from-home loneliness

With a bright promise

Finch-1Yellow Finch

(Ryder Griffin Photography) bird finch pine nuts pine tree work from home https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/2/yellow-finch Sat, 04 Feb 2023 20:15:00 GMT
Diner Stools, San Diego https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/1/ring-of-purple-diner-stools I love when artists

Work in the absurdity

Of ordinary

(Ryder Griffin Photography) art assemblage diner purple San Diego Convention Center stools https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/1/ring-of-purple-diner-stools Sun, 29 Jan 2023 21:25:19 GMT
Motel Window, Old Orchard https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/1/motel-window-old-orchard Think of loneliness

As a temporary stop--

Like a beach motel

Motel Window, Old Orchard

(Ryder Griffin Photography) loneliness low-light Maine motel Old Orchard https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2023/1/motel-window-old-orchard Sun, 29 Jan 2023 19:50:07 GMT
Card Players, Chinatown https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/12/card-players-chinatown Sacred ritual:

A three o'clock poker game

In the freezing air

B&W Featured (13 of 26)

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Boston card players Chinatown winter https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/12/card-players-chinatown Sat, 10 Dec 2022 20:30:00 GMT
Pup Sweater https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/11/pup-sweater Her owner hand knit

Puffy's little cardigan

For autumn sojourns


(Ryder Griffin Photography) animal clothing dog sweater https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/11/pup-sweater Sat, 26 Nov 2022 05:45:00 GMT
Light Housekeeping https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/11/light-housekeeping Saturday morning

Sunlight nudges me awake

And laundry beckons Light HousekeepingLight Housekeeping

(Ryder Griffin Photography) blue housework ironing light red https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/11/light-housekeeping Sat, 19 Nov 2022 01:15:00 GMT
Thrift Store Tie Rack https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/11/thrift-store-tie-rack Taken together

Our splendid complexities

Make a masterpiece.

(Ryder Griffin Photography) BIPOC color diversity inclusion LBGTQ+ pattern people ties https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/11/thrift-store-tie-rack Sat, 12 Nov 2022 05:45:00 GMT
Shining Man https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/11/shining-man Splendor perseveres.

As history is written

We will come to see

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Barack Obama https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/11/shining-man Sat, 05 Nov 2022 00:00:00 GMT
Alpaca Charm https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/10/alpacas County fair flirts!

The crowd is captivated

By our eyelashes

(Ryder Griffin Photography) alpacas Deerfield Fair https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/10/alpacas Fri, 28 Oct 2022 19:15:00 GMT
Live at the Grand Ole Opry https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/10/live-at-the-grand-ole-opry So hallowed a stage--

Uniquely American

Legends were born here

Grand Ole OpryGrand Ole Opry

(Ryder Griffin Photography) blue Grand Ole Opry Nashville neon on air Ryman Auditorium stage Tennessee https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/10/live-at-the-grand-ole-opry Mon, 17 Oct 2022 00:13:15 GMT
County Fair Diva https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/10/white-heiffer Skip those amateurs

Anyone can plainly see

I'm adorable!

(Ryder Griffin Photography) cow Deerfield Fair livestock https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/10/white-heiffer Fri, 07 Oct 2022 15:45:00 GMT
Walker Memorial, MIT https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/9/mit Some places leave you

Vastly more intelligent

For wandering through

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Building Cambridge Memorial MIT Walker https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/9/mit Fri, 30 Sep 2022 15:45:00 GMT
View from the Gazebo https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/9/view-from-the-gazebo Dawn peeks through storm clouds

Only the gulls are awake

To watch with wonder

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Isles of Shoals New England New Hampshire NH Star Island https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/9/view-from-the-gazebo Fri, 23 Sep 2022 15:00:00 GMT
Autumn Ebb Tide https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/9/autumn-ebb-tide He longs for his home--

Some bright island paradise--

Far from New England

Autumn Ebb TideAutumn Ebb Tide

(Ryder Griffin Photography) autumn daydreaming dreamy dredlocks Hampton Beach musing New England New Hampshire NH ocean sad sepia surfer surfing water sports https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/9/autumn-ebb-tide Sat, 10 Sep 2022 19:15:00 GMT
Portal https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/8/portal Elegant doorways

Hide grimy realities--

Open with caution 


(Ryder Griffin Photography) doorway filth hidden iron gate Manchester New Hampshire Trump Tower https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/8/portal Wed, 31 Aug 2022 15:00:00 GMT
Auctioneers https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/8/auctioneers It took cajoling

But they posed for the picture

In mid-reminisce Auctioneers

(Ryder Griffin Photography) antique shop antiques auctioneers friends Newburyport old timers seniors https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/8/auctioneers Wed, 24 Aug 2022 21:15:00 GMT
Cow-Eyed, Deerfield Fair https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/8/cow-eyed-deerfield-fair Here comes the human

Disturbing our morning sun

For a photograph!

Cow-Eyed, Deerfield FairCow-Eyed, Deerfield Fair

(Ryder Griffin Photography) barn cattle county fair cow love cows Deerfield Fair farm animals New Hampshire rural https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/8/cow-eyed-deerfield-fair Sat, 20 Aug 2022 15:00:00 GMT
Memorial Hall, Harvard https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/8/memorial-hall-harvard     Listen to the ghosts

    Majestic Americans--

    Five centuries strong

Blog Pics 2021-45Harvard Memorial Hall

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Harvard Memorial Hall https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/8/memorial-hall-harvard Sat, 13 Aug 2022 18:15:00 GMT
Joke Shop, Dublin https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/8/joke-shop-dublin Grafton Street merchants

Parade our national shame

In shop windows

(Ryder Griffin Photography) conman deplorable Donald Trump fascist idiot liar national embarrassment The New Hitler Tucker Carlson https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/8/joke-shop-dublin Thu, 11 Aug 2022 01:53:18 GMT
Palmeral de las Sorpresas, Malaga https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/8/painters-promenade Sons of Picasso

Ensuring the Promenade

Sparkles for tourists.

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Andalucia Costa Del Sol crane Malaga painters Picasso promenade Spain https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/8/painters-promenade Fri, 05 Aug 2022 19:30:00 GMT
Lobster Trap, Casco Bay https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/6/lobster-cage     Caution is required:

   Cages come in all sizes

   Hold onto your keys!

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Casco Bay lobster cage Maine Portland https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/6/lobster-cage Sat, 30 Jul 2022 18:00:00 GMT
Fuji https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/7/fiji Hovering nearby

Mystical Fuji

Did not disappoint

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Japan Mount Fuji https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/7/fiji Fri, 29 Jul 2022 22:15:00 GMT
Petting Zoo Pressure Tactics https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/7/petting-zoo-pressure-tactics Just twenty-five cents

For a handful of goat feed

Will buy you our love

(Ryder Griffin Photography) county fair goats Hopkinton Fair Petting Zoo New Hampshire NH https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/7/petting-zoo-pressure-tactics Sat, 16 Jul 2022 19:30:00 GMT
Bok Choy https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/7/bok-choy Abundance comes tied

Neatly in elastic bands

For tonight’s supper 

(Ryder Griffin Photography) bok choy Chinatown Chinese green still life vegetables https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/7/bok-choy Sat, 09 Jul 2022 22:00:00 GMT
Hampton Beach Surfer https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/7/hampton-beach-surfer Pilgrims in rubber

Who brave the cold Atlantic

In search of freedom!

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Atlantic Ocean Hampton Beach New England New Hampshire NH surfer https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/7/hampton-beach-surfer Mon, 04 Jul 2022 14:45:00 GMT
Ballerina, Chinatown https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/6/ballerina-chinatown Ballet recital:

Little girls and rainbow tulle

Tumbling like gemstones

(Ryder Griffin Photography) ballerina Chinatown Chinese green lavendar pink tulle tutu yellow https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/6/ballerina-chinatown Wed, 22 Jun 2022 18:00:00 GMT
Juneteenth https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/6/juneteenth Imagine freedom

Arriving two years tardy

Too long unnoted

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Emancipation Proclamation end of slavery Juneteenth Texas https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/6/juneteenth Sun, 19 Jun 2022 13:00:00 GMT
On the Strip https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/6/on-the-strip He's contemplating:

Go in and face the music--

Or sit and listen?

(Ryder Griffin Photography) film noir Harley Davidson Miami Miami Beach nightclub photography noir South Beach https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/6/on-the-strip Sat, 11 Jun 2022 19:30:00 GMT
4-H Boy and Sheep https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/9/4-h-boy-and-sheep I know it's show time

When my boy brings out the shears

We both need a trim!

4-H Boy and Sheep

(Ryder Griffin Photography) 4-H Deerfield Fair fair New England New Hampshire NH shearing sheep https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/9/4-h-boy-and-sheep Sat, 04 Jun 2022 15:18:38 GMT
Top Hat https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/5/top-hat  Look for elegance

 Among the ordinary

 Life will not fail you

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Alice in Wonderland art deCordova Museum elegance Lexington luxury Massachusetts New England sculpture winter. https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/5/top-hat Sat, 28 May 2022 19:30:00 GMT
Salem Willows Carousel https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/5/salem-willows-carousel A child's memory

Whirs brightly on Salem's shore

Beckoning summer

(Ryder Griffin Photography) carousel childhood memories Massachusetts painted horses Salem Salem Willows https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/5/salem-willows-carousel Sat, 21 May 2022 19:30:00 GMT
China Club salon https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/5/china-club-salon    Countless deals brokered

   By Hong Kong entrepreneurs

   Over baijiu

(Ryder Griffin Photography) baijiu bar China Club elite restaurants exclusive clubs Hong Kong restaurant https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/5/china-club-salon Tue, 17 May 2022 13:35:14 GMT
Protest https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/5/america-is-protest Watch America

Voicing opinions out loud

She was born for this

(Ryder Griffin Photography) america Black Lives Matter civil rights constitution donald trump free speech freedom of assembly New Hampshire Portsmouth protest rally https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/5/america-is-protest Sat, 14 May 2022 19:30:00 GMT
The City Whispers https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/5/the-city-whispers By the lamplight's glow

Read the secret messages

Left by street spirits

The City WhispersThe City Whispers

(Ryder Griffin Photography) brick wall bricks downtown ghosts graffiti lamppost Manchester NH secret messages street photography urban https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/5/the-city-whispers Sat, 07 May 2022 19:15:00 GMT
Cowsong https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/4/cowsong Tied up and lonely

I sing to the fairgoers

Passing by my stall

(Ryder Griffin Photography) cattle Deerfield Fair farm mooing New England New Hampshire NH show cow state fair steer https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/4/cowsong Sat, 30 Apr 2022 17:30:00 GMT
Proximity https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/4/red-copter It whirs and swoops

High over Manhattan

Like a dragonfly


(Ryder Griffin Photography) blue dragonfly helicoptor Manhattan New York City red sky skyscraper https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/4/red-copter Sat, 23 Apr 2022 19:15:00 GMT
Morning Windows https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/4/morning-windows Just as the dawn breaks

Over Appledore Island

The sky glows yellow

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Isles of Shoals New Hampshire NH Star Island https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/4/morning-windows Sat, 16 Apr 2022 21:51:29 GMT
Art for Cheap https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/4/art-for-cheap You can make a life

Capturing summer tourists

As they pass the park.


(Ryder Griffin Photography) artist Central Park fedora Manhattan New York City portraits sketch artist spring in New York tourist tulips https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/4/art-for-cheap Sat, 16 Apr 2022 19:12:59 GMT
Guy's Bar and Snug https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/4/guys-bar-and-snug Quintessential charm--

A warm Galway nook awaits

To welcome you home

Guy's Bar and Snug, CliftonGuy's Bar and Snug, Clifton

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Connemara Galway Ireland https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/4/guys-bar-and-snug Fri, 15 Apr 2022 02:15:00 GMT
Living Statue, Provincetown https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/5/soldier While you may struggle

Never forget the soldier

Facing the unknown.

(Ryder Griffin Photography) military New England Provincetown soldier https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/5/soldier Fri, 08 Apr 2022 02:07:44 GMT
Motorcycle Couple, Miami https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/2/motorcycle-couple Recipe for fun:

Hop on your tricked-out chopper

Short pants, no helmet!

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Trump dummies https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/2/motorcycle-couple Fri, 18 Feb 2022 05:15:00 GMT
Dual Hearts https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/2/dual-hearts Hearts have memory

Embroidered, imprinted, scarred  

Keeping our secrets.

(Ryder Griffin Photography) de Cordova museum Lexington New England https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/2/dual-hearts Mon, 14 Feb 2022 16:45:00 GMT
North Station, Boston https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/2/north-station-turnstyle Pandemic shut-ins

Transformed this vibrant portal

The turnstiles are still

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Boston North Station turnstile https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/2/north-station-turnstyle Fri, 04 Feb 2022 05:00:00 GMT
Dragon Dance, Chinatown https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/2/dragon-dance-chinatown-poems-9 They keep him wrapped up

Carefully swathed and packaged

To dance for a day

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Boston Chinatown dragon festival https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/2/dragon-dance-chinatown-poems-9 Tue, 01 Feb 2022 16:30:00 GMT
Moon Over Exeter River https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/1/moon-over-exeter I captured it as

A photography infant

But loved the result!

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Exeter indigo moon New England New Hampshire NH https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/1/moon-over-exeter Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:45:00 GMT
Oldsmobile with Clouds https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/1/oldsmobile-with-clouds I realized today

I'm becoming a classic--

It's in the details!

(Ryder Griffin Photography) aging antique car they don't make them like they used to what I'm made of https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/1/oldsmobile-with-clouds Fri, 14 Jan 2022 16:30:00 GMT
Sandpipers https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/1/sandpipers Sandpipers scurry

Pecking out mussels and clams

On the Maine coastline

(Ryder Griffin Photography) https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/1/sandpipers Fri, 07 Jan 2022 16:15:00 GMT
Throughway https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/1/throughway Penetrate the glass

Transcend the drab interior

Dream a lucid life!



(Ryder Griffin Photography) Cambridge green MIT MIT Media Lab stairwell https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/1/throughway Sun, 02 Jan 2022 16:12:05 GMT
Gelato Shop https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/1/gelato-shop The closest we get

To our Italian travels

In this virus age.

(Ryder Griffin Photography) black and white cream gelato ice New England New Hampshire shadows https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2022/1/gelato-shop Sun, 02 Jan 2022 16:02:40 GMT
China Club, Hong Kong https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/12/china-club-hong-kong Nine splendid courses

Served for the Year of the Pig

In gleaming salons.


(Ryder Griffin Photography) China Club Hong Kong New Year Year of the Pig https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/12/china-club-hong-kong Fri, 17 Dec 2021 18:45:00 GMT
Lady Cardinal https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/12/cardinal This beauty arrived

As the snow began to fall

Early this morning


(Ryder Griffin Photography) birds cardinal New England New Hampshire NH winter https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/12/cardinal Sun, 05 Dec 2021 18:35:52 GMT
Fish Heads, Hong Kong https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/11/fish-heads Wrapped in cellophane

The finest in the village

Ready for dinner

(Ryder Griffin Photography) fish heads Hong Kong market https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/11/fish-heads Fri, 26 Nov 2021 22:46:59 GMT
Gallery Window, Second Avenue https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/11/funny-dogs When New Yorkers laugh

Know that they are familiar

With absurdity

(Ryder Griffin Photography) ceramic dogs https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/11/funny-dogs Sat, 13 Nov 2021 01:00:00 GMT
Autumn Bog https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/10/autumn-bog How could I not stop

When I saw it gleaming there

A sunlit jewel

(Ryder Griffin Photography) New Hampshire Peterborough https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/10/autumn-bog Thu, 14 Oct 2021 18:15:00 GMT
October Meadow https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/10/october-meadow Our first autumn walk--

As the light slowly faded

You reached for my hand.


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Ancient Love https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/10/ancient-love My heart was full of:
Autumn leaves, folded letters
Hands clasping in hope 

(Ryder Griffin Photography) autumn leaves Manchester New Hampshire October 9 https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/10/ancient-love Sat, 09 Oct 2021 04:45:00 GMT
Sparrow on a Swing https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/9/sparrow-on-a-swing When I'm reminded

God's eye is on the sparrow

He sends me a flock!


(Ryder Griffin Photography) bird sparrow https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/9/sparrow-on-a-swing Thu, 30 Sep 2021 18:30:00 GMT
Leather Worker, Deerfield Fair https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/9/leather-worker-deerfield-fair Sunlight and canvas

Calfskin scent and autumn air

Mingle with the crowds


(Ryder Griffin Photography) belts Deerfield Fair leather tooling https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/9/leather-worker-deerfield-fair Fri, 24 Sep 2021 15:30:00 GMT
Glendi Festival, Greek Orthodox Church https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/9/another-chandelier Festival brings dance

Song and steaming pans of lamb

Inside, God awaits. 

(Ryder Griffin Photography) chandelier Glendi Festival gyros Manchester NH St. George's Greek Orthodox Church https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/9/another-chandelier Sat, 18 Sep 2021 02:00:00 GMT
Chinatown Festival Dancer https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/9/festival-dancer So lithe and graceful

Bringing a placidity

To Festival Day 

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Chinatown Chinese dancer festival flower. graceful lily https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/9/festival-dancer Fri, 10 Sep 2021 18:30:00 GMT
Old Orchard Pier https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/9/old-orchard-piers We missed you last year

Pandemic kept us from our

September sojourn

(Ryder Griffin Photography) COVid deferred vacation empty pier Maine New England Old Orchard Beach pandemic vacation https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/9/old-orchard-piers Sun, 05 Sep 2021 19:15:00 GMT
Storm Passing https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/9/storm-passing-poems-5 September rain left

Smoky clouds and bright ribbons

In a twilight sky


(Ryder Griffin Photography) gazebo Isles of Shoals New England New Hampshire NH Star Island storm clouds sunset https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/9/storm-passing-poems-5 Fri, 03 Sep 2021 20:00:00 GMT
First-World Problems https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/8/atlas I think of Atlas

In Rockefeller Center

When overburdened.

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Atlas first world problems New York City pressure responsibility Rockefeller Center https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/8/atlas Fri, 27 Aug 2021 23:45:00 GMT
Monkey See https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/8/light-bulb-joke How many monkeys

Need to screw in a light bulb?

I laughed at it, too

Monkey-2Light Bulb Joke?

(Ryder Griffin Photography) monkey New England New Hampshire NH novelty shop https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/8/light-bulb-joke Fri, 27 Aug 2021 17:15:00 GMT
The Scolding https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/8/the-scolding Seen in the North End:

Rambunctious kids, frazzled Mom

On Festival Day.

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Mom has had it! North End https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/8/the-scolding Sat, 21 Aug 2021 01:30:00 GMT
Tian Tan Buddha https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/8/big-buddha A deity was

Constructed in the eighties

For all to worship

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Asia China Hong Kong Lantau Island Tian Tan Buddha https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/8/big-buddha Fri, 13 Aug 2021 17:00:00 GMT
Mateless Mourning Dove https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/8/mourning-dove-without-mate She waited all day

Bewildered, alone, grounded

Taking flight at dusk

(Ryder Griffin Photography) bird grief loneliness mate for life mourning dove my backyard New Hampshire widowhood https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/8/mourning-dove-without-mate Fri, 06 Aug 2021 04:45:00 GMT
Newbury Street Boutique https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/7/newbury-street-boutique From the second floor

The bride, imperious and cool

Observed passersby.

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Boston bride mannequin Newbury Street Vera Wang https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/7/newbury-street-boutique Sat, 31 Jul 2021 01:15:00 GMT
Toucan. San Diego Zoo https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/7/toucan-san-diego-zoo Behold the toucan!

Evidence, if you need it

Of God's designers.


(Ryder Griffin Photography) bird San Diego Zoo toucan https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/7/toucan-san-diego-zoo Sat, 24 Jul 2021 01:30:00 GMT
Surfer Zen https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/7/hampton-beach-surfer In finding balance

The ocean is instructive:

Seek repetition.

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Sid and Malcolm https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/7/sid-and-malcolm Friends since babyhood

They grew up on the island

Staying out past dark

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5 Pointz Angel https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/7/5-pointz He died young but lived

In this graffiti city

Until painted out

(Ryder Griffin Photography) 5 Pointz gang violence graffiti Long Island City New York City https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/7/5-pointz Thu, 08 Jul 2021 14:57:27 GMT
Blue-Eyed Husky https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/7/husky Whenever you can

It's always best to look up

That's where hope is found!

(Ryder Griffin Photography) blue-eyed dog canine dog hope husky look up! optimism https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/7/husky Fri, 02 Jul 2021 19:30:00 GMT
Party Lights https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/6/party-lights In only three hours

Lights twinkled, music faded

And you became mine

(Ryder Griffin Photography) black and white falling in love first meeting memories party romance https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/6/party-lights Sat, 26 Jun 2021 18:30:00 GMT
Leda at the London NYC Hotel https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/6/swan-lady Inexplicably

She appeared in the lobby

Unfazed by tourists

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Waiting Out the Storm https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/6/waiting-out-the-storm Dark clouds and thunder

Overcame the jazz music:

Forced intermission!

(Ryder Griffin Photography) . black and white Centennial Festival musician New England Peabody High School storm trumpet https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/6/waiting-out-the-storm Sat, 12 Jun 2021 01:15:00 GMT
Mad Cow https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/6/angry-steer Blue ribbon or no

Parading in the hot sun

Will make you cranky

(Ryder Griffin Photography) agricultural fair cattle highland cow New England New Hampshire NH prize cow state fair https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/6/angry-steer Fri, 11 Jun 2021 19:30:00 GMT
Playground at Star Island https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/6/playground-at-star-island Only a few more hours--then

The song of children erupts

With seagulls pealing

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The Encounter https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/6/the-encounter Human, goat, and dog

Intersected on Spring Street

With little impact.

B&W Featured 2 (23 of 39)



(Ryder Griffin Photography) Dover German Shepherd goat New Hampshire NH https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/6/the-encounter Fri, 04 Jun 2021 04:30:00 GMT
Spring Tracks, Star island https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/6/spring-mud-tracks When winter passes

Muddy trails give way to green

And ferries return

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Yellow Rose https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/5/yellow-rose We stopped for coffee

And were greeted with the dawn

In blue porcelain


(Ryder Griffin Photography) coffee shop flower Maine yellow rose https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/5/yellow-rose Sat, 29 May 2021 01:00:00 GMT
Purloined Livestock https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/5/purloined-livestock MIT seniors

Stole him from Hilltop Steakhouse

Now shuttered and gone.

(Ryder Griffin Photography) bovine graduate Cambridge cattle cattle rustlers cow Hilltop Steakhouse MIT Saugus https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/5/purloined-livestock Wed, 26 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT
Sea Breeze https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/5/sea-breeze Did you have it too?

That synchronized dream:

You brought me flowers.


(Ryder Griffin Photography) Isles of Shoals memories New Hampshire NH sepia Star Island https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/5/sea-breeze Fri, 21 May 2021 17:00:00 GMT
Walled Garden, County Mayo https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/5/walled-garden-county-mayo Bricked off from the world

My heart is like a garden

Waiting to be claimed

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Ashford Castle Cong Ireland Mayo walled garden https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/5/walled-garden-county-mayo Fri, 14 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT
Fibonacci Flower https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/5/fibonacci-flower Mathematicians

Are put on the flower line

When they reach heaven

Federal Street, Salem, MassachusettsFederal Street, Salem, Massachusetts


(Ryder Griffin Photography) chrysanthemum coral https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/5/fibonacci-flower Sun, 09 May 2021 20:00:00 GMT
Blaze https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/4/horse-giving-side-eye In quiet moments

He ponders his wilder kin

Free of the stable.

(Ryder Griffin Photography) blaze chestnut horse Deerfield Fair horse New England New Hampshire NH stable state fair https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/4/horse-giving-side-eye Fri, 30 Apr 2021 19:00:00 GMT
Honky Tonk Selfie https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/4/honky-tonk-selfie Sighted at Roberts:

Pretty gals out on the town

Phone at the ready 

(Ryder Griffin Photography) bar country honky tonk Nashville Roberts Western World western https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/4/honky-tonk-selfie Fri, 23 Apr 2021 19:00:00 GMT
Hotel Lion Carving https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/4/lion-carving The Oceanic

Has an old parlor armchair

Waiting to charm you 


(Ryder Griffin Photography) carving Isles of Shoals lion's head New Hampshire Star Island https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/4/lion-carving Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:45:00 GMT
Chandelier at St. George's https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/4/chandelier-at-st-georges As a child I thought 

God lived in church chandeliers

Ever beyond reach

(Ryder Griffin Photography) New Hampshire Catholicism chandelier Greek Orthodox Church Manchester skepticism St. George's where is God? https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/4/chandelier-at-st-georges Fri, 09 Apr 2021 18:45:00 GMT
Sunrise, Appledore Island https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/4/sunrise-appledore-island Like lovers parting--

The sea in all its blue grace

Releases the night

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Appledore Island Isles of Shoals New Hampshire Star Island https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/4/sunrise-appledore-island Sat, 03 Apr 2021 02:45:00 GMT
Corner Buskers, SoBro https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/3/corner-concert Night falls, and music

Blossoms on stoops and corners

Nashville comes alive!

(Ryder Griffin Photography) busking jazz kids music Nashville SOBRO South Broadway https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/3/corner-concert Thu, 11 Mar 2021 13:42:12 GMT
Fortress https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/3/fortress When you free yourself--

Bright spirit--even stone walls

Will not contain you

(Ryder Griffin Photography) . castle felling stuck letting go New England New Hampshire NH Searles Castle transformation transition Windham https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/3/fortress Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:00:00 GMT
Afternoon Chores, Strawbery Banke https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/2/afternoon-chores-strawbery-banke Three hundred years back

His wife called him for supper

And the wheel could wait

(Ryder Griffin Photography) New Hampshire Portsmouth Strawbery Bank wagon wheel https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/2/afternoon-chores-strawbery-banke Fri, 26 Feb 2021 17:57:10 GMT
Antique Shop Proprietor https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/2/another-old-timer Found: a vintage man

Gently worn, slightly faded--

Stories included.

(Ryder Griffin Photography) antique shop New England New Hampshire old timer straw hat https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/2/another-old-timer Fri, 19 Feb 2021 18:00:00 GMT
A Better View https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/2/a-better-view It's all so thrilling--

Not just the scenery, but

Traveling with you.


(Ryder Griffin Photography) Arizona long-married mountains vista https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/2/a-better-view Sat, 06 Feb 2021 03:15:00 GMT
Inauguration Day, 2021 https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/1/communication The way out? Unclear

The narrative? Unfinished

You are the linchpin.

(Ryder Griffin Photography) . 2021 Inauguration Biden inauguration end of Donald Trump Joe Biden Kamala Harris united America White House https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2021/1/communication Wed, 20 Jan 2021 21:30:00 GMT
Glamour Shoot https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/12/the-party For Christmas that year

We channelled Vanity Fair--

High-class holiday!

(Ryder Griffin Photography) "Hollywood" black and white Christmas film noir glamour shot Hesser College New Hampshire old-time glamour Team Portsmouth Vanity Fair https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/12/the-party Mon, 21 Dec 2020 20:30:00 GMT
Lupine Blue https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/11/lupine-blue Crawford Notch wakes up

Chill air, pink sky, blue mountains

A new day is born

Lupines, Crawford NotchLupines, Crawford Notch

(Ryder Griffin Photography) https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/11/lupine-blue Wed, 25 Nov 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Yellow Dusk on the Lamprey https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/11/yellow-dusk-on-the-lamprey Autumn ebbs away

Leaving a fading imprint

Like old memories.

(Ryder Griffin Photography) NH Epping Lamprey River New Hampshire sunsets https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/11/yellow-dusk-on-the-lamprey Fri, 20 Nov 2020 20:00:00 GMT
Viral Stall https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/11/orange-cherrypicker Boston goes silent

The feverish construction

Waiting for a sign.

(Ryder Griffin Photography) architecture Boston building construction Massachusetts urban sprawl https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/11/orange-cherrypicker Fri, 20 Nov 2020 19:15:00 GMT
Closing Time at Leunig's Bistro https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/11/closing-time-at-leunigs-bistro We start, stop, reset

Weary in repetition--

But keep the lights on

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Vermont Burlington Leunig's Bistro https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/11/closing-time-at-leunigs-bistro Fri, 13 Nov 2020 21:30:00 GMT
Redwing, Plum Island https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/11/redwing Out here on the marsh

There is poetry in "still"

If you would listen

(Ryder Griffin Photography) autumn marsh New England Newburyport North Shore Plum Island Redwing blackbird wildlife https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/11/redwing Mon, 09 Nov 2020 20:57:28 GMT
Election Day 2020 https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/11/votive-and-angel In the turbulence

Pray for America's soul

Save us from ourselves!

(Ryder Griffin Photography) 2020 Election democracy at work Donald Trump Joe Biden New York City pray for the soul of our country St. Patrick's Cathedral https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/11/votive-and-angel Tue, 03 Nov 2020 13:00:00 GMT
Bethehem https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/10/bethehem The Abenaki

Searched these hills for moose and deer

In endless quiet

(Ryder Griffin Photography) autumn Bethlehem native Americans New England New Hampshire NH White Mountains https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/10/bethehem Wed, 21 Oct 2020 02:45:00 GMT
The Feather https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/10/feather When my walls go up

The Universe nudges me--

"Stay open to grace."

(Ryder Griffin Photography) a sign from the Universe feather fence serendipity https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/10/feather Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:00:00 GMT
Guard House, Searles Castle https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/10/the-guard-house How do memories

Fleeting and faded, invade

The strongest fortress? 


(Ryder Griffin Photography) ancient love autumn castle first love fortress New England New Hampshire NH October October 9 old love Searles Castle Windham https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/10/the-guard-house Fri, 09 Oct 2020 20:45:00 GMT
Violinist, Apple Harvest Festival https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/10/violinist-apple-harvest-festival Play for October

Autumn's mischievous dancer

Sparkling in sunlight.

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Apple Harvest Day Dover musician New Hampshire NH performer. violin https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/10/violinist-apple-harvest-festival Thu, 01 Oct 2020 12:00:00 GMT
Great Bay at Dusk https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/9/great-bay-at-dusk September is gone

Slipping out like a green thief

As fall returns home

Blog Pics 2021-46

(Ryder Griffin Photography) bay dusk Great Bay New Hampshire Stratham sunset https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/9/great-bay-at-dusk Fri, 25 Sep 2020 04:45:00 GMT
Gull's Perch, Isles of Shoals https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/9/gulls-perch Appledore and Star--

No warm-blooded mammals there

Only skies full of gulls!

(Ryder Griffin Photography) birds Isles of Shoals New England New Hampshire seagull Star Island https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/9/gulls-perch Fri, 18 Sep 2020 18:15:00 GMT
Regency Radio, Circa 1955 https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/9/regency-radio-circa-1955 Social media

In another century:

The radio hour

(Ryder Griffin Photography) 1950's antique junk shop find New Hampshire old-time radio Regency sepia https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/9/regency-radio-circa-1955 Fri, 11 Sep 2020 04:45:00 GMT
22 https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/9/22 New: job, car, place

Lingering: first love, self-doubt

Ahead: uncertain




(Ryder Griffin Photography) 22 early twenties GEN Z millennial goals naïveté new job right out of college unresolved romance what is the road ahead? young Z https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/9/22 Mon, 07 Sep 2020 16:58:51 GMT
St. Andrews, Dublin https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/9/st-andrews-dublin Dewy brides waiting

Bishops in scarlet sashes

Paused in this narthex

(Ryder Griffin Photography) ancient cathedral Catholic church Dublin St. Andrews stone weddings https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/9/st-andrews-dublin Fri, 04 Sep 2020 04:30:00 GMT
Island Daybreak https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/8/island-daybreak Seagulls are singing:
"Thank you, thank you, morning light"
As dawn warms the sky.

(Ryder Griffin Photography) autumn Isles of Shoals New England New Hampshire NH Portsmouth Rye Star Island https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/8/island-daybreak Fri, 28 Aug 2020 19:51:48 GMT
Hat Shop Gig https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/8/hat-shop-gig-poems-7 In Music City

Any place can be a stage

Just bring your six-string

(Ryder Griffin Photography) buskers fedoras fiddle Goorin Bros. Hat Shop guitars Nashville tambourine https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/8/hat-shop-gig-poems-7 Fri, 14 Aug 2020 15:45:00 GMT
Get Over It https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/8/get-over-it Everyone screws up--

Today's shame is tomorrow's

Amusing story

(Ryder Griffin Photography) basket of figs cherub embarrassment garden garden center statue New England New Hampshire NH. shame statue https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/8/get-over-it Mon, 10 Aug 2020 01:17:44 GMT
Classic Car, Salem Willows https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/8/america-is-a-car-show America is

Old timers and antique cars

Leather seats and chrome

(Ryder Griffin Photography) antique Antique car boardwalk classic car Salem Willows https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/8/america-is-a-car-show Fri, 07 Aug 2020 19:23:56 GMT
The Green Bullets Play The Middle East https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/7/the-green-bullets-play-the-middle-east Harry said, "Ma, stop!"

So Mr. Sound Engineer

I photographed you.

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Bailey engineer Harry Griffin John Ayer The Green Bullets The Middle East Tom Ayer https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/7/the-green-bullets-play-the-middle-east Tue, 07 Jul 2020 02:24:53 GMT
Persephone Waits https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/6/persephone-waits Persephone waits--

As Mother's heart is breaking

And winter descends

(Ryder Griffin Photography) black and white Demeter forest Greek myth Hades Mother Earth Olivia rhododendrons where's my daughter https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/6/persephone-waits Sat, 27 Jun 2020 17:45:00 GMT
Nave, St. Patrick's Cathedral https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/6/nave-st-patricks-cathedral Just a step inside--

Even a lapsed Catholic

Feels its majesty

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Catholic church nave New York City St. Patrick's Cathedral https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/6/nave-st-patricks-cathedral Sat, 20 Jun 2020 17:45:00 GMT
Star Silhouette https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/6/star-silhouette Some summer evening


Find your way to Star Island--


Twilight is calling!


Summer House, Dusk


(Ryder Griffin Photography) Isles of Shoals New Hampshire silhouette Star Island sunset https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/6/star-silhouette Wed, 17 Jun 2020 22:00:00 GMT
Afternoon Tea with Millie https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/6/afternoon-tea-with-millie Some days it feels like

The world is in my teacup--

Waiting to be stirred

(Ryder Griffin Photography) New Hampshire Portsmouth tea teacups window https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/6/afternoon-tea-with-millie Wed, 10 Jun 2020 17:45:00 GMT
Selfie Stick, MIT https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/6/selfie-mit Even in this place

Of shining intelligence

The self fascinates

(Ryder Griffin Photography) colorful graduation I-Phone Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT self-absorption selfie selfie stick https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/6/selfie-mit Sat, 06 Jun 2020 15:45:00 GMT
A Glance https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/5/dog-with-one-blue-eye Across species we

Took notice of the other's



(Ryder Griffin Photography) border collie dog one blue eye one brown eye shepherd two-colored eyes https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/5/dog-with-one-blue-eye Sat, 30 May 2020 17:45:00 GMT
Siblings, Swasey Parkway https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/5/the-siblings Balloons and rubber boots--

Cherish these memories now!

For childhood fades fast

(Ryder Griffin Photography) . balloon animals Exeter festival ice cream New Hampshire NH sisters and brothers Swasey Parkway https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/5/the-siblings Fri, 29 May 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Memorial Day 2020 https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/5/parade Next year may we be

Standing together and free

Watching the parade.

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Black Lives Matter Coronavirus COVid 19 George Floyd Memorial Day Quarantine watching the parade https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/5/parade Sat, 23 May 2020 22:13:19 GMT
Awake to Spring! https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/5/awake-to-spring A hibiscus bloomed--

And spent its beauty wisely

Let us do the same.

(Ryder Griffin Photography) bloom California flower hibiscus San Diego springtime yellow https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/5/awake-to-spring Sat, 09 May 2020 23:00:24 GMT
Quinceañera Boys, Long Island City https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/4/quincea-era-boys-long-island-city En nuestro mejor Nosotros celebramos Este momento

(Ryder Griffin Photography) birthday party fifteen Hispanic kids LatinX Long Island City military uniforms New York City https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/4/quincea-era-boys-long-island-city Thu, 23 Apr 2020 19:45:00 GMT
The King of Hot Chocolate https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/4/the-king-of-hot-chocolate Don't let him fool you--

Little hands may be sticky

But his heart is pure

King of Hot Chocolate

(Ryder Griffin Photography) African-American cocoa crown hot chocolate king little kid https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/4/the-king-of-hot-chocolate Fri, 17 Apr 2020 19:45:00 GMT
Wheelbarrow, Star Island https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/4/wheelbarrow-star-island My best advice is

Look up from your devices

Nature's your friend, too

Blue Wheelbarrow

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Isles of Shoals landscape New Hampshire seascape Star Island https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/4/wheelbarrow-star-island Fri, 10 Apr 2020 19:15:00 GMT
Williamsburg Bridge https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/4/williamsburg-bridge Photographers love

Angles, shadows, light--and lines

Leading out of sight

Williamsburg BridgeWilliamsburg Bridge

(Ryder Griffin Photography) Brooklyn New York City Williamsburg Bridge https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/4/williamsburg-bridge Fri, 03 Apr 2020 17:30:00 GMT
Newmarket Mill Pond https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/3/newmarket-mill-pond The afternoon fades

Children called in to dinner

And night settles in

Kayak With DucksKayak With Ducks

(Ryder Griffin Photography) NH canoe ducks mill New England New Hampshire Newmarket pond https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/3/newmarket-mill-pond Sat, 28 Mar 2020 23:00:00 GMT
Deer in the Rustling Straw https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/3/deer-in-the-rustling-straw Amid waving gold--


Just one moment of stillness


Before taking flight.


Deer at Plum-1



(Ryder Griffin Photography) deer doe Newburyport Plum Island sepia straw wildlife https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/3/deer-in-the-rustling-straw Fri, 06 Mar 2020 19:45:00 GMT
Red Arrow Diner https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/3/america-is-the-local-diner America is

Small town diners where friends meet

And all are welcome

(Ryder Griffin Photography) diner election New England New Hampshire NH Red Arrow Diner What is America? https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/3/america-is-the-local-diner Sat, 29 Feb 2020 00:07:35 GMT
Hunker Down https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/2/puffed-up Cold little sparrow

When the Arctic breezes blow

Puff up your feathers

(Ryder Griffin Photography) birds brrr feathers New England New Hampshire sparrow winter https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/2/puffed-up Fri, 28 Feb 2020 20:45:00 GMT
Abandoned Tractor, Kennebunk https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/2/abandoned-tractor-kennebunk Waiting for harvest

Long after the farm has sold

Like people I know

(Ryder Griffin Photography) farm equipment farming Kennebunk Maine New England open field rural sepia tractor https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/2/abandoned-tractor-kennebunk Sun, 23 Feb 2020 19:29:06 GMT
Sea Cottage on Star https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/2/sea-cottage-on-star A shade past twilight

I rest in my simple room

As chapel bells peal


Cottage E at DuskCottage E at Dusk

(Ryder Griffin Photography) coastal cottage Isles of Shoals New England New Hampshire NH Star Island sunset https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2020/2/sea-cottage-on-star Sat, 22 Feb 2020 21:54:35 GMT
Carvings https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2018/10/carvings Although grown and gone--

Here is where their love lives on

The trees still whisper

Fine Art December-31Carvings

(Ryder Griffin Photography) autumn birches first love memories New England New Hampshire old love reminisce teenage love https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2018/10/carvings Tue, 09 Oct 2018 04:30:00 GMT
Barbed Rhetoric https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2018/9/sparrow-on-barbed-wire No walls or fences

Can block the will to be free

No matter who pays

(Ryder Griffin Photography) barbed wire build a wall Donald Trump fear of foreigners immigration reform Mexico will pay for it sparrow Trump Trump tweet https://www.rydergriffinphotography.com/blog/2018/9/sparrow-on-barbed-wire Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:22:54 GMT