Share the Light

Share the Light: a new series

As a photographer, I am drawn to interesting light. I’ve been this way for a long time. Often in my everyday life, I find myself admiring beautiful light that I wish I could capture and share with others. Sometimes it will happen when I take the dog for a walk, or when I drive down Lincoln Drive — or perhaps when I go for a run in the Wissahickon Valley Park. Sometimes I am drawn to light while we are out to dinner with friends, or when I’m picking raspberries in our back yard. Beautiful light — both natural and artificial — is all around us, even sometimes on cloudy days. I feel compelled to record that light and share it with others. But there is a problem: In many of my everyday encounters with interesting light, I am unequipped to record it anywhere but in the hard drive of my mind, which is not very useful for sharing it with others.

As a new project, I have decided to capture all of the beautiful light I stumble upon each day and to share it as best as I can. Most of the time sharing the light will be done with my new iPhone (love the 8MP camera on the new version), since it spends most of its time in my pocket ready for any task I need it to perform. And thanks to my friend and fellow photographer, Eric Weisz, for teaching me about Instagram (yeah I had heard of it, just didn’t really get around to checking it out). So, check this blog post everyday, since my goal is to update “share the light” at least once a day for the next year.

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March 13: A good view of the skyline from Queen Village
Clouds fly over the Philadelphia skyline, as seen from Queen Village, on the evening of March 13, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Clouds fly over the Philadelphia skyline, as seen from Queen Village, on the evening of March 13, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

March 12: A very rainy day in Philadelphia
Snow drops are covered with raindrops on the afternoon of March 12, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Snow drops are covered with raindrops on the afternoon of March 12, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

March 11: A late night with Charlie
Charlie chills on his favorite chair on the night of March 11, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Charlie chills on his favorite chair on the night of March 11, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

March 10: Another taste of spring
The Ben Franklin Bridge as seen from the Race Street Pier on March 10, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The Ben Franklin Bridge as seen from the Race Street Pier on March 10, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

March 9: A spring-like day after a snowy day
The columns at the Fairmount Waterworks cast shadows in the late afternoon sun on March 9, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The columns at the Fairmount Waterworks cast shadows in the late afternoon sun on March 9, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The Joan of Arc statue at 25th Street and Kelly Drive glows in the sunlight on March 9, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The Joan of Arc statue at 25th Street and Kelly Drive glows in the sunlight on March 9, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

March 8: A snowy day and a noon concert
Django Django performs at the Free at Noon concert at World Cafe Live on March 8, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Django Django performs at the Free at Noon concert at World Cafe Live on March 8, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Snow falls on West River Drive on March 8, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Snow falls on West River Drive on March 8, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Snow falls on Lincoln Drive on March 8, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Snow falls on Lincoln Drive on March 8, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

March 7: Yet another cloudy day and a walk with Elwood
Paint cracks and peels on a fence in Mt. Airy on March 7, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Paint cracks and peels on a fence in Mt. Airy on March 7, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

March 6: A nighttime visit with the Buddha
My Buddha statue ponders enlightenment on March 6, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

My Buddha statue ponders enlightenment on March 6, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

March 5: A sunny day in Center City
Locust on the Park sits in the sunlight along the Schuylkill River on March 5, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Locust on the Park sits in the sunlight along the Schuylkill River on March 5, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

March 4: A lonely guitar
My lonely Epiphone Joe Pass guitar sits waiting to be played on March 4, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

My lonely Epiphone Joe Pass guitar sits waiting to be played on March 4, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

March 3: Yoga class at Summit Presbyterian Church in Mt. Airy
Summit Presbyterian Church in Mt. Airy basks in the afternoon sunlight on March 3, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Summit Presbyterian Church in Mt. Airy basks in the afternoon sunlight on March 3, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The railing at Summit Presbyterian Church in Mt. Airy creates a repeating pattern shadow on March 3, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The railing at Summit Presbyterian Church in Mt. Airy creates a repeating pattern shadow on March 3, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Candles burn at a yoga class at Summit Presbyterian Church in Mt. Airy on March 3, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Candles burn at a yoga class at Summit Presbyterian Church in Mt. Airy on March 3, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

March 2: A hike through part of the Viaduct in Philadelphia
Grafitti marks a wall in the Viaduct on March 2, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Graffiti marks a wall in the Viaduct on March 2, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

March 1: A sunny start to an otherwise cloudy day
The sun rises over Germantown on March 1, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The sun rises over Germantown on March 1, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

February 28: Another cloudy day in Philadelphia
The sun peeks out from behind dark clouds on February 28, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The sun peeks out from behind dark clouds on February 28, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

February 27: Some fruit before bed
Pomegranate arils sit ready to eat on February 27, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Pomegranate arils sit ready to eat on February 27, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

February 26: A confrontation at the end of the day
Elwood confronts Charlie as he attempts to jump off the bed February 26, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Elwood confronts Charlie as he attempts to jump off the bed February 26, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

February 25: A sunny afternoon in University City
The Philadelphia skyline basks in the late afternoon light as seen from Drexel Park in Powelton Village, February 25, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The Philadelphia skyline basks in the late afternoon light as seen from Drexel Park in Powelton Village, February 25, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The sun casts shadows under the south stands of Franklin Field on February 25, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The sun casts shadows under the south stands of Franklin Field on February 25, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

February 24: A sunny Sunday morning after a lot of wind and rain
A leaf sits on the sidewalk in the morning sun after a night of rain and wind on February 24, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

A leaf sits on the sidewalk in the morning sun after a night of rain and wind on February 24, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

February 23: Hanging at an art studio
Nathanial Gertner spent years working on this eight foot monster scultpture. I photographed it at his "Super Art Give-away" at his studio in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, February 23, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Nathanial Gertner spent years working on this eight foot monster scultpture. I photographed it at his “Super Art Give-away” at his studio in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, February 23, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

February 22: A cloudy day with colored chalk inside
Colored chalk sits on the ledge of our chalkboard on February 22, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Colored chalk sits on the ledge of our chalkboard on February 22, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

February 21: Charlie can’t face the long day
Charlie covers his eyes as he lays on a chair in our living room on February 21, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Charlie covers his eyes as he lays on a chair in our living room on February 21, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

February 20: A sunny afternoon in North Philly
The sun sets over "Logan Triangle" on February 20, 2013. Logan Triangle is a swath of land in the Logan section of Philadelphia where houses collapsed over a period of decades. Today the area is fields of weeds, although the city has entertained redeveloping the fields. (Dave Tavani)

The sun sets over “Logan Triangle” on February 20, 2013. Logan Triangle is a swath of land in the Logan section of Philadelphia where houses collapsed over a period of decades. Today the area is fields of weeds, although the city has entertained redeveloping the fields. (Dave Tavani)

February 19: A cloudy and rainy day stuck inside editing
Rain gathers on a window across from a window with an air conditioner on February 19, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Rain gathers on a window across from a window with an air conditioner on February 19, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

February 18: A couple shots from a day in Bucks County working on a video
Sheep meander the grounds at the historic Cuttalossa Farm in Solebury Township on February 18, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Sheep meander the grounds at the historic Cuttalossa Farm in Solebury Township on February 18, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

"Don't be sheepish. Gimme a kiss," said the goose. (Dave Tavani)

“Don’t be sheepish. Gimme a kiss,” said the goose. (Dave Tavani)

February 17: A long day shooting a wedding
Several candles help illuminate the ball room at Cescaphe on February 17, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Several candles help illuminate the ball room at Cescaphe on February 17, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

February 16: A night with Mumford & Sons
Mumford & Sons perform live at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey on February 16, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Mumford & Sons perform live at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey on February 16, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Marcus Mumford and Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons perform live at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey on February 16, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Marcus Mumford and Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons perform live at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey on February 16, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

A haze fills the Susquehanna Bank Center as fans wait for Mumford & Sons to take the stage on February 16, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

A haze fills the Susquehanna Bank Center as fans wait for Mumford & Sons to take the stage on February 16, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

February 15: A sunny afternoon in University City
A tiny sliver of moon rises above College Hall at the University of Pennsylvania on a sunny afternoon February 15, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

A tiny sliver of moon rises above College Hall at the University of Pennsylvania on a sunny afternoon February 15, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

February 14: An unseasonably warm day that confused some plants

 

Tiny daffodil sprouts break through the ground on a warm day despite the fact that there is snow and it is February 14, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Tiny daffodil sprouts break through the ground on a warm day despite the fact that there is snow and it is February 14, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

February 13: An icy cold morning
Frost covers a leaf on a cold February 31, 2013 morning. (Dave Tavani)

Frost covers a leaf on a cold February 31, 2013 morning. (Dave Tavani)

February 12: A sunny day in South Philly
A vine grows up a brick wall on 21st Street in South Philadelphia on February 12, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

A vine grows up a brick wall on 21st Street in South Philadelphia on February 12, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

February 11: A warm and foggy winter day
Fog fills the field at the New Covenant campus in Mt. Airy on February 11, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Fog fills the field at the New Covenant campus in Mt. Airy on February 11, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

February 10: Another sunny winter day in Bucks County and Lambertville, New Jersey
Amano Contemporary Craft is open for business in the old 5 & Dime building on Union Street in Lambertville, NJ, February 10, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Amano Contemporary Craft is open for business in the old 5 & Dime building on Union Street in Lambertville, NJ, February 10, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Icicles melt in the sun on Ferry Street in New Hope, PA, February 10, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Icicles melt in the sun on Ferry Street in New Hope, PA, February 10, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

February 9: A snowy morning and sunny day
A basketball hoop looms above the city skyline at the Marian Anderson Recreation Center just before dusk in south Philadelphia, February 9, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

A basketball hoop looms above the city skyline at the Marian Anderson Recreation Center just before dusk in south Philadelphia, February 9, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

On a snow morning, the wind blows snow from the bushes into the sunlight in our back yard on February 9, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

On a snow morning, the wind blows snow from the bushes into the sunlight in our back yard on February 9, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

February 8: A cold and cloudy day, good for cooking
This was my first homemade pizza of 2013, on February 8, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

This was my first homemade pizza of 2013, on February 8, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

February 7: Another cloudy day stuck inside with a good beer
A bottle of Dos Equis sits on the kitchen table, ready to be drunk with dinner on February 7, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

A bottle of Dos Equis sits on the kitchen table, ready to be drunk with dinner on February 7, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

February 6: A mostly sunny day all over Bucks County
The old Intelligencer Building stands in the afternoon sun on Court Street in Doylestown, February 6, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The old Intelligencer Building stands in the afternoon sun on Court Street in Doylestown, February 6, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The afternoon sun illuminates the trees lining the driveway at Fonthill in Doylestown, February 6, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The afternoon sun illuminates the trees lining the driveway at Fonthill in Doylestown, February 6, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Ice crystals grow on tree branches over the Delaware River at Washington's Crossing, February 6, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Ice crystals grow on tree branches over the Delaware River at Washington’s Crossing, February 6, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The morning sun lights up trees along a snowy road into Tyler State Park near Newtown, Pennsylvania, February 6, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The morning sun lights up trees along a snowy road into Tyler State Park near Newtown, Pennsylvania, February 6, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The morning sun lights up trees lining a snowy road into Tyler State Park near Newtown, Pennsylvania, February 6, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The morning sun lights up trees lining a snowy road into Tyler State Park near Newtown, Pennsylvania, February 6, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

February 5: A cold and gray day
The queen overlooks the board and her minions in a soapstone chess set. (Dave Tavani)

The queen overlooks the board and her minions in a soapstone chess set. (Dave Tavani)

February 4: A snowy morning that turned sunny
More snow coats Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy on the morning of February 4, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

More snow coats Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy on the morning of February 4, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

February 3: A cold Super Bowl Sunday
The late afternoon sun hides behind a tree on Johnson Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, February 3, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The late afternoon sun hides behind a tree on Johnson Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, February 3, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

February 2: A birthday party in Hoboken
Dinosaurs lay strewn about the floor of my nephew's bedroom, February 2, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Dinosaurs lay strewn about the floor of my nephew’s bedroom, February 2, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

February 1: A cold and cloudy day with some snow
Boathouse Row is lit up red for heart awareness month on February 1, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Boathouse Row is lit up red for heart awareness month on February 1, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 31: A sunny day after some serious morning storms that caused the Schuylkill to Flood
A lonely bench sits in the sun in Jefferson Square Park in South Philadelphia, January 31, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

A lonely bench sits in the sun in Jefferson Square Park in South Philadelphia, January 31, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The muddy Schuylkill River overflows its banks to a tree on the east side of the river on January 31, 2013 after heavy rains that morning. (Dave Tavani)

The muddy Schuylkill River overflows its banks to a tree on the east side of the river on January 31, 2013 after heavy rains that morning. (Dave Tavani)

 

A bench sits between two trees along the east bank of the muddy and overflowing Schuylkill River, January 31, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

A bench sits between two trees along the east bank of the muddy and overflowing Schuylkill River, January 31, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 30: A misty morning with a bit of nice light
A think blanket of mist hovers over Holman Field in the Germantown section of Philadelphia on the morning of January 30, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

A think blanket of mist hovers over Holman Field in the Germantown section of Philadelphia on the morning of January 30, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Brief morning glow and a bit of mist hang over Cherokee Street in Germantown on the morning of January 30, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Brief morning glow and a bit of mist hang over Cherokee Street in Germantown on the morning of January 30, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 29: Another cloudy day with a few beams of sunlight in the late afternoon
An old-school Ford oil truck was delivering oil to a house on McCallum Street on the afternoon of January 29, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

An old-school Ford oil truck was delivering oil to a house on McCallum Street on the afternoon of January 29, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The sun peeked out of the clouds for a few minutes in the afternoon lighting up the tiny puddle in this manhole cover on Pomona Street in Germantown, January 29, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The sun peeked out of the clouds for a few minutes in the afternoon lighting up the tiny puddle in this manhole cover on Pomona Street in Germantown, January 29, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 28: A cloudy day with warming temperatures
The frozen Schuylkill River, as seen from the Falls Bridge, starts to thaw as temperatures rise on January 28, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The frozen Schuylkill River, as seen from the Falls Bridge, starts to thaw as temperatures rise on January 28, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 27: Still snowy even after a sunny Saturday
A thin layer of snow still covers the intersection of Pelham Road and Emlen Street in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia, January 27, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

A thin layer of snow still covers the intersection of Pelham Road and Emlen Street in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia, January 27, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 26: Bright sun on a snowy morning
The sun shines on a tuft of snow that sits on a dead rose of sharon flower in our back yard on the morning of January 26, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The sun shines on a tuft of snow that sits on a dead rose of sharon flower in our back yard on the morning of January 26, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 25: Orange, Pink, and Purple in the pre-dawn morning glow on a day that finished with snow
The snow comes down outside of Tiffin Indian Cuisine in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia, January 25, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The snow comes down outside of Tiffin Indian Cuisine in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia, January 25, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The morning glow rises in the east over the First United Methodist Church of Germantown, as seen from Cherokee Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, January 25, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The morning glow rises in the east over the First United Methodist Church of Germantown, as seen from Cherokee Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, January 25, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The morning glow reflects in a window on Cherokee Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, January 25, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The morning glow reflects in a window on Cherokee Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, January 25, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 24: A sunny afternoon with deep blue sky
The sun shines on the Comer Paper Company on Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia, January 24, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The sun shines on the Comer Paper Company on Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia, January 24, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 23: A sunny morning commute out to Wayne
Powerlines sit alongside the Schuylkill Expressway as I am stuck in traffic on the morning of January 23, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Powerlines sit alongside the Schuylkill Expressway as I am stuck in traffic on the morning of January 23, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 22: Sunny in Center City
The old Philadelphia Inquirer building stands tall in the sunlight at the corner of Broad and Callowhill Streets in Philadelphia on January 22, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The old Philadelphia Inquirer building stands tall in the sunlight at the corner of Broad and Callowhill Streets in Philadelphia on January 22, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 21: No time for pictures, until dinner was almost ready
Vegetarian stuffed peppers cook in the oven on January 21, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Vegetarian stuffed peppers cook in the oven on January 21, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 20: Another sunny and warm January day
The sun casts long shadows of me and Elwood as we walk along Hermit Lane in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia January 20, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The sun casts long shadows of me and Elwood as we walk along Hermit Lane in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia January 20, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The sun shines on the mossy stone wall at the entrance of the Kelpius Cave in the Wissahickon Valley Park, January 20, 2013. Johannes Kelpius used this cave as a shelter and place of meditation in the 1690s. (Dave Tavani)

The sun shines on the mossy stone wall at the entrance of the Kelpius Cave in the Wissahickon Valley Park, January 20, 2013. Johannes Kelpius used this cave as a shelter and place of meditation in the 1690s. (Dave Tavani)

The sun peeks through the trees at the small meadow along Hermit Lane in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia on January 20, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The sun peeks through the trees at the small meadow along Hermit Lane in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia on January 20, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 19: A warm and sunny January day
Lori and Elwood walk down a trail on a warm afternoon January 19, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Lori and Elwood walk down a trail on a warm afternoon January 19, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 18: Finally a fully sunny day
The sun casts a shadow of a light at the old West Johnson Garage in Germantown, January 18, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The sun casts a shadow of a light at the old West Johnson Garage in Germantown, January 18, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 17, 2013: After seven days of clouds a few breaks of sun and blue skies, and then back to clouds

The Comcast Center, Mellon Bank Center, and Liberty One stand tall above Philadelphia on a mostly cloudy day,  January 17, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Liberty One reflects in the Comcast Center on a mostly cloudy day in Center City Philadelphia, January 17, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Liberty One reflects in the Comcast Center on a mostly cloudy day in Center City Philadelphia, January 17, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

A tiny bit of sun reflects off a building on 18th Street in Center City Philadelphia on a mostly cloudy day, January 17, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

A tiny bit of sun reflects off a building on 18th Street in Center City Philadelphia on a mostly cloudy day, January 17, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 16, 2013: The clouds just wouldn’t leave
A drop of water sits on a leaf on another cloudy day in Philadelphia on January 16, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

A drop of water sits on a leaf on another cloudy day in Philadelphia on January 16, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 15, 2013: Another cloudy day, but some interesting moss
Moss grows on a wall on Johnson Street on January 15, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Moss grows on a wall on Johnson Street on January 15, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 14, 2013: Stuck inside editing on a foggy day
Elwood sits at the top of our steps on January 14, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Elwood sits at the top of our steps on January 14, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 13, 2013: Another foggy day
A thick fog covered the Philadelphia area as seen on Cliveden Street on January 13, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

A thick fog covered the Philadelphia area as seen on Cliveden Street on January 13, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 12: A foggy day that cleared up in the later afternoon
An orange arrow points downward in Mt. Airy village on January 12, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

An orange arrow points downward in Mt. Airy village on January 12, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 11: A cloudy day turned rainy and a long drive home
The lights of traffic in my rearview mirror reflect in the rain drops on my car window on January 11, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The lights of traffic in my rearview mirror reflect in the rain drops on my car window on January 11, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 10: A long day shooting video in the West Philadelphia neighborhoods of Spruce Hill and Cedar Park
The sun casts a shadow of a moped locked up on 50th Street in the West Philadelphia neighborhood of Cedar Park on January 10, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The sun casts a shadow of a moped locked up on 50th Street in the West Philadelphia neighborhood of Cedar Park on January 10, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 9, 2013: A beautiful sunrise
The sun rises over the Schuylkill River and the Philadelphia skyline while geese swim in the river on January 9, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The sun rises over the Schuylkill River and the Philadelphia skyline while geese swim in the river on January 9, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 8, 2013: Sunny all day long
The sunlight fades just after sunset in Germantown on January 8, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The sunlight fades just after sunset in Germantown on January 8, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The morning sun comes through the window to highlight the star on top of our Christmas Tree in its final days on January 8, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The morning sun comes through the window to highlight the star on top of our Christmas Tree in its final days on January 8, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The sun lights up the frosty window of a car on Cherokee Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia on January 8, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The sun lights up the frosty window of a car on Cherokee Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia on January 8, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 7, 2013: A sunny afternoon
The sun shines through an open gate on Johnson Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia on January 7, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The sun shines through an open gate on Johnson Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia on January 7, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 6, 2013: A surprise dusting of snow in the morning, but an otherwise sunny day
The sun illuminates a decorative snowflake on my neighbor's front porch on January 6, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The sun illuminates a decorative snowflake on my neighbor’s front porch on January 6, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The afternoon sun lights the dusting of snow on bricks in the 100 block of Duval Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia on January 6, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The afternoon sun lights the dusting of snow on bricks in the 100 block of Duval Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia on January 6, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 5, 2013: A mostly sunny day
The afternoon sun warms a stand of bamboo on Duval Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia on January 5, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The afternoon sun warms a stand of bamboo on Duval Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia on January 5, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 4, 2013: Another walk in the Wissahickon with Elwood after a long day of editing video
A thorny plant stem prickles with afternoon sunlight in the Wissahickon Valley Park on January 4, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

A thorny plant stem prickles with afternoon sunlight in the Wissahickon Valley Park on January 4, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 3, 2013: A bold sunrise
The sun comes up as seen through our upstairs hallway window on January 3, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The sun comes up as seen through our upstairs hallway window on January 3, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 2, 2013: A walk in the park with Elwood after a long day of editing in a dark room
The sun shines on leftover snow at the Blue Bell Hill section of the Wissahickon Valley Park on a cold January 2, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The sun shines on leftover snow at the Blue Bell Hill section of the Wissahickon Valley Park on a cold January 2, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The sun shines on frozen tire tracks on a trail heading down into the Wissahickon Valley Park on January 2, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The sun shines on frozen tire tracks on a trail heading down into the Wissahickon Valley Park on January 2, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The sun shines on a snowy trail leading from Blue Bell Hill down into the Wissahickon Valley on January 2, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The sun shines on a snowy trail leading from Blue Bell Hill down into the Wissahickon Valley on January 2, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

January 1, 2013: A cold day with a falafel dinner to start the new year
The first falafel dinner of 2013 on January 1, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

The first falafel dinner of 2013 on January 1, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

December 31: A nice New Year’s Eve dinner with friends and cocktails
The implements for cocktails are ready to be mixed at the Llewellyn's house in Havertown on December 31, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The implements for cocktails are ready to be mixed at the Llewellyn’s house in Havertown on December 31, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 30: A cold, clear, but windy day for a wedding
The sun fades over the Horticultural Center in Fairmount Park December 30, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The sun fades over the Horticultural Center in Fairmount Park December 30, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The bridal party lines up for a photo at the Merchant Exchange in Old City Philadelphia on December 30, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The bridal party lines up for a photo at the Merchant Exchange in Old City Philadelphia on December 30, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

City Hall as seen from Love Park on December 30, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

City Hall as seen from Love Park on December 30, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

A spider plant flower bloomed on our plant on December 30, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

A spider plant flower bloomed on our plant on December 30, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

 

December 29: A snowy day for a wedding
A groomsman walks in front of the Merchant Exchange building in Old City Philadelphia December 29, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

A groomsman walks in front of the Merchant Exchange building in Old City Philadelphia December 29, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Snow falls on the inbound Lincoln Drive approaching Walnut Lane on December 29, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Snow falls on the inbound Lincoln Drive approaching Walnut Lane on December 29, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 28: Nice afternoon light after a long day of editing
The yellow light of the later afternoon sun creates a shadow of a traffic light on the wall of the old West Johnson Garage December 28, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The yellow light of the later afternoon sun creates a shadow of a traffic light on the wall of the old West Johnson Garage December 28, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 27: A bit of sun and blue sky on an otherwise cloudy day
The sun shines on the old Willow Steam Plant at 9th and Callowhill in Philadelphia, December 27, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The sun shines on the old Willow Steam Plant at 9th and Callowhill in Philadelphia, December 27, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The sky cleared briefly to let the sun out to play at 9th and Market Streets in Philadelphia, December 27, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The sky cleared briefly to let the sun out to play at 9th and Market Streets in Philadelphia, December 27, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 26: Christmas leftovers
A leftover pizzelle from Christmas on our dining room table December 26, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

A leftover pizzelle from Christmas on our dining room table December 26, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 25: Christmas in Hoboken, NJ
The New York City skyline on Christmas Day as seen from Hoboken, NJ, December 25, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The New York City skyline on Christmas Day as seen from Hoboken, NJ, December 25, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 24: A slightly white Christmas Eve in the Poconos
The sun casts tree shadows on a thin layer of snow in Buck Township, PA, December 24, 2012. (Dave Tavani)
The sun casts tree shadows on a thin layer of snow in Buck Township, PA, December 24, 2012. (Dave Tavani)
A close-up of my Mother-in-law's ceramic Christmas tree in Buck Township, PA, December 24, 2012. (Dave Tavani)
A close-up of my Mother-in-law’s ceramic Christmas tree in Buck Township, PA, December 24, 2012. (Dave Tavani)
December 23: A quick shot after my morning run
The sun peeks over the top of a stop sign on the corner of Cherokee Street and Washington Lane on December 23, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The sun peeks over the top of a stop sign on the corner of Cherokee Street and Washington Lane on December 23, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 22: A mix of sun and clouds, literally here
The clouds break for an instant to let the sun shine through on December 22, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The clouds break for an instant to let the sun shine through on December 22, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 21: A dark and cloudy day, but not the end of the world
Dark clouds rolled in during the late afternoon over Germantown Mennonite Church December 21, 2012, and the world did not end ? though it may have looked like it was going to. (Dave Tavani)

Dark clouds rolled in during the late afternoon over Germantown Mennonite Church December 21, 2012, and the world did not end ? though it may have looked like it was going to. (Dave Tavani)

December 20: Another mostly cloudy day with a few short breaks of sun
Elwood lays in the hall as the clouds break and allow a few minutes of sunshine on December 20, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Elwood lays in the hall as the clouds break and allow a few minutes of sunshine on December 20, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The eastern sky blazes with an orange glow just before sunrise, as seen from Cherokee Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, December 20, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The eastern sky blazes with an orange glow just before sunrise, as seen from Cherokee Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, December 20, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 19: Nice sunlight from Queen Village to Center City
The late afternoon sun lights the Philadelphia skyline as seen from the Chestnut Street Bridge December 19, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The late afternoon sun lights the Philadelphia skyline as seen from the Chestnut Street Bridge December 19, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Sunlight streams into the shadows under I-95 in the Queen Village section of Philadelphia December 19, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Sunlight streams into the shadows under I-95 in the Queen Village section of Philadelphia December 19, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The late afternoon sun warms Old Swedes' Church (Gloria Dei) in the Queen Village section of Philadelphia December 19, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The late afternoon sun warms Old Swedes’ Church (Gloria Dei) in the Queen Village section of Philadelphia December 19, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 18: Great sunlight in the late afternoon on my drive home from center city
The sun descends toward the horizon over Lincoln Drive and the Wissahickon Creek as see from the Henry Avenue Bridge in Philadelphia December 18, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The sun descends toward the horizon over Lincoln Drive and the Wissahickon Creek as see from the Henry Avenue Bridge in Philadelphia December 18, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The Columbia Bridge reflects in the Schuylkill River along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia December 18, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The Columbia Bridge reflects in the Schuylkill River along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia December 18, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The late afternoon sun reflects off the Schuylkill River as see from underneath the Columbia Bridge along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia December 18, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The late afternoon sun reflects off the Schuylkill River as see from underneath the Columbia Bridge along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia December 18, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 17: Another rainy and misty evening in Germantown
A street light shines on Duval Street in Germantown on a misty and rainy evening December 17, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

A street light shines on Duval Street in Germantown on a misty and rainy evening December 17, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 16: A rainy evening in Old City, Philadelphia
The U.S. Customs House reflects in a puddle on Strawberry Street in the Old City section of Philadelphia on December 16, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The U.S. Customs House reflects in a puddle on Strawberry Street in the Old City section of Philadelphia on December 16, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 15: A couple shots of some reeds along highway 309 in Quakertown on a mostly cloudy day
Reeds sway in the breeze and afternoon sun along 309 in Quakertown on December 15, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Reeds sway in the breeze and afternoon sun along 309 in Quakertown on December 15, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Reeds sway in the breeze and afternoon sun along 309 in Quakertown on December 15, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Reeds sway in the breeze and afternoon sun along 309 in Quakertown on December 15, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 14: Cold start to a sunny morning
The morning sun starts to melt the frost on our back window on December 14, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The morning sun starts to melt the frost on our back window on December 14, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 13: A walk in Carpenter’s Woods with Elwood and some afternoon sun.
Elwood sits along the trail in Carpenter's Woods December 13, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Elwood sits along the trail in Carpenter’s Woods December 13, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Mushrooms and moss grow on a log in Carpenter's Woods on December 13, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Mushrooms and moss grow on a log in Carpenter’s Woods on December 13, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 12: 12/12/12 A shot from Matisyahu’s “Festival of Light” tour at the Electric Factory. Happy Hanukkah.
Matisyahu performs during his "Festival of Light" tour at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, December 12, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Matisyahu performs during his “Festival of Light” tour at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, December 12, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 11: Glad to have the reign of clouds break, albeit briefly and sporadically throughout the day. A few of these tested out the HDR capabilities of the iPhone 5.
The sun streams through the fence of the Presser Senior home at the corner of Johnson and Cherokee Streets in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia December 11, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The sun streams through the fence of the Presser Senior home at the corner of Johnson and Cherokee Streets in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia December 11, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The seed of tall grass catches the late afternoon sunlight at the corner of McCallum and Washington Lane in Germantown December 11, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The seed of tall grass catches the late afternoon sunlight at the corner of McCallum and Washington Lane in Germantown December 11, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

My scooter sits in the sun on Morris Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, December 11, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

My scooter sits in the sun on Morris Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, December 11, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The top of City Hall picks up a bit of sun just after the sky cleared on the afternoon of December 11, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The top of City Hall picks up a bit of sun just after the sky cleared on the afternoon of December 11, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The Loews Philadelphia Hotel eclipses the sun along Market Street in Center City, Philadelphia December 11,2012. (Dave Tavani)

The Loews Philadelphia Hotel eclipses the sun along Market Street in Center City, Philadelphia December 11,2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 10: This morning fog covered Germantown and the rest of the day remained rainy and cloudy
Water droplets are suspended in a spider web on Upsal Street in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia, December 10, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Water droplets are suspended in a spider web on Upsal Street in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia, December 10, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

It is another foggy and wet morning on Duval Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, December 10, 2012 (Dave Tavani)

It is another foggy and wet morning on Duval Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, December 10, 2012 (Dave Tavani)

December 9: Yet another cloudy day kept me inside for most of the day
A holiday candle burns in our living room on another cloudy day, December 9, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

A holiday candle burns in our living room on another cloudy day, December 9, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 8: Another cloudy day
Drops of water catch the cloudy light on the thorns and crimson leaves of a barberry bush on Duval Street in Germantown, December 8, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Drops of water catch the cloudy light on the thorns and crimson leaves of a barberry bush on Duval Street in Germantown, December 8, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The cloudy sky reflects in the rivulets on the hood of my neighbor's car on December 8, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 7: A cloudy day with very little light
The Comcast Holiday Spectacular plays at the Comcast Center. This is the view from outside on the evening of December 7, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The Comcast Holiday Spectacular plays at the Comcast Center. This is the view from outside on the evening of December 7, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

This shot is only a few steps from the one the day before. The light is very different: soft, diffuse, almost not there except for that street light that reflects in the wet pavement. This shot was taken on the 6300 block of Cherokee Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia on December 7, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

This shot is only a few steps from the one the day before. The light is very different: soft, diffuse, almost not there except for that halogen street light that reflects in the wet pavement. This shot was taken on the 6300 block of Cherokee Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia on December 7, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 6: A few shots from just after my morning run and some stuff around the house:
The morning sun creates a shadow of our Christmas tree on our basement door on December 6, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The morning sun creates a shadow of our Christmas tree on our basement door on December 6, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Sunlight fills our upstairs hallway as seen from the bottom of our stairs on December 6, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Sunlight fills our upstairs hallway as seen from the bottom of our stairs on December 6, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The morning sun blasts the 6300 block of Cherokee Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia on December 6, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The morning sun blasts the 6300 block of Cherokee Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia on December 6, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 5: A few shots from an afternoon walk in the Wissahickon with Elwood
Afternoon sunlight fills the woods and highlights a dead tree in the Wissahickon Valley Park near Hermit Lane on December 5, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Afternoon sunlight fills the woods and highlights a dead tree in the Wissahickon Valley Park near Hermit Lane on December 5, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The afternoon sun shines on a dead tree in the Wissahickon near the Henry Avenue Bridge on December 5, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The afternoon sun shines on a dead tree in the Wissahickon near the Henry Avenue Bridge on December 5, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

On a walk in the Wissahickon, Elwood basks in the afternoon sunlight on December 5, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

On a walk in the Wissahickon, Elwood basks in the afternoon sunlight on December 5, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Sunlight illuminated the underside of the Henry Avenue Bridge on December 5, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Sunlight illuminated the underside of the Henry Avenue Bridge on December 5, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

A mountain biker rides into the light after passing underneath the Henry Avenue Bridge on December 5, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

A mountain biker rides into the light after passing underneath the Henry Avenue Bridge on December 5, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The sun backlights ivy leaves growing on a dead tree in the Wissahickon near Hermit Lane on December 5, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The sun backlights ivy leaves growing on a dead tree in the Wissahickon near Hermit Lane on December 5, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Afternoon sunlight  cascades upon a tiny meadow along Hermit Lane on December 5, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Afternoon sunlight cascades upon a tiny meadow along Hermit Lane on December 5, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 4: A few shots from my morning run
The sun bursts through the leaves of a willow tree in Holman Field in the Germantown section of Philadelphia on the morning of December 4, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The sun bursts through the leaves of a willow tree in Holman Field in the Germantown section of Philadelphia on the morning of December 4, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

 

The sun rises over the houses as seen from Green Street in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia on the morning of December 4, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The sun rises over the houses as seen from Green Street in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia on the morning of December 4, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 3: An image to celebrate the holidays
An antique looking Christmas ball is illuminated by a light on our tiny Christmas tree. (Dave Tavani)

An antique looking Christmas ball is illuminated by a light on our tiny Christmas tree. (Dave Tavani)

December 2: A couple shots from a foggy morning run and an afternoon walk with Elwood
The sun illuminates the fuzzy seeds of Clematis virginiana along Duval Street in the Germantown secton of Philadelphia on December 2, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The sun illuminates the fuzzy seeds of Clematis virginiana along Duval Street in the Germantown secton of Philadelphia on December 2, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Fog diffuses the morning light falling on the Walnut Lane Bridge in the Wissahickon Valley Park, as seen from the Mt. Airy side of the creek on December 2, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Fog diffuses the morning light falling on the Walnut Lane Bridge in the Wissahickon Valley Park, as seen from the Mt. Airy side of the creek on December 2, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Fog diffuses the morning light falling on the Walnut Lane Bridge in the Wissahickon Valley Park, as seen from the Forbidden Drive on December 2, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Fog diffuses the morning light falling on the Walnut Lane Bridge in the Wissahickon Valley Park, as seen from the Forbidden Drive on December 2, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

A single car drives north on Lincoln Drive in the fog, as seen from the Walnut Lane Bridge on December 2, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

A single car drives north on Lincoln Drive in the fog, as seen from the Walnut Lane Bridge on December 2, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

December 1: This was a pull over moment while driving on Kelly Drive
The sun ducks under the Strawberry Mansion Bridge and dapples the Schuylkill River along the Kelly Drive trail on December 1, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The sun ducks under the Strawberry Mansion Bridge and dapples the Schuylkill River along the Kelly Drive trail on December 1, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

November 30: Sunlight fills our upstairs hallway
Sunlight streams through the back window in our upstairs hallway to brighten up the spider plant on November 30, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Sunlight streams through the back window in our upstairs hallway to brighten up the spider plant on November 30, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

November 29: A couple images from the Passion Pit concert at the Electric Factory
The stage lights at the Electric Factory cast a magenta light on the audience during Passion Pit's November 29, 2012 performance. (Dave Tavani)

The stage lights at the Electric Factory cast a magenta light on the audience during Passion Pit’s November 29, 2012 performance. (Dave Tavani)

A blast of light erupts from the stage at the Electric Factory during Passion Pit's live performance, November 29, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

A blast of light erupts from the stage at the Electric Factory during Passion Pit’s live performance, November 29, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

November 28: A shot from my morning raspberry picking in the backyard (there were still some there at the end of November!)
The sun peeks through the houses behind mine to illuminate the last few raspberries as December approaches, November 29, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The sun peeks through the houses behind mine to illuminate the last few raspberries as December approaches, November 29, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

November 28: The first rays of light fill our old-school privacy window in our upstairs hallway
The first sunlight highlights the texture of the old privacy window in our upstairs hallway the morning of November 28, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The first sunlight highlights the texture of the old privacy window in our upstairs hallway the morning of November 28, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

November 27: I hadn’t shot anything all day, and Elwood was too cute
Our bassett hound, Elwood, cozies up with his blanket for bed the evening of November 27, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Our bassett hound, Elwood, cozies up with his blanket for bed the evening of November 27, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

November 26: A shot from an afternoon walk with Elwood
The sun floods through the space between the trees and the Nugent Home on Johnson Street in Philadelphia, November 26, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

The sun floods through the space between the trees and the Nugent Home on Johnson Street in Philadelphia, November 26, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

November 25: A shot from a trip to Nomad Pizza
Holiday stars light up the downstairs dining room at Nomad Pizza in Philadelphia on November 26, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Holiday stars light up the downstairs dining room at Nomad Pizza in Philadelphia on November 25, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

November 24: A shot from Elwood’s evening walk
A pair of shoes dangle on a wire silhouetted by the last light of the day on Cherokee Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia on November 24, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

A pair of shoes dangle on a wire silhouetted by the last light of the day on Cherokee Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia on November 24, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

November 23: A picture from an afternoon walk with Lori and Elwood
Sun falls on a winter berry tree under a blue sky in the 6300 block of Germantown Avenue November 24, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

Sun falls on a winter berry tree under a blue sky in the 6300 block of Germantown Avenue November 24, 2012. (Dave Tavani)

November 23: The first photo, from a walk with Lori and Elwood in the Poconos
An icy puddle reflects the cloudy sky along Margram Lane in Buck Township, Pennsylvania. (Dave Tavani)

An icy puddle reflects the cloudy sky along Margram Lane in Buck Township, Pennsylvania. (Dave Tavani)