A fabled bird, identified with the kingfisher. It was supposed to have had the power to calm the wind and the waves during the winter solstice while it rested on the sea. Halcyon has come to mean, days of fine weather seven days before and seven days after the winter solstice. Attributed by legend to the magical powers of halcyon. A period of peace and tranquility. A prosperous and golden halcyon years.

Middle English: alceon

Latin: (h) alcyon

Greek (h) alkuont

Philadelphia, Frozen in Time

Time has a way of playing tricks on the mind.  It was only three weeks ago that I passed through the City of Brotherly Love on a frigid day in January.  It seems like ages.

Inspired by the solid steel and concrete, of the urban landscape, I took the photo quickly, from moving traffic.  I was on my way to visit the new  Museum of the American Revolution.

The image sits in contrast, with the idea of fleeting time.  It is symbolic of the ongoing Revolution, in the U.S.A.