July: Summer Adventures in Wonderland

Slowing Down, Featured


You may know July 4th as Independence Day, but did you also know that July 4, 1862 is known to many as Alice in Wonderland Day? It is the day that commemorates Lewis Carroll’s first telling of the famous children’s story to a young child, Alice Liddell.  Yes, on this day Lewis Carroll sent Alice down a rabbit hole in his popular, loveable and nutty tale, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  The Morgan Library & Museum’s current exhibition is Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland about Lewis Carroll’s classic story is now running in New York City. It’s a big month of Alice celebrations.

I will go to The Morgan Library & Museum this week to celebrate and will report back. Meanwhile, enjoy!  Make some great photographs!


A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky (or, when Alice first heard the tale…)


BOAT beneath a sunny sky, Lingering onward dreamily, In an evening of July —

Children three that nestle near, Eager eye and willing ear, Pleased a simple tale to hear —

Long has paled that sunny sky: Echoes fade and memories die: Autumn frosts have slain July.

Still she haunts me, phantomwise, Alice moving under skies, Never seen by waking eyes.

Children yet, the tale to hear, Eager eye and willing ear, Lovingly shall nestle near.

In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by,

Dreaming as the summers die: Ever drifting down the stream —

Lingering in the golden gleam — Life, what is it but a dream?


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My favorite photo of the fireworks in 2003

My absolute favorite photo of the fireworks in 2003


Photo by @Nancy Moon-5807

Sparklers in our neighborhood





For instagram

For instagram



Flags in the sand


Would you like some ice-cream?

Would you like some ice-cream?


Photo by @Nancy Moon-5127

Stockbridge, Massachusetts





Photo by @Nancy Moon-3866

Ready to eat


Photo by @Nancy Moon-3581

Parade in town





Twirly thing

Twirly thing


Photo by @Nancy Moon-3987

Homemade flag in Fire Island


The storm comes in

The storm rolls in


All photographs are by Nancy Moon.

Many images are taken with the iPhone 6-plus. Some photographs are captured on the Canon EOS 5D MarkIII.

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  • Penelope

    Beautiful images Nancy Moon..
    I still well up whenever I see an American Flag
    Hope your 4th is filled with wonder & Glory.

    • Oh another one who loves the flags! Thanks for commenting Penny and enjoy your week!

  • Karen Nedler Quinn

    IN-CRED-IB-LE!!! Love the images. I wish you could come to my home town and photograph the 4th of July here. Although, now you’ve inspired me to go out and take my own photos!

    • Oh I would love to hop on a plane to San Diego and be your official photographer! Let this inspire you to take some photos and post them! Thanks, Karen!

  • Nancy

    Wow – Yiu really put me in the mood for this coming weekend!

    • Hi Nancy, oh goody! Go out and enjoy and always always happy for your support. Love, N

  • Tara Crowley

    I did not know this about Lewis Carroll – AIW is one of my favorite books! Your holiday pics really capture the essence of it all. Have a wonderful 4th!

    • Hi Tara, if you google, you can read a bit about that tidbit. My AIW fanatic friends all know. I think I also want to watch the 2010 Johnny Depp AIW movie. Enjoy!