12/11/2013 13:04:00 PM
a trip to providence wouldn't be as fun without having breakfast at amy's place. happily, the proprieter likes to decorate for the holidays too.
12/09/2013 09:28:00 AM
it snowed yesterday! yay! sort of... anyway, I was in providence this last weekend to see a play ian wrote and directed (yes I am a very proud mamma) called life deprived. it was SO good. unfortunately I was more nervous than I realized and only took
12/06/2013 05:00:00 AM
does anyone ever get sick of looking at this building? you know which one I'm talking about right? I got a peek at her driving home from dropping ian at penn station last sunday. not to take away from the others, I find them all very well suited to e
12/05/2013 09:19:00 AM
if I walk priscilla past 4:30 pm it's already fairly dark outside. at least this time of year, there are lots of pretty decorations to look at.
12/04/2013 12:34:00 PM
whenever my best friend from childhood comes to new york she always makes time to go for long walks with me. yesterday, while taking our walk together at the
12/03/2013 11:37:00 AM
it's hard to believe but after 18 years one of my favorite places I used to love window shopping at still exists on university place in greenwich village. they also still have the same monkey art on their window too, as seen in the photograph below.
12/01/2013 23:23:00 PM
last friday night I had the opportunity to see the bedlam theater company's saint joan, an off broadway play located in the village at the lynn redgrave theater culture project. I knew when I saw the above pictured quote in the theater's lobby, it wa
11/29/2013 11:01:00 AM
I don't know why but I just can't shop on black friday. in other news,
11/28/2013 08:43:00 AM
our annual tradition, handed down by my mom, is that we faithfully watch the macy's thanksgiving day parade on the tele every thanksgiving morning. usually this means we just leave the tv on and watch bits and pieces of it as we enter & exit the livi
11/27/2013 10:39:00 AM
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11/25/2013 13:57:00 PM
I wonder how many of these giant candy canes are hanging up over the various towns of long island?
11/24/2013 11:10:00 AM
I'm not sure I've ever seen this type of sign before. this makes me glad to see an awareness of wildlife and some concern for its safety here on busy long island. in other news, it is a mere 27 degrees outside as I type this post. I can see the pachy
11/21/2013 21:36:00 PM
I've noticed lots of holiday lights in my neighborhood lately. some people like to put up decorations when the weather is still warm enough to do so without getting frostbite on their fingers. I think my neighbors might be early this year since Hanuk
11/20/2013 20:49:00 PM
just in case you can't make it to paris this christmas, the home depot is bringing paris to you.
11/19/2013 08:56:00 AM
I love old houses and I love how the owners of this old house gave theirs an affectionate name.
11/18/2013 15:42:00 PM
as of five minutes ago, the sun set. sadly it's only 4:38 pm.
11/17/2013 11:32:00 AM
there's been some facebook buzz about stores being open thanksgiving creating a sort of pre-black friday sale. my brother suggested that maybe it's time to move thanksgiving to wednesday.
11/13/2013 23:29:00 PM
I think we've finally crossed over into the much colder part of Autumn here on long island. maybe my longing for a warmer day is what drew me to this picture from last summer's archives. if you'd like to see more manhattan water towers, please visit
11/12/2013 22:01:00 PM
unfortunately it didn't stick so I don't have any pretty pictures of it to post here. I did post a six second video on my instagram page in case you'd like to check it out. I found these flowers while riding my bike through my neighborhood last week.
11/11/2013 22:14:00 PM
I discovered this door while walking through soho last week. I noticed the interesting shadows before I noticed the graffiti - which I will admit, made me laugh out loud.
11/08/2013 22:32:00 PM
when I posted a picture of this tree last week, some of these leaves still had some green left in them. after yesterday's rain there isn't a single leaf left. I shot this photograph last saturday when I was outside raking leaves. I found today's weat
11/07/2013 15:55:00 PM
it is literally raining cats and dogs today, nothing like what is pictured here, from yesterday.
11/06/2013 10:10:00 AM
as I journeyed through soho, I was glad to see what's new in the sicis soho location. I've always enjoyed their window displays.
11/05/2013 12:05:00 PM
actually, I think this is probably just very pretty scaffolding. the temperatures were a little frigid yesterday, but perfect for the very long walk I trekked through the lower part of manhattan. I haven't been to SOHO since this last summer and happ
11/04/2013 08:17:00 AM
I do love the change of seasons, even if it gets darker earlier
11/03/2013 05:00:00 AM
I am soaking up what I imagine to be our last bit of yellows and reds and limey greens before winter takes hold here on this island of ours. I hope you are enjoying your extra hour everyone.
11/02/2013 05:00:00 AM
I posted a portrait
11/01/2013 11:09:00 AM
I love how there is the tiniest bit of yellow ochre found in the trees peeking up from
10/31/2013 08:48:00 AM
this was taken in bellrose village, new york back in october of 2001. Ian was 7 years old. he's the black cat trailing after the wizard trailing after the - not sure what the wizard is trailing after...but it sure looks like they were having fun.
10/30/2013 17:18:00 PM
10/29/2013 11:47:00 AM
this morning's light sent shimmers of color throughout our backyard tree. if you think this is pretty, multiply this beauty by ten and that is how it looked in person. I posted autumn leaves from this same tree two years ago here.
10/27/2013 23:36:00 PM
the flower pots I have around my patio are still going strong but these are the last of the flowers blooming in my garden. below you can see what is left of the echinacea. not too long ago they looked like these beauties from a LIDP post back in 2009
10/25/2013 05:30:00 AM
after spending a couple of hours cleaning out the garden last week, this scene nearly took my breath away when I finally got around to looking up. have you ever noticed how the sky can change in an instant? I'm so glad I didn't miss this one. for mor
10/23/2013 23:17:00 PM
every year one of my neighbors makes an extra special effort to decorate his entire front lawn with scary monsters. I have posted pictures of his yard over the years here, here & here. countless halloweens later and this neighbor still somehow
10/23/2013 06:00:00 AM
just around the corner from the white house pictured in yesterday's post. the reds were amazing.
10/22/2013 12:39:00 PM
if I included the traffic that was surrounding me as I shot this photo you might be as surprised as I, that it could be omitted. unfortunately there is no way to avoid the power lines too - but then you wouldn't know this was on long island!
10/21/2013 22:42:00 PM
I came across this photo while looking through the archives. aren't they cute? I shot this the same time I took this one here.
10/20/2013 05:30:00 AM
this is probably the biggest plant I've ever grown. I started this coleus out in the sun towards the end of spring and then moved it over here in the shade to dress up the side of the house. it seemed to like it there.
10/19/2013 05:30:00 AM
10/18/2013 11:52:00 AM
we have been having gorgeous weather here on long island. last night we had a downpour and today everything looks new and fresh. this sky shot was taken last Monday. to see more wondrous skies from all around the world, please visit skywatch friday.
10/17/2013 08:51:00 AM
as I waited for priscilla to sniff every square inch of one of her favorite corners in farmingdale, I had the distinct feeling of being watched. sorry for the blurry picture, though I am sure you can tell the cat in the window is quite large.
10/16/2013 10:43:00 AM
"one touch of nature makes the whole world kin."~ shakespeare
10/15/2013 15:55:00 PM
last year I never got to ride the ferris wheel at the farmingdale fair. this year I made sure not to miss out. after my ride I took a walk and happened upon this pretty girl. she was so sweet!
10/14/2013 11:00:00 AM
taken at the end of the fireworks display, this video is only 10 seconds long. I must be getting old, it was so loud I felt like I was being shot in the chest.
10/13/2013 05:30:00 AM
for those who believe, I guess it's not unusual to think of jesus as being everywhere yet I still find his presence quite magical when found in between the renuzit and the glade on a shelf at the home depot, in the autumn of 2013.
10/12/2013 05:30:00 AM
when I was a kid, my family and I always referred to this place as "the dump". knowing I wanted to post this picture as soon as I shot it, I looked for the "proper" name of this locale only to find a sign outside the entrance that read "The Town of O
10/11/2013 11:30:00 AM
this ginormous puff ball of a cloud hanging over this tudor style building on waterman street reminds me of a visit to a book fair in massachusetts I attended not so long ago. I posted about that neck of the woods
10/10/2013 08:45:00 AM
I am trying! though I couldn't resist these pretty glasses at the pretty new thrift shop. at 50 cents a piece how could I? they are so light and delicate that even after the shopkeeper carefully wrapped each one up in thick newsprint, the bag was lig
10/09/2013 06:00:00 AM
there is a very well kept grapevine on the grounds of saint kilian's here in farmingdale where I sometimes like to walk priscilla, who I should mention, seems to especially like walking underneath it's shade.below you can see miss priscilla contempla
10/08/2013 06:00:00 AM
I discovered this incredible thirst quencher when I was at olga's cup and saucer a couple of weekends ago. the spindrift label reads 16 raspberries, 9 cranberries and fresh squeezed lemon juice. this really was SO good - a real pick me up. I loved it
10/07/2013 06:00:00 AM
who was it that said beauty is in the eye of the beholder?for more monday mellow yellows, please go here.
10/06/2013 06:00:00 AM
I've written about how much i LOVE amy's place (from providence, rhode island) before - how I LOVE the breakfast there, how their orange juice is amazing, and their homemade tablecloths are a mood lifter, (especially when in need of a bit of cheer wh
10/05/2013 06:00:00 AM
10/04/2013 14:30:00 PM
is there a better time of day than the wee hours of the morning? although it was just before 7am, the sun was still hanging low on the horizon, not quite ready for a full appearance. it was nice.today is skywatch friday. to see more beautiful skies,
10/03/2013 19:57:00 PM
yes, this is a real thing at my son's college and yes, he is a member. apparently the founders of the pigeon club are on a quest to end pigeon discrimination through educating the public about the pigeon's contributions to humankind over the years. h
10/02/2013 13:01:00 PM
last saturday anthony and I took a road trip to providence, to spend the afternoon with ian. during our visit ian gave us a tour of the music building he is taking his brown class in. the brown campus is adjacent to ian's campus at risd and both coll
10/01/2013 05:00:00 AM
seriously, selling christmas before halloween is so NOT funny and yet this happens EVERY year!!!actually, I do find this funny. happy first day of october everyone!
09/30/2013 05:00:00 AM
I didn't alter the color in this photograph in any way - this is what the morning light can do to things. looks kind of overly saturated and fake to me but interesting nonetheless. these trees are the first ones in my neighborhood to lose their leave
09/29/2013 06:00:00 AM
pretty impressive huh? luckily my dad lives less than a mile away - and he loves giving me stuff.
09/28/2013 06:00:00 AM
I found these beauties in a big cardboard box outside stop and shop. I thought they were a steal at $5.99.
09/27/2013 09:40:00 AM
I'm not sure what happened yesterday - the weather was supposed to be beautiful this whole week. at least the storm clouds ( and power lines, I seem drawn to power lines lately) provided the perfect accompaniment to the rats outside costco.
09/25/2013 23:06:00 PM
behold my first instagram picture posted to this blog. it only took me 36 hours to figure out how to do it - which just makes me even more frightened to update my iphone. I've been in a bit of a photographic slump lately. I'm hoping playing around wi
09/24/2013 11:48:00 AM
I couldn't resist this massive cloud formation from last sunday. as I type, it's a crisp 62 degrees outside...autumn has definitely arrived. I shot this last sunday from the same location I shot last monday's post - this time turning my camera toward
09/19/2013 22:00:00 PM
I used to grow sunflowers. now all I do is buy seeds and then forget about them until I come across them when it's too late to plant them. this is why I truly appreciate it when I find one that someone else planted. I am pretty sure whoever grew this
09/18/2013 22:57:00 PM
I wish I could fly, but since that's not going to happen anytime soon I will have to settle for living vicariously through this eagle I found on colossal.
09/17/2013 22:04:00 PM
speaking of autumn, you can see the leaves are changing in this scene. but what really caught my eye was the sun's reflection lighting up the stop sign. the moon is almost full too. please
09/16/2013 12:26:00 PM
there's no doubt about it, autumn is on its way. it's not just the calendar that tells me this is so, it's the light and how I see it affect my photographs. the sun begins its shift, turning the saturated colors of summer towards the earthier more su
09/14/2013 07:24:00 AM
in case it isn't obvious, I'll go ahead and point out the reflections. the weird white shape in front of the cat is the front of a car and then glimpses of the brick and windows are the building across the street. I used to live in that building in g
09/13/2013 15:27:00 PM
these shades of blue are pretty much what was happening in sedona's sky while we were there last may -
09/11/2013 00:07:00 AM
09/10/2013 14:07:00 PM
yesterday marked the beginning of a new school year for our local public schools. and idyllic as this scene is, I don't miss watching ian slave away at hours upon hours of homework like he used too while in high school. speaking of which, anthony and
09/09/2013 12:48:00 PM
earlier this summer (I refuse to admit summer is over) while visiting sedona, I heard a flute playing somewhere in the distance. I was surprised to see it was the man I had heard about earlier sitting atop the rock formation known as kachina woman's
09/04/2013 23:04:00 PM
if you are ever in need of an excellent cup of coffee while visiting providence, I highly recommend the coffee exchange over on wickenden street. their
09/03/2013 15:26:00 PM
supposedly the humidity long island has been experiencing as of late is lifting tomorrow. maybe we'll get really lucky and the sun will shine too. remember the christmas themed pink flamingos from june?
09/01/2013 21:56:00 PM
is there a month that goes by quicker than august?
08/29/2013 22:54:00 PM
one night when ian was home he and his dad and I wound up watching bizarre foods in america. the host, andrew zimmern, was describing a bakery known for its delicious baked goods emphasizing its brick oven that
08/28/2013 22:22:00 PM
how beautiful is this old house with the scaffolding? maybe if I visit here again I will work up the courage to ask for an inside tour (I can't imagine what I would say if someone knocked on my door asking for a tour of my house).
08/23/2013 23:04:00 PM
for more beautiful skies, please visit skywatch friday.
08/21/2013 23:47:00 PM
ian and I stood staring at the very same piece of wood and had I not been with him I am sure I would have missed what we believe may have been a baby praying mantis. clicking on the photo to enlarge it might help. in case that doesn't work you can se
08/20/2013 09:38:00 AM
sorry for my lack of posts lately. to say I've been distracted by ian being home is putting it mildly. these photos aren't the best of quality but they do represent a slice of summer activity here on long island. for instance; evening bike rides and
08/16/2013 22:04:00 PM
sorry, I can't resist sharing this for today's skywatch friday. it's not just the sky that gets me, I love the people in this photo. most of my photos don't include people but this one tells a story that I like to see - people enjoying nature as well
08/15/2013 12:16:00 PM
if you are traveling toward lloyd neck along the road overlooking cold spring harbor, (sorry, I have no idea what the name of this road is) the above photo is the landscape you will see on the right. cold spring harbor, the photo below is on the left
08/13/2013 11:08:00 AM
since ian has been home from college we've been trying to do all the things we missed doing with him while he was away. so of course this includes our traditional summer visit to the MET roof garden. last weekend his dad and I brought him to see imra
08/10/2013 15:36:00 PM
lazy fish is one of my favorite stores to wander around in when I'm hanging out on block island. I love how their displays mix the old with the new which somehow makes everything so much more interesting to look at.
08/09/2013 22:40:00 PM
if I were a proper landscape photographer you would get a better sense of how perfectly these clouds hung over the perimeter of this scene. I couldn't help noticing them while out in the atlantic standing on a sandbar.
08/08/2013 08:07:00 AM
if I opt for the hilly old route to montauk this is the one part of the journey that never fails to make me go ahhh!
08/06/2013 22:41:00 PM
the dorm ian stayed in providence, rhode island over most of this summer used to be a bank. check out the dorm's lobby with its fancy bulletin board and ceiling.
08/05/2013 15:33:00 PM
maybe it's because I love eggplant but I absolutely love the color of this car. isn't it gorgeous? thanks to ian who obliged my request to snap this photo for me since I was driving (him home from college)! as you can imagine his dad and I are quite
08/02/2013 22:59:00 PM
the clouds were pink tonight too but I was too busy doing who knows what and missed my photo op. I took this shot sometime last spring. please go to skywatch friday to see more beautiful skies.
08/01/2013 14:15:00 PM
speaking of the grand canyon, I have often heard the canyon's colors can dramatically change over the course of just a few minutes. the two pictures I have posted here were scenes from the same general area at one of the last viewing points towards t
07/31/2013 22:01:00 PM
this is the second time in the last two months I've seen a signpost similar to this. the first one was in arizona when we stopped at an overlook on the way to the grand canyon.
07/30/2013 15:51:00 PM
I couldn't help noticing this colorful little nook while exiting the viking fleet ferry on our way to block island recently. notice the red pamphlet entitled "escape to block island"? makes total sense to me.
07/29/2013 11:03:00 AM
first there was this, all the doggies except for the few very curious, waiting for their trainer's return. oh my gosh, could they be ANY freaking cuter??? look at this one below. I wanted to walk in there, scoop her up and hug her and all her curline
07/28/2013 22:42:00 PM
right here in farmingdale, I passed by these beauties while out walking priscilla. aren't they gorgeous? I spotted these very same flowers with a different color scheme while vacationing in block island three years ago.
07/27/2013 15:25:00 PM
this scene was from a couple of weeks ago when I was still working up the courage to completely submerge myself in the ocean. I can be such a scaredy cat about feeling like I'm being stabbed with icicles - at least that's what diving into the antlant
07/25/2013 21:38:00 PM
I love old buildings and block island is full of them. it is also full of idyllic scenes of rolling hills with tall grasses and clouds casting moving shadows over them just like you see on television commercials via time lapse photography. I've inclu
07/24/2013 17:37:00 PM
deep in the thick of winter these are the type of images that come to mind when I long for summertime. even the foggy new england weather is beautiful to me. this is the front lawn of the spring house hotel on block island. visitors need not be guest
07/22/2013 22:30:00 PM
such a treat.
07/21/2013 22:30:00 PM
aren't the white wheels and blue sky the perfect compliment to the colors of this car?*wikipedia's definition of a sports car