Sunday, July 31, 2011


Another cooperative little bumblebee—or just
too high on nectar to pay any attention to the
large presence looming over him.
[To see more Mellow Yellow, go here. And
for more Macro Monday shots, visit Lisa's Chaos.]

Rome at Night II

I love wandering around this city in the wee hours.
The street lamps cast a soft golden glow—
and sometimes a pretty cool shadow too.
[It's Shadow Shot Sunday—to see more, go here.]

Saturday, July 30, 2011

photo hunt—together

Here are NYC's famous Rockettes—who are
definitely "together"—right down to the
height of their  trademark kicks!

[To see more of tnchick's photo hunt meme, go here.]

Friday, July 29, 2011

Skywatch Friday

Spent a day in Rome a few years ago with my big bro, David.  
Over the course of about 9 hours, we experienced bright sun,
torrential rain, even some good-sized hail! This was the
view over Roma as our train pulled out of the city. 

[To see more Skywatch, go here.]

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thursday Challenge — "construction"

Here's Brooklyn's controversial construction project:
Atlantic Yards, a huge mixed-use residential and commercial
development.  This is the skeleton of what will become the new home
of the Nets basketball team. Apparently the latest problem
for nearby residents is rats—and to think I considered
buying in a beautiful old brownstone right near here. 

[To see more on the theme, go here.]

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

abc wednesday —B is for "bubble"

All the children crossing the Pont des Arts in Paris
were drawn like little magnets to these
huge bubbles.  I love the look of sheer
wonder on those kids in the background.

 [To see more of the letter B, go here.]

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The woman in the window

Took this from a train traveling through a far-flung
neighborhood in Brooklyn.  It was early in the
morning and already in the 90s—and this woman's
apartment was clearly not equipped with air-conditioning.
Maybe she went to a nice cool movie theater later.

[That's My World. To see more of the world, go here.]

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Mellow, Yellow, and Macro

Black-eyed Susans are blooming all over town
right now.  I saw these up on the High Line.
[To see more Mellow Yellow, go here.
And to see more macro shots, go
here, to Lisa's Chaos.]

Shadow Shot Sunday

Shadows above, shadows below, shadows all
around—I think I've hit the jackpot here!

[To see more Sunday Shadows, go here.]

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Walk in the Street

Found this painter and his subjects in Washington
Square Park—from the look on that woman's face, I'm
thinking these folks have been posing here for a while!

[To see more of Olivier's Walk in the Street challenge, go here.]

Friday, July 22, 2011

Skywatch Friday

Another one captured with my iPhone.  I just
loved the drama of this sky punctuated
by the beautiful Woolworth Building.

[To see more Skywatch, go here.]

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thursday Challenge — "yellow"

I think there's enough yellow here to
qualify.  What caught my eye in this window
display on the Ile St. Louis in Paris, though,
were the Eiffel Tower graters.  Would
have made a nice addition to my ET collection,
but the store was closed.  Quel dommage.

[To see more of the Thursday Photo Challenge, go here.]

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

abc wednesday —A is for "amuse-bouche"

This was the chef's "get ready, here it comes" for a
fabulous 3-star meal at Le Grand Véfour, in Paris.

{To see the finale of this marvelous meal, visit my other blog.}
[And to see more of the letter A, go here.]

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

That's My World

I saw this guy (and his two friends) last year in Union Square and 
have been hoping to find them again ever since.  Finally encountered
them near Bethesda Fountain, in Central Park. At the end of 

their very engaging tumbling act, after jumping over the adorable
and cooperative small child he then jumps over four adults at once! 

[That's My World—to see more of the world, go here.]

Monday, July 18, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday

Yeah, they're kinda gorgeous—and I have at
least one friend who can dance all night in hers.
But, seriously,  I doubt I could walk a city
block in these red-soled beauties. How about you?

Here's the whole window of Christian's
fab boutique on Madison Ave.  One of
these days (when I'm dressed like I could
ever afford them),  I'm gonna go in and
try on a pair or two.  I'll report back.
[To see more Mellow Yellow, go here.]

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday

It's been hot here this past week, with the
temp hovering near 100°F (38°C) some days.
I was so tempted to join this kid!

[To see more Shadow Shots, go here.]

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Walk in the Street

This reminds me that I really need to wash
my windows.  Fortunately, I can do it myself
the old-fashioned way—no hydraulics required
(like here, at the Richard Meier building next door).

[To see more of Olivier's Walk in the Street challenge, go here.]

Friday, July 15, 2011

Skywatch Friday

Thanks to my daughter Lila for letting
me borrow this gorgeous Fire Island sunset.

[To see more Skywatch, go here.]

Thursday, July 14, 2011

thursday Challenge–"vehicles"

They don't make 'em like they used to, do they?
This is my dad circa 1930 with his first 

car—a Model T, I think (but not sure).
[To see more vehicles, go  here.]

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

abc wednesday —Z is for . . .

. . . zombie hunter??  Well, I guess we all need
a hobby.  Or maybe it's a career—if so, I'm glad
I didn't spot this car in my neighborhood!

[To see more Z's, go here.]

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I was walking through Central Park recently and
decided to pass through Strawberry Fields—but
when I got there, expecting to find the usual large
but peaceful crowd, this is what I found instead.
And I never was able to discover what had happened.
I do know one thing for sure:  John would not be pleased.

[And That's My World. To see more of the world, go here.] 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Come In!

I'm usually a pretty symmetrical kind of girl, but I love this
doorway—another thing I found at the Met last week.

[To see more Mellow Yellow, go here.  And to see
more Monday Doorways, visit Louis la Vache, here.]

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday

Saw this a couple of weeks ago at the Met (ropolitan Museum of Art)
and had to save it for this Shadow Shot Sunday (which also
happens to be my daughter Lila's birthday).

She looks right at home chillin' on the
quai de la Tournelle, n'est-ce pas?

[To see more shadows, go here.]

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Walk in the Street

This guy was entertaining the kids who
came with their parents to shop at my
local greenmarket in Brooklyn. The very next 

day, I passed by the Alice in Wonderland statue
in Central Park—and there he was again.

[To see more of Olivier's Walk in the Street
challenge, go here.]

Friday, July 8, 2011

Skywatch Friday

Macy's put on quite a show on the 4th—but before it got
dark and the fireworks began, Mother Nature
put on a little show of her own!

[To see more Skywatch, go here.]

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thursday Challenge–"roads"

Coming in to LAX (and as usual I feel compelled
to apologize for this plane's dirty windows).
But this is about roads, as in freeways, as in once
again, actually glad I don't drive—this is just way too much!

[To see more roads, go here.]

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

abc wednesday —Y is for "yawn"

Looks fierce, doesn't he?  Well, don't be fooled.  My cousin's 
(former) barn kitty, Frank, is a total pussycat (literally).

[To see more of the letter Y, go here.]

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

That's My World

And wasn't my world spectacular last night?
Had to have some fireworks for the 4th, so I 
braved the crowds and went to watch the
skies light up over the Hudson River.

(Not easy, but totally worth it!)
 [To see more of the world, go here.]

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th!

Well, you know what's inscribed on that tablet!
So Lady Liberty seems fitting for today's post
(besides, I have no fireworks to show you).

[To see more Mellow Yellow, go here.]

Shadow Shot Sunday

Stepping out in front of the Louvre:  my daughters,
Lila and Katie, and in between their good pal
(soon to defend her dissertation and become Dr.!) Dena.
When we were there last March, these girls owned the town!
(Or at least the part of it that wasn't mine.)   :~}

[To see more shadows, go here.]

Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Great White Way

I wonder how many people have gotten
a stiff neck visiting this city.  Times Square is
not my favorite part of town, but I guess it's
a must if you're here to see the sights.
[To see more of Olivier's Walk in the Street challenge, go here.]

Friday, July 1, 2011

Skywatch Friday

The lower Manhattan skyline is pretty impressive
at any time of day—but as night fell one evening
recently, it couldn't compete with this cerulean sky.

[To see more skies, go here.]