|Someday I'm going to have a door|
this color—and if I'm lucky, it'll be
in Venice like this one is.
[To see more doors, visit the
Thursday Photo Challenge.]
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
|Well, I did take a shot of the pie|
before we devoured it.
[To see more abc wednesday, go here.]
Monday, November 28, 2011
|I'm sure the trees that are looking so festive now remain |
wrapped in lights all year (I wouldn't want to do this
more than once, would you?). I saw this pretty blue
display in the East Village on the night before Thanksgiving
(and the one in the banner shot across the street from my new office).
[Today is Blue Monday. To see more, go here to Sally's meme.]
Sunday, November 27, 2011
|I was driving around with my mom this weekend;|
we passed my high school and I just had to ask her to pull
over so I could jump out and snap a small part of this "field of honor"
that's been installed there since Veteran's Day.
[To see more Sunday shadows, go here.]
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
|My usual fave spot for catching Skywatch|
shots is up there on the bridge. But when
I was down below in Brooklyn Bridge Park
recently, I saw this pretty pink-and-blue sky.
[To see more Skywatch, go here.
And to see more Sunday Bridges, visit Louis la Vache.}
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
|It's a Turkey Day classic—that didn't quite work out. |
By the time it was cooked, most of this soft and gooey
sweet potato-and-marshmallow concoction
wound up at the bottom of the oven.
Oh well—the part we managed to salvage was de-lish!
Hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving.
To see more of this Thursday Photo Challenge, go here.]
|I actually took this shot this past winter, when we |
had our blizzard (or one of them). This little guy
looks pretty healthy despite the weather, and
I hope he does as well this season.
[To see more "S" posts, go here.]
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
|Yesterday I showed you the Marco art truck. Today we |
have the "Mario" boat—a floating veggie market
moored next to the Ponte dei Pugni, in Dorsoduro,
Venice—where I was this time last year (sigh).
[To see more Tuesday travels, visit Sandi's meme].
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
|I walked home across the Brooklyn Bridge|
(as usual) and found the moon perfectly
framed by the cables of the bridge
(and in my favorite heure bleu).
|Took this close-up (if you can use that word|
when the subject of your photo is, on
average, 238,857 miles away) the next night.
[To see more Skywatch, go here.]
|Look but don't touch. Actually, most of the books|
in Venice's Biblioteca Marciana are kept away from
even the gaze of the folks (like me) who just wander into
its main room after visiting the Museo Correr. In addition
to about a million printed books, the collection includes
thousands of incunabula and manuscripts, some illuminated.
[To see more books, visit the Thursday Photo Challenge.]
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
|Here's a photo from the time BD—before digital. |
It's part of Marie Antoinette's Petite Hameau at
Versailles. Can't you just see the young queen and her
handmaidens playing at being "rustics" here?
[To see more Tuesday travels, visit Sandi's meme.]
|Yesterday's big treat: brunch at Balthazar.|
Almost feels like a meal in Paris—wonderful
lively bistro ambience, but here in NYC
there's a nice mix of locals and hip tourists.
|And the waiters are cute.|
[To see more Mellow Yellow, go here.]
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
|Hope you're not tiring of sunsets from the Brooklyn Bridge|
(because I never will). This one provides backlighting
for the four-masted barque Peking, the cranes
in Red Hook (where the Queen Mary 2 docks when
she's here), and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
[To see more Skywatch Friday, go here.]
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
|I recently visited the Museum of Natural History,|
where I found this hard thing: It's the Star of India,
a 563-carat star sapphire that was donated to
the museum in 1901 by J. P. Morgan. It was stolen
in 1964 (at which time it was uninsured and "protected" by
an alarm with a dead battery!). The thief was caught, the gem
recovered (from a locker in a Miami bus station), and
I assume they've taken better care of this treasure since then.
[To see more of this challenge, go here.]
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
|This is the garden of the place I showed you yesterday. |
A little too chilly to sit outside, but the grapevine
arbor is still very leafy. In fact, the leaves are still
on the trees and mostly green—even though it's
November and we've already had snow.
[My city is a favorite destination
for travelers from all over.
To see more travels, visit Sandi's meme.]
Monday, November 7, 2011
|Istanbul? Karachi? Tashkent? Nope. We're on |
9th Street in the East Village. Friends and I
were having an early meal at this place—called Cloister
(hence the stained glass)—and this guy was the only
other customer. I guess the No Smoking rule
doesn't apply if this is what you're smoking!
[To see more Mellow Yellow, go here.]
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
While riding through Virginia, I caught
multiple reflections of this beautiful sky—
and decided it was worthy of two memes.
[To see more Skywatch Friday, go here;
to see more Weekend Reflections, go here.]
|All dressed up for last year's Halloween party:|
I give 1st prize for most creative costume to
Paul Scher, the Lone Sharks' sax player.
|The runners up: my daughters|
Katie and Lila. Welcome
aboard Zombie Airlines!
[To see more of this photo
challenge, go here.]
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
These are (again) compliments of my daughter Katie,
taken while she was on her latest trip up above
the Arctic Circle. The polar bear woke up . . .
|had a nice yawn, a stretch, and a scratch . . .|
|and got a whiff of the ice cutter Kate was on|
(or, more likely, the people on the ship).
So it lumbered over—
|and when it finally realized|
that this big snack was out of its reach, it
sauntered off and went back to sleep.
[To see more "P" posts, visit ABC Wednesday.]
With so many people marching in our annual
Halloween parade, there are some amazing
costumes—but I just liked this guy's style.
[To see more Ruby Tuesday, go here.]
|He was joined later by about 50,000 fellow revelers|
(and I was just as happy to be 10 flights up!).