Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Traveling Tuesdays

Our host, Sandi, talked about her upcoming
trip to Italy last week. I keep going back too,
Sandi—this shot was taken the only time I've
been to Rome in the sizzling summertime.

[To see more Tuesday travels, visit Sandi's meme.]

Monday, January 30, 2012

Macro Monday

I've photographed these bright red berries
in several seasons, but I like them 

best like this, against the snow.

[To see more Macro Monday, visit Lisa's Chaos.]

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday

Back in the day, every other store in the East Village
was a head shop. It's still the go-to neighborhood if you
want to get painted or pierced, but I guess the rents
are still quasi-affordable because there are also plenty of
interesting little stores, like this jewelry shop on 9th Street.

[To see more shadow shots, go here.]

Photo Hunt—"fluffy"

I've always thought that if I ever got up the
nerve to go skydiving, I'd like to jump
into a big pile of 
fluffy clouds like this.

[To see more of the Saturday Photo Hunt, go here.]

Friday, January 27, 2012

Skywatch Friday

Looking at this shot, it almost seems as though
the bird paused in mid-flight to pose for me
against the backdrop of this brilliant blue sky.
But no seagull was ever that cooperative!
I guess I just got lucky.

[To see more Skywatch, go here.]

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thursday Challenge — "new"

These hands belong to my daughter Lila—and Lila's
friend's daughter, Fiona, who recently turned a year old.
But this was taken when Fiona was brand new.

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

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

abc wednesday —B is for "ballerina"

And she's on the Brooklyn Bridge!
I encountered this beautiful blonde
ballerina dressed in blue as I was crossing the

bridge one morning a few months ago on my way 
to the office (bureau, in French).  Naturally, 
my first thought was "ABC Wednesday." 

Of course, it was a photo shoot—
would love to know the backstory.

[To see more abc wednesday, go here.]

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Mario Boat

This is an In Memoriam of sorts, as I heard
via Karen at The Venice Experience that this floating
Venetian greenmarket near campo San Barnaba
closed up shop for good this past December.
So sad—I still remember the unique experience
of getting veggies from a boat when I
first went to Venice, many many years ago

(and repeated lots of times since then).

[To see more of Our World Tuesday, go here.
And to see more Traveling Tuesdays, visit Sandi's meme.]

Monday, January 23, 2012

Macro Monday

In the garden in the snow, I found
this intrepid little hanger-on—pale
and frozen, but still beautiful, I think.

[To see more Macro Monday,
visit Lisa's Chaos.]

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday

Took advantage of time off on MLK Jr. Day
to spend a few hours in the Museum of Modern Art
—I always like this part of the museum that
features wonderfully designed objects of all kinds,
including this chaise that also throws some sharp shadows.

[To see more shadows, go here.]

Friday, January 20, 2012

Photo Hunt—"bliss"

"Bliss" could be lots of things (starting and ending
with chocolate, of course). In this case, bliss is a 

beautiful baby boy (featured here just about a year ago) 
all bundled up with his mama—can't you just 
see it in their matching sweet smiles?
{The picture was taken by this baby's 
biggest fan, my daughter Lila.}

[To see more "bliss," visit the Saturday PhotoHunt.]

Skywatch Friday

My daughter Kate called me one evening to ask
if I could see the sunset.  She had an unobstructed view
from where she was, far downtown—and I had to run
all the way to the other end of my office to catch
just this glimpse.  But I could imagine how glorious
it must have been if you could see the whole thing.

[To see more Skywatch, go here.]

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thursday Challenge — "toys"

Here where I work we all have toys (check out the
dinosaur in the background).  We were especially
excited when we got this swell remote-control
 flying shark to play with (though it was not easy
to maneuver!)—and had lots of fun sending it into the
conference room while a meeting was taking place.  :~}

[To see more toys, visit the Thursday Photo Challenge.]

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

abc wednesday —A is for "angel"

I posted my first ABC Wednesday shot back
in April 2009. Two and a half years and
157 ABCs later, here we go again!
This angel lives on the beautiful
Ponte Sant'Angelo, in Rome.

[To see more abc wednesday, go here.]

Monday, January 16, 2012

That's Our World

It's a New York bargain!
But only if you consider 50%
off $900+ a bargain. I stopped
into the Manolo sale yesterday, and
there were quite a few women buying.
As gorgeous as the shoes are
(and this was the most over-the-top
design I saw), I still managed to resist.

[To see more of our world, go here.]

Mellow Yellow Monday

This was taken by my daughter Kate, on her
recent voyage to Vietnam.  It's Hanoi, where
there are many many many motor scooters and
not a single traffic sign, signal, or, apparently, law.
According to Katie, I'd never be able to cross
the street (and since I can barely cross the street even
in Rome, I'm sure she's right about that).

[To see more Mellow Yellow Monday, go here.]

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday

What a treat it is for me to leave the
24/7 insanity of NYC and spend a
few restful days in this place
[insert deep breath here].

(To see more shadow shots, go here.)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Saturday Photo Hunt

The category for this Photo Hunt is "circular,"
and this gorgeous circular staircase (designed in
1932 by Giuseppe Momo) can be found in the
Vatican Museum. Actually, the stairs form a double
helix, with one leading up and the other down.
Wonder what the folks at the Vatican thought 21 years
later when Crick and Watson discovered the double helical
DNA strand and that formation came to represent life itself.

[To see more of the Photo Hunt, visit Sandi's meme.]

Friday, January 13, 2012

Skywatch Friday

Uh-oh—I think I see some weather up ahead.
Meanwhile, I'm enjoying this gorgeous Idaho 
countryside while the sun still shines.

[To see more Skywatch, go here.]

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thursday Challenge — "best of 2011 (part 2)"

Since Dale has given us a second shot at
"Best of 2011," I'm taking the opportunity on 

this dark, dreary winter day to repost 
this photo (the category was "spring") as 
something to look forward to in a few months.

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

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

abc wednesday —Z is for "zecchino"

aka sequin. In Italian, zecchino means "coin"—
I borrowed this bit of info from Wikipedia:

"Coins known as sequins were used for centuries throughout the
Mediterranean. In the cultures where these sequins
circulated, the custom of stitching sequins and similar coins to
women's clothing originally arose as a way to display (and store)
the family's wealth. This ancient custom led to the
use of sequined fabric in modern fashion."

Now I like a bit of bling as much as the next girl, but I
think I'll keep the few coins I have in the bank, thank you.

[To see more abc Wednesday, go here.]


That's Our World

At the very front of the triangular Flatiron Building
is a space that's used for art installations.
This is "Hypergraphia: The Cup Drawings," by
Gwyneth Leach.  Glad I passed by while it was still up.

[To see more of our world, go here.]

Monday, January 9, 2012

Blue Monday

 In case you were thinking that this is
just graffiti, think again.  This is the work
of the street artist Swoon, who has
her own
Wikipedia page.

[To see more Blue Monday shots, visit Smiling Sally's meme.]

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday

Yikes!—where's the bug spray?
This cool (or creepy—your choice)) model of
an anapheles mosquito has been on display
at the Museum of Natural History since 1917.

[To see more shadows, go here.]

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Horse Whisperer

. . . and this former champion show horse is all ears!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Skywatch Friday

Took this shot of the sun setting behind the Blue Ridge
Mountains as I was getting on a plane in southwest Virginia.
(This is why you should always have your camera handy.)

[To see more Skywatch, go here.]

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thursday Challenge — "best of 2011"

My best Thursday Photo Challenge shot of 2011?  Hard
to choose, but I have to pick this one. The category
was "windows," and it gave me the chance to post
 this beauty—from the Ste. Chapelle, in Paris.

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

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

abc wednesday —Y is for "yellow peppers"

Even Fairway itself admits that they were a bit
nuts to open a store in industrial Red Hook,
Brooklyn. But if you can get there (and it's
worth it, trust me), you don't have to carry
your bounty home yourself because they'll
deliver. Or as they say, "You shop. We schlep."

[To see more abc wednesday, go here.]

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

That's Our World

Normally, my world is the  concrete streets of
Manhattan—but today it's Virginia horse country.
Can you see that these beautiful horses
are growing their winter coats?

[To see more of our world, go here.]

Monday, January 2, 2012

Blue Monday

This little bird was not watching
me take his picture—he had his eye on
the cat, who was playing it cool nearby.

[To see more Blue Monday posts, visit Sally's meme.]

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday

Yes, I've posted similar shots on this blog—but
perhaps not always while the plane was still in
motion.  I'd like to think that this shot is a metaphor
for the year ahead: here's to moving forward.