Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas in NYC

Keeping true to our tradition of changing up Christmas, we spent Christmas 2012 in New York City. I've never seen the City more crowded so I'm guessing it's not a unique destination for the holidays.

We had the ultimate "room with a view" at the Z Hotel in Queens.
Sunset over Manhattan

Another view of Queens from our room, I am fascinated by Queens.

We explored Brooklyn Heights the following morning~love tacky Christmas decorations.

Catholic Church steeple

Hawk sitting in a Plane tree

This sculpture is in a park near the Brooklyn Bridge caught my eye.

Locks of Love, saw these last year in Prague, these were on the Brooklyn Bridge.
Yes, we were tourists and walked across.

Central Park musicians were out in full force playing Christmas music.
This pair were my favorites.


Best part of the day; conversation with my boys, a snack and my favorite beer on tap.

Radio City...we skipped the Rocketts and went to see A Christmas Story~the musical.
Great show!

Rockefeller Center has awesome decorations!

The tree

The Angels

This view never gets old...

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Long before Clint Eastwood made the empty chair a household word with comical connotations, they have been catching my eye. In arrays, different states of repair and odd locations; empty chairs invite the imagination on a journey.

On a street in lower Manhattan, I especially like that the partners are separated.

A motley grouping outside a bar in the Nørrebro area of Copenhagen.

As the daughter of a pharmacist in the days of the corner drugstore, I find this
both familiar and nostalgic.

A variation on that theme...

Colorful Copenhagen

This is just so inviting...

In the wood near my house?

A park in Queens

Breakfast on a porch in Bar Harbor Maine

Lunch at the Copenhagen Zoo

NYC Public Library

A porch in a Montana ghost town.

Thrift store in the Vesterbro area of Copenhagen.


Monday, November 5, 2012


October is the time of year when I want to slow time down and savor each moment. I love the smells, the blue of the sky, needing a sweater in the morning, walking barefoot on the beach one last time and of course the singing colors as Mother nature transitions into winter.

Cranes Beach


Pennsylvania Porch

Hay Rolls

Pennsylvania farm

Red Admiral Moth (Vanessa atalanta)

Beech leaves


Last Cosmos of summer

Great Blue Heron

sumac leaves

October sky

The beginning of Sandy

Holding the folks still dealing with the aftermath of sandy in my prayers.

Monday, October 15, 2012


No theme here, just things that caught my eye or made me think.....

The bike lanes have their own traffic signals.

Danish shoes left outside the boat.

The juxtaposition of old and new architecture is fascinating, this is the Royal Library.

I like how this building(Royal Library) reflects and distorts the 18th century architecture.

Bright colors of the bridge against the dark sky

Part of a short cut in the University area of town

The fence surrounding Free Christiania, the steeple is Our Saviors Church in Christianhavn.

Stork fountain on Strøget

copper roof reflection

Carlsberg Brewery

Botanical Gardens

Sculpture in Nørrebro