Thursday, February 21, 2013


Hi there! Yes, I'm back already :)

As promised in my last post, I am going to share a couple photos with you here of "snowies" from the backyard.

Much as I am looking forward to spring, the garden looked so pretty after almost a day of big snowflakes falling everywhere.  Enjoy!

In the garden.......

A little closer.....

Around the house.....

Close up.....

Spring will come! Right??? Someday!


P.S. All available on Etsy, just in case you haven't seen enough snow yet! :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Winter? Or Spring?

Okay, so I know it has been a bit of awhile since I have gotten back here to post anything. I admit it!

I have no good excuse, except life in general. (You all know how that goes :)

But let me explain.....

It happens every season. There is the remnant of one season overlapping the one ahead.

I'm sure you go through it too. Winter is leaving, and spring is just around the corner. And whether you can barely get up or stay awake through the dark days of winter, you get "spring fever" as soon as the sunshine even begins to look like it is finally returning. Everything shifts with the approaching season. It is the essence of change.

Your clothing changes. (Still too cold to put away the coat, but a hoodie would really be perfect for an unusally warm day.) Your food changes, (Skip the hot chocolate, and think salads, cause spring is coming, and you want to be "in shape".)

And then it snows again.....all day. Just when you thought you were really heading towards spring and you knew exactly what you wanted to accomplish to get ready for it. And you are SO ready for change!

But then comes......more snow....more winter.

And so it goes back & forth for awhile, until everything finally falls into place.

I had previoulsy started "cleaning" shop on Etsy....putting aside the winter things.....bringing out the beach things. (Like changing everything in your closet. Drives us crazy, right?) Well sort of.....that is kind of fun too!

And just as I started getting really happy that I was getting ahead of things, it started to get really cold again, even though it seemed like it was finally warming up! (I'm so ready for warmer weather, aren't you?!)

Bring on the flowers, the garden (though I was afraid it might finish me off last summer), and I'm already missing the beach. (And BTW, why is it that I rarely ever get to NYC in the warm weather????! Seriously, need to fix that!)

Then, yesterday, the snow started falling again, and much as I thought I was "over it", it was sooo pretty! Out came the camera, of course! (I had been "shooting" flowers!) But, the flakes were falling like dollar sized pancakes! Who wouldn't get excited?

Click, click, click....and then some!

On my next post, pics!


P.S. Thank you so much for stopping by, & a big "wave" to my new visitors too! :)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Times Square By Pedi-Cab Part Two

If you read my post of January 15, 2013, (you can read that here:, you know that this was previously going to follow the first half of the ride through Times Square. Hmmm......"time and unforeseen occurrences"!

Things got busier on Etsy, there was my latest giveaway, etc., and, as mentioned on my facebook page, there have been computer issues! I use my desktop for all editing, but with it in the process of dying a very slow death....this has complicated things. So, it has been an infuriating, frustrating combination of desktop for this, laptop for that, to try to speed things up and make up for a ton of lost time. Oh well....on with it!

So, welcome back, to you & me, and here is the second half of our ride through Times Square!

Here we are right about where we left off.......another shot here where you see taxis rushing through Times Square, past the ABC "Good Morning, America" studios, Toys R Us, and the crowd control gates in the middle of the intersection, which help hold back the massive New Years Eve crowds!

Below you see, "Hard Rock Cafe". Please, do keep in mind, these photos were taken with a small Canon while riding wildly along, bouncing here & there! (No, I wasn't taking out the Nikon for this! I wasn't about to lose it and watch a cab, police car, or who knows what, run over it if it got tossed out into traffic! Eep!!!)  As mentioned in my last post, I do feel the inevitable blurring adds to the drama and feel of the whole thing and was just perfect for the occasion! :)

Woo hoo! Massive Toshiba sign at the other end of the square, which also houses the NYPD, and way up on top, in the back, the famous Waterford Crystal ball, which is "dropped" every New Years Eve. I believe you can see that here on the right. The blue glowing thingy above the lights on the side.

I'm tossing in a couple shots of the same building from the back side, which were taken a year or two ago.

A little closer here.....

Back to this one below....bokeh with a bit of a twist! Love the "dashes" of color! So impressionistic!

After our fantastic ride through the bright lights of New York City, looking back, I took a few last shots. My favorite, the Chrysler Building, was off in the distance, all lit up, like it was "waving" good bye! :)

Grabbing some hot dogs, knishes, & drinks from a street vendor, we took one last look back. Whoosh! The cabs fly by! 

The perfect ending to a perfectly unplanned visit. Good bye New York! Until next time.....

                     snap! :)