Thursday, September 30, 2010

two actors in soho, new york




























when I first saw this poster glued to this mailbox I thought these two men looked familiar but it took me a few minutes to figure out exactly who they were. does anyone else know who these fine gentlemen are? there is a big hint in the title of this post.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

a big kitschy dog and his little one




































when I was a kid I thought kitschy stuff like this was the neatest thing. come to think of it, I still do.
today's post is dedicated to the letter K. if you'd like to see other representations of the letter K or if you'd like to add your own K representation please visit 'abc wednesday'.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

babylon village boat house




























is it just me or is this photo a little off kilter? either way I couldn't resist posting this - I never knew there were boathouses in babylon. this makes me wonder how many more we have here on long island.

Monday, September 27, 2010

jean-claude on sullivan street in soho



I've never eaten here but I do like this sign. I did a quick google search and discovered  a very good review for jean claude in new york magazine, check it out.
perfect for mellow yellow monday I thought, please go there to join in the fun.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

brunch and shadows at cafe angelique




























could this be any more decadent? I unexpectedly had to take my son into manhattan last thursday. we arrived early and finished our business quickly - affording us enough time to grab a liesurely brunch at our favorite greenwich village eatery, cafe angelique. yummy. I wish I could tell you I didn't eat anything for the rest of the day!
please visit  hey harriet's, 'shadow shot sunday'  meme if you want to join in the fun or if you'd like to see more shadows. & a big thank you to tracy for hosting shadow shot sunday too. 


Saturday, September 25, 2010

whitewalls and reflections




























if you've been here before, chances are you've seen some other vintage autos I've photographed as I waited for my gas tank to get filled. isn't this one a beauty?
if you'd like to see more reflections or add your own to the mix, please check out james of newtown area photo's wonderful 'weekend reflections' meme. thanks james!

Friday, September 24, 2010

robots in soho, new york



























yesterday's blue sky is reflected in this shop window in manhattan's downtown soho. it was the perfect first day of autumn.
if you'd like to gaze at more wondrous skies from all around the world or if you'd like to add your own sky, please visit the skywatch friday meme, thanks to klaus and his team, sandy, wren, fishing guy, and sylvia.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

semi stopping at starbucks



























there are some pretty big parking lots here on long island. it's not unusual to see signs posted alerting the public against vehicles parking over night in them too. yesterday morning I stopped for some coffee at my local starbucks and I overheard this trucker ask the employees if it was ok for him to park here. the funny thing is I didn't even notice his truck in the parking lot until I heard him ask about it. when I looked up to check it out I was amazed at how a truck this big and white could stay so clean.
happy last day of summer everyone.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

jamming with vampire weekend



























I know I already posted about vampire weekend's show at radio city music hall last week but my son ian loved this photo and I can't stop thinking about how great this concert was. in other words, how often does a parent get to impress their teenage son?
today's post is dedicated to the letter J. if you'd like to see other representations of the letter J or if you'd like to add your own J representation please visit 'abc wednesday'. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

the fire island call of the wild


























with only two days left of summer and the autumnal season upon us, my thoughts turned to our last seasonal change before this summer and memories of spring. spring is such a nice long season while autumn seems to be over in a flash by comparison. if the entire fall season were sunny with blue skies and colorful trees it wouldn't appear so short but it often feels like winter before autumn is truly done being autumn. sorry, I don't mean to be a downer. I really do love all of the seasons. what is your favorite season?
 to share a part of your world or just see more of others, please go to "that's my world tuesday". thanks to klaus for hosting with his team of helpers, sandy, wren, fishing guy and sylvia.

Monday, September 20, 2010

a big yellow rat



























I shot this photo a couple of weeks ago while walking through soho in manhattan. I thought it would be perfect for today's mellow yellow monday post. happy monday everyone.
for more of all things yellow, please visit the wonderful mellow yellow monday meme.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

sweet sixteen party at oheka castle



























these lovely ivy shadows projected onto the castle wall seem like a pretty ingenious way to decorate for an affair to remember. ian's friend had her sweet sixteen party at oheka castle last night. her mom is a gifted and generous woman who really knows how to plan unforgettable events. below is a photo of the castle taken earlier when I first dropped ian off.
please visit  hey harriet's, 'shadow shot sunday'  meme if you want to join in the fun or if you'd like to see more shadows. & a big thank you to tracy for hosting shadow shot sunday too.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

psychic grandma



































have you ever seen the movie 'big'? I wonder if tom hank's character went to coney island to get his fortune told? does anyone remember? if you'd like to see more of  coney island, please visit my long island daily photo tumblr blog .
if you'd like to see more reflections or add your own to the mix, please check out james of newtown area photo's wonderful 'weekend reflections' meme. thanks james!

Friday, September 17, 2010

robert mose's secret beach


















I wanted to share a part of robert moses that most people don't get to see. my childhood friend was visiting this week and we decided we'd take advantage of the still warm sunny weather and get our exercise on the beach.
if you go to the small golf course over at robert moses, there is a path across from it where you can walk to the ocean. if you make a right & head towards the jetty, (it's about a mile) you come to a more secluded beach with an inlet. I've heard that it is not advisable to swim in this area because of the cross currents and also, there is no lifeguard either. I am sure you can guess by the tire tracks in the photo below there are a few off road vehicles that like to congregate here, mostly fishermen from what I can tell. it is so peaceful and quiet here I can certainly see why.
if you'd like to gaze at more wondrous skies from all around the world or if you'd like to add your own sky, please visit the skywatch friday  meme, thanks to klaus and his team, sandy, wren, fishing guy, and sylvia.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

last night's vampire weekend at radio city music hall



























one word: transcendent. actually I'm sorry, I can't stop there. from the moment these guys appeared onstage, the room came alive. people young and old, sober and not sober, sprang to their feet and the crowd roared, I mean ROARED and with so much incredible delight you couldn't help but feel uplifted by their sheer joy. I haven't experienced anything like this at a concert since I saw U2 back in my college days. there was so much positive energy in the room it was as if we were all unified, as if the building and everything in it became one living breathing organism - much to the delight of the band and their audience who seemed to sing and dance as one. in fact, I actually felt the floor moving and I was one of the sober ones. yes, that was a little scary since I did fear I may die in a building collapse, but I figured, at least I would die happy.
if I could, I would do it all over again tonight.
vampire weekend, I love you.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

the iconic coney island hamburger man




























technically, he is not exactly an icon, but for some reason that is the word that entered my mind when I saw this guy and his giant burger.
today's post is dedicated to the letter I. if you'd like to see other representations of the letter I or if you'd like to add your own I representation please visit 'abc wednesday'.  
 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

wonder wheel at coney island

Wonder-Wheel-Coney Island

I love ferris wheels and the one at coney island is magnificent. I sat in the outside stationary car so I could get a clear view without the car rocking back and forth. I was surprised to see the verrazano narrows bridge in the distance.
this next photo shows the swings at luna park as seen from the top of the wonder wheel. what parent would let their kid ride on a swing like that? do you see how high that thing is? well, I must admit, I let my son go on that ride and I think I may do so myself next time as well.

in the photo below, you can see part of the cyclone, some of luna park and a strip of beach in the distance.
below, a different perspective of the wonder wheel.
 to share a part of your world or just see more of others, please go to "that's my world tuesday". thanks to klaus for hosting with his team of helpers, sandy, wren, fishing guy and sylvia.


Monday, September 13, 2010

a white rose of sharon

Rose-of-Sharon-in-Summer



























I've been waiting for this one to bloom. it's the only white rose of sharon out of about a half a dozen or so growing in my backyard. all the rest are pinks and purples. this photo is a credit to the sun's handiwork.
please visit "today's flowersif you'd like to see more beautiful blooms or if you'd like to add your own.



Sunday, September 12, 2010

on a clear day in coney island
















I have been wanting to visit coney island since the beginning of this summer. finally, yesterday I had my chance. it was the perfect day, low humidity, cloudless blue skies and not too crowded. we may have gotten there a tad bit early. the rides open at noon and I think we arrived around 10:30, which was actually quite nice since I felt like we had the place to ourselves for a little while .
I had to laugh when I saw this sign posted by the cyclone, which by the way is a new york city landmark.
please visit  hey harriet's, 'shadow shot sunday'  meme if you want to join in the fun or if you'd like to see more shadows. & a big thank you to tracy for hosting shadow shot sunday too.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

remembering september 11th...



























this brave new york city firefighter was only 46 when he died while securing the safety of the men of engine company 21 on september 11th. his memorial can be found at robert moses beach since he was also a member of the jones beach lifeguard corps for 25 years.
captain william f. burke jr., "we will never forget".


Friday, September 10, 2010

farmingdale evening sky



























taken last evening, this blue and melon colored sky lasted all of three minutes and then it was gone, leaving nothing but dreary grey clouds in its stead.
if you'd like to gaze at more wondrous skies from all around the world or if you'd like to add your own sky, please visit the skywatch friday  meme, thanks to klaus and his team, sandy, wren, fishing guy, and sylvia.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

village stationary closed



























this side of main street in farmingdale has had some bad luck with store closings lately. I'm hoping a little eatery like an old fashioned luncheonette or even a new stationary will fill this vacancy quickly. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

heavenly ice cream at the five pennies creamery



























alexa, a fellow new york blogger, was right when she guessed the name of this ice cream place almost two months ago. not only did miss alexa know it was indeed called five penies creamery, she knew that it was on park avenue in rockville centre! and although I was entranced with this beautiful chandelier the last time I was there, for some reason the name escaped me, so thank you dear alexa! 
last week I finally went back and I am so glad I did, the ice cream was heavenly!
today's post is dedicated to the letter H. if you'd like to see other representations of the letter H or if you'd like to add your own H representation please visit 'abc wednesday'.  

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

last evening at robert moses

Late-Summer-Evening-at-Robert-Moses-Beach


























with everything going on last week with priscilla I needed to catch up on a job I am working on so I wound up working most of yesterday - which was fine, it was good to catch up on things. then at the last minute I went to the beach for a quick evening walk. it wasn't crowded, it was cool and the water was very warm. I am so spoiled by the beaches here. 
 to share a part of your world or just see more of others, please go to "that's my world tuesday". thanks to klaus for hosting with his team of helpers, sandy, wren, fishing guy and sylvia.

Monday, September 6, 2010

labor day and dinner for schmucks

Dinner-for-Shmucks-Mice



























I was originally worried I would dislike 'dinner for schmucks', though my fears were immediately quelled upon seeing the beautiful dioramas that accompanied the opening credits. I just thought the mice dressed up and posing in different heartwarming scenarios was the sweetest thing. the movie turned out to be right up my alley -  better than I thought it would be. please excuse the picture quality, I snapped this while inside the movies early last week. I thought this diorama from the movie was perfect for a labor day holiday post.
I hope you all have your feet up today (at least at some point) and are enjoying nice weather. thankfully our weather here in new york has been sublime, sunny, breezy and warm but not hot.
p.s. priscilla has been wobbly from the anesthesia all weekend but she has been getting better every day and adjusting to her medicine. she has also been quite hungry which I also believe is a good sign. I am so happy she is better. thank you again for all of your kind words.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

grapevine with shadows



























my husband just told me that this summer's heat was a record breaker. he must have read it in the new york time's website. last night was the first time I've had to wear a long sleeve layer over my summer blouse in probably about three months. it was so weird exiting the movie theater and feeling a chilly breeze!
I think we may have been the last two people on long island to see the movie 'inception'. I have to agree with everyone who told me to make sure I saw it on the big screen but I also have to say my expectations were too high given the tremendous word of mouth buzz. so of course I expected more. but I'm a sucker for leonardo dicaprio so it wasn't too disappointing and even though michael cain was only in it for about 5 seconds he made it that much better too. all in all it was good fun which is always nice. 
please visit  hey harriet's, 'shadow shot sunday'  meme if you want to join in the fun or if you'd like to see more shadows. & a big thank you to tracy for hosting shadow shot sunday too.
I should also mention the grapevine is the curvy branches to the left  and right, sort of framing this photo. if you want to see the actual grapes, check out my previous post here.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

office building reflections...



























a darker blue sky is reflected off of the black glass along with some silhouettes on this unusual looking office building in garden city.
if you'd like to see more reflections or join in the fun, please check out james of newtown area photo's wonderful 'weekend reflections' meme. thanks james!

Friday, September 3, 2010

labor day weekend, a block island sunset and a trip to Egypt



























with the labor day holiday weekend upon us, I thought a block island sunset would be the perfect last photo to share from our block island vacation. technically, summer ends when autumn begins on the 23rd. somehow, at least here in america, many people seem to think labor day marks the unofficial end of summer. I for one refuse to go along with this concept.

Priscilla is home!



























I can't tell you how good it feels to have our dear little priscilla back home! she has been diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy. she's been on medication for seizures for the last three years but they were mild by comparison to what took place this last wednesday. the good doctors at long island veterinary specialists have increased her medicine and feel she will be ok. she's a little wobbly  and spending most of her time sleeping but all of her tests have come back normal so thankfully she is very healthy and will be back to her usual self once she gets the rest she needs from the past few days.
I feel we were very lucky to have been home when it happened & doubly lucky to have her back home with us again. thank you for all of your kind words and thoughts and prayers for priscilla, everyone. it really meant a lot to me and my family.
; )

Thursday, September 2, 2010

priscilla's in the hospital...



























please say a prayer for our dear priscilla. she started having cluster seizures yesterday afternoon, something that has never happened before. her MRI and x-rays showed nothing wrong and late tomorrow we will find out about her other tests. I almost didn't post this but I know my friends here would want to know so they could send her good wishes. hopefully she will be home soon. we really miss her.
here she is resting comfortably on the cool floor after a busy day of chasing squirrels.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

a gorgeous view...



























if you double click on this photo you can see some people down on the beach below. these are the mohegan bluffs on block island. aren't they beautiful? today's post is dedicated to the letter G. if you'd like to see other representations of the letter G or if you'd like to add your own G representation please visit 'abc wednesday'.