Monday, January 31, 2011

a mellow yellow winter



























looking at this pretty house decorated by mother nature helps dispel weary winter doldrums. this was taken the morning after last week's big snow. I drove around my neighborhood for a bit taking pictures and couldn't seem to get that winter wonderland song out of my head.
today is mellow yellow monday so please head on over to drowsey monkey's mellow yellow monday meme and join in the fun.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

shadows at tartine in the west village in manhattan



























the shadows were abundant at tartine in the west village. it was as if the sun came out especially for us to enjoy as we sat in the cafe overlooking 11th street. for a wonderful little pick me up, we each had the sublime but not too sweet hot cocoa and split a huge almond croissant. it was the perfect antidote to all of the arctic weather we've been suffering through!  
if you'd like to see more shadows or if you want to join in the fun, please visit  hey harriet's shadow shot sunday meme. a big thank you to tracy for hosting shadow shot sunday.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

reflections in soho

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taken somewhere in soho, I'm not sure if this is a leftover christmas tree or a valentine's day decoration.


Friday, January 28, 2011

more snow and sky




























I am so trying to reconcile myself to the fact that we haven't even gotten to february yet! lucky for me I had to wake up early so at least I didn't miss out on all the snow when it was still fresh and beautiful. these two scenes were photographed yesterday morning around 8am.  
today is skywatch friday. 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, and sylvia.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

bicycling for peace



























isn't this a great idea?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

on grand street in soho, new york

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when I saw this pink scooter in yesterday's snow, I crouched down to take it's picture just as this woman was walking by - it was a thrilling moment to say the least as I caught her in the frame. isn't she beautiful?
if you'd like to see other representations of the letter B, or if you'd like to add your own B representation, please visit 'abc wednesday'.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

back to reality

























if the title of this post doesn't make any sense to you, please see yesterday's post. thankfully today the temperature is supposed to get a little warmer. and although I rather like this scene with the snow, I must admit I hope every last snowflake melts away completely.
now I feel like a scrooge.
to share a part of your world or just see more of others, please go to "that's my world tuesday". a big thanks to klaus for hosting with his team of helpers, sandy, wren, and sylvia.  

Monday, January 24, 2011

this is what springtime looks like...




























I was looking through all of my photos from this last weekend, all of which had snow and ice in them, & I thought, no! I cannot bear (even the thought of) anything remotely related to snow this morning. I don't know about you, but at this point I am definitely suffering from snow fatigue! so, I searched through my archives and when I came upon this vision of loveliness, I thought, yes! there is hope! and it is only 56 days away!
plus there was some yellow in this photograph, making it a perfect candidate for celebrating all things yellow. so if you'd like a little light in your life, please head on over to drowsey monkey's mellow yellow monday meme and join in the fun.
happy monday everyone and please stay warm and mellow.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

shadows in the park



























I couldn't help notice this lovely color blue building as I passed by michel's park in east farmingdale last thursday morning. as you can see, the sun was shining, creating a few small shadows perfect for today's shadow shot sunday. 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.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

frozen reflections


as I passed cold spring harbor yesterday, I had to stop and photograph these boats frozen in place. I love how the sun turned the ice into glitter. 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, January 21, 2011

wednesday's moon 7am


























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, and sylvia.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

a.l. stickle 5 & dime store in rhinebeck & we have a winner !







a big congratulations to roger from the blog 'ramblin with roger', you have won the $100 gift certificate to csn stores!
thanks everyone for playing along!
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 when is the last time you've seen plastic tablecloths sold by the yard? or a beautiful display of old fashioned hairnets? before you leave, check out the ribbon display down below. I came across stickle's 5 & dime last autumn while visiting rhinebeck and have been wanting to blog about it ever since. while doing a little research on the store I came across this really cool blog called 'return to bohemia' by kitty sheehan, who had done a  great post on stickle's. if you love interesting bits of history, check it out here.


























Wednesday, January 19, 2011

surfing on a wintertime atlantic



























standing on the boardwalk in longbeach last saturday, I noticed what I thought was a kite in the sky until I looked over to see there was a man attached to it while surfing! it was hard not to watch him, a few times he became airborne (with the help of his giant kite) as he navigated the rough waves. have you ever heard of people surfing in such cold weather? I am sure we could all agree this qualifies him as being the adventurous type. if you'd like to see other representations of the letter A, or if you'd like to add your own A representation, please visit 'abc wednesday'
also, today is the last day of my giveaway. please make sure to leave a comment in the comments section of my post from last sunday by 10pm in order to qualify for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from CSN stores. a winner will be announced thursday.
happy wednesday everyone! 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

snow on the boardwalk at long beach

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the sun came out for about five seconds while I was here. otherwise it was a dreary gray day with a bitter wind chill last saturday. 

Monday, January 17, 2011

a mellow yellow taxi stand, & a giveaway!



























despite the cold temperatures and remaining snow, check out the grill just outside this taxi stand.
for more of all things yellow, please stop by drowsey monkey's mellow yellow monday .


& please don't forget to enter my giveaway if you'd like to win a $100 gift certificate for any one of CSN's stores. just leave a comment on this post by this wednesday evening at 10pm. good luck everyone!
 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

tree shadows and snow and a giveaway...




























sorry for a little late posting this weekend. I didn't really have any good shadow shots for this sunday so I spent this sunny morning out and about hunting for some new ones. I thought these trees and their shadows were beautiful.
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.

& please don't forget to enter my giveaway if you'd like to win a $100 gift certificate to any one of CSN's stores. just leave a comment on this post by this wednesday evening at 10pm. good luck everyone!

shadows at bethpage golf course and a giveaway...




























Last week CSN stores contacted me and said they would like to gift a lucky reader of Long Island Daily Photo with a $100 giveaway. You can use the $100 gift certificate in any one of their online stores. With over 200 online stores, CSN sells everything from swingsets to cookware.

A couple of easy rules
  • this giveaway is open to residents of USA & Canada only (sorry! I promise to make up for that on my next giveaway.)
  • leave a comment on this post by 10 pm this wednesday.
The lucky winner will be picked by a random number generator in time for this thursday's post. So don't forget to stop by and see if you have are the recipient of a $100 gift certificate for any one of  CSN's stores. Good luck everyone!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

reflections on valentine's day


































I know it's a  little early for this but I took this picture last year so technically it's a little late. 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, January 14, 2011

a gorgeous blue sky over long island



























yes, it is bitterly cold, but yesterday we had the most amazing blue sky. it was so amazing it even made the slushy streets look good! 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, and sylvia.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

more snow...



























this was around 9am yesterday at the starbuck's parking lot in farmingdale. the long island railroad was running late and traffic was nonexistent. by the early afternoon the main roads were mostly clear but many of the side roads were still covered with snow. how was your commute yesterday?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

ZZZzzzzzz...



this is one of priscilla's favorite things to do. if you'd like to see other representations of the letter Z, or if you'd like to add your own Z representation please visit 'abc wednesday' .

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

la bonbonniere



























I love how this menu is designed from la bonbonniere, a diner in the west village in manhattan. below is a photo of the counter space there. it's got a cozy kind of atmosphere and the food is good too.  
to share a part of your world or just see more of others, please go to "that's my world tuesday". a big thanks to klaus for hosting with his team of helpers, sandy, wren, and sylvia.  




Monday, January 10, 2011

thoughts of summer, the perfect antidote to a frigid mellow yellow monday and new york portraits
























during this past weekend I noticed this tiny begonia hanging on in its flower pot from last summer. while noticing the perfect yellow, of course I immediately thought of mellow yellow monday. please be sure to stop over there and visit if you are at all interested in all things yellow.
I also thought it would be nice to turn our thoughts away from the cold by sharing with you a print I just received from kitty over at new york portraits. last summer while perusing kitty's blog I saw she posted a print that I absolutely fell in love with. it's one of those pieces I could just look at again and again. I immediately wrote her and asked her if she had any plans to sell her photographs. she wrote that she had and was planning on doing so sometime in the near future. long story short, guess what I got for christmas? if you love photography and would like to see some amazing photographs, please visit new york portraits. kitty has a great eye for capturing an authentic new york portrait. every day that I visit her blog and look at her work I am reminded of why I love new york and the people that live here. check it out, isn't it amazing? thank you kitty!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

giant tree shadow in the suburbs



























we had some sun in the early morning yesterday but it was gone before I could start taking pictures. I snapped this giant shadow sometime in december before all of the snow started falling.
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.
try and stay warm everyone!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

reflections of a taxi and yesterday's snow



























thankfully yesterday's snow didn't stick much. though you can see it covered some of this wall of snow I posted about here. most of it is hard as a rock since we had that bit of rain on monday which quickly turned it all to ice. isn't winter grand? at least the snow showers made all the ugly snow pretty again.
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, January 7, 2011

sunrise and frost over farmingdale



























yesterday morning the frost on my car windshield was amazing. the sunrise helped as a backdrop as I attempted to take it's picture. it's not the greatest picture, but one still worth sharing.  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, and sylvia.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

one last look...



























if I am lucky, I will take down all of my christmas decorations later today. the season goes by so quickly, yet I always feel renewed after everything is cleaned up and put away!
if you'd like to see a slide show of some last christmas faces, please visit long island daily phototumblr here.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

twelfth night & the 'yummy' belly bomb cake...



























tonight is 'twelfth night' the official end of the last twelve days of christmas. some people see it as a cause for celebration, though I believe most are back at work busily living in the new year. as for me, I am reliving my christmas memories while I look at the hundreds of photos I've taken in the last 12 days - this being one of them. behold, our family's traditional 'belly bomb' cake, also known as the 'famous chocolate wafer cake, ' renamed the 'belly bomb' as a result of how everyone's belly feels after indulging in a slice. actually, one slice doesn't make you feel so bad - it's the second slice that does. but who could resist? this definitely qualifies as being quite 'yummy'! if you'd like to see other representations of the letter Y, or if you'd like to add your own Y representation please visit 'abc wednesday' . 
this is what it looks like after everyone has a slice. I don't know why I didn't take the plastic wrap off for a nicer presentation! the official recipe doesn't include adding sugar to the whipping cream. I always add a small amount to taste, because let's face it, the tasting is the best part. I also add the vanilla to the cream before I whip it. here is the official recipe.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

fog at the bethpage golf course

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other than thinking of new year resolutions over the weekend, I passed this scene driving to fairway on sunday. it doesn't seem that long ago, that people were still out here whacking golf balls around. we did have a warm autumn, I wonder when the last round of golf was played?
to share a part of your world or just see more of others, please go to "that's my world tuesday". a big thanks to klaus for hosting with his team of helpers, sandy, wren, and sylvia.   


Monday, January 3, 2011

serious comfort food for mellow yellow monday



























guess what my new year resolution is? yep, you guessed it, I promise to eat more waffles! I believe last year, I ate only two. for more of all things yellow, please stop by drowsey monkey's mellow yellow monday .

Sunday, January 2, 2011

snowdunes by the boardwalk at jones beach



























I guess most people don't need to worry about this in the winter!
has anyone noticed, the days are already getting longer? I noticed last evening the sky wasn't completely black at 5:10pm - a welcome relief considering it is officially winter here in the states.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

2011 at jones beach


I took a quick trip to the beach yesterday afternoon with my son and twin nieces and found out there was hardly any snow near the ocean - & the parking lots had practically zero. while we were there, ian decided to write a message near the water's edge. I hope your new year is filled with peace and love. happy new year everyone!