Tuesday, May 31, 2011

memorial day parade

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I wish I had some good shots of the veterans walking in the parade yesterday. everyone applauded them as they marched by. one of the vets thanked everyone for coming out. it was very touching. it was equally touching to see others marching in the parade paying tribute to the men and women who have lost their lives serving our country as well.
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.  

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Monday, May 30, 2011

honoring our veterans

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this was taken last november for veteran's day when farmingdale displayed the 'field of honor' in front of our library. I'm off to the parade this morning. hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

reflections at the gym

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as the light from outside poured into the cool dark gym I was inspired to take a picture. 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, May 27, 2011

blue sky over conklin street

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I took this from my car with my iphone. it's hard to see but there were three guys in three cherry pickers up there in the sky working on that telephone pole. I imagined them to be very hot as they labored in the afternoon sun in today's balmy temperatures.
as you can see, the sky was remarkably blue and luckily stayed like that all day. there was a threat of thunder showers but thankfully they never showed up. Yay!
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, May 26, 2011

just in time for memorial day...

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these blooming irises are among my favorite perennials I have growing in my backyard. I hope the ant doesn't eat them!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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don't worry, this is not my pet skunk - just a part of evolution's window display in soho, ny.  isn't he a cute little guy?
this post is dedicated to mrs nesbitt's wonderful 'abc wednesday' meme and today's letter is the letter S. if you'd like to see other representations of the letter S, or if you'd like to add your own S representation, please visit 'abc wednesday'.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

golfing in fog

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it's official, after more than two months of spring sky consisting of a dreary blanket of grey, our weather is now identical to englands! although it doesn't seem to deter these golfers dedication to their sport earlier this morning. and it sure beats golfing here.
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.  
more photos of bethpage golf course: u.s. open at bethpage's black, summer at bethpage state park, zen and the art of the perfect backswing


Monday, May 23, 2011

inspired by van gogh

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notice the tagline, 'a cut above the rest'. as we walked by, my son made an observation about this company's capitalizing on vincent van gogh's mental illness. I guess the distance of time makes his suffering ok to poke fun at. perhaps being a fan of van gogh makes me a bit more sensitive to this tactic but I must admit seeing the ear being moved by a dolly in this illustration made me smile.
whatever the case may be, the idea of having someone else do your moving for you is always appealing to me. however I have not always been able to indulge in the extra costs involved in such luxury. most times I just rent a van and do the heavy lifting myself. the next question inevitably is where does one get the van one needs? a quick google search dispensed a zillion opportunities but one stuck out that made it possible to arrange such luxury. ANYVAN is a company that provides its customers with courier and delivery services specific to your needs. you simply describe what you need moving, your collection and delivery address and the dates you need to move & voila! anyvan provides quotes from various transport companies that you can choose from! how cool is that?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

yay for sunshine and colorful shadows

iPhone Fire Hydrant Photo
at the risk of sounding greedy, may we have some more sun please? I really do feel as if I live in england. today is another dreary grey day and the temperature has dropped as well. heck, it's probably sunnier and warmer in england. maybe I should forget the sun and just be grateful the world didn't end yesterday.
on a much brighter note, today's post is dedicated to shadow shot sunday. if you want to join in the fun, please visit  hey harriet's shadow shot sunday meme. and a big thank you to tracy for hosting shadow shot sunday too.
other related fire hydrants:  winter fire hydrant, pink fire hydrant

Saturday, May 21, 2011

reflections on judgement day...

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albeit a different sort of reflection but still one nonetheless. it is now past  six o'clock and other than a little rain, it seems as if 'rapture 2011' has been delayed yet 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!   
a big thanks to ian for taking this photo for me too.
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Friday, May 20, 2011

a heart shaped sky


































the sun was desperately trying to make an appearance at the end of the day yesterday. thankfully it stopped pouring outside! 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, May 19, 2011

starbucks under water

  a perfect picture to depict what our weather has been like for the last couple of days.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

reflection's on thompson street in soho


























at first glance these doors look as if they are mirrored but if you look closely you can see a set of nicely laid out tables through the glass. the weather has been absolute crud here on long island, raining constantly. I was glad to venture into manhattan where I found some interesting things to photograph despite the drizzle. 
this post is dedicated to mrs nesbitt's wonderful 'abc wednesday' meme and today's letter is the letter R. if you'd like to see other representations of the letter R, or if you'd like to add your own R representation, please visit 'abc wednesday'.

Monday, May 16, 2011

mellow yellow monday inside vassar library

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remember that very old tree in front of the library at vassar college, and that fancy schmancy chandelier inside the library's entrance I posted about a couple of weeks ago?
here is a view of the inside of their library. notice the stained glass windows. and does anyone remember those old library card catalogs?
today is mellow yellow monday. if you feel so inclined, please visit drowsey monkey's mellow yellow monday meme to check out all things yellow. & don't forget to add your own bit of yellowness too. 


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Saturday, May 14, 2011

the poppies have bloomed...

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remember just four days ago they were still like this? as I walked towards the garden I could see the bright orange peeking at me through the fence. today's post is dedicated to shadow shot sunday. if you want to join in the fun, please visit  hey harriet's shadow shot sunday meme. and a big thank you to tracy for hosting shadow shot sunday too.

Friday, May 13, 2011

spring sky in farmingdale

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this was taken earlier in the week around 7am. the light was so spectacular I had to stop for a moment and try and capture it. I wanted to try a new meme this friday called photo feature friday hosted by tricia over at 'a rosy note'. today's photo theme is 'spring', if you have anything spring like please do share it with us over at tricia's photo feature friday meme.
have a great weekend everyone.
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Thursday, May 12, 2011

dragon feet

I took this with my iphone the other day hoping the instamatic app would accentuate the monster like qualities of this trees roots.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

a quirky combo


























yet somehow everything all works together rather nicely. if you'd like to see other representations of the letter Q, or if you'd like to add your own Q representation, please visit 'abc wednesday'.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

a hairy poppy about to burst

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by this time last year many of the poppies in our garden were already in full bloom. I remember taking a picture of this one when the morning light turned every blooming poppy the most intense beautiful orange I had ever seen. this year everything seems to be popping up later.
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.
other LIDP poppies: wild poppies, poppies in may, paper poppy.

Monday, May 9, 2011

boston's mellow yellow mermaid

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I was thrilled to find this golden mermaid in this window display from the great city of boston. today is mellow yellow monday. if you feel so inclined, please visit drowsey monkey's mellow yellow monday meme to check out all things yellow. & don't forget to add your own bit of yellowness too.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

mother's day, shadow shot sunday and english daisies


































happy mother's day mom, I love you!
it's mother's day here in the u.s. so, these english daisies are for all the moms out there who pass through here today. it also happens to be shadow shot sunday. if you want to join in the fun, please visit  hey harriet's shadow shot sunday meme. and a big thank you to tracy for hosting shadow shot sunday too.
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Saturday, May 7, 2011

swan in hiding

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under a beautiful bridge we found this swan as we cut through boston's public garden. apparently swan boats mark the beginning of warmer weather at the garden. 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, May 6, 2011

spring sky in boston

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I love the lime green color  sprinkled throughout this sky. the sky wasn't very blue but the trees brand new buds made everything look bright and cheery. 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.
other spring skies: forsythia in sky

a pussy willow skywatch, springtime tree reflection

Thursday, May 5, 2011

lilacs in bloom

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it may be raining outside but at least the lilacs are in bloom!

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

perfect

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I took about half a dozen photos of this light bulb before ian asked to borrow my camera and with just one click he came up with this. he has such an amazing eye. I haven't posted one of ian's photos in a long time so when I had to find a photo representing the letter p, I thought of this very perfect one. thanks ian!
this post is dedicated to mrs nesbitt's wonderful 'abc wednesday' meme and today's letter is the letter P. if you'd like to see other representations of the letter P, or if you'd like to add your own P representation, please visit 'abc wednesday'.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

a tulip surprise in my backyard

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I completely forgot about planting these striped yellow tulips last year. the yellow was so bright I could see its vivid color waving to me from across our yard. just like the president finding bin laden, it was a nice surprise.
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, May 2, 2011

boston's take on mellow yellow monday

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I always appreciate a nice window display and the city of  boston did not disappoint. today is mellow yellow monday. if you feel so inclined, please visit drowsey monkey's mellow yellow monday meme to check out all things yellow. & don't forget to add your own bit of yellowness too.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

springtime at boston's public garden

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it was so quiet during boston's 'rush hour' I kept looking at my watch in disbelief trying to understand why people were walking at such a calm normal pace. maybe it was because I was on a sort of vacation but it seemed to me that most people in this great city actually take the time to stop and smell the roses.
today's post is dedicated to shadow shot sunday. 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.