Monday, October 31, 2011

two witches for halloween

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I found these not so mellow witches hanging on the wall of my son's old elementary school and immediately knew they would be part of today's halloween post. it amazes me that young children can create something both so whimsical and frightening at the same time. happy halloween everyone! to see more mellow yellow, please visit drowsey monkey over at mellow yellow monday.

Scary-Witch-Sculpture

Sunday, October 30, 2011

what just happened?

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it's only in the 40's today but thankfully there is plenty of sunshine. yesterday was just way too early for this!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

the other side of elizabeth street



this is the opposite side of the elizabeth street reflection I posted earlier this month. thank goodness for archives because I was at a a total loss for what to post today! if you'd like to see more reflections or add your own to the mix, please check out the wonderful 'weekend reflections' meme, thank you James.

Friday, October 28, 2011

gone with the wind

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we are heading towards our last days of autumn here in new york and today is absolutely gorgeous outside! taken some days ago I knew as I was photographing this how it reminded me of a similar silhouette I took last autumn while visiting rhinebeck, new york last october. I hope wherever you are you get a moment or two to enjoy a glimpse of something beautiful today.
this post is a part of the 'skywatch friday' meme. if you'd like to add your own sky, please visit skywatch friday, thanks to klaus and his team, sandy, wren, and sylvia.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

rainy autumn day




































yay! I've posted a photo four days in a row! hopefully I will be able to get back to my daily posting. it's pretty grey & drizzly around here today but at least the awesome autumn colors surrounding us help make the weather more bearable. what's it like weather wise around you?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

O is for orange




























priscilla likes to greet me at the door whenever she stays with her grandmother. luckily I happened to have my iphone at the ready so I could capture the amazing light as the setting sun illuminated this already very bright yellow door. today is abc wednesday and today's letter is the letter O. please visit abc wednesday and join in the fun.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

ghosts and ghouls in garden city

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I had to drive down nassau boulevard in garden city yesterday and caught sight of these ghouls while waiting at a red light. meanwhile, isn't it hard to believe it is october 25th??? only two months until christmas. speaking of which, have you noticed the stores are already pushing out their halloween inventory and replacing it with christmas regalia?

Monday, October 24, 2011

the notorious biggie smalls and the ed koch bridge

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ian pointed out the portrait of mr. smalls painted on the mellow yellow building as we sped by while driving on the long island expressway last saturday. we drove into manhattan so we could attend new york university's open house for prospective college students. we were very impressed to say the least. now if only we had $63,000 dollars to send him there - and that would be for just 1 year!
 to see more mellow yellow, please visit drowsey monkey over at mellow yellow monday.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

all american





























sorry again for my lack of posting. we are renovating part of our home and unfortunately it seems to be interfering with my blogging life. we have no kitchen left to speak of so we've been ordering take-out for the last three nights. I'm not one for eating out so much, so yesterday I went to costco and bought a fancy toaster oven. I also need to get my crock-pot fired up too. I'm not sure what I'll make in it since I've never used one before but it's got to be better than take-out every night.

Monday, October 17, 2011

mellow yellow on long beach road

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I pass by so many abandoned businesses and homes here on long island it can be depressing-so I try not to focus on them. lately though, I am starting to see them in a different light. this one I thought was perfect for mellow yellow monday. to see more mellow yellow, please visit drowsey monkey over at mellow yellow monday.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

autumn in farmingdale




































a very different autumn photo compared to yesterday's picture, yet the leaves I posted yesterday were from this very tree. I like how the tree looks more like a flower arrangement in this.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

magical autumn





























much apologies to anyone who has happened by & seen I haven't posted anything new since friday! between some major home improvements and our son applying to college, things have been a tad bit chaotic. that doesn't mean I haven't taken at least a little time to notice the wonderful magic of the leaves turning. 
today is abc wednesday where any blogger may participate by posting a photograph representing the letter of the week. today's letter is M. please go to 'abc wednesday' if you'd like to see more M photographs.

Friday, October 7, 2011

boo!

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another blow up halloween decoration post within a week - I'm sorry, I just couldn't resist. this post is a part of the 'skywatch friday' meme. if you'd like to add your own sky, please visit skywatch friday, thanks to klaus and his team, sandy, wren, and sylvia.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

R.I.P. Steve Jobs





























thanks for teaching me how to use a computer.





Wednesday, October 5, 2011

rush hour

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the last bit of yesterday's light drew me outside for a quick early evening walk. it seemed like everywhere I looked, the light, in one form or another was making a statement. today is abc wednesday and today's letter is L. if you'd like to see other representations of the letter L, or if you'd like to add your own L representation, please visit "abc wednesday".

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

it's that time of year again

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from october through may, it seems everyone hauls out their blow-up decorations here on long island. 

Monday, October 3, 2011

happy monday

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is there a better way to start the week than with a smiley face? have a mellow yellow monday everyone!
to see more mellow yellow, please visit drowsey monkey over at mellow yellow monday.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

roosevelt island tramway



anthony took this video with his iphone while taking a tram from manhattan over the east river to roosevelt island with ian. you can see the ed koch queensboro bridge also known as the 59th street bridge in the video, qualifying today's post for inclusion in louis la vache's "sunday bridges". if you'd like to add your own bridge or simply see some other intriguing bridges, please go here.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

elizabeth street reflections

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I shot this photo while walking down elizabeth street through little italy in manhattan last autumn. it reminds me of the photo I posted last saturday here. if you'd like to see more reflections or add your own to the mix, please check out the wonderful 'weekend reflections' meme, thank you James!