Tuesday, October 30, 2012
it was a tad bit frightening lying in bed listening to the gale force winds blowing through the trees surrounding our property last night - enough so to prompt me to get out of bed & watch the news until the winds died down. I just read that there were at least 10 people killed during the storm, many by fallen trees. I am very grateful as of this writing knowing that my loved ones are safe and sound. tonight I will light a candle in honor of those who are working so hard to put things back together again and for those who are suffering as a result of sandy's path of destruction.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
we passed this vibrant scene on the way back into town. the grey day and its accompanying darker grey boathouse only seemed to accentuate their surrounding autumn colors.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
the word around here is that we may get pummeled by a severe "frankenstorm" just before halloween. sensationalize much oh dear weathermen? personally I think anything will be better than having to listen to more "polling reportage"
every year without fail one of my farmingdale neighbors decorates his entire front yard with all things halloween - providing me the perfect opportunity to illustrate this year's weather and halloween!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
a day after the cocktail party at the otesaga hotel, the bride and groom transported forty of us by trolley car to the wedding reception held at the otsego golf club. as you can see, these paper lanterns hanging inside the reception tent provided the perfect photo op for moi. below is a photo of their lovely and delicious autumnal style wedding cake.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
the last time I saw one of these guys he was expertly hidden in our potted plant outside in our back yard. I think this one got tired of all my picture taking because I swear he flipped me the bird as he started moving up the door. nah, I'm just kidding - I am sure he is just waving goodbye as he happily went for the spider nest under our eaves. besides, I think seeing one means good luck especially since when I opened the door, he flew at me & landed on my chest.
yes, it was a very exciting saturday night.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
ever since I met a couple of my blogger friends to walk across the brooklyn bridge, I promised ian it was something we had to do together as well. seeing this billboard on the way there added an extra special memory to the trip. ian snapped this photo somewhere on the brooklyn queens expressway. thanks ian!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
taken in early september this was the last time I was at the beach with ian & anthony. the sea had a deep blue green cast to it that made it look cold, only it was quite warm - warm enough to go swimming and so we swam!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
so, after we dropped ian off at college in september, we tried distracting ourselves with a visit to my niece who is in her second year at umass. she took us to the lovely town of northampton where we came upon this cool thrift shop display.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
while browsing through my archives the title of this photo caught my eye - and judging by the fact that this was taken from the passenger's side of the car, I am pretty sure ian took this photo last fall on the way home from school. if the sun looks this big in this photo you know it must've looked even huger in person. and yes, huger is a real word. but I will admit I wasn't entirely sure myself and I did look it up.
Friday, October 12, 2012
I captured this vibrant specimen while walking through my neighborhood with priscilla this past september. can you believe we are nearly half way through october??? it's been almost six months since I last posted here. a lot of good things have happened in my life as of late, a few not so good too. in the end, life always seems to be just how it's supposed to be. I hope that has been the same for you all as well.