Tuesday, February 28, 2012

bromley, vermont's sun mountain

Monday, February 27, 2012

a mellow yellow house and a mellow yellow breakfast in vermont


it snowed in vermont! and it was bitter cold there too. but we had a fireplace in our room so all was well. this breakfast scene may look familiar. we've made it a tradition to visit "up for breakfast" whenever we visit vermont. everything you see on this table tastes as good as it looks. the butter is so creamy and the syrup is pure. the bacon is meaty without being chewy and the orange juice is extremely fresh. don't even get me started on the waffle-though I did have to shake off some of the confection sugar before I could eat it!
please visit more mellow yellow monday posts here.

Friday, February 24, 2012

winter 2011


does anyone remember last year when the snow didn't leave the ground from november 2010 until march 2011? and then when we had that freak snowstorm last halloween - I felt a shiver go down my spine as I thought, "here we go again!" then, nothing. it almost feels as though winter never happened this year.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

this is so funny

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

long beach in winter

Long Beach,NY-in-Winter

every january my family and I visit long beach in memory of my brother-in-law paul. it seems like the sun is always shining when we visit.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

saks 5th avenue light show

a few days after last Christmas while visiting the tree at Rockefeller Center we found ourselves standing on a very crowded sidewalk watching this beautiful light display. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

burke lake, virginia


I had the opportunity to celebrate "our" 50th birthday with my childhood friend at the end of january - her birthday is a week earlier than mine. I've known her since we were 11 but she lives in virginia now so I can't remember the last time we got to celebrate it together. since she is training for a marathon I walked around burke lake while she ran around it. don't ask me how I got lost in the woods. luckily I had my iphone and "maps" app help me find my way back to the lake! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Malachy, best in show!

Malachy-the Pekingese-Best-in-Show
somehow I knew this little guy was going to win!  it was so cute watching him "sort of running" beside his handler. the woman to the left in the picture below was the judge who picked malachy for "best in show"out of the last seven dogs. I loved hearing her say how much it meant to her as a native long islander taking part in the westminster dog show - she now lives in colorado.
I have to admit, I didn't think malachy was so cute when I first saw him, but after watching him compete, he really grew on me. 
congratulations malachy!
check out this link kitty (from over at new york portraits) shared from the westminster dog show.
ps, thanks for such a warm welcome back everyone - it was a long last few months & I really missed connecting with all of you!


Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!