Sunday, February 28, 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010


... This beautiful floral arrangement has created Spring inside my home.

Friday, February 26, 2010


In the final minutes of her first day as a fifty year old, Sonia unwrapped her last birthday gift.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


I remember the movie Endless Summer, but this feels more like an endless winter. The white stuff started falling this afternoon and it is still coming down. I saw this person (through the windshield of a car) trudging through the snow holding an umbrella. What I like is there are so many unknowns--- is the person walking towards me or away from me? Is the person male of female? Everything is occluded by the falling snow.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Slugger wasn't the only one cat napping today.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


I got my macbook pro back from the Apple hospital today. It's as good as new. As I walked out of the store I saw this funny moment. Three older women getting a computer lesson from one of the Apple geniuses. My Mom isn't the only one learning new tricks.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I suppose it looks pretty, but I have had more than enough of the white stuff. Life is hard enough without the weather ganging up on us too. I'm beginning to understand that golden years (when they arrive) = Florida.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Separation anxiety has already set in. My mac is sick and needs a new video card. It will be a five to seven day recovery period.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010


I loved the shadow play in this and the illusion of a table for two. After all tomorrow is Valentine's Day. Okay... today. Yep, I am late again with my post. That said, I like the geometry of this image.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


After the snow shellacking we got yesterday, Pistachio was delighted to bask in the sun on a porch cleared of snow.


Long Island got hammered with a big blast of snow today. Periodically, during the day I glanced out to see just how much more snow had fallen. I have a big pine tree that has stood on my property since the house was built in 1946. I could tell the limbs were hanging low under the heavy, wet snow. In the early evening I heard a loud crack and a big limb was down. Across the street, one of the neighbor's daughters was sledding over mounds of snow piled up by her dad. She hit the bump, flew off her sled and rolled in the snow. I couldn't help but remember the proverb, "A young tree bends an old tree breaks". And so it is with people too. Note to self: be flexible.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Mom was born in 1918 during the flu epidemic that killed more people then all who perished in World War One. Needless to say, Mom is a survivor. Tonight we celebrated her 92nd birthday. I decided to omit the nine candle from her cupcake, because Mom is not your average nonagenarian. She expressed no concern about the massive amounts of snow and blizzard like conditions forecast for tomorrow. After all she said, "I got to the hospital to deliver your brother during the blizzard of 1947!" She's remarkable, always has been. Happy Birthday, Mom!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


My favorite room of the house is the kitchen. After almost ten years here, I realized only today, it is because of the light. I just love the way the light changes how the room looks. Soft and bright in the morning. Hard lines, sharp contrast and long shadows in the late afternoon. I'm not sure which light I like best.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


It isn't exactly a room with a view, but it's home.

Monday, February 1, 2010


This cupola on the junior high (now middle school) in my hometown was always a landmark for me. I spent seventh, eighth and ninth grade at this school. In all the years I have driven past it I just never noticed the cupola illuminated. You know how you look at familiar things without really seeing them? In this case, I'm guilty. Maybe it was the light, but I really saw it this time around! (One other thing I am guilty of... failed to post on time because I was really under the weather.)