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Friday’s Thought – Shades of Green

shades of green

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.”

(Pedro Calderon de la Barca)

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A Special Anniversary

Every anniversary should be special, but today just happens to be an extra special one since it’s my husband’s and my…

11th anniversary!

Which in my eyes is even more significant because we both happen to be in palindrome age years as well.   I’m 22 and he’s 33.  (Well, not exactly since that would have meant that our marriage was a punishable offense, but I think you get the picture.)   Add to the significance of all of those special numbers the fact that it’s supposed to be a full moon tonight and I think you’ll agree that today must be charmed.

The day got off to a lovely start, when my husband presented me with this gorgeous bouquet…

anniversary flowers

And we surprised each other with Skagen watches – and that’s without even knowing that the 11th anniversary gift is supposed to be steel.  (I just happened to look it up for the purposes of writing this blog post.)

His and hers Skagen watches

Lunch was at Robert Restaurant at the Museum of Arts and Design

Robert restaurant menu

Where our vantage point overlooked Columbus Circle up the south side of Central Park.

the view from our table at Robert Restaurant

table flower at Robert restaurant

the view from Robert Restaurant

I could have spent the day just looking at the view, but with food this magnificent our attention was quickly diverted.  (My Niçoise Salad looks five times bigger than my husband’s Grilled Cheese Eggs Benedict but that’s just camera perspective, of course…)

Nicoise Salad at Robert Restaurant

Our entrees were followed by this divine Chocolate Mousse which we split. The two mini cakes were compliments of the pastry chef.

chocolate mousse dessert at Robert Restaurant

As we were polishing off the last bites, my husband noticed a sparkly looking person down on the circle.  To give you a perspective on his eagle eyes, I’ve added a yellow arrow to the photo to aid you in picking her out.

woman in tutu

(Thank God for my Panasonic Lumix’s zoom feature!)

woman in tutu waiting

Then, to our surprise, she began to dance…

woman dancing in white tutu

Woman dancing around the Columbus Circle fountain

woman twirling around the Columbus Circle fountain

Until she seemingly “bumped” into a passerby and he, too, joined in!

pair of dancers on Columbus Circle

mesmerized

synchronized

And around the Circle they went…

arabesques

ballet with backpack

Ta-da!

Ta da

Here’s to celebrating love and happiness with a good dose of laughter!

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My Favorite Things – A Walk Around the Reservoir

After a particularly long day of performing yesterday – a matinee on Broadway followed by an evening show at New York City Ballet – I needed a break from sitting and made time for a long walk around the reservoir today.  Here’s what I saw…

through the trees on the reservoir

red roses

colorful flowers along the reservoir

pink roses

cloudy day along the reservoir

duck swimming in the reservoir

rushes around the Jackio O reservoir

East side along the Jackie O reservoir

big turtle swimming in the Jackie O reservoir

birds atop one of the Jackie O reservoir buildings

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Friday’s Thought – The World in Pause

turtle on rock in The Lake in Central Park

“Take a walk with a turtle. And behold the world in pause.”

(Bruce Feiler)

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Friday’s Thought – On Landscape Painting

Central Park garden at Bethesda fountain

“All gardening is landscape painting.”

(William Kent)

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My Favorite Things – A Moment in Time

Happy accidents of light and darkness…moments that caught my eye today.

A dark canopy frames the Beresford…

The Beresford as seen through the trees

While crisp blossoms obscure high rises in the distance.

flowering tree on the reservoir

Water drops glisten…

Fountain in Central Park(And X marks the spot!)

light in the trees

These are just a few moments in time!

reservoir at dusk

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My Favorite Things – A Luncheon in the Clouds

Yesterday I caught up with a good friend over lunch.  She suggested we meet at Robert, the ninth floor restaurant in Columbus Circle’s Museum of Arts and Design.

If you’re hurrying by the sleek facade of the Museum of Arts and Design, you could easily overlook this gem.

Museum of Art and Design at Columbus Circle

But if you’ve got good eyesight (or a zoom lens!) you’ll notice that that this restaurant on the southwest corner of Central Park has an incredible vantage point.

Photo of the restaurant Robert from the outside

 The menu is cheery and straight forward…

Robert wine menu

With clean and fresh flavors that are matched by the airy and light ambiance.

Restaurant Robert decor

orchid vases at restaurant Robert

I ordered the endive and apple salad with chicken…

Endive and apple salad with chicken at restaurant Robert

(And loved every bite!)

Tables by the window are booked weeks in advance…

View looking north from restaurant Robert

But even if you can’t nab one of those, you’ll still be guaranteed a great view!

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