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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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Friday’s Thought – Happy Times

lilacs

“It is the season now to go about the country high and low, among the lilacs hand in hand, and two by two in fairyland.”

(Robert Louis Stevenson)

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My Favorite Things – The Colors of Spring

After all…

“Color is the fruit of life.”

(Guillaume Apollinaire)

white flowers on bush

green leaves

vibrant blue flowers

forsythia

daffodils

snow drops

magnolia tree

Conservatory Garden in springtime

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My Favorite Things – The Colors of An Early Spring Thaw

After a particularly cold and snowy winter, the temperatures have turned a lot milder – even balmy – in the Big Apple.  As I walked home through Central Park today, I snapped these pictures.  As you can probably tell, I’m really eager for spring to arrive!

Red buds against a very blue sky.

red buds against blue sky

Earthy reflections in ponds of melted snow.

branches reflected in the water

And (hopefully) soon-to-be-budding trees reaching for the sky.

black branches against a blue sky

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