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A Winter’s Tale…The 2015 Blizzard of New York

With the worst of the snow forecast to hit New York City after midnight tonight, my husband and I ventured into the park this afternoon to enjoy the quiet and the swirling snow.

snow storm Jan 2015

 (And it’s a good thing we did, too, since the city has now declared the park off limits – closed to the public from 6 p.m. on!)

If there is still a city outside my window tomorrow, I’ll be sure to snap a few shots so you can see what it looks like…


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Friday’s Thought – The Book of Wisdom

reading gargoyle
“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”

(Thomas Jefferson)

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Friday’s Thought – On Nighttime in New York

City Lights

“And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? It is not far from it. No urban night is like the night there… Squares after squares of flame, set up and cut into the aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will.”

(Ezra Pound)

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BREAKING NEWS: Santa Spotted In Manhattan

With a city this big, Santa obviously has to get a head start if he’s going to make all of his deliveries by the 25th.  And I just happened to spot him on 62nd and Broadway yesterday afternoon…

Santa in Manhattan

And in other news, there’s still time to order the 2015 Joana Miranda Studio calendar before the New Year.  In the spirit of the holidays , I’m offering a 10% off coupon good on the calendars now through December 31st at midnight.  Just type the word STYLISH in the coupon code field upon checkout from my shop at Etsy.

Hope you have a happy Sunday!

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Friday’s Thought – Apropos of Halloween

Halloween Terrace on Upper West Side

“Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death.”

(Earl Wilson)


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My Favorite Things – Walking Home Through Central Park On a Warm Fall Day

After my rehearsal finished today, I decided to walk home through Central Park.

The sky was spectacularly clear…

NY City castles in the sky

church on Central Park West

And the air was soft and warm.

pea pod tree

As I walked through the park, my eye was drawn to the rich colors…

dark blue berries in the fall

red, yellow and green in the fall

And the cheery yellow daisies.

yellow daisy

At the lagoon, I stopped to take in the view of Central Park South…

Central Park South in the fallAnd was drawn to the vibrant reds…

red berries in the fall

And greens of the berries in the surrounding trees and bushes.

green fall berries

The Beresford looked like a castle in the air…

The Beresford on a clear October day

And I felt a little like an enchanted princess!

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My Favorite Things – Morning, Noon and Night in New York City

 Yup, whether it be morning…

New World Trade Center in the fog



(Ok, this is actually a photo taken at dusk…)

Globe at Trump tower durinng sunset

Or, night…

silhouettes in front of a screen

There’s always something interesting to see in this city!

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