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My Favorite Things – Springtime in Central Park

Spring comes without fail every year, yet I still find myself always amazed when the trees burst into flower and Central Park becomes a riot of colors.

Even though the skies were grey yesterday, here’s what I saw when I took my afternoon stroll  in the park…

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Friday’s Thought – On Rising to the Occasion

“Sooner or later comes a crisis in our affairs, and how we meet it determines our future happiness and success.  Since the beginning of time, every form of life has been called upon to meet such crisis.”

(Robert Collier)

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Friday’s Thought – The Beauty of Imperfection

geese-on-the-jackie-o-reservoir

“The human heart likes a little disorder in its geometry.”

(Louis de Bernieres)

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My Favorite Things – A Snow Day in Manhattan

I was supposed to meet a friend for lunch today, but most of the city was “cancelled” this morning due to a large winter storm.  So I suited up in my warmest winter finery, pulled on my rain boots, and headed out with my camera – the first time in a long while that I’ve had an afternoon free to shoot pictures.  I wasn’t the only one out in Central Park, but the blanket of snow, blustery wind and flurries made it still feel very isolated and peaceful.

Here’s what I saw…

central-park-south-in-the-snow

jogger-in-the-snow

around-the-reservoir

brown-burr-in-the-snow

the-beresford-in-the-snow

snow-covered-benches-in-central-park

three-men-on-the-swings

twig-in-the-snow

snow-covered-iron-gate

across-the-reservoir

snow-swirls

little-girl-in-red-coat

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Friday’s Thought – Illuminated

winter-tree-lights

“There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.”

(Charles Dickens)

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My Favorite Things – Castles in the Sky

Which is pretty much how many of the majestic buildings along Central Park West have been looking in these last days of fall.  Without further ado, here are some of my best photos from this week:

san-remo-towers-on-a-fall-day

blue-and-yellows-on-a-crisp-fall-day-in-nyc

sunlit-fall-foliage-in-central-park

water-tower-on-the-upper-west-side-framed-by-fall-foliage

art-deco-building-through-the-fall-foliage

architectural-details-on-the-upper-west-side

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Friday’s Thought – Food for Thought

squirrel-with-a-green-fruit

“Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.”

(Epicurus)

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