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Friday’s Thought – On Love, Light and Hope

pink peonies

(No quote today, just the video below.)

In my eyes, the most poignant expression of love, light and hope I’ve seen in the aftermath of the Paris attacks…

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My Favorite Things – Lake Living in New Hampshire

Though I love living in New York City, getting to escape to my mom’s cabin on Goose Pond is heaven on earth.

This is the place to sit and unwind…

looking at the lake

To take long walks…

Goose Pond Road

Smell the flowers…

blue hydrangea

And commune with nature.

orange butterfly on purple flowers

“Pick your own blueberries” are as close as the backyard…

single blueberry

(And local farm stands are just a short drive away.)

vegetable stand in Lebanon NH

In the evenings the entertainment consists of loon spotting…

two loons on Goose Pond

Loon kicking out its leg

And taking in the sunset.

Sunset on Goose Pond

My idea of paradise!


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Friday’s Thought – The Fruit of Life

Indian paintbrush flowers

“Color is the fruit of life.”

(Guillaume Apollinaire)

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Friday’s Thought – Primary Colors

white and green tulips

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

(Pedro Calderon de la Barca)

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Friday’s Thought – Seen and Heard

Sunny flowers

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”

(Henri Matisse)

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Friday’s Thought – A Poetic One


“Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.”

(Rainer Maria Rilke)

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My Favorite Things – All of a Sudden It’s Fall in Central Park

Yes, just like that.  A few days ago, when I went for a stroll through the park, all signs pointed to the impossible.  Could it be that it would remain forever summer?

New Yorker enjoying a warm day in Central Park

And yet, today the park was seemingly transformed! I invite you to come along on a virtual walk for a closer look.

leaves on grey stone walk

From the Pool just north of where we live…

Pond through the trees

Across the north end of the park…

heart shaped leaves with berries in the fall

To the Conservatory Garden

Conservatory garden and bench

Where you’ll come upon a riot of colors bright (and muted) upon which to feast your eyes!

red wild flowers against dark purple background

wild grasses in the fall

mums with bumble bee

colorful fall leaves in Central Park

red wild flowers

If water puts you in a reflective mood…

statues reflected in a pool

Then you can pause here to rest your feet, ponder your reflection and gaze at the water lilies.

Water lily

(Or, further south on The Lake,  you can rent a rowboat and take in the colors from afar.)

On the pond

With the rustle of the wind through the trees and the crunch of leaves underfoot you might just forget that you’re in the city!

Central Park West through the trees



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