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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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My Favorite Things – Cafe Dates with My Cartoon Friends

I do have real friends, actually, but sometimes it’s just as fun to take myself out to a cafe with my sketchbook for some people watching and cartoon friend creation.

Case in point, this past weekend I walked to the Upper West Side Maison Kayser

And ordered a cafe latte and a slice of flour-less chocolate cake.

It was a hopping time to be at Maison Kayser, so I had fun picking subjects to sketch.  A party of four arrived at the table across from mine a short time after I sat down.  I captured one of the gentlemen in the group perusing the menu…as you can see, people tend to look happy when they’re reading the menu at Maison Kayser

And I could imagine him thinking…

 

Oh dear, oh my, what to choose?

Everything’s good, so there’s nothing to lose.

My belly has room for dessert, of course,

Too bad the sugar will cause remorse.

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Friday’s Thought – Solitude Made Perfect

“There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.”

(Robert Louis Stevenson)

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Friday’s Thought – Ornaments

pink-wall-with-lanterns

“The building’s identity resided in the ornament.”

(Louis Sullivan)

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Friday’s Thought – Shades of Meaning

black-and-white-photo-of-church-steeple-on-central-park-west

“The color of truth is gray.”

(Andre Gide)

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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 – Mirror, Mirror

new-york-city-reflections

“It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.”

(Oscar Wilde)

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