September 10, 2010
August 12, 2010
June 11, 2009
A few weeks ago we went for a hike on Mt. Taurus in Cold Spring, NY. We hiked Bull Hill and followed the white trail up to the peak.
Picking up a map as we started off.
I would classify this trail up to the peak as ‘strenuous’. About as strenuous as I want a hike to be, any more difficult that this and I want to go home.
Portions of the trail were rather steep, we were sweating and had to take breaks to catch our breath. We did finally make it to the peak, the views were very pretty. It was worth the climb.
Great views over the Hudson River and the town of Cold Spring.
We took the blue trail back down. It was SO much easier, much flatter terrain. Perhaps we should’ve taken the blue trail up and the white back down!
The hike (stroll) down was a bit more interesting as well. We passed a few waterfalls.
And some man made wood bridges that we had to walk across.
We also came upon the old Cornish Estate. Well, the ruins of the estate. All that remains are some stone walls.
By the end of our hike we were very tired and sweaty. These bad boys were hurting.
Not to mention, we were starving. We found an adorable french bistro in the village of Cold Spring (La Bouchon) and had a delicious meal of steak frites and steak au pauve before heading home. On our drive home we passed through Garrison and caught a beautiful sunset. A perfect ending to a great day.
June 3, 2009
Isn’t it a shame that something this pretty lasts such a short time?
May 3, 2009
April 21, 2009
Spring has finally sprung in NYC! Last Friday and Saturday were spectacular days, sunny and warm. Flowers and trees are back in bloom, everything is alive again.
March 20, 2009 – Views From The Brooklyn Bridge
February 19, 2009
My photography class is over and my final exhibit was last week. During the class we had to select a project to shoot and the exhibit would showcase our six best shots of that subject. For my project I selected park benches. The first six pictures are the shots that the class selected for my exhibit.
January 26, 2009
December 27, 2008
November 19, 2008
Some might think that living in a concrete jungle like NYC would limit the amount of accessible nature. You know, big trees, flowers, grass, bodies of water. Well, not so if you venture into Central Park. It’s one of my most favorite places in all of Manhattan. A nature oasis. It utterly amazes me. These were all taken in Central Park.
I’m sure alot of people will have doubts that these next two pictures were taken in Manhattan. It even amazes me. These were taken in the Ramble, a 36 acre area of dense woodland. And yes, you can get lost in there. I have. I wander through there literally saying to myself “I just cannot believe I am in the middle of Manhattan”. I love it in there. There are rocks and little bridges and even a stream.
Thank you Mr. Olmstead and Mr. Vaux for designing this massive retreat in the middle of the best city in the world.
Van Suan Park 10-27-08
The Weeping Willow tree is one of my favorite trees. There is something so dramatic about them. And I find them very romantic.
The foliage this time of year is just beautiful.
These ducks seem to be having a great time.
This guy seemed to be posing for me. His long, skinny legs crack me up.
Fall Leaves 10-10-08
Varying shades of a blue sky on a crystal clear day.
Yellow Dahlia – up close and personal
Truth be told, flowers might be my favorite thing to photograph (aside from my adorable nephew, of course). Actually, flowers are much easier to shoot – they don’t move! And, they are beautiful…
It’s safe to say that I love hydrangeas - surely there will be alot of photos of them on this site.
These little flowers are so pretty – I took this picture in Central Park, believe it or not.
I like the way the late afternoon light is hitting these flowers. Makes the orange color look firey. And look at that unsuspecting little fly…
Lookey here…another hydrangea! But this one is a baby, just starting out her little life.
Here is a squirrel. With a nut in his mouth. And he’s totally caught me taking this picture of him. And I’m not sure he liked it. He stared me down, I’ll tell ya. Squirrels can be cute, when I’m inside looking at them outside playing. But when I’m a few feet away from one, I get kinda scared. Which is what happened here – right after taking this picture I walked very quickly across the street.
Another animal I somehow managed to get a shot of, this bird. I think it might be a pigeon. If it is, it’s the prettiest, most colorful pigeon I’ve ever seen.