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. 


10 Responses to “Nature”

  1. 1 I'm hungry
    August 13, 2008 at 5:22 am

    I FU–ING hate squirrels. They freak me out! I suppose the fact that they have been in/out my roof for the past (3) years doesn’t help. We have tried everything and they keep coming back. Infact, yesterday I caught one in the front trying to burrow its way back in the old closed up hole and then 1/2 hr. later one was in the back gutter doing the same thing. It is torture. We have holes on my bedroom walls from a bat that we bang when we hear them. It’s a mad house!!!!


  2. 2 Linda
    October 12, 2008 at 9:56 am

    These photos are spectacular! I can’t stop looking at them and showing people. One of these should be blown one up poster size for your home or as a gift. That squirrel picture was so cool. The angle looking up the tree almost resembled a flower. And that animal was looking right at you. What a beautiful sight!

  3. 3 Claire
    January 28, 2009 at 11:40 am

    I just discovered this section! Unbelievable shots!! How is your photography class going?? I am SO impressed by all of these. You inspire me to go out and make these kinds of field trips.

  4. 4 I'm Hungry
    February 19, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    The benches look like works of art because of the way you have captured them. You should be very proud of these pictures my friend. Wonderful!

  5. 5 Maria
    February 19, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Excellent work, really.
    I am thinking about making one of these my Christmas card.

  6. 6 Claire
    April 27, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Can you be my wedding photographer please?? Or gift me one of these for my b-day?? ;) I can’t stop looking at them. the nyc park bench shots should be sold in stores.

  7. May 16, 2009 at 3:29 am

    Your Picture are so great…. I love it… Very lovely

  8. 8 Lia Berenguer
    October 24, 2009 at 8:09 am

    Just totally awed at your photography abilities. You really catch the moment well. God’s hand is seen in nature, this had to have a designer. Nice work

  9. 9 dulce
    October 25, 2009 at 5:59 am

    I just love your photos.
    They’re so inspiring.
    The world is such a wonderful place.

  10. September 29, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Wow. I would never get tired of looking at these amazing photos. Thank you.

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