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Aguan, Thank You

June 26, 2021 - A friend, Aguan, sent a plant, barely beginning to bloom, in a lovely pot. Its leaves arch out, framing the blooms with...
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After the Peak in Copake, NY

October 29, 2020 - Following the brilliantly blazing colors of autumn at peak, tawny tones predominate in the changing leaves in Copake, NY...
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Copake in August

August 11, 2020 - Rolling greens of multi shades, jeweled lake of vibrant blue, and deepening shadows of leafy trees. Peace and calm perva...
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The Fallen Leaves of Autumn

October 24, 2019 - Fallen leaves nestled on pathways in Riverside Park, NY, create Still Life images of beauty. Leaves from oak, beech, and...
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Eighty-six Acres

October 22, 2019 - Eighty-six acres in Copake/Ancram, NY, with rolling hills, ponds, lake, and the Berkshire Mountains in the distance affo...
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Harlem Meer

October 12, 2019 - Harlem Meer, the northern tip of Central Park, is a tranquil spot with a lake and a discovery center. Weeping willows ad...
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Fail Raindrops Haiku

October 09, 2018 - Raindrops and drizzle Autumn's Swarovski's jewels Bead coruscation
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Central Park Conservatory Wisteria in Bloom

May 07, 2018 - Like low hanging fruit, the purple blossoms of the wisteria adorn the wrought iron pergola in the Central Park Conservat...
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Yellow Beech Leaf Haiku

December 11, 2017 - Few beech leaves remain Golden yellow hangers on Twisting in the wind
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Varied Golden Leaves

December 04, 2017 - Varied burnished leaves Filling the park and the drive The gold rush is on
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"I thought I saw some birds in flight"...Birds in Flight by Mildred Alpern

November 13, 2017 - Birds in Flight I thought I saw some birds in flight Flapping wings, heart-beating fast A tumultuous crowd darting an...
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Impressionism on the Lake

October 18, 2017 - Mid October and the leaves are changing color in Harriman State Park, NY. The vibrant yellows, oranges, and reds spill t...
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Wedding Daze haiku

October 03, 2017 - Happy wedding daze Fancy shoes and garland dog Chimping bride's blue eyes
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Hummingbird on Russian Sage Haiku

September 24, 2017 - A cabriole Lifting spirits on ether Up up and away
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The Leaves of September Haiku

September 13, 2017 - Curling autumn leaves Slumbering on worn brick wall In a dorm annex
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Tiger Lily Burning Bright

June 21, 2017 - Tiger Lily burning bright Stamens, pistil in my sight Scalloped petal and orange glow With veined magenta stripes bel...
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Early Leafing

May 12, 2017 - May brings budding and leafing. The trees along the Hudson River have arching branches that are now bursting their leave...
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And Death Shall Have No Dominion

December 01, 2016 - Cemeteries in the Rain "And death shall have no dominion" ~ Dylan Thoms On rainy days, cemeteries are sober places wit...
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Autumn in Black and White

October 27, 2016 - Forget the vibrant autumn colors and strip the images bare for autumn in black and white. Maybe gloomy, maybe mysterious...
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Gold Above and Gold Below

October 24, 2016 - First, the doubloons hang on the tree. Then, they drop to the ground, creating a carpet of gold fit for a magic ride...o...
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Bow Bridge: A Halcyon Spot

October 18, 2016 - With a world disordered, roiling events, vituperation and vitriol unsettling social harmony, there lies a spot in all se...
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Stained Glass Butterfly Haiku

August 03, 2016 - Stripped of bright color Starkly clear in monochrome Stained glass butterfly
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Infrared Central Park in Black and White

June 23, 2016 - A brief sortie in Central Park with a converted infrared camera captured landscapes best processed in black and white. B...
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Full Blooming Orange Azaleas

May 08, 2016 - The orange azaleas are blooming in Riverside Park at 79th Street. Orange sherbet tones contrast with deep green leaves....
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Blossom Dearie (Flickr Explore, April 19th)

April 19, 2016 - Blossom Dearie Oh so cheery Made Explore Nothing more
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Early Leafing (one in Explore, March 20)

March 22, 2016 - Early leafing and shriveling berries, a metaphor for eternal rhythms. The berries dangle on slender stems suggesting Cal...
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Purple Irises Are Out...one in Flickr Explore

March 12, 2016 - The purple irises are out...such pretty little things with their extruding petals, vivid purple blue with a central slas...
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Happy Crocus

March 05, 2016 - Pushing up. A slender bud. The swards of green. The vibrant purple. The saffron orange stamens. The crocus arrives. Its...
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Strange As It Seems

February 04, 2016 - Hands reaching out of the dirt, gloved, encased in a flower pot on brownstone steps. Eerie and strange, with fingers so...
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Big Bubble in Flickr Explore, January 3, 2016

January 06, 2016 - A big soap bubble made it in Flickr Explore, January 3, 2016. Caught in a bush, it nestled among some leaves until I too...
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Mellow Yellow

December 15, 2015 - Awash in yellow with ginkgos and weeping willows in vibrant shades, Central Park glowed on a cloudy misty morning. The y...
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Light and Shadow Rhythms Made Explore, Dec. 9, 2015

December 11, 2015 - image from a recent walkabout in Central Park made Flickr Explore. I was entranced by the play of light and shadows as I...
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Bank Rock Bay in Central Park: Recent Walkabout Made Flickr Explore

December 02, 2015 - My usual pathway in Central Park leads me to the Oak Bridge that overlooks the Lake beyond which the buildings of Centra...
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Autumn Hangers-on

November 24, 2015 - They hang on even when so many have left and the tinkling piano notes have ceased. Still in finery, somewhat mussed and...
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Autumn's Passing

November 11, 2015 - The yellows may still be bold and vivid, but the reds are shading into mauves as autumn proceeds into mid-November. The...
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Afternoon Glow in Flickr Explore, October 31st.

November 01, 2015 - The light was glowing and two walkers were partially illuminated in outline as they strode down Fifth Avenue by the Cent...
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Autumn Vibrancy

October 25, 2015 - The golf course near Suffern in Rockland County, NY, exploded with vibrant color this weekend. Fortunately it was a hazy...
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Leaf Contrasts: Both in Flickr Explore

October 21, 2015 - Both images made Flickr Explore, one on Oct. 19th, the second the following day, Oct. 20th. They are so different. The f...
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Autumn Blue Sky

October 16, 2015 - Against the October blue sky, bare branches of trees make calligraphy patterns, decked with berries and scanty leaves. T...
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Bow Bridge, Flickr Explore, October 1, 2015

October 02, 2015 - Iconic Bow Bridge in Central Park made Flickr Explore on October 1st. Last Tuesday, on a clear, warm morning, I sauntere...
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Rosie Made Flickr Explore, September 12th

September 14, 2015 - Flaunting her beauty, petals flouncing, Rosie entered the privileged halls of Flickr's Explore. Congratulations, Rosie....
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Leafing

August 24, 2015 - Leaves on slender stems, catching the light, zip lining and dangling tremulous flight
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Zinnia Bud, Metamorphosis and Flickr's Explore

July 21, 2015 - ​ All closed up, the zinnia bud is a nugget of tiny beauty with its lime green color, magenta heart, and scalloped edgin...
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The Flitting Fritillary

July 05, 2015 - The flitting fritillary lands deftly on the butterfly bush with its clustered flowers, honey scented, rich in nectar, th...
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Zucchini Blossom Ditty

June 28, 2015 - Zucchini blossom, an edible treat Stuffed with ricotta and fried in high heat Delectable snack or a meal in itself Fo...
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Easy to Be Green

April 17, 2015 - Luscious lime leafings Budding crisply on the branch Pop goes the weasel
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Another in Flickr's Explore

April 05, 2015 - Early Leafing made it into Flickr's Explore on April 4, 2015. Something of a surprise to me, but a pleasant one. Leaving...
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Yep, It's Spring

March 31, 2015 - Maybe still on the cool and nippy side, but the peek-a-boo crocuses announce the spring season. Garbed in royal purple w...
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Little Cat's Feet

March 14, 2015 - Creeps in the fog on little cat's feet as snow melts in warmer temperature. A mist glazes trees, leaves, and branches co...
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More Scribbles by Nature

February 12, 2015 - Abundant are the patterns of calligraphy that Nature displays on fresh snow. Using twigs, branches, dried leaves and sta...
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African Violets

January 21, 2015 - African violets delphinium blue Wanton and frenzied in deepening hue Caught by a window flashing its wares Stunned th...
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Light on Leaves

January 19, 2015 - When light showers on the leaves of a plant, even through a dirty window, the green almost blinds with its luminosity. T...
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Winter Whisperings

December 30, 2014 - No snow clear brisk cold Winter mutes the umber tones Winding whisperings
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Now the Hunt for Red October

September 29, 2014 - October is closing in. Leaves have started to turn, but how fully depends on your location. In NYC, not much. Forty mile...
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Infrared and the Gesture

September 18, 2014 - People are interesting to view in infrared, the absence of vivid color dramatizes their surreal appearance. In the image...
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Two New Infrareds

September 04, 2014 - Both infrareds in black and white. Not sure that they look much different from monochromes. Perhaps they have a soupçon...
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Avocado Plant

June 26, 2014 - It started out with an avocado, sliced for a salad. From there, a saved pit was pierced with toothpicks and stuck in an...
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Leafing Showcase

June 16, 2014 - Forget the flowers for a bit, and concentrate on the leaves with their vibrant green and veining patterns. Backlit they...
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Jackie Onassis Reservoir Panorama, Central Park

May 13, 2014 - From West Side to East Side, the mile and a half walking/jogging path in Central Park boasts its green foliage under a p...
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Early Budding at The Lake, Central Park

April 25, 2014 - Early budding and flashes of color in the park contrast with the high-rise skyscrapers in the distance. Pillars of civil...
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Life on the Level of a Crocus

April 09, 2014 - Live life on the level of a crocus and delve into its infinite mystery. Bathe in a spectrum of amethyst, lilac, periwink...
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No Sign of Spring, Part II (Riverside Park, NYC)

March 13, 2014 - All muted gold and burnished Needs some cleaning up Branch arms outstretched Ready to slip on springtime wear
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No Sign of Spring (Riverside Park, NYC)

March 12, 2014 - No sign of spring But looks can be deceiving Snow-weeping ground cover And leaf-bare branch trees. Have faith in the...
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Winter Shadows Haiku

February 20, 2014 - Plum winter shadows Branches leaves and stolen tracks Patterns blunty print
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Hudson River's Winter Bounties

January 17, 2014 - Ochre and sienna and firebrick and dove gray -- the glorious colors of winter's bounties, the dried leaves and branches...
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Riverside Park Handrails, NYC

January 15, 2014 - Inspired by an image of a firm handrail and steps inviting the climb to a distant openness, I thought of handrails withi...
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January Dormancy

January 13, 2014 - No vivid blooms but tiny pinpricks of yellow buds and unfurling party blowouts pop on the branches aside the curling dry...
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Central Park Paradox

December 20, 2013 - On the one hand there is a starkness to the park, melting white snow surrounding dark tree trunks and nestling on black...
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December's Sere

December 02, 2013 - Withered beauties, muted colors, but also reams of gold. Stunning the patterns and varieties to be found on an early day...
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Leaf Magic/Central Park

November 15, 2013 - A firework bonanza, the last hurrah, a pull out of all the stops, the grand and the glorious is the leaf magic evident i...
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Crab Apple Grove Garden, Riverside Park, NYC

November 08, 2013 - Crunch 'n kick carpet Leaf-strewn-fenced Crab Apple Grove Fall panorama
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Standpipes, NYC "Sculptures" Part II - Gussied Up

October 16, 2013 - So strange, of all my blogs, the NYC Standpipes, Part I, gets an inordinate number of visitors, far outstripping my othe...
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Autumn's Kaleidoscope

September 30, 2013 - Prisms of color, tones varied jewels, flirting and prancing against a clean-swept blue. With every glance, a new configu...
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Central Park Crab Apples

September 24, 2013 - They bounce in the sunlight, these tiny fleshy globes -- pink, rosy, and amber yellow. Like sparkling jewels, nestled am...
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Weeping Willow Haiku

September 10, 2013 - Pendant drapery Curtains the lake's shimmer blue Sighs our secrets too
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Collage Montage

May 11, 2013 - A form of puzzle piece play, assembling and combining images in patchwork patterns is collage montage. It's an alliterat...
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Newly Minted Copper

April 28, 2013 - Like a newly minted copper penny, the fresh leaves of the copper beech tree are burnished and bright. Catching the sunli...
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