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Flying a Kite Haiku

August 27, 2020 - The kites fly so high In the aether of deep blue Oceans of air waves
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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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Getting Your Goat

September 01, 2019 - Why let 'em get your goat...stay calm, so I say. Lucky to have these images from a farm in Dutchess County, upstate NY t...
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Riverside Park Community Garden Butterflies

August 16, 2019 - In Riverside Park, alongside the budding and bursting cleomes, anemones, and rudbeckias in the Garden People's Community...
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Westside Community Garden Tulip Festival, 2019

April 24, 2019 - The Westside Community Garden Tulip Festival is up and running - and what a fantastic display. The garden is replete wit...
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Wave Hill Bloom Offerings

April 04, 2019 - Wave Hill in Riverdale (the Bronx, NY) is blooming above and below. Magnolia trees are flaunting wildly-shaped blossoms...
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Brief February Snow Storm

February 21, 2019 - How do Upper West Siders brave the brief but spectacular midday February snowstorm? It depends on the site. On Broadway,...
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Washington Hawthorn Tree in Winter

February 09, 2019 - The Washington Hawthorne tree in winter has an embarrassment of riches. Berries in profusion swing in arcs from the bran...
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Balletic Skateboarders

December 12, 2018 - The skateboarders with the smooth glides, leaps, and jumps resemble ice skaters, even ballets dancers. They may make the...
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The Palisades Cliffs' Brazen Colors

November 19, 2018 - In mid November, as autumn ends, the colors of the NY-NJ Hudson River Palisades taken on brazen colors of saffron and go...
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Let's All Sing

July 03, 2018 - Let's all sing like the birdies sing Let's all fly on high... Summertime and the birds are winging it, through the air...
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Starllng by Daylight

April 09, 2018 - Last week a house finch, this week a starling landed on my outdoor covered railing, 13 stories high. I heard the bird tw...
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April Fools’ Day on the Second

April 02, 2018 - April Fools’ Day came one day late...on the second. A surprise snow storm blanketed Central Park with a few inches of he...
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The Unicycle Challenge

March 17, 2018 - Here's a challenge! Riding a unicycle takes coordination, concentration, and balance. Whee...no handlebars, just balanci...
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Water Towers: in the Stratosphere

December 26, 2017 - High up in the stratosphere, these workers construct a new water tower for a building on the Upper West Side of Manhatta...
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Autumn Palette

October 06, 2017 - The autumn palette is rich with purples, mauves, and marigolds. Autumn asters and toad lilies are in the deeper, sometim...
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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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Breakfast with a Friend

September 08, 2017 - She likes to meet once a week to catch up on political news sharing and current novel reading. Most times we breakfast a...
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Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

July 20, 2017 - Lucifer can refer to the morning star or the devil. For Crocosmia 'Lucifer', this gem of a red vivid flower, devilish ma...
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Ninety Plus Degrees and Jump Roping

June 14, 2017 - Over ninety degrees in NYC and an intrepid young woman exercised under the hot broiling sun. She jumped rope continuousl...
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Dappled Light/Street Life

June 11, 2017 - Grocery shopping in sunlight makes for interesting light patterns on consumers and workers. Outdoor stands laden with fr...
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Andy Goldsworthy Wall, Storm King

April 27, 2017 - "Before I built a wall I'd ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And to whom I was like to give offense."...
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Storm King Art Museum: A Sense of Scale

April 17, 2017 - Including people in a scene with monumental outdoor sculptures provides a sense of scale. The oversized works at Storm K...
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Pansies

April 06, 2017 - Pansies faces looking up Holding wonder like a cup (A variation of lines from Sara Teasdale's "Barter")
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Spring Won't Be a Little Late This Year

March 01, 2017 - Or so it seems, if one uses as a barometer the flowering cherry blossom tree in the Crab Apple Grove in Riverside Park,...
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Steppin' Out with My Baby

February 22, 2017 - In this case the "baby" is Lensbaby Velvet 56, an amazing lens that creates dreamy images with the lens wide open and th...
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Snow!

January 08, 2017 - First serious snowfall. Sledders out; sky blue; clouds puffy. Cold air and bright sunshine made the morning bright and s...
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Mirrorless Photo Tips Blog and Boots Made for Walkin'

November 29, 2016 - Th is week's Mirrorless Photo Tips Blog zeroes in on a fashionably dressed NYC dog walker wearing sheepskin boots in uns...
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Reckless or Daring

November 22, 2016 - Here are some candid street shots of bicyclists weaving through New York City traffic. Hold your breath as you view thes...
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Bethesda Terrace

November 07, 2016 - The Angel of the Waters is a prominent water fountain sculpture, designed by Emma Stebbins in 1868. The Fountain in Beth...
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Toad Lily

November 02, 2016 - Quite a name for this miniscule autumn lower. Purple and white with tiny glistening "crystals," it entices the macro len...
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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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So Rosy

October 26, 2016 - Interesting to find roses blooming outdoors in late October. Petal-pink bordered, they float like perfect dream shapes a...
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The Mandala Man - Mirrorless Photo Tips Blog

October 10, 2016 - Today's post on Mirrorless Photo Tips blog deals with the wondrous way that photography may enrich the philosophical kno...
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The Bubble Chaser

October 05, 2016 - Fun to watch a child chasing bubbles. One swings the soap wand and the other scrambles to grab the bubble before it burs...
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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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Mirrorless Photo Tips Blog and High-Sky Street Photography

August 01, 2016 - A good example of an oxymoron, "sky-high street photography," the subject of my current weekly post on Mirrorless Photo...
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Mirrorless Photo Tips Blog Post on Stairways and Railings

July 18, 2016 - Published in today's Mirrorless Photo Tips is my take on Stairways and Railings. Link below: oo.gl/FQsaNH
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Mirrorless Photo Tips Blog on Fun Panning

June 20, 2016 - Pleased to be featured on Mirrorless Photo Tips today, June 20th, with a post on panning cyclists The Link is below go...
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The "You Got Mail" Garden in Riverside Park, Upper West Side, NYC

June 17, 2016 - ​In the final scene of the Nora Ephron movie, "You Got Mail" with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, both stars meet at the Upper W...
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Sorrow Haiku for Orlando

June 14, 2016 - Orlando's sorrows A sea of bright marigolds Cannot drown the pain
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Mirrorless Photo Tips Blog and Sharing Happiness

June 13, 2016 - Nice to make people happy, and this post in Mirrorless Photo Tips does just that with these two candid portraits. The li...
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GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS, Juried Group Photography Exhibition

May 20, 2016 - Pleased and excited to find out that my photo "Giggles" has been selected for the Juried Group Photo Exhibition GIRLS, G...
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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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A Fellow Traveller

April 12, 2016 - ​Great to find a photographer as interested as I am in shooting everything! Her joy in capturing images is evident and c...
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Cherry Blossoms

April 06, 2016 - The cherry blossoms are popping out in Riverside Park. They float effortlessly in drifting patterns, sometimes brushed b...
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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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The Visual Haiku (Flickr Explore, January 21,2016)

January 21, 2016 - So delicate are the little yellow flowers that bloom in cold-weather January. Like tiny stars, poised on slender branche...
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After the Rainstorm, then Flickr Explore

January 10, 2016 - First the wind picked up and the clouds scattered and drifted. The blue of the sky deepened. The rains came and so did t...
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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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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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Made Flickr's Explore, June 26th

June 27, 2015 - My photo "Purple Delight" from the 91st Street Riverside Park Community Garden, NYC, entered the hallowed gallery of Fli...
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Summer Cones

June 26, 2015 - What could be more delightful and refreshing than an ice cream cone on a warm day in June. To sit on a bench with a frie...
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Raindrops on Posies: A Ditty

June 02, 2015 - Raindrops on posies They glint and they glitter Like Swarovski jewels The crystal transmitter Drenched in the wetnes...
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Central Park Crowd Pleasers

May 23, 2013 - In Central Park, most days a show. This one an acrobatic and athletic display on the concert ground mall, where visitors...
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Sunday in the Park with Dogs

April 22, 2013 - The dog run in Riverside Park, NYC, is amusing. Every breed and size can be spotted cavorting and contorting. Owners and...
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Central Park's Unexpected Delights

April 19, 2013 - CP (Central Park, NY) affords respite and calm from the city's traffic roar. It also provides unexpected delights, a syn...
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Lucky Tourists, New Yorkers too!

April 17, 2013 - Lucky to be in NYC on a day like today, with skies cerulean and 70 degree sunny weather. A day to be strolling, shedding...
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Location, need to know?

March 31, 2013 - Do we need to know where an image was photographed? By telling, do we restrict the viewer's play of storytelling and ima...
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