Category Archives: the view from here

Mid term elections

The good news is that the Empire State Building was not swinging in any direction. Oh, and I finally understood that ‘gubernatorial’ was not a colloquialism…

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Mid town marvels

Every now and then, especially in midtown Manhattan, there is nothing quite like the joy of stopping to smell the roses, taste the strawberries and have a swing…

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A New York Moment

Some serendipity moments cry out for a caption. While I maneuvered to capture this one from the privacy of the rear, it occurred to me ( with gratitude! ) that when my parents go out to lunch they only have … Continue reading

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From our back door…

Happy Valentine’s Day – this one is for the bears…!

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I can jump puddles

It has been a week of picture perfect snow, sunshine and then enough rain to wash poor wincey out. The watery effect on the eight inches of snow was to turn NYC streets into a sea of slippery slushy ice. … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Warning

If there were any shepherds in NYC yesterday morning, there were none within cooee of our back door by last night…

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Polar Vortex

Even our snowman had frostbite. His nosey carrot of fresh organic origin turned black and his apple eyes teared up. With the big chill on the way I thought he would become a permanent fixture in our frozen garden. Then … Continue reading

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Hurricane Hercules

Hercules was not the hurricane we were expecting. Instead of the fury of 56 KM winds and zero visibility, we awoke to a feathery stillness on Friday morning with a good six inches of snow and glorious blue skies and … Continue reading

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Frozen Skyline

In case you are wondering what clothes to bring to NYC this Christmas, you’ll need more than your Speedos. An hour on the balcony after my swim this morning and my bathers didn’t dry, they froze!

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Festive fog

When the temperature is transiting from 16*C to minus 3*C the view from here becomes a little foggy. Times Square is usually glowing on the left hand side back and the GE sign on top of the Rockefeller Center mid-right … Continue reading

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