Monday, December 16, 2013

Happy Holidays

Here are some photos I've taken recently. Tis the season, as you can see! Inside the apartment, we have a live tree, which was purchased at the tree stand a just few blocks away.

And a fresh wreath, which I decorated.

Outside, a snowman (snow rabbit?) is perched near the entryway of the apartment.

Yep, we had *s*n*o*w* last weekend!!!

In other news, last month I had two photographs on display at the Hudson View Gardens Annual Show. 

And we celebrated Hanukkah for the very first time, with Nadav and Shifi. I even got to light the menorah. :)

Mom was in town for Thanksgiving, and Richard even passed through New York for an evening. We had such a blast. I wish they lived here!

 I hope everybody reading this is enjoying this festive time of year!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Halloween Mega-Post

Whoa. The busy Halloween "season" is over, and I have a LOT of photos to show for it. First a couple of events: the "Procession of the Ghouls" at St. John the Divine, and the Central Park Pumpkin Float.

Cathedral interior; silent film shown on that screen in the background.

Now for our costumes: Burke was one of the assassins from the movie You're Next, and I was a cat (or perhaps Princess Mononoke).

Psychotic assassins love eating at Pret a Manger.



Washington Square Park.
My "claws."

And here are my photos from the Village Halloween Parade...

Stay Puft, bro!

Frank the Rabbit from Donnie Darko!

Not a great photo, but definitely a great costume: Bacon and Eggs!

An incredible Van Gogh.

The famous Jefferson Market Spider made an appearance this year! And even the Empire State Building seemed to be celebrating, with festive orange and white lights.
Spider puppet that dangles over the parade.

Well, if you made it this far, you deserve a prize for enduring my extended "slideshow." :) Hope you all had a great Halloween!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

October Fest

It's my favorite month again! Time for Halloween events. Last weekend we went to Salem with our lovely friends Christy and Larry. They came all the way from Texas to experience some New England charm.
Larry and Christy at Salem's famous "Bewitched Statue."

These beautiful specimens were scattered all over every sidewalk.

Larry and me at the Corwin homestead, which was built in the 1600s.

On the waterfront, with the SS Friendship (fittingly) docked behind us.

At Mount Auburn Cemetery.

And in other October-related news, pumpkins have been carved! (Of course, now these have already rotted, so it's about time for another slaughter...) 

Burke and Nadav admiring Shifi's work.

The seeds we roasted from those pumpkins were deLISH!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Apple Picking

Today was a beautiful day. We drove with Nadav and Shifi up to Wilkens Farm (in Yorktown Heights, NY) to pick our own apples.

One thing I learned is that one basket of apples is considered "half a bushel." So obviously a whole bushel must consist of approximately 300 apples (ha ha).

They had pumpkins too! And freshly made pies, doughnuts, and cider.

Here's our haul at the end of the day. The four of us have a lot of apple-related cooking to do!