Saturday, October 24, 2009

Wave Hill

I found myself at Wave Hill up in the Bronx today. Rainy it was, but beautiful still.  Wave Hill is an estate that sits on 28 acres of land over looking the Palisades and the Hudson River, just off the Henry Hudson Parkway. The estate has a long history of owners (including summer rentals by both future President Theodore Roosevelt and his family in 1870, and Mark Twain in 1901) but is now owned by the City of New York and operates as a Public (botanical?) Garden. If you are getting married in the NY area in the Summer months this might be an amazing spot to do it, but I suspect there is a long waiting list as even today, a rainy day in October, there was a wedding being set up for the evening. Seeing as how the weather was not ideal for stunning vistas of the river, I decided instead to photograph some of the more intimate details of the grounds. I hope you like the photos, and I hope you go and visit for yourselves.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

10 from Thailand

These pics are from 2005. I went to Thailand in October of that year, and four years later it thrills me still to have gone. I felt so welcomed there, and the Thai people could not have been more beautiful, spiritually and physically. I am lucky to have been there once, and I hope I am lucky enough to go again.  I travelled from Bangkok south to Chumpon, ferried over to Ko Tao and Ko Samui, then Ferried Back to Surat Thani and back up north to Bangkok. These are 10 pics from along that journey.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Paris in the Fall

September in Paris. I have had the luxury of seeing this city during every season, and each one has its own merits that make a a visit memorable. I haven't been flying much lately so I thought it would be the perfect time to debut these pics.  Now I know that there are many Francophiles out there and I am feeling generous, so the first person to guess the precise location of each one will get a printed 4x6 copy :) Some are easier than others, no? Happy guessing! Send your submissions to

Monday, October 19, 2009

Apples, Pumpkins and a very large Duck.

I went apple picking a few weeks ago out in Water Mill, on the south fork of Long Island at Seven Ponds Orchard. Who knew there were so many kinds of apples? It was a cute place with lots of 'pick your own' things, a corn maze, hayrides and a little playground for the tots.

On they drive out east, in the town of Flanders you pass the duck pictured above.

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, Maine

An extremely quick trip up to Acadia National Park yielded these pics. I could/would live on this Island in a heartbeat, and even seriously entertained the idea for a hot second. I mean could the commute really be that difficult?

The day was spent driving around the island and stopping at various areas to explore. The weather was sunny but chilly and the wind pushed around the turning leaves with force. A perfect Autumn day. I am not sure if it was the geographic proximity to Nova Scotia, but I was having a ridiculous love affair with Sarah Mclachlan's 'Fumbling Towards Ecstasy'. At one point, I stopped to hike (climb) a trail (terror path) called 'Precipice'. If their is a performer alive who should have a song called 'Precipice', it is Sarah, no?