Posts Tagged ‘ NYC ’

A LOVE OF WATER

A LOVE OF WATER

One of the requirements for where I live is that I not be landlocked. I cannot swim. I get nervous when I’m in water above my waist. I’m fearful of snorkeling. I easily get seasick when I’m on a boat. All that considered I really must live within a close proximity to large bodies of water....

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JUST ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE

JUST ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE

It was a perfect weekend to visit a friend who lives in Rockaway Beach, Queens. She didn’t live here in October 2012 when Superstorm Sandy, a category 3 hurricane, hit this beach community. The storm did major damage to Cuba and the Bahamas before traveling up the Atlantic coastline of the US. The high tide...

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MY PRINTER JUST DIED

MY PRINTER JUST DIED

Well, it finally happened. My old printer up and died. It didn’t stop in the middle of a print job, nor did it crank out slow images and then cough and wheeze and limp to a halt. One day I pushed the print button and the green light, the light that means the printer...

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FOUR MONTHS OF STREET ENTERTAINMENT

FOUR MONTHS OF STREET ENTERTAINMENT

The NYC parks were filled with entertainers back in August when the weather was miserably hot and sticky. In Washington Square Park this guy was playing old blues tunes and I would venture a guess that he was probably doing this same thing back in the ’60s. He might have had a little more meat on those...

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PLAYING SOCCER ON PIER 5

PLAYING SOCCER ON PIER 5

Last weekend we traveled to Brooklyn’s Pier 5 to watch our grandson play soccer. It was a wonderfully bright, late Saturday afternoon with a bite in the air that lets you know summer is over and that fall is here. There was still some warmth from the sun though and the brilliant sunlight took...

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IN YOUR EASTER BONNET

IN YOUR EASTER BONNET

Yesterday I went to 5th Avenue to take a look at the Easter Bonnet Parade. I’ve only been to the parade one time before, and that was years and years ago. So, I thought it was time that I checked it out again. It’s not really a parade, but more like a mob scene...

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MERMAID PARADE, CONEY ISLAND 2013

MERMAID PARADE, CONEY ISLAND 2013

It’s mid-December. The weather outside today is dreary, cold and it looks like New York was saved from a major winter storm that crept across the USA heading to the East coast. Miraculously it by-passed us. I get nostalgic about summer when the cold weather sets in, remembering the green, flowering gardens, children running and playing...

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PHOTOGRAPHY AS A HOBBY

PHOTOGRAPHY AS A HOBBY

I AM A GUEST ON J.Q. ROSE’S HOEDOWN HOBBY WEBSITE TODAY. CLICK THIS LINK TO READ ABOUT MY LOVE OF PHOTOGRAPHY. http://www.jqrose.com/2013/11/hobby-hoedown-author-margaret-mendels.html

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ANOTHER DAY OF SUMMER

ANOTHER DAY OF SUMMER

The sky was a brilliant blue. A soft, cool breeze gently rustled the leaves of the geranium plants on our terrace. What a perfect day for a stroll along a boardwalk, and we  jumped on a subway to take the hour-long ride out to Coney Island. Wanting to be outside as much as possible,...

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DRAGON BOAT RACING IN FLUSHING MEADOW CORONA PARK

DRAGON BOAT RACING IN FLUSHING MEADOW CORONA PARK

What a great day for the Dragon Boat Festival. I knew the bright sun would reflect beautifully off Flushing Lake, the light summer breeze would not hamper the flow of the boats, and the comfortable temperatures of the last couple of days would be perfect for rowing. So I hopped on the #7 subway...

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