Flora and Fauna

Spring – at long last….

Spring – at long last….

After an excruciating winter with no relief in site, it was nice to actually see BUDS on the trees and things starting to do that flowering thing!  It was a long and brutal winter and even though high temperatures are a bit much today, I have to say that I […]

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Taking Flight – A blue heron at the Rockefeller Preserve…

Taking Flight – A blue heron at the Rockefeller Preserve…

Sometimes you just get lucky.  The trip I made to  the Rockefeller Preserve about a week ago was my first in quite a long time.  Those of you who know me know that I have had a rough time with an ongoing ankle problem.  This has been rough because I […]

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Bufflehead making waves – The Rockefeller Preserve

Bufflehead making waves – The Rockefeller Preserve

I’ve been struggling with a bout of bronchitis over the past few days.  The enforced “rest” has been frustrating…although productive in its own strange way.  I took the time to learn some new techniques on photoshop… Admittedly, I was working somewhat “passively” since I was really pretty miserable.   But […]

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Sights Of The Season  – A cozy corner by the fire…

Sights Of The Season – A cozy corner by the fire…

I went to a wonderful party on Sunday afternoon.  The home had a large number of happy people celebrating the holiday season.  As the party wound down, I became aware of the cutest cat that I’ve seen in a long time.  Apparently, she had been keeping a low profile while […]

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Fall Fire on the Tarrytown Lakes – November

Fall Fire on the Tarrytown Lakes – November

Fall color lasts for such a short time. While it lasts, its vivid and changes the entire landscape into a canopy of glorious color.   I’ve been told by friends who have  lived in the northeast that this is this season, short as it may be,  that they miss the […]

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Halloween Special – H Carlson Florist of White Plains NY

Halloween Special – H Carlson Florist of White Plains NY

These days, with so much on the internet, local businesses benefit from the use of professional photography.  As much as local businesses have relied on word of mouth over the years, many shoppers go to the internet first.  If they like what they see, they may actually put the business […]

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Cardinal caught on camera…..

Cardinal caught on camera…..

This is probably one of the last gasps of my winter photo collection.  I took it after it was “officially” spring, but it was cold like winter and we were expecting snow. We have been seeing a lot of Cardinals lately on TV. Of course those Cardinals are actually humans […]

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Spring is here….almost….

Spring is here….almost….

Yes, I know…it was supposed to snow today.  But sometimes you just have to remind yourself that spring is just around the corner.  So I visited my favorite local nursery – Carlson’s Floral & Gift on Route 100B in White Plains NY.   There is much to enjoy there and […]

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When Winter Gray Fades to Color! – Tarrytown NY Spring

When Winter Gray Fades to Color! – Tarrytown NY Spring

Yes, I know we are getting some snow tomorrow night.  How much and how long it will be on the ground is on everyone’s mind, but never fear.  Spring is nearly here!  And during the spring, the shades of white and gray of winter fade to vivid color.    I […]

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Fall Contemplation….

Fall Contemplation….

This was taking during a walk at the Rockefeller Preserve in the fall of 2012.  It was just a couple of days before Sandy.  The couple sitting on the bench were enjoying the last of the fall color because a hurricane shook all the foliage to the ground abruptly ending […]

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