A Snowy Trek to see Lucy

          Lucy Kaplansky, a Greenwich Village honed musician and singer-songwriter with pitch perfect vocals and acoustic guitar mastery, has impressed us during a number of local performances over the years. This past Saturday, as snow fell on the city and suburbs, my city savvy son and I made the trek, first by car in N.W. Bergen County, NJ, to the local train station. The end of the line is Hoboken, just steps away from the ferry terminal where we waited a few minutes for the frigid ride across the Hudson River to the “Battery” terminal (WTC area.) A cold half mile walk thru accumulating snow and partly along the water front, brought us to the pleasantly impressive “City Vineyard” restaurant on Pier 26.

         Preceded by an excellent dinner, Lucy would perform flawlessly with her music and stories, right there on the Hudson River, and practically in the shadow of One World Trade Center.

This  is  how  we  got  there…

          The last image above is through the window next to our high top table while watching the show, – overlooking the summer deck and Jersey City beyond. 

   City Vineyard is marked near the upper right on the map above.

        After the show, with my son leading the way, we would take a cab uptown to Penn Station, where the trains would bring us back under the river and eventually to the car (via Secaucus Jct.) and the final slippery road home. 

Note that these are i-phone images.

Thanks for viewing and comments are always welcome. M 🙂

 

 

Seaside Heights – Impressive Sky

Recently, on May 20th, the late sunlit clouds over the Atlantic Ocean, were …awesome!

 

Of note …the actual sunset, a few minutes later, was one of the most dramatic we’ve ever seen. Clicking pictures while driving to the mainland, however,  was not going to happen.

Thanks for viewing and comments are always welcome. M 🙂

Insulators

          Some twenty-five years ago, my carrier often took me on the road, occasionally providing time and places to explore. In this case it was a few miles east of Wellsville, NY – Allegheny County, just a few miles north of the central Pennsylvania boarder. I walked along an old, rickety railroad track that had seen better days, and captured these images, and a souvenir hidden in the Brush with a long ago downed and forgotten telegraph pole.

Thanks for viewing, zoom in for a closer look, and comments are always welcome. M 🙂

Home Building: A Backyard Labor of Love

->ZOOM IN for a Nice Look…

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“Hmmm, Here we go!”

 

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“Ahhh, a ‘ramp!'”

 

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“This is not easy!”

 

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“Euunnuphheugh”

 

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“Finally, THE spot”

 

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“Whew, a little rest”

 

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“I love Naptime!”

 

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“But, I’m on the clock, …work to do!”

 

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“feel like I’m being watched!”

 

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“Lot easier going down”

 

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“Take this short-cut here…”

 

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“A little levitation here!”

 

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“Another awesome  landing!!”

 

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“Yahoo!”

 

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” …and a little end run to do it all again!!”

 

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“WAIT!   …Am I being Photographed????

Photos from our back yard, late April 2019

Thanks for viewing, Comments are always welcome. Note: This is a REAL Squirrel, no actors are used,   and zoom in for a closer look, …but good luck trying that!  M 🙂

Look Through My Window, To the Street(s) Below

Still “Winter Isolated” here in northern New Jersey, this morning I captured this image from our window, reminding me (obliquely?) of the classic Mamas and Papas song of forlorn love in the 1960s, here. And yes …those are still our trees in the foreground!

Thanks for viewing, and maybe even listening. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂