Taken a short while after this morning’s snowfall, the image above shows the same leaf seen in my post last week, …which is shown below.
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Stream of Thought observations, images, and more
Newark Airport – Terminal ‘C.’ Early morning, quite a few years ago. “Florida?” “Hawaii?” …I could only dream!
Retired now, but a glimpse back to years of employment often revealed necessary travel. How nice! But mid-winter? It meant up early in the cold, managing the slippery roads to the airport, and shuffle off to …Buffalo, or Detroit, or some other frozen landascape.Renting a car was the norm. Bringing it back in one piece was the expectation.
Yeah, there was work to be done, and yes, often pretty landscapes in between.
But, at the end of some of those days, there was always a little nervous anticipation, often by the windows of the waiting room, pretending to read “USA Today” while supressing the notion of helplessly skidding or sliding down the runway in that plane out there. I would maybe think: Is this the fun part yet?
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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.
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.
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Will it be winter or summer? It depends on where you are!
Four days prior to the beginning of our winter.
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From the snowy chills of New Jersey
Via the New Jersey Turnpike and beyond…
South to the warm Gulf shores of Florida
We’ve been AWAAAY, driving nearly 3000 miles in thirteen days. Whew!
More photos and stuff coming soon…
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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!
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The fog absorbs the color while enhancing sense of depth; while melting snow foretells the season …with spring just days ahead!
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Similar conditions are expected tonight, 1/19/19, in the U.S. Northeast.
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The Vernal Equinox and Springtime arrive tomorrow here in New Jersey… with another snowstorm expected shortly after.
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In the past week, a powerful storm caused high winds with heavy rain. A few days later, a second cyclonic-like storm hit us again with high winds, colder temperatures and heavy snow. Thousands of trees and utility lines were brought down, paralyzing the region. Here are some “front door” views from our home in northern New Jersey.
Note: There are two cars in the above image, below center. Nearly two feet (60 cm) of snow fell in a little over 12 hours.
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