Thursday, December 31, 2015

Creatures of the Subway

I have no idea what's going on in the subway station here!!!
Morning temperature: 30 degrees
Steps: 10,724

Wednesday, December 30, 2015


My New Year's Resolution is to get my head back on my shoulders.

Morning temperature: 43 degrees

Steps: 6953

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread houses in the park again this year.

Morning temperature: 38 degrees

Steps: 8847

Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas Eve 11PM Times Square

Lots of people out at 11pm on Christmas Eve.  There's a white-ish looking ball near the top of the tower of neon that has the yellow design in it. That circle is the ball that will drop on New Years Eve.

The characters didn't miss the opportunity to earn some cash posing for photos.

Morning temperature: 39 degrees

Steps: 7606

Friday, December 25, 2015

Candy Cane Empire

The candy cane stripe at the top of the Empire State Building is a new part of the light show. They have gotten pretty amazing with the lights.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

More Holiday Street Lights

More over the street holiday lights.

Morning temperature: 70 degrees

Steps: 11,615

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Tree

Kind of weird silver stuff in this tree but have you ever seen a Christmas tree skirt that big? I like the shot with the tall buildings in the background.

Morning temperature: 55 degrees

Steps: 7923

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Holiday at Night

Simple lights in my work neighborhood.

Morning temperature: 48 degrees

Steps: 9015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Perfect Tree

This tree is a little too perfect for me!

Morning temperature: 60 degrees

Steps: 9505

Monday, December 14, 2015

Bake Sale

The Bake Sale!

I made: Rocky Road Fudge, Lime Bars, Whoopie Pies, Espresso Cookies, Mocha Fudge. Oreo Rice Krispie Treats, Cupcakes and Christmas cards. All sold well including 55 cards! I might have sold more cards but we had sold 29 prior to the Bake Sale.

Morning temperature: 53 degrees

Steps: 11,123

Friday, December 11, 2015

Simple Lights

These simple lights don't show up so well in the dark photo but I like them. 

Morning temperature: 51 degrees (Is this really December?)

Steps: 9454

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Local Decorations

This is a local pub in the neighborhood. It has been family owned and operated since 1936. They always do nice holiday greens and lights. That's on the outside. I wouldn't know what the inside looks like!

Morning temperature: 53 degrees

Steps: 9715

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas Tree Lot


This dark photo shows a Christmas tree lot near home. It's bigger than most sidewalk tree lots because there are no storefronts on the block.

Morning temperature: 42 degrees

Steps: 11,221

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Happy Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah from the Empire State Building!

Morning temperature: 41 degrees

Steps: 12,440

Monday, December 7, 2015


The Saturday night crafters & Louise's house page.

Morning temperature: 43 degrees

Steps: 11,179

Friday, December 4, 2015

Tree Corral

I saw these Christmas trees cooped up in a corral this morning. Doesn't seem like a good display for selling!

Morning temperature: 44 degrees

Steps: 11,531

Thursday, December 3, 2015


Night time shopping at the little Holiday Village.

Morning temperature: 48 degrees

Steps: 9370

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Quiet Ride

It's just SO rare to see an empty subway car in the evening that I had to take a quick photo. By the second stop one person joined me and then it was back to normal.

Morning temperature: 48 degrees

Steps: 8106

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Christmas Empire

Kind of Christmas-y with a green Empire State Building and lights on the trees.

Morning temperature: 45 degrees

Steps: 8770

Monday, November 30, 2015


Hanging out at home. Elwood was wrapping presents already!

Morning temperature: 36 degrees

Steps: 10,418

Friday, November 27, 2015

A Drink and a Book

Quite a combination: books, booze and cigars.

Morning temperature: 54 degrees

Steps: 8377

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Fall Flowers

This didn't look like fall to me but they were pretty on the weekend.

It's the day before Thanksgiving and the Christmas trees were out for sale yesterday. Usually that is a tradition for the day after Thanksgiving.

Morning temperature: 36 degrees

Steps: 8647

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pumpkin Decorations

These pumpkins were sharing space with the trees along the streets last weekend. Last night they probably got a little frost.

Morning temperature: 34 degrees

Steps: 10,049

Monday, November 23, 2015

Fall Fashion

Is that fall fashion for turkeys...or...should we wear turkey clothes?

Morning temperature: 35 degrees

Steps: 9275

Friday, November 20, 2015

Thanksgiving Preparations

It's beginning to look a lot like Thanksgiving!

Morning temperature: 58 degrees

Steps: 10,245

Thursday, November 19, 2015


More card trials. I wanted santa and the reindeer on the card on the right to be ghostly and faint but maybe they are TOO ghostly and faint!

Morning temperature: 57 degrees

Steps: 9287

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Times Square

Walked through Times Square the other night. It's still busy and still brightly lit.

Morning temperature: 46 degrees

Steps: 8478

Monday, November 16, 2015

Photo Fun

After the Friday night dinner with most of the craft group. (Someone didn't quite run in to the timer photo in time!) The camera strap was wrapped around a stairwell post. We entertained quite a few passersby as we took a few photos.

Morning temperature: 52 degrees

Steps: 11,699

Friday, November 13, 2015

Feather-y Leaves

From a distance these leaves look like feathers. 

Morning temperature: 55 degrees

Steps: 11,250

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Former Fountain

This planter used to be part of a fountain. The water came from the lion's head. Now plants grow in it...sometimes they are more decorative.

Morning temperature: 52 degrees

Steps: 7414

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Happy Veteran's Day

Have a great day Veterans! And thank you!

Morning temperature: 50 degrees

Steps: 9237

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Autumn Library

This is a little autumn from NYC. The tower is part of the Jefferson Market Library. (I usually take the photos of it from the tower side.) The nice garden behind it is only open limited hours.

Morning temperature: 55 degrees

Steps: 9206

Monday, November 9, 2015


Another small bunch of crafters but there was fun to be had. The second photo is a background paper that Christelle stamp at a time!

Morning temperature: 48 degrees

Steps: 12,112