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I had a difficult time coming up with a title for this post.  I wanted to use these photos while we still had fresh snow on the ground (although I’m sure we’ll have snow for a while just not so fresh).  Murray took these photos and the red just popped out against the snowy white canvas of  Central Park.  As I said yesterday, EVERYONE comes to play in the  snow in the Park.  

First and in my opinion best of all is the sight of a brilliant red Cardinal perched on a snowy branch.  These birds are beautiful at any time of the year but in the winter their bright and perky looks stand out in the bleak winter.

He Just Sits

He Just Sits

A Spot of Red

A Spot of Red

A Little Tipsy

A Little Tipsy

A Wood Duck in Winter

A Mandarin Duck in Winter

What to do? Build a Snowman!

What to do? Build a Snowman!

New Boots

New Boots

Royalty

Royalty

Standing Out in a Crowd

Standing Out in a Crowd

Is my face red from the cold?

Is my face red from the cold?

Red Tags, Blue Eyes

Red Tags, Blue Eyes

To the Rescue

To the Rescue

Ready to Rescue

Ready to Rescue

Left Behind

Waiting Patiently

All photos courtesy of Murray Head

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Most of the country thinks New York City is just one big asphalt jungle.  Well they are so wrong! We have lots of parks, lots of trees and as you know a fair share of wildlife living the good life in the Big Apple.  It’s Fab Foto Friday and I have a picture story for you; This is the tail, tale of the City Squirrel and the Little Blonde Girl.

"Look what I have"

“Look what I have”

"Yes I'm serious, it's for you"

“Yes I’m serious, it’s for you”

"It's right here, can't you see it"?

“It’s right here, can’t you see it”?

"There's more where this came from"

“There’s more where this came from”

"Hey, see ya"

“Hey, see ya”

All photos courtesy of Murray Head

 

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Today the New York Times published several photos  published during 2012.  The spread included several photos depicting events and newsworthy subjects specific to each month of the year. Many of them were distressing;  There were photos of riots, death, war, and the aftermath of storms.  By the time I finished looking at all of them and reading the captions, I felt that 2012 was largely filled with strife, grief, mayhem and despair.  It made me think about how I felt about 2012.  It wasn’t a great year for me and oh how I would love to greet the New Year with a thanks for a wonderful year instead of thank God, that’s over as has been a montra these past few years!

However, if you follow this blog you know I don’t bring too much of my real personal life to it.  If I have an argument with my husband,who amongst you really cares!  If I gain 5 or lose 10 lb. how interesting could that be for you?  I do like to rant in the blog, I do like to vent about politics, events, movies etc in the blog but I’m not going to list all the issues that may have made this year not quite as good as some others. Because, as my dear friend, Susan, and I like to say; “It is what it is”.  And that’s a fact Jack!!  And to further commit myself to that idea, I gave Susan and myself bracelets that proclaim in shiny silver, ” It Is What It Is” – Amen!

But back to the photos…I thought I could capture a few online but I was wrong.  The NY Times has done whatever websites do to prevent you from downloading their photos.  BUT, I did find several sites with lots of photos of the highlights of this year.  Here are  few that tell the tales of 2012.

Children being led out of Newtown school

Children being led out of Newtown school

The Great Debate

The Great Debate

Nik Wallenda walks across Niagra Falls

Nik Wallenda walks across Niagra Falls

An Occupy Wall Street protester is arrested in Zuccotti Park

An Occupy Wall Street protester is arrested in Zuccotti Park

Hurricane Sandy slammed Mantoloking NJ

Hurricane Sandy slammed Mantoloking NJ

Explosion from an Israeli strike in Gaza City

Explosion from an Israeli strike in Gaza City

Felix Baumgartner breaks the sound barrier jumping from  more than 24 miles up

Felix Baumgartner breaks the sound barrier jumping from more than 24 miles up

Burned out and flooded, Breezy Point in Queens, NY

Burned out and flooded, Breezy Point in Queens, NY

US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas Gold Medal winner

US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas Gold Medal winner

Solar storm increased aural activity in Iceland

Solar storm increased aural activity in Iceland

It was the best1 of times, it was the worst of times…..in other words it was life, plain and simple.

Happy New Year

 

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Not that the title of this post bears too much meaning for the following photos but I did think it was kinda cute.  Murray has been haunting the parks in the City this week so I have been blessed with a whole bunch of great photos to pick from for my week of photos!

Previously in my Yellow Is The Color Of My True Love’s …blog post, I did feature a photo of an owl in tree laden with yellow leaves.  But today it’s all about the owl!  Being quite the poseur, he showed up two days in a row!

"I'm keeping my eye on you"

“I’m keeping my eye on you”

"Why don't you mind your own business"?

“Why don’t you mind your own business”?

"NO, I don't like having my picture taken"!

“NO, I don’t like having my picture taken”!

"I'm not sleeping, just resting my eyes".

“I’m not sleeping, just resting my eyes”.

"I only need one eye open to see what's going on"!

“I only need one eye open to see what’s going on”!

All photos courtesy of Murray Head

 

 

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Peter Coddles, wooden frog

Doesn’t everyone have a wooden frog sitting on a vintage Peter Coddles game in their dining room?

Last week, it was recipes for Thanksgiving dinner dishes, this week it’s photos.

My last post was about Peter’s collection of vintage Peter Coddles games. Those 7 are just the tip of the iceberg!  Murray took those photos and while he and Peter were setting up the shots, Murray wandered around and snapped a few random pictures here and there as something caught his eye.  We have stuff, no doubt about it.  Only one photo is of a collection and I’m sure you’ll be able to pick it out (and I’ll give you a hint anyway).

living room

A window sill in my living room. Plants, African art, carved figures, vintage lamps, sand dollars, stained glass, an antique kaleidoscope, vintage bottles and paperweights, and….

Chair monkeys-IF they had hats they could live on the bed

dopey, the seven dwarfs

My own personal Dopey collection. Aren’t they cute? Peter stuck Bashful or Happy in there to keep Dopey company.

Alessi, toothpick holder,

I love Alessi! This cute rabbit is a toothpick holder.

building blocks, nostalgia, Bill Ding clowns

Mini Bill Ding and his clowns stand guard on a dining room window sill. Along with a several other things!

Well that was just a peek into the collective madness of the collections that reside in our New York apartment.  Here are few random photos taken by Murray as he was wandering around Bryant Park, Grand Central Terminal and vicinity.

Bryant Park, Christmas booths, Christmas fair

It’s easy to shop for your pets in one of the City’s Christmas Fairs.

Grand Central Terminal Food Market-Murray’s Cheese Shop

Sephora cosmetics, midtown

Sephora Cosmetic Store

animal hats, Bryant Park Christmas fairs, childrens hats

Grgghhhh – Animal hats for sale in Bryant Park

Christmas ornaments, Christmas fair, Bryant Park

Christmas ornaments for sale in Bryant Park

 

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Just another sunny summer day, not unlike most of the rest of the past two weeks.  Blue cloudless skies and warm weather, a macro lens, and some really cute creatures make up this week’s Fab Fotos.

Black wasp, daisies

The lazy, hazy daisies of Cenral Park and a black wasp!

cardinal

Such a Beautiful Bird

japanese beetle

Japanese Beetle, A Tourist, I Hope!

A Darning Needle

 

daisey

Oh my, what a long nose you have!

All photos courtesy of Murray Head

 

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Well those of you who know me (and my husband) and recently a good friend described us to her friend as “they’re so retro”, know that almost all things old and vintage are revered and quite possibly collected by us.  I sometimes refer to my apartment as a tchotcha museum, while others have referred to it as the archives.  So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that of course we love vintage classic cars!  Really, who doesn’t?

The cars from the 1930’s. 40’s and 50’s are Classic;  Clearly they don’t make them like they used to.  First of all, those cars were made with steel, not fiberglass so to get a dent on your bumper someone would really have to smack you and with their weight they didn’t sway on the highway.  Besides the fact that every make and model looked different so that when one was coming your way you knew whether it was a Ford or DeSoto or a Chevy or a Lincoln, for me I loved the mascots (hood ornaments to those of you who….).  I have several mascots from vintage cars and have them mounted and on display in my Art Deco living room.  They were in fact beautiful pieces of chrome sculpture!  But I digress.  So what about the cars – we often go to Vintage Car Shows in the tri-state area and I take photos when I remember to bring the camera and the extra battery (lol).

vintage cars

Sleek Silver and Spectacular

photo by Murray Head

Green With Envy

photo by Murray Head

thunderbird

Daddy Took the T-Bird Away

photo by Murray Head

Resplendent in Red

photo by Murray Head

Vintage car show

Gorgeous - Both of Them!

photo by Murray Head

hood mascot, hood ornament, swan, pelican

A Thing of Beauty

photo by Murray Head

Chevy, chevrolet

Big Blue and Beautiful

photo by Lori

Buick Woody, Woody, station wagon

Buick Woody Station Wagon

photo by Lori

wire wheels, luggage carrier,

Wire Wheels and a Luggage Carrier TOO!

photo by Lori

1958 Metropolitan, So Cute, the Met

So Cute

photo by Lori

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