Saturday, December 23, 2017

A New York City Holiday

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Holiday Season! As it's been tradition on my blog, I'm taking you for yet another tour around New York City for the holidays! Here is the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center above the ice skating ring.

This year I went to the Top of the Rock (the top of the Rockefeller Center skyscraper) to admire the New York City skyline at night. You can see the Empire State building on the far left. It was a cool experience!

And here is a street view of the Empire State Building illuminated with holiday lights at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 45th Street.

I also went to visit Times Square which sparkles with holiday glitter.

Here is a shot of a skyscraper all lit up near Bryant Park.

This is one of Macy's holiday window displays--so much fun to look at as they are colorful and animated!

The best for last! Our kitty cat Allie under our Christmas tree. She is truly a gift! Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays and a great 2018! xo

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Foliage Peak

Hi everyone! As promised, I'm back to share more Fall colors. This week, the foliage is at its peak. Here is a close-up of oak leaves in my backyard.

And here is a paronamic view of my backyard. Leaves keep on falling! The colorful oak tree stands out amidst the other trees that are still lusciously green.

Believe it or not, flowers are still blooming in coordinating Fall colors! Here are some pretty flowers in purple and lavender from a local farm.

One of the most beautiful things in Autumn is the way the morning sunlight enhances the colors. And that blue sky!

Here are more Fall flowers. Nature's decor is just so elegant.

And finally a view from my front yard. I hope you enjoyed Fall from my neck of the woods! xx

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Fall Colors

Hi everyone, I hope you're enjoying the change in seasons! Although Fall doesn't start until September 22, I'm beginning to see some changes in nature. These beautiful flowers are from our local farmer's market. Bright orange, reds and yellows are typical Fall colors.

After the Solar Eclipse, which was just amazing, the sun has shown some unusual colors, with brighter orange and red sun rays. Here is a sunrise over the woods in our backyard. You can see some leaves have turned golden and are starting to fall.

Here is a close-up of the golden leaves lit up by morning sunshine.

In other news, my husband and I adopted a cute kitten! Her name is Allie and here she is looking at the view in our side yard. She's an indoor cat but she enjoys looking at nature from our patio door. 

Here she is blending in with the beautiful colors of nature in the background. Doesn't she look comfy? A sweet addition to our home and family! I hope you enjoyed these colorful images and I'll see you soon as colors change through the season. xx

Friday, July 28, 2017

Summer Guests

We had surprise visitors in our backyard this morning. Momma deer and baby fawn! Isn't it cute how the fawn is peeking from behind the tree?

The mother was staring right at at the camera, not seemingly afraid and kind of curious, don't you think? The little fawn was exploring the surroundings.

Here is one more picture as they start to wander away. Well, this was a fun encounter!

And just a couple of summer flowers. I love this pink bloom with the red barn in the background.

And my favorites--sunflowers! These are from our local farmer's market, which we go to on Saturdays. I hope you enjoyed meeting some of our friends and neighbors! Have a great weekend! xx

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Summer and the City

It's been hot the last couple of weeks with temperatures in the 80's and 90's. But that didn't stop me from walking around the city. I visited Rockefeller Center where the Christmas tree is lit up at Holiday time, and it's just as nice in the summer. Here is the iconic Rockefeller Center skyscraper. So tall!

Right in front of the skyscraper, there was a podium, and this colorful mural caught my eye.

There are are fountains in the same area, refreshing on a hot day! This fountain featured a dragonfly sculpture, so pretty.

Right across the street, here is Saint Patrick's Cathedral, so unique and beautiful with its Gothic architecture juxtaposed to the modern skyscrapers.

Walking down Fifth Avenue, there are many tourists and shops at every corner.

Here is a gift shop full of New York City memorabilia which tourists love to browse. I hope you enjoyed this little stroll in the city and have a fun rest of summer wherever you are! xx

Saturday, July 15, 2017


Nothing says summer like being by the water. Cool breezes. Blue skies. Bursts of color. 

I'm sharing a few pictures of a recent summer outing. I love the boats and the skyscrapers in the background.

Here is a close-up of the boats and rock formations on the beach. I do like those reflections on the water.

I love seafood in the summer though I haven't really gone fishing! But I liked this view.

I spotted a few geese on the water!

And of course, I had to share a couple of flowers blooming in my yard. Here is a red geranium which loves the summer sun.

And here is a bloom on a hosta which actually loves the shade but I captured it as it was sunlit. I hope you enjoyed my summer photos and thank you for stopping by! See you soon. xx

Monday, July 3, 2017

Times Square and Flowers

Dear friends, I hope everyone is having a great summer! It's been hot and humid here but we're also getting a lot of rain. Last week, I was riding in a taxi cab in New York City and went through Times Square! I took a picture from the cab, and it just so happened that one of the many billboards displayed an Independence Day greeting. It sure does get busy around here--look at that crowd!

Meanwhile, in nature, bees have been busy as well! I captured this bee on a pink coneflower. 

Here is a lovely white daisy.

 In my backyard, orange tiger lilies have finally bloomed.

A yellow rose symbolizing friendship!

Blue hydrangea.

A bouquet of violets.

Yellow and blue hydrangea.

Pretty in pink!
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I hope you enjoyed a little stroll in the city and in nature! Have a Happy Fourth of July for those of you in the USA! And thank you to everyone who continues to follow and view my posts! xx

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Beauty of Nature in Spring

Good morning, dear friends and Happy Sunday to all. I thought I would share some recent pictures prompted by last night's sunset in our back yard. The trees look like they are lit up!

Here is a fun picture of the woods and rocks in our side yard. Can you spot the little chipmunk? Where is he hiding?

This is our rhododendron in full bloom.

Here is a close-up. I do love that bright color!

I have been taking long walks to get some fresh air and exercise. This is a pond in a nearby area and I like the reflections.

Here is the same pond. You can see the house reflected in the water.

Back home, I just wanted to show you a picture of what the tiger lilies look like when they are in full bloom. It's been a cold and rainy Spring so far, but this week we'll finally get some warm weather and more flowers will come up. Enjoy the rest of Spring. See you in Summer! xx