January 29, 2013

Week 5: P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday

" I believe when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade...and try to find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."
~ Ron White

It was one of those weekends. Way cold outside, the little bit of snow that fell Friday night was melting  and there was nothing special around to photograph. I searched around the web to find some inspiration and found a simple tutorial on I Heart Faces. It can be found HERE.  I ran out to the local grocery store and grabbed some fruit, a bottle of sparkling water and some skewers.  The sun was shining so I pulled up the blinds and let the light in. The photo above is my favorite out of the 50 I took. Lemons are so photogenic, don't ya think?

January 22, 2013

Week 4: P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday

The new Garmin GPS took me home to Brooklyn through the Lincoln Tunnel and NYC instead of Staten Island. I'm not a fan of driving through the city, ever. There are tourists who don't drive well and yellow cab drivers who don't drive well. It's very stressful driving. The one thing I didn't mind about this trip was getting to pass by the Freedom Tower. ( I refuse to call it by its new name, One World Trade Center) I've watched this building go up slowly over the past several years. It really is beautiful and I can't wait to see it finished. 

I took this photo while stopped at a light on the West Side Hwy.
She's come along way since this photo was taken December 2010

January 15, 2013

The Journey Continues~ Week 2

Week 3: P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday

Living where I live it's not always easy to get a 'sweet shot'. Winter in Brooklyn is dreary, gray and boring. Of course, if we get snow it's a different story. A coating of white can even make my street beautiful. But, we haven't had any yet this winter. It's been unseasonably warm the past week so the precipitation has been rain or drizzle and some foggy mornings. Per the weatherman/woman, a cold front is coming in. Maybe that will bring some pretty white stuff over the next week. I can only dream.

January 1, 2013

Welcome 2013

Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear.
To love and laugh and give!
This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!
I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!
- William Arthur Ward