Saturday, July 18, 2015

Manhattan street views

New York is fascinating and one can hardly stay abreast of all the new buildings that are going up. Here are two sites that have seen much change recently.

Forty Second Street looking west from Fifth Avenue

Lexington Avenue at 53rd Street

Friday, July 17, 2015

Orchids

The Planting Fields Arboretum on Long Island's north shore is a wonderful place to visit especially on cold wintry days. Besides it's superb collection of camellias and it's magnificent green house, it sports a varied collection of orchids.




Thursday, July 16, 2015

Cute kids


If you follow this blog, you know that I love to photograph children.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sicilian neighbor



These are images of Signora Rosa who lived across the street from me in Sicily. Because of health issues, she had to move with her daughter. She is a wonderful woman whose smile light up the street. I miss seeing her.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

To remenber a good friend

I believe that good friends are treasures and when such a friend is also a good neighbor it's almost like a blessing. These images are of my late friend Eddie Pernice who died a few years ago. A wonderful man who had great kindness and wisdom. He was steady as a rock and a person to whom I could turn  for advice. He left us too soon and he is dearly missed. 





Monday, July 13, 2015

We had a wedding





Franscesca, the lovely bride
I try not to get personal in this blog but Josef, our oldest son, married Francesca whom we love and adore. I want to share a few photos I took. Although there was a photographer out of whose way a tried to stay. I simply had to shoot a few images; I just had to. I used the very unobtrusive Lumix GX1.