Thursday, October 23, 2014

A New Addition




Like many people whose livelihood revolves around imagery, I have a fondness for cameras and all kinds of recording devices. In a previous life, I bought lenses, accessories, cables and filters as projects required.  Most studio equipment is expensive and not what you want to carry with you 24/7 especially when there are compact digital cameras capable of taking great photos.

I have owned numerous Panasonic Lumix since my kids were little and invariably they break (well after years of heavy use notwithstanding). My last Lumix died a while back and I just received a Lumix DMX-LX7. It's a treat to carry something small and incredibly versatile with an affordable price point to boot. Mom is armed and dangerous again- at least photographically speaking. (and who can resist all the built-in shooting modes the camera offers.)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Busy




October tends to be a busy month period and with my Village's fondness for all things Halloween
there are many events to attend. Now, with only one offspring at home if something interesting piques my interest and I can get there, I go.

Arriving at Grand Central on a Friday night at 6 to meet Ellen for a cultural excursion, I was thrown in  to a throng-filled station and rush hour's harried pace. Quite a contrast to life around here.

Monday, October 13, 2014

A Gift from Mother Nature (via Stop 'n Shop)


I'm one of those frugal types who combs the clearance aisle at garden centers and grocery stores for finds on a dime. Last June, a display of plants reduced for sale at my local Stop 'n Shop (a great source) caught my eye. I threw a box of dahlia tubers in to my cart and brought it home, planting them later than recommended. Yet they sprouted and grew without much fanfare until today when I discovered its beautiful flower bowing down the stem with more buds to come. (Staking is probably long overdue.)
An unexpected treat in Sleepy Hollow that I'm happy to share.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Visit from A Stylish Friend


                     
The other morning, Heather Reid, owner of Trilogy Consignment (a go-to destination for any one seeking a chic addition to their wardrobe at a very attractive price) came by with some of her favorite items to wear. The sunlight bathed the property with a delectable glow as Heather posed for my camera.


While locations beckon and travel creates its own kind of excitement, for now, I appreciate the inspiration I find in my own backyard.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A Favorite Returns


What is better than the season premiere of Law & Order SVU? To see Benson (Mariska Hargitay) play her signature role and Iced T and other regulars- it's like seeing relatives with new stories to tell after a long hiatus. I am instantly comforted and refreshed at the same time.