Friday, October 31, 2014

According to Yahoo...

...we live in one of America's best places for  Halloween. Wishing you all a few tricks and a few treats wherever tonight finds you. (We'll be home watching horror movies and answering the door- in case you were wondering...)

and thanks to our neighbor C. Gibson for his very inspired holiday decor!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

An Aerial Raven in Sleepy Hollow

Hilary Sweeney, the director of Westchester Circus Arts Center is staging a very sensual version of Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven in a performance tent that's been installed on Horan's Landing in Sleepy Hollow for this weekend. It's a welcomed addition to the Halloween madness we call our village during October and an engaging twist to the many spooky events on this month's calendar. (and thanks to my fellow trustee Karin Wompa, our village administrator Anthony Giaccio and Lynne Ward and Joe Cotter of National Resources for their support of events that benefit the entire community..)

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 scene modes that the camera offers.)

Sunday, October 19, 2014


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.