Some things are so pervasive, so ubiquitous that we almost forget its origin story, that it was actually invented or designed by someone (fairly) recently. Light filled rooms and open floor plans were unheard of until Frank Lloyd Wright in the early 1900s. Electric lights weren't a commonplace sight in homes until the 1930s. Personal… Continue reading Lights Up!
I love fireworks. I love the fact that a firework display is a work of modern art painted using tinted light splashed unto the vast universe, framed by trees and embellished by stars. I love the fleetingness of that one perfect moment when the scene explodes with color. I love soaking up those precious seconds… Continue reading Firework war zone
When was the last time you looked up into the clouds? Those white globulars of water condensate continually morphing into new formations. I admit it's been a while since I've look beyond the realm of digital clouds. Seated aboard a boat today, in the middle of a lake far away from mobile signals and wifi,… Continue reading Cloudy Skies
Dropping outdoor temperatures marks the arrival of Fall, and trumpets the highly-anticipated start of the apple-picking season. There is truly something magical stepping through an apple orchard during the crisp morning hours. The earth wakes from its dewy slumber. The branches extend their silent welcome. The air dense with an aroma of delightful serendipity. Colors… Continue reading Falling for Apples
At 104.12 miles (167.56 km), the Taconic State Parkway (aka Taconic or TSP) is the longest parkway in New York State, winding through four counties (Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia) to connect the hamlets of Valhalla and Old Chatham. Proposed in 1925 by then chair of the Taconic State Park Commission (TSPC) Franklin D. Roosevelt as… Continue reading Finding the “Park” in Parkway
Temperatures hovered around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, proclaiming a beautiful spring day. The last thing I expected to see was...ICE? My eyes do a double take as I pass under Minelot Falls and spot the large broken chunks of white. Recalling to mind mini glaciers, these stalwarts of winter silently stood against the rushing water, overlooking… Continue reading Covergence of the Seasons