Happy Birthday! to my husband

HAPPY Birthday!   They say it’s your Birthday! 

Our life together started here On Sanibel Island, Florida








Christmas 2005, in our new house.

BBQ'ing in 2006

It's marshmallow time!

Showing his new tee! September 16, 2006

With mom and brother, say goodbye to 1 Tennis Court Lane in 2006

Pat's birthday with the Riordan's at Olive Garden 2007

Pat and Grace with neices and nephew in 2008

Grace and Pat , dinner at Casa Comida 083108

Pat and his dad at Casa Comida on August 31, 2008

** Feb. 14, 2009 **at Sultana restaurant **

Grace and Pat at "Carnevale 2010" on Feb 13th


Skywatch Friday


 Sky view from rooftop of the MET


Sky view from rooftop of the MET

The Metropolitan Museum was featured on PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) on a program called Great  Museums.  It inspired me to post this photo for this week’s Skywatch Friday.   

The program highlighted behind the scenes, such as the restoration work.    

The Restoration workers demonstrated  Stained Glass that was enhanced visually by placing another piece of glass underneath the original with a tracing the same image.  I could see the difference; the image on the Stained Glass became more sharp to the eye.   

Another topic was on the Curator Emeritus, Mr. Phillipe de Montebello.   

During his 31 year tenure, Phillipe guided the acquisition of more than 84, 000 works of art from around the world.   In 2008, Curators celebrated three decades by displaying work  acquired by Montebello in one area.   Art was put together in order of years acquired  with  works of different time periods  displayed next to each other for the first time.  For example, a  Maangaaka Power figure of   half of the  19th century, was displayed next to a piece another piece of art from another century.  

 Included was Vincent Van Gogh’s “Wheat Fields and Cypresses” 1889,  a 1740’s dress made in England of Dutch or  German silks ( usually exhibited  in the Costume Institute founded by Montebello), an autograph quilt circa 1856-63 , made of small diamond-shaped pieces of white silk with autographs of eight American Presidents, Abraham Lincoln , and authors Charles Dickens and Ralph Waldo Emerson.   

There is an on-line exhibition catalog that illustrates each object .   

www.metmuseum.org  click on “The Phillipe de Montebello Years”   

 Friday is the day to join with the skywatchers around the world to share your images of the sky.


Ruby Tuesday-February 23, 2010

The fire hydrant has a cap of snow.


This photo is from last week’s Nor’Easter snow storm that dropped 12- 15 inches snow here.   The snowplow crew cleared the hydrant later, so more visible.

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Monday February 22,2010 Blue Monday & Mellow Yellow Monday

I look out my window and I still see snow.   It is about 12 days since the northeast had the Blizzard or Nor’easter and there is still plenty of snow on the ground. 

snow in my backyard beyond a basketful of blueberries

There are many other Blue Monday memes photographs to look at . at the website: 

Today is also Mellow Yellow Monday meme. 


Mellow Yellow Monday-my half of the banana.

“Why did you take this picture?,my husband said completely puzzled one day as he downloaded the photos.  

I said, ” I wanted to capture an everyday moment.”   When I come down to the kitchen for breakfast , this is what I’ll find on the kitchen counter. Sharing a banana between the two of us for breakfast with our cereal.   By this time, he’s already left for work.

Happy Valentine’s day and Lucky by Colbie Caillat

 Happy Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s sugar cookies











 (feat. Colbie Caillat)

Do you hear me,I’m talking to you

 Across the water across the deep blue ocean

 Under the open sky, oh my, baby I’m trying

 Boy I hear you in my dreams

I feel your whisper across the sea

 I keep you with me in my heart

 You make it easier when life gets hard

 I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend

 Lucky to have been where I have been

 Lucky to be coming home again

 Waiting for a love like this

 Every time we say goodbye I wish we had one more kiss

I’ll wait for you I promise you,I will

 I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend

Lucky to have been where I have been

 Lucky to be coming home again

 Lucky we’re in love every way

 Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed

 Lucky to be coming home someday

And so I’m sailing through the sea

 To an island where we’ll meet

You’ll hear the music fill the air

 I’ll put a flower in your hair

Though the breezes through trees

Move so pretty you’re all I see

As the world keeps spinning round

You hold me right here right now

 I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend

Lucky to have been where I have been

Lucky to be coming home again

 I’m lucky we’re in love every way

 Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed

 Lucky to be coming home someday

Skywatch Friday


Friday is the day to join the skywatchers and share your photo of the sky.  

Pink sky sunset

Take time from your busy day to enjoy the skies.  This is what I did one evening as I was driving home from work.  I like to have my camera with me wherever I go.  

I was about 20 minutes from home and I knew this was the right moment to pull over and enjoy the skies, like watching a movie up in the sky.  A cement and gravel company is located there.    I usually don’t notice it as I’m driving down the highway.

Watery Wednesday

WATERY  WEDNESDAY – Kingston, New Jersey

The Millstone river, ice and water



There is more information about this area in my previous post under the title  Ruby Tuesday – Historic Kingston area.

To view more wonderful water photos, please visit 2sweetnsaxy at the web address:


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