10-13-13 Enough Said

If you get the chance to go see Enough Said (it is only on 600 screens in the US so I don’t know if you will) take it. James Gandolfini and Julia-Louis Dreyfus are excellent as is the rest of the cast, it is well-directed and well written, and is actually about adults acting like adults in a romantic situation with a wonderful subplot about mothers and almost adult daughters. I would not call it a RomCom, it is much too bittersweet for that. It is just a damn good movie.

Before we went to see it, today’s blog was going to be called Macro and Micro for the two views of the Hudson that are below.

The first is from Mount Beacon looking towards the Catskills (it is an alternate take from a view I showed previously). The second is of an engine that I have shown frequently as it ages on the banks of The Hudson at about 103rd Street in Manhattan.

Mount Beacon

Boro Walk


10-2-13 Round And Round And Round They Spin

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.

E.B. White

While climbing Mount Beacon I came to a pond in the trail…

Mount Beacon

If its your job to eat a frog, its best to do it first thing in the morning. And if its your job to eat two frogs, its best to eat the biggest one first.

Mark Twain

9/1/13 Travel Theme: Distance

Ailsa’s theme this week is distance.

Yesterday I combined it with the weekly photo challenge: sea.

The image I am using is from the same shoot as the one I used for the Travel theme: big.

H’mm getting a bit self-referential here, aren’t I…

Ah well. This view is from the summit of Mt Beacon at the end of the old incline railroad, looking over Beacon, the Hudson River, Newburgh and on deep into the Hudson Valley and finally to The Catskill Mountains.

Mount Beacon

As always a few other views…

Distance | Berbagi Kisahk

Travel Theme: Distance | Patricia Sands’ Blog

Earth, Sea & Distance: Photo Challenges | Canadiantravelbugs’s Blog

Distance – Ailsa’s WTT… | Ouch!! My back hurts!!

Travel Theme: Distance | alien shores