15-02-13 Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Symmetry.”

Yea or Nay? Can a trey be the answer today?


Other views







8-5-14 Oyster Farming – Low Tide Blackfish Creek






Not all creatures care…



The Walrus and the Carpenter
Walked on a mile or so,
And then they rested on a rock
Conveniently low:
And all the little Oysters stood
And waited in a row.

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings.

Lewis Carroll

4-12-14 Play And Walk

After I finished my Lightroom Tutoring session yesterday I figured I would walk across Central Park to get home. I had not been to the park in quite some time. I also figured it would be a good day for me to play with the camera and wander a few places I don’t get to often enough in the park.  So, the first thing I did was play with


the multiple exposure function. This is not something I often do and I have (had – they are gone) a LOT of truly crappy pictures but I kind of like this hot dog cart on 5th and 73rd. Then I walked up to the Metropolitan which was drowning in people.


I don’t think this even remotely touches on the population just on the stairs by the entrance but I again sort of like the shot. So after that I wander through the park until I came to The North Wood. I really don’t get there enough.

While I was there I made a few friends.





but after awhile I wore them out with my attention and my camera and I got the idea that it was time to go.




So I did and headed on home.

12-27-13 Travel Theme: Birds

Ailsa chose birds in honor of the Wren Festival.

I may have used this picture back on July 8, 2012 but it fits the theme. Osprey nesting at Freshkills Park on Staten Island.


A few other birds…

Travel Theme: Birds | Ese’ s Voice

Oh, to be a Bird! | Zeebra Designs & Destinations

Birds (Ailsa’s travel theme) « Jag gör världen vackrare

Travel Theme: Birds | Postcards from

Joyful Reflections (with Birds) | Jaspa’s Journal

Travel Theme – Birds | alien shores

6-22-13 Travel Theme: Ripples

Ailsa’s Travel theme this week is: Ripples. Right in my wheelhouse, right? Well, yes it is.

So,I decided to leave the river for the day and dig through the archives. I found these two pictures that I took on 9/2/08 at the last day of the Slow Food Exhibit in San Francisco.

I love the ripples made by the kite’s tail…


and the bird’s colors rippling the wings as the wings ripple the air…


List of other ideas will be below but of course, San Francisco and Ripple brought something else to mind that i thought I would share first…

Travel Theme: Ripples | Wind Against Current

Ripples- weekly travel theme | @vannilla


Travel theme: Ripples | Ain’t Mine No More

Weekly Travel Theme: Ripples | Lillie-Put

Ripples (Pic de Jour) | piran café

Travel theme: ripples | Zimmerbitch: age is just a (biggish) number

Travel Theme: Ripples | The World Is a Book…

Weekly travel theme: ripples | It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see – Thoreau

That’s all for now…

5-29-13 John James Audubon

“I have nothing to say and I am saying it and that is poetry.”
― John Cage

Summer arrived in NYC today. High of 82 degrees and supposed to be 90 Thursday and Friday. I love hot weather but I also love spring and I am sorry we did not have one again this year.

That has nothing to do with the pictures I am about to show you however. Back on April 20th, I stopped at Trinity Cemetery to pay my respects to James Audubon

Birds of America

who is buried in the graveyard at the  Church of the Intercession in the Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum at 155th Streetand Broadway. I have been spending a lot of serious work time on my Hudson pictures and given the summer weather just wanted to play a bit. Two views of his grave marker…



12-20-11 – River Critters

I started out thinking of America as highways and state lines. As I got to know it better, I began to think of it as rivers. Most of what I love about the country is a gift of the rivers. . . . America is a great story, and there is a river on every page of it. —

Charles Kuralt

It was  a gray and rainy day yesterday, the sky was gray the water was gray, my mood was grey, a good day to have company on the river. Luckily these gray creatures were kind enough to escort me for most of my time…

Call it a lagniappe – call it the author’s self-indulgence…Since it is the season, for the next few days the Quotidian Hudson will also contain a selection of my favorite Holiday songs (those that are on video which leaves some of my most favorite out.) Unfortunately, the closest I can find for a Hudson River Holiday song is Jennifer Hudson’s Christmas album and that won’t do…If you know of any, please leave me a note!