If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.
“Donald E. Carr points out that the sense impressions of one-celled animals are not edited for the brain” “This is philosophically interesting in a rather mournful way, since it means that only the simplest animals perceive the universe as it is.”
Annie Dillard – Pilgrim At Tinker Creek
See the fireworks The Quotidian Hudson created by blogging on WordPress.com. Check out their 2015 annual report.
Now I realize that most of my fellow New Yorkers and Northeasterners are a bit tired of the winter. I am not. I think it has been a brutal winter but in NYC it has been cold but not that snowy. Today we actually got a bunch of snow (6″-8″, I believe) and for the first time all winter I was able to go for a walk in the storm. Sadly they closed the walkway over the George Washington Bridge. I’m not sure if that was because of the storm or because not 1 but 2 people jumped off it yesterday. One from the lower deck after exiting his car and a few minutes later, one from the upper deck after exiting his bike. However I got to tramp around in the woods and then walk the greenway down to 155th Street.
One of the many things I like about NYC is that you can find “wilderness”/country inside the city. So this fits Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Environment and for me it was a Reward to do this which is the theme of the Weekly Photo Challenge.
As always…click the pic to make it full size.
Here was my first reward
Here are other environments and rewards:
I went to Staten Island yesterday to drop off one of my images of the Saugerties Lighthouse which was selected for a juried exhibit at the National Lighthouse Museum in March. That was pretty rewarding.
More rewarding (even though I lost a glove in the process) was the ride on the Staten Island Ferry back to Manhattan and the view of The Hudson it afforded. I could see all the way up to the George Washington Bridge.
Below is the information about the exhibit…reward #2 (but not my image)
Other rewarding blogs:
Every time I see the ACM and MTM, I have a camera with me as well as my iPhone. I never take a picture…What is that?
We had a lovely dinner tonight at Covo up on 133rd and 12th Avenue. Mama is nearing the end of this leg of her book tour, MTM is ending a convention and I just wrapped up another 12 days in a row of work so while not running on empty we all could use a fill up. Nevertheless a fun evening.
But the question is why do I never pull out my camera when I see them?
Before I met them I spent some time walking the river.
A Comedy Lesbian Travel Blog
a waist of thyme
Nicht nur für Hamburger !
Reducing stress one exhale at a time ...exploring Southern California and beyond
Photographer and photo editor Geoffrey Hiller has created Verve Photo to feature photographs and interviews by the finest contemporary image makers today.
Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia
Trail running in the Hudson Valley
A thousand thousand stories
A garden oasis and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River
talking from below water
hedy bach photography mixed stories and music
Celebrating the Modern-day Heroes Created by Typhoon Yolanda
Travel photos, memoirs & letters home...from anywhere in the world
Life in sunny South Africa
travel, photography and art