Category: photographs

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Catskills valley at 2000 feet

Some late-August photos of my favorite place in the world: a Catskills mountain valley formed by the Neversink River and two streams (Biscuit Creek and Pigeon Brook)—Frost Valley, whose lowest elevation is 1,900 feet above sea level. Click on any image for a larger view.    

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Rhinecliff Station along the Hudson

I had a half hour to kill while waiting for Jane to arrive on the 6:11 PM Amtrak coming from Penn Station to Rhinecliff Station along the Hudson, so I walked around and took in the scenes. I love the Hudson Valley and this odd old riverside station is one...

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Views from Hudson River Park on an August Sunday

I can’t think of an urban park I admire more than Hudson River Park running south from Chelsea all the way to the bottom of Manhattan Island. The features vary; it’s not a single design. Some of the piers have been renovated, but each differently. The gardens are gorgeous, each...

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Cornwall weekend

A perfect weekend in Cornwall, in the northwest corner of Connecticut. This is essentially the Berkshires — but lower rolling hills, more farmland, etc. I did a lot of running and walking and was fascinated by various objects and scenes seen from the road. Here, below, is a selection of...

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West Philly garden on a green morn

I haven’t really weeded since coming home from a few weeks away, but nonetheless my tiny urban garden here in West Philly is as green and fecund as it could be. Tonight, the plan: grill some jumbo shrimp and add to a giant salad of garden greens and herbs, beets,...

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The Cliffs of Moher (5-27-2017)

Today we went to the vertigo-inducing Cliffs of Moher. The drizzle suspended itself for us and the sun started to make some sky blue to match the remarkably azure Atlantic Ocean over here. Click on any image for a larger view.