At the end of last year's A to Z Challenge, I joked about writing a novel about a zombie zebra at the zoo. But, since I have zilch, I will end with of my favorite photos from the Central Park Zoo.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
|Freddie and Her Box|
Her moxie was a reminder not to let anything keep me from achieving my goals. Whether it is visiting every state or trying new challenges, like horse back riding or ice skating, I need to go for it.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
I finally caught the shuttle at Van Cortlandt Park to Wave Hill, one of five Botanical Gardens in New York City. Here I had to pleasure of finding a frog sitting in the plants in the Aquatic Garden.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
|Grand Central Stones|
I missed the shuttle to Wave Hill and decided to explore the park while I waited for the next bus. These stones that sit along the Putnam Trail were used to determine what stones would be used to build Grand Central Terminal.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
I traveled to Sleepy Hollow to do research for a novel. While I had to stop in the cemetery, where Washington Irving, the author of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," is buried, the Philipsburg Manor, which is across the from the cemetery, really fascinated the history buff inside me.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
These tent houses are used by vacationers between the months of May and September.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
When I was sixteen, my mother and I took a tour bus to Niagara Falls. Thirty years later, my son and I traveled by train to Canada. Since I have gotten over my fear of flying, I hope to travel there by plane one day.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
|View from George Washington Bridge|
In 2010, my son read about the Key to the City art project. Participants were given a key that would open boxes left around New York City. Besides travelling the the George Washington Bridge, we visited Alexander Hamilton's Tomb at Trinity Church, the Whitney Museum and Eddie's Sweet Shop in Forest Hills.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Besides trying to visit every state, I want to visit all the major sites in New York. It is important to know what's available in my backyard.
King Manor, located in Jamaica, NY, was the home of Rufus King, a cosigner of the United States Constitution. While I have not had the opportunity to take a tour of the interior, I have had to pleasure of strolling the grounds in the summer.
Monday, April 11, 2016
Friday, April 08, 2016
The High Line Park was built on the West Side Line. The first section of the High Line Park opened in June 2009. Other sections opened in 2011 and 2014.
For me, the most beautiful park of the park is the greenery growing on around the tracks.
Keeping busy helps me get through most situations. Writing helps to keep my mind off the manuscripts sitting on editors' desks, while photography helps me deal with the anxiety of heights.
I had the pleasure of capturing this shot during take-off from Atlanta International Airport.
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
I found this canon in the garden at the Dyckman House in Washington Heights. As I tried to take a picture of my find, a squirrel decided it wanted to play. Since I'm not a fan of these critters, I walked away. As luck would have it, the creature decided it wanted to play and spent the next five minutes chasing me through the garden.
Sunday, April 03, 2016
For the weekend of my 40th birthday, my son and I visited Baltimore, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Out of all the sites I saw, the one that left me in awe was the attic in Edgar Allen Poe's house. I felt a sense of peace viewing the space utilized by one of literature's greatest authors.