Here is something that I did as an experiment. Walking in New York city, I felt as if I was constantly walking into a crowd. I was disoriented, and adrift from my family, since I was behind my lens.
I was in constant motion and tried to capture this with my camera….How did I DO?
Today was a beautiful day to enjoy the Boston Public Gardens, and to watch the swans, ducks and Swan Boats glide by.
Monday was Patriots Day in Boston. The Day we commemorate the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, and the famous ride by Paul Revere. He was the one who rode through town screaming the British are coming…..!!!
Over 1 million people lined the streets of the marathon route, all 26.2 miles, to cheer on the runners. Starting in Hopkington, and ending in Boston. This marathon was different. Last year 2 bomb’s exploded at the finish line, killing 3 and injuring 264 people. I was in Israel having dinner ironically safe. We were scheduled to fly home the night they shut don the city. Our flight home was cancelled and we were sent to local hotels. I remember not be able to go to sleep and watching the TV in awe. By the time I got home the suspect had been caught and was in the hospital. My husband took me into town, by the finish line and it truly looked like a war zone. There were police on every corner and many hummers patrolled the streets.
Yesterday, no ONE was going to allow the bombers to get the best of US! The race would go on as planned, with a massive amount of extra security and, NO bags at the finish line and no bags for the runners. That didn’t deter anyone from showing up or running!
I watched at around the 15 mile marker in Wellesley, a suburb, 20 minutes west of Boston. My friend set up a table stacked with goodies for the runners. We handed out water, oranges, cookies and bananas. The runner’s were grateful, and gracious, during the hand-off!
What a great day to be a Bostonian, I am BOSTON STRONG!
Tonight is the first night of Passover. When we celebrate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt.
Every year our family gathers together for a Seder. As a child I loved Passover. I was so fidgety having to responsively read the Haggadah. I wanted the Seder to be over so I could find the Afikomen. 5 kids running around looking for the wrapped up Matzah. The winner the lucky recipient of a crispy new $1.00 bill. The night was always the same, people arrived about an hour before the Seder. We started with appetizers in the Living room(so fancy), chopped chicken liver, potato latkes and gefilte fish. Then we were herded into the Dining Room (I had to sit with my cousin on a bench, there never were enough chairs) for the traditional Seder. It seemed like it lasted forever. After the Seder we finally got to eat. I remember the food being delicious and abundant. Chicken soup with matzah balls, brisket with carrots and potatoes, chicken fricassee and sweet potatoes with baked mini marshmallow on top. And, of course the obligatory Jello mold. My mother always made an elaborate multi-layered mold of jello, canned fruit and sour cream. It took her hours to make, starting the previous day, so each layer would be able to set.
Fast forward to the present. We still have our traditional Seder, just with some different players. I no longer have to sit on a bench, I’m the adult (kind of). No jello mold and the finder of the Afikoman gets $20.00! Maybe I will make a jello mold next year….then again, probably NOT!
Here is my contribution, a red velvet coconut macaroon cake. I found the recipe in The Forward.
Next year in Jerusalem!
don’t you love our coats?
My brother had knee replacement surgery a few weeks ago. I pass an old dam on the way to his house. I wanted to take some pictures, but for some reason was detained.
Finally took some the other night.
I’m a fan of the black and white…you?
There is something about covered bridges. Every time I go by one, I have to take their picture.
I especially loved the red flecks in the small waterfall from the Taftsville Bridge.
You can click on any picture to see it full size.
What does one, with a camera, do when they are waiting?
Takes pictures of what is right in front of them.
These were taken Friday morning.
Yesterday I couldn’t resist stopping at the Brookline Reservoir. It is so pretty this time of year!
This is 11 pictures shot vertically, stitched together. I use Photoshop. Here is another group who enjoyed their WALK!