Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Hamilton Jewelers window and our town square. Crazily enough, I'm traveling again, thanks to last-minute tickets. I may not have internet for a week, but wishing you a Happy Holiday! Be safe, see you soon.
Below, to make up for my post-and-run week, a little farewell look at 2012...
New spring leaves...

After a summer storm...

Autumn is beautiful...

Dreaming of a white Christmas.

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Back from work travels in a month that went by too fast. The tragedy in Connecticut has been on my mind. I hope everyone has been well and safe.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Afternoon walk

Such colourful, climbing vines! I'll be away the next few days for work travel. Be well, see you soon!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sculptural stairwell

Sherrerd Hall, Princeton University: I've passed this building many times and never gone in - what a surprise! I was unprepared and only had my phone camera.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Baby ginger

At one of our last outdoor farmers' markets (the ginger did not need peeling & was delicious brewed in chai tea). This week, the market moves indoors for the coldest season.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Feline look

Stare-down contest on Princeton campus (I lost). Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wobbly bridge

Crossing Stony Brook, Institute Woods: The perfect place for an unsteady photo:) Lenape tribes, 1690s Quaker settlersWashington and Einstein all passed through these lands, once upon a time.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Quaint waiting room

For the wee "Dinky" train (posted before).
I also learned of the below locally-filmed ad - it includes sites I've shown. (But no one dresses like this, haha!)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Mid-morning scene

On my way to an appointment, a quick shot of the 1896 Lower Pyne Building, decked out for the holidays.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Pea soup

Lunchtime yesterday: I wonder how these intrepid golfers could see? (On a random note: my mind wandered back to a memorable school lecture titled The Killer London Fog of 1952.)

Saturday, December 1, 2012


My street includes this tempting swing. The kid in me wants to try it; the adult in me eyes that skinny branch and thinks better of it.
*Enjoy more theme day photos here.*

Friday, November 30, 2012

Cold, crisp morning

Two seasons in one: budding plants (I think) amidst the morning frost yesterday. Nature's gone doolally here!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

November sun

Enjoying the November sun outside Hoagie Haven, a greasy food dive. They have a sandwich aptly named Heart Stop (here's a review).

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Craft market

The Princeton YWCA held its annual Crafters' Marketplace the previous weekend to raise funds. These recycled bottles made colorful lanterns. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Weekend explorations: East Village, New York

{Abraco espresso bar} 
It's been a while since I've posted photos from the city. This area was "Little Ukraine" in the East Village, but  (like so many areas) is now pricey and trendy.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Turkey Trot

An emergency crew member (and festive running shorts, below) at last Thursday's Turkey Trot 5K Race for charity. I was there to cheer on a racing friend.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Second spring

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." -Albert Camus
Happy Thanksgiving Day! My favorite autumn holiday. I'm signing off for the week - enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bonfire time


{Post-bonfire, next day} 
Princeton lit a bonfire Saturday to mark football wins over Harvard and Yale. I couldn't stay, but from the charred 1700s cannon buried here (left by the British, its top is visible in 2nd photo), it was a big blaze!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Autumn roses

Roses still blooming last month in Prospect Garden...

(And even this week near the Chestnut Street firehouse!)

Monday, November 19, 2012


Friday night (with dead camera battery, alas) among Princeton students at Rockefeller College's dining hall...

Plus a student Bach concert in "Rocky's" Common Hall  (the "pen ceremony" scene from A Beautiful Mind was filmed here). It's nice to occasionally attend/support student events.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Raw goods

A tangle of colorful (and tasty!) carrots at the farmers market. Have a colorful weekend!

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Nassau Street Seafood is very serious about its fish. (Thanks to this gentleman for briefly posing!)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Colorful show

I wanted to share these colorful trees from a few weeks ago, when they were starting to peak. (Happily, the ones here survived the storm).

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The pranksters have been busy

There was a Princeton versus Yale football game this weekend. Blue is Yale's color and everyone woke to a Yale-blue Scudder Plaza pool for game day. (I've shown those Ai Weiwei zodiac statues before.)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Remembering one of many

The Graduate College (tower visible in yesterday's mist) was home to "father of computer science," Alan Turing, while he earned his PhD at Princeton University. Turing had a crucial role Britain's WWII codebreaking activities.
(More at Princeton's Turing Centennial siteGoogle's tribute and the Science Museum exhibit, London.)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Postcard from Hawaii: Goodnight {+ Princeton good morning}

One last Honolulu sunset from last week...

And Princeton yesterday morning (that tree fell in the storm). Hope to share a more recovered Princeton soon. Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Postcard from Hawaii: Endangered species

The endangered Hawaiian green turtle (using Mr. L's newer Lumix camera!) off Magic Island, Honolulu...

The critically-endangered Hawaiian monk seal (only 1,200 in the wild) at remote Kaena Point trail...

And that's the Hawaiian flag at bottom - an American state flag with British banner is also rare!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Postcard from Hawaii: Makapuu {+ Election Day glimpses}

With view from the Makapuu Lighthouse hike last week. The light changes fast.
And from yesterday: "This building is closed. Still no heat." sign greeting voters (thanks to the lovely lady who drove me to the new venue - the kindness of strangers!), voting booth, and autumn leaves.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Postcard from Hawaii: Queens Beach, 6am and 9am

Bodysurfers and boogie-boarders near Waikiki - from my visit last week (Hawaii is my childhood home). I'll share cheerier, non-hurricane images this week.

(P.S. This Jack Russell terrier loves to surf.)