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.)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Exploded trees

I'm afraid post-hurricane Princeton is full of exploded trees. I'll try to include some cheerier photos soon, from my travels last week (I luckily missed the storm while travelling).

Friday, November 2, 2012

Around town

From 2 weeks ago, an autumn day with touches of red (thanks to this dapper gentleman for posing!)... 

...And gold. Thank you for your kind comments yesterday. Nature is devastating but also beautiful. My heart goes out to those affected by the hurricane. Please stay safe wherever you are.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November theme day: Water's edge

This month's theme day was a challenge. Hurricane Sandy devastated many areas. After travel delays, I arrived home a few hours ago to a town with almost no power...but am one of the lucky ones. Meantime, until I've new photos, here's a Waikiki Beach, Honolulu sunset from a few days ago. I hope to visit your blogs soon, and that you're well and safe!
~See more theme day photos at the new City Daily Photo site.~