Friday, September 20, 2013


Via Mr. L (who isn't featured here enough): A vintage Ford car, doesn't look too bad for its age! I'll be taking a break for visitors + work travels. Enjoy your weekend, see you soon!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Mallard

At home in the nearby pond. Dry leaves that fell last autumn still linger, even as another autumn approaches.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

After the storm

Raindrops linger about this mystery bloom (my botanical knowledge is woeful), but all is calm once more.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Tempting fate

OK, not a great shot I admit, but hard to resist a moment that made me both smile and gasp. (I don't have a DSLR, but if I did I don't think I'd dangle it in front of the baby!)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Black squirrel

Our black squirrels are many - they're the town mascot! - but shy. This is the only one I've captured that didn't dart away in a blur. Enjoy your weekend!
{Doubtful-but-fun stories: The black squirrels were created in a science experiment and protesters released them. Or an eccentric Eastern European ambassador gifted them. Or a local resident obtained them in the 1800s, to reflect one of the official Princeton University colors (black/orange)}.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The meandering canal

The 1830s Delaware-Raritan Canal (shown previously) and towpath meanders lazily through Princeton and beyond. Here, it passes through lovely, neighboring Lambertville (20-30 minutes drive away). 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

We're not in London anymore

After a mostly-London summer, small town Princeton took some re-adjustment (What is that weird noise outside the window?! Oh, right, it's just cicadas and crickets singing.) Getting handmade cheese 3 miles away at the organic dairy farm is a most pleasant re-adjustment!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A peaceful moment {+ gallows humor}

At the Princeton cemetery. Below, a touch of gallows humor: "William H. Hahn Jr., 1905-1980, I told you I was sick". 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Morning stroll

After days of rain, sunlight felt thrilling! Also, apologies for the top of the tree being cut off, it was the best I could do as my arms kept being tugged by a wiggly dog (below - her name is Kona, a 6-year-old English Springer Spaniel we recently adopted from a rescue group...she's been wiggling ever since:).
{wiggly dog, wiggly car, wiggly phone snap}

Friday, September 6, 2013

The day closes

Looking skyward near the woodsy, southwest end of town, a lovely way to close the day.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Two towns, one color family

I'm still between London and Princeton time, so here's a bright 'duet' from both places: classic letterbox in London ("VR" = Victoria Regina, it was placed during Queen Victoria's reign), and classic locker from a Princeton high school (Mr. L, resident Brit, exclaimed: "I've never seen American school lockers up close.").

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A little cheat II: Roman ruins, London

Argh, the forecast said sun, but yesterday was mostly drenched. So here's another peek at London and Roman ruins under Guidhall Art Gallery. London's major Roman amphitheatre was lost for centuries, until these ruins were found in 1988. (After gladiatorial games, the dead were thrown in the Thames.)

Monday, September 2, 2013

A little cheat: Knole House, Kent UK

Six days of downpours (and unusual work deadlines) foiled my plans for fresh, new Princeton snaps. So I'll cheat and offer my final UK weekend instead, at the 1400s Knole House - where Medusa greets visitors and portraits' eyes follow you. (The royals, the Beatles, and Vita Sackville-West have links here too.)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

City Daily Photo Theme Day: Pink

A bit late to post today (I'm still disorganized from recent travels:). This pink bloom (dahlia?) stood out in bright lunchtime sun.

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