Friday, February 28, 2014

Rush hour

On Princeton University campus. I'll be taking a break next week - enjoy your weekend, see you soon!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

From a private collection

Two Alexander Calder works are on loan to Princeton University through June, "The Kite that Never Flew" (left) and "Man." Both were installed on a rare snow-free day in January, below. (Doesn't the wrapped-up "Man" look Trojan horse-y? Open at your own risk, Princeton.)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Snow fun

Who needs man-made playgrounds when there's snowy fields? No more melting - the cold is back, brrr!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Sunny afternoons

It was 1C/30F late Sunday, heat wave! Fields and woods are still snowy, but this bench looks ready for 'benchwarmers' soon.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Happy Friday!

In the distance, two friends were running about, enjoying the snow and sunset. Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Swirled tree

I always liked the slightly swirled bark on this tree, reminds me of marbled cake! With new snowfall like cake frosting. (Winter weather makes me hungrier than usual.)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

My Congressman IS a Rocket Scientist

Seen on many cars here. Our Congressional representative, Rush Holt, a physicist, is retiring after eight long terms in Congress. He was an unusual Congressman - advocating for and securing funds to support scientific research and education, social equity, environmental conservation and suicide prevention in the military.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Winding down

Ending the day in pastel. Looks like a cross country skier had fun here.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Thoughtful gestures

Amid more snow and -15C/2F temps, someone thoughtfully hung a bird seed bell. (Some days ago, when sidewalks became treacherous ice rinks and I had to walk on the road, a sweet older couple stopped their car and asked with concern if I needed a lift - the kindness of strangers!)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Snow white

Just after a wiggly dog pulled my arm off center, and before the camera froze, a moment of fresh snow. Enjoy your weekend!
(Below, as refuge from the storm, watching the Beatles' U.S. television debut 50 years ago - the Beatles were an early love - Happy V-day:)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Let's forget that upcoming storm

We are being hit by our 3rd severe winter storm in less than 1.5 weeks! So forgive me if my mind wanders back to last winter...The weather was (unbelievably) warm enough for this bride to be outdoors on a January afternoon, swanning about the Princeton Battlefield in fancy dress - seems a world ago!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Fancy some chili?

Warm food and colorful un-suit on a cold day. This is the local outpost of Whole Foods - overpriced, but with good food samples:)  Thanks to this gentleman for posing!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Snow walrus

Despite ice, falling branches and power outages, people still had fun outside! I loved this walrus.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Ice blossoms

Almost like fresh "spring blooms" bursting forth. Just pretend that blue sky is warm, not -10C/12F!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The ice storm

Yet another storm swept through yesterday, leaving beauty and destruction. Many are still without power.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The unintentional shot

I wanted a shot of peaceful geese on a pond, but our Kona girl (below) tried to give chase and off they flew.

{I deserve a belly rub for interrupting your picture}

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

Winter morning

Back from (work) travels and the polar vortex is loosening its grip, yay! Even the geese are flying again (specks in 1st photo). A cross country skier (2nd photo) enjoyed the sunrise with me.