Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Here and There

Heading north to the Hudson Valley from Manhattan ~ next stop: Spuyten Duyvil.

Storm King Art Center

Emeline Park, Haverstraw

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Kakiat Park ~ Montebello, NY

One of the trails.

Dogs socialize at the park regularly.

I saw a Maverick in the parking lot. A rare sighting!

Kakiat Park is a great place to hike with kids. Easy well-marked trails and thrill of possible snakes.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Storm King Art Center

I live close enough to visit several times each year, usually going for the entire day, arriving minutes before the park opens, bringing a picnic lunch, and wandering around until I am told I must leave.

This is a wave sculpture by Maya Lin.

The gazebo for two anarchists by Siah Armajani is one of my favorites.

I really love this gazebo, and how it was moved to what I feel is a better location in the park.

The nickel couch by Johnny Swing.

Di Suvero's Pryamidian.

I forget the name and artist here, but these are old friends... I remember when they were new and shiny and black - before the rust... and they were in another area of the park.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Guess Where?

Guess where you can sit comfortably on many half dollar coins?

Where in the Hudson Valley is this coin chair?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

More Views

Busy turkeys in Liberty.

Roadside waterfall near Denning.

View from Old Loomis Road. So many views are impossible to really capture ~ I drive here often but there's no safe place to pull over and walk. The best view is farther up on the road, but at a dangerous curve, and I wouldn't walk or park there. (The town of Liberty is in the valley in the distance at right.)

Last week in Shandalee. I wanted to see Shandalee Lake, so followed a sign and soon got a bit lost. The road grew narrower, and I saw groups of women in saris walking along. They smiled the waved as I passed. I wasn't too surprised that the road ended at a pretty group of buildings with the distinct look of India in the tranquil design; the sari-clad women had been a tip off. More women strolled the grounds. What I was seeing was the Mother Devine Program in action. ~ open to single women of all ages. Mother Devine refers to the nourishing power of nature.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Another View

morning mist obscures a bit of the view