Snowfall at Night!

Snowfall at Night

Snowstorm 10pm 2.17.18

As nighttime fell and darkness came, the snow was coming down at such a rapid pace.  As you can see from the picture, all those white spots are actually just some of the many snowflakes falling from the sky.  It wasn’t until I uploaded the photo did I notice how vivid the snowflakes would be against the very dark of night!

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SUPER BLUE BLOOD MOON                                       Hartsdale, New York

“People from across the country are gazing up into the sky early Wednesday morning to get a glimpse of the rare “Super Blue Blood Moon”.  With my camera in hand, I went out in the chilly early morning at 5:50 am, to capture this photo of the “Super Blue Blood Moon”.  Although here in NY we did not get the full effect of the Blood Moon, you can see a slight reddish circle around the bright Moon. 

A “Super Moon” appears brighter since it is at its closest point to Earth while in Orbit; making the Moon appear 14% larger and 30% brighter than a full moon.

Thank goodness I have always been a very early riser, since according to news reports, at 5:51 a.m. EST on Jan. 31, people in the New York City area will see the Moon enter Earth’s penumbra (the lighter, outer part of its shadow), according to  The penumbra slightly darkens the Moon, though only a little. Note: as I mentioned above the slight red color surrounding the “Super Blue Red Moon”.  Not since 1866 has anyone witnessed this phenomena of a totally lunar eclipse occurring with a Blue Moon.

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SUPER BLUE BLOOD MOON                            West Coast, USA

Unfortunately the West Coast was the better place to view the complete beauty of the complete lunar eclipse of the Blue Moon, creating the Blood Moon.  The picture above was taken on the West Coast.



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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!   (updated)

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It is still not too late to purchase those last minute “Valentine’s Day” Gifts for your loved ones!  I have added some new “gifts” from those artists already featured!

This Blog continues to feature “Valentine Gift” items from my some of my Favorite Friends, and Team Members.  With everyone “Cyber Shopping” these days, there is still time for those looking for that perfect gift!  Hopefully this will help you find some great gift ideas for that “Special Person” to make their Valentine’s Day a special remembrance!!!

Please take a moment to help promote the other “artists” on your various Social Media Sites!!!

To see more Valentine Gifts from these talented Artists, please see my other Blog

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PureandSimple Candles


Triple Strand Black and Red Rose Beaded Bracelet with Chunky Handmade Beads, 3-Strand Women's Bracelet









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Wordless Wednesday-Happy 2018

❤ New Year ~ New Beginnings!


2018 Calendar
$38 –


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Cats at Christmas

Celebrating Christmas!

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Juelez hiding inside the Top of our Christmas Tree!

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Merry Christmas Wishes!

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Kelly, Keith, Ryan – Christmas 1988

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Juelez celebrating Christmas

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Thanksgiving Wishes

Happy Thanksgiving Wishes to all my friends:

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Along the Hudson-Autumn in Irvington NY

Autumn in Irvington NY

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Along the Hudson  – Matthieson Park, Irvington NY

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Pray for Peace 2.1.17

As I really can’t find the words to explain what is happening in the world just too often, I thought this picture might be the answer.   

Those who follow my Blog, know that I often do an “Along the Hudson” series. Although this is “along the Hudson” on the lower West Side of Manhattan, it is a different view of life.

As children and adults were preparing for an evening of Halloween enjoyment, once again New York was met with another “terrorist” attack.  Innocent people riding along the Hudson River’s bike path in lower Manhattan, were the innocent victims of one man’s hatred inspired by his “supposed love of Allah”.  

As true New Yorkers, we light candles, “Pray for Peace” and ask why.  Unfortunately none of us have the answers, but do know that we pick ourselves up and continue with life as best as we can.

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September Challenge – Autumn

BBA Challenge – September 2017– Autumn Memories

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This month’s Challenge – September is one of my favorite months! As the leaves change, the smells in the air of apple wood burning in fireplaces, sweaters and shawls come out of the closets. Summer is over and we now venture into the next segment of our lives!

Like a child, I still love to kick up the fallen Autumn leaves that quietly crackle beneath my feet.  The Summer sun is declining, and a crisp freshness fills the air.  I look all around at Nature’s Beauty, Crimson’s, Gold’s, Orange and Brown colors seem to surround me as the trees changing colors take on an artist’s palette of Fall.  There is no season so radiant in its abundance of colors, as early Autumn.

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Beacon NY, St John’s Rectory

Another one of my favorite memories was when I was young, my friends and I spending hours raking leaves into large piles.  Once that was done we would jump off the terrace ledge into the mountains of leaves we just gathered, only to have to start again raking the leaves into another pile.  Unfortunately, today, with everyone having leaf blowers, children don’t get to experience the joys of spending hours playing in the leaves!

Apple picking was and is still another tradition of Autumn’s arrival!  The memories of my grandfather taking my sister and I apple picking at Purdy’s Apple Orchard are still so vivid in my mind! Before we even got out of the car, we would already take in the smells of the many types of NY Apples, which would be our first adventure at the Orchard. After picking more apples than we could hold, we would end the day with hot apple cider, and warm homemade apple donuts.  Another tradition I shared with my own children.  Unfortunately, Purdy’s in Armonk NY, originally opened in the late 1800’s recently closed.  

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                   Apple Orchard  – Modena, NY                     
Apple Cider Donuts

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                                                  Warm Apple Cinnamon Donuts 

Of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention going on Halloween walks through the Nature Center; or going to the “pumpkin patch” to pick our own pumpkins.  Naturally, my children always seemed to want the largest one in the patch!


                   Keith in the Pumpkin Patch

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Keeping the Tradition – Zachary in the Pumpkin Patch
(note the Hat – also in my Shop!!)

Fall’s beauty is like no other than that along the Hudson River in New York.  An example of this feast to our eye’s, is the picture below which I took at Sleepy Hallow Cemetery on Halloween a few years ago.  A perfect day as Fall’s colors of Nature paint an image of light as the Crimson, Gold and Orange Colors along the Hudson Valley, NY.

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A View of the Hudson Valley from Sleepy Hallow Cemetery







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