My daughter Deb and I go out for coffee every Saturday, we’ve been doing this for almost 20 years. Sometimes we stay local, sometimes travel to different state to meet a friend like in the upper right hand corner picture or choose a place in NJ where we can enjoy the NYC skyline. Sometimes Deb takes her writing along and I bring a crossword puzzle book or a small coloring book with me. Even though we live together these Saturday morning outings are a special time for us.
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I’m doing ‘photo a day’ weekly instead of daily. Here’s the challenge for the week of July 15 – 21.
15 – Relax 16 – Midnight Blue (lace shawl my daughter knitted) 17– Succulent (30+ year old aloe plant) 18 -Ceramic 19 -Waves 20 – Start with “E” (Espresso Love, my favorite place on MV for blueberry scones & coffee) 21 – Red & White
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The Tivoli building… Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard (circa 1920)
The two story, full block Tivoli Dance Hall stood from 1901 until 1964. The bottom floor housed shops and an ice cream parlor. My godmother worked in the ice cream parlor and I always enjoyed visiting her there… one time in particular jumps to mind.
I was 3 years old and had newly mastered winking and was anxious to put it to use. Sitting at a table behind my mother and facing me was a sailor. Being that I was wearing a sailor dress I figured we had something in common and so I began winking at him… it did not take long for my mother to notice. She turned around and as she did the young sailor headed for our table. He smiled and said he was alone on the Vineyard for the day and wanted to tell my mother how charming he thought I was (blushing here). Not only did my mother invite him to join us at the table but she invited him home for dinner (this was mid 1940’s). I was amazed at how powerful this winking thing was. I’ve never forgotten him… I do however keep the winking thing to a minimum.
The entire second floor of the Tivoli Dance Hall was just that, the dance hall. It was huge, at least in the eyes of a 4 year old being dragged there against her will for a dance lesson. I did like all the windows and how far you could see out of them, I liked the clicking sound my shoes made on the floor, I loved the brand new sundress I had on …
…but, I did NOT like the group dancing part. I remember reluctantly getting in line with the other
victims children, but my feet did not move, they planted themselves firmly in one spot and stayed there. Everyone danced around me but I did not care to join in, not only didn’t I dance I wouldn’t talk to anyone either.
My mother was not happy with me… we did not stop for promised ice cream at the Frosty Cottage on Circuit Ave for ice cream and we didn’t come home with a sailor for dinner either.
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I’ve decided to do my ‘photo a day’ weekly instead of daily. Here’s the challenge for the week of June 8 – 14.
8- Red fruit 9- Ice Cream 10- Water 11- Summer fun 12- Start with S 13- Flowers in vase 14 – Reflections
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The promise and anticipation of delicious cheesecake shared with friends at Junior’s restaurant in NYC did not disappoint. Yum and yum.
This is my first attempt at the Tuesday Photo Challenge, hope I did it right
Tuesday Photo Challenge – Promise
The prompt: Welcome to the final installment of the Weekly Photo Challenge. We welcome you to share your favorites with us. Happy photographic trails!
What I would post, what photo or photos would make it. Pictures of the Vineyard which accounts for more than 75% of my photos, flowers, landscapes, black & white photos, what would my last installment be ? And then I knew, it had to be the one below. It’s not a great photo, it’s not artistic or beautiful, but it says ‘final installment’ perfectly. This famous nightclub/coffee house/folk music venue in New York City known as…
I’ll miss you Weekly Photo Challenge, it was always a challenge and always fun.
The prompt: What does sweet look like to you?
It looks like this to me…
My favorite dessert. Frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity 3 in New York City.
The prompt: You can find similar reflections and changes in perspective just about anywhere. From water and glass to metallic surfaces, share a photo that captures something reflected back to you in a way that made you look at your surroundings differently.
From a log in a river, to the Chrysler Building in NYC, to a restaurant in NJ, to a mirror reflecting a mirror reflecting a window, to docks on Martha’s Vineyard… these are my selections for ‘reflecting.’
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My February pictures are.. the wall calendar on the left is of a beautiful amaryllis that a friend gave me.
The desk calendar picture on the right was taken in CT last February on my birthday… went to Rowayton, CT to meet a friend for coffee. Before my daughter and I got there my friend had hung a ‘happy birthday’ banner over the table and had gifts and all kinds of pastries for us. It was a spur-of-the moment get together and it was a lot of fun.