Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Indiana picture, part II

On the way back from Grandma's, we drove through Brown County in central Indiana. It's the...Napa Valley (?) of central Indiana, so it should be beautiful. It is also, however, the ugliest time of year. It was warm, though, and we stopped for a walk in a state park. I set myself the challenge of finding beautiful things in these moments that are post-snow but pre-wildflowers. I decided to seek out interesting textures, and to use close-ups as much as possible.

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Indiana picture, part I

During Nicole's spring break, we went to my grandmother's in Indiana, where it has been raining and raining and raining. On the drive down, it was not raining, but it was cloudy. Spectacularly so, in fact. Nicole "demanded" that I take pictures. Some of the results were good. Thanks Nicole; thanks little camera.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Museum pictures

Recent comments clamor for more pictures of Nicole, and I can provide! Here are her feet on a crazy floor at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Nuts 4 Nuts

Nicole's here now and, as we walked through Central Park today, we found a Nuts 4 Nuts stand! Since this blog's primary contribution to world knowledge came in the form of explaining Chilean Nuts 5 Nuts vendors, we celebrated with a photo. And some sugary cashews.

Table for snow

Here's another one from that snowy day when I arrived in New York. This week I worked in the Yale special collections in New Haven and in the Rockefeller Foundation archives in Sleepy Hollow / Tarrytown. The Rockefeller Foundation archives are in the old mansion of Mr. Rockefeller's second wife. It's a huge house with some beautiful flooring and staircases, furniture, etc. At one point I was staring at three paintings on the wall that I liked a great deal before realizing that the signature in the corner said Marc Chagall. Go figure.