Around the Neighborhood – Guardian Lion

This lion is one of a number that guard the entrances to a large mansion on Central Ave. in Briarcliff Manor. Inscribed on the columns on either side of the gate is the word “Hohensichtlich”. “Hohen” means high in German, and “Sichtlich” means visibly. Put them together and what do you get: I haven’t a clue.

Taken with a Panasonic Lumix GF-1 and Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42 f3.5-4.6 II

Across the stepping stones

This was taken at the Rockefeller State Park and Preserve. I’d seen an interesting composition with small stream and the round stretch of water in the foreground and the larger, Swan Lake in the middle-background. I even liked the way you can see a path winding up to the Overlook Trail on the far side of the lake.

Then I saw this couple approaching along another trail and I decided to wait to see if they would walk across the stepping stones, which they did.

Taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M10 and Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f4-5.6