The stream across the road

This stream is almost directly across from my house. I’ve walked past it many times but have never really paid it much attention.

This time something caught my eye. This photograph is one of many where I know that I like it, but I have great difficulty explaining exactly why. Maybe it’s the lush greens of the foliage contrasting with the more delicate whites, purples and yellows of the numerous wildflowers. Maybe it’s the contrast between all the colors and the darkness of the stream? I just don’t know.

Taken with a Sony A6000 and 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 OSS.

Lunch in Yonkers, NY – X2O, Xaviars on Hudson

And so we finally get to the place where we had lunch:X2O Xaviars on Hudson. Many of the river towns have pleasant restaurants on the Hudson, but this one is a bit special. It’s in the old ferry terminal and it projects out into the Hudson so you have impressive views of the river on three sides. The location is wonderful, the food is great and while certainly not inexpensive, is not that ridiculously expensive either. I like it so much that I went there again with some other friends for my birthday.

A view south taken from inside the restaurant

A view north taken from inside the restaurant. In the foreground is The Science Barge, a floating environmental education center on the Hudson River that has been in Yonkers since 2008. The Science Barge grows an abundance of fresh produce including tomatoes, melons, peppers, eggplant, and lettuce with zero net carbon emissions, zero pesticides, and zero runoff. All of the energy needed to power the Barge is generated by solar panels, wind turbines, and biofuels while the hydroponic greenhouse is irrigated solely by collected rainwater and purified river water, thus operating completely “off the grid.” The Science Barge is a public education destination and hosts school groups from the tri-state area during the week, and the general public on weekends.

This has to be the most impressive view from a rest room that I’ve ever seen.

Taken with a Fuji X-E3 and Fuji XC 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OSS II

Still another deer

Seen in a nearby woodland. There’s something I like about this picture. Maybe it’s the way that the deer in the middle ground is sandwiched between the bright vegetation in the foreground and the darker woodland in the background? Maybe it’s the way the deer is looking straight at me? It looks as if it’s seconds away from bolting. That wasn’t actually the case. The deer in our neighborhood are generally quite tame and will stand around for some time watching you unless you get too close to them.

Taken with a Sony A6000 and 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 OSS.

Lunch on the River Hudson in Ossining, NY

I hadn’t left the house for a couple of day and was feeling a bit bored, so I decided to grab a book and go and grab a bite to eat at a nearby riverfront restaurant: 3 Westerley. Above a view of the restaurant’s outside patio.

A couple by the river.

Hudson View.

Haverstraw Ferry Terminal.

Looking back from the ferry terminal towards the restaurant

Wooden piles in the Hudson.

Taken with a Fuji X-E3 and Fuji XC 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OSS II