Hudson View – Scarborough Station Park

Taken from the parking lot at Scarborough Station, Briarcliff Manor, NY. The photograph’s metadata says that it was taken February 1, 2014 (which is probably right) at 6:52 in the evening (which is certainly wrong as it would have been dark at that time. I guess the camera’s clock was off).

Scarborough Station has an interesting history including regular visits from such luminaries as William Rockefeller and John D. Rockefeller; a one off visit from the King and Queen of Thailand (King Prajadhipok and Queen Rambai Barni). It was used as a location in the TV series Dark Shadows. For more interesting historical tidbits (including a photograph of the King and Queen of Thailand arriving at the station) see the station’s Wikipedia entry.

Taken with my then newly acquired Sony RX-100 M1.

Déjeuner sur l’herbe

Actually this would be more accurately described as “dîner” rather than “déjeuner” as it was taken during an evening picnic on the grounds of Boscobel while waiting for a play to start. Constitution Marsh and the Hudson River can be seen in background – one of the most spectacular Hudson Valley views I’ve come across.

Taken with a Panasonid Lumix LX3.

Memories of warmer days

Today is February 7 and we’ve had another gloomy, cold day with snow, sleet and freezing rain. It’s all getting to be a bit tiresome so I’ve decided to dig something out that will remind me of warmer, more colorful days gone by and in the hope that they will soon come again (since we’re supposed to go to Las Vegas in the not too distant future this might well be the case). Taken during a vacation in the Turks and Caicos Islands back in 2011.

Taken with a Panasonic Lumix ZS3.

Rusting lantern

Many years ago we bought this wrought iron lantern. My wife placed it on the edge of our patio and cleared a small space to plant a number of tiny rose bushes. Over the years the roses have grown to form what appears to be a single, large rose bush. When it’s in bloom (which it clearly isn’t at the moment) it has many small, red roses. Of course the lantern has also weathered, but we can live with the worn, rusted look. On the day I took this picture the light from the setting sun was particularly appealing.

Taken with a Vivitar 35ES.