Thursday, May 27, 2021

ESB Paparazza!

ok the story was, I had morning chemo and an afternoon scan last week Tuesday, so I took the day off from work, took my camera along & wandered the vicinity between appointments. Unftunately the day ended up being really hard on my poor chemo-cranky feet but I did really enjoy roving around and taking pix and I realized today that except for a skyline from the ferry, I haven't shared any yet. Did some editing tonight and here's the first batch - I don't care how long I live in NYC, I will always enjoy taking pictures of the Empire State Building!

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Spring has sprung at Sebago! 3 weeks of flowers at the club.

Blogger's new interface continues to be broken. If you click on the first photo, hit the back button on your browser, and repeat that a few times (4 or 5 for me tonight), you may get the old slideshow view with thumbnails. Blogger's new interface is actually part of why I haven't been posting as much lately - it's a constant exercise in frustration where the old interface was so simple. In good news, though, these 3 weeks of flowers do mean that I've gotten in 3 weekend paddles in a row. And my fingers are crossed for 4! Crocuses are from weeks 1 and 2, everything else from last weekend. Great time to be getting back to the club!

Monday, March 08, 2021


 It's been a long winter, and no, we aren't out of the snow window yet, but things are looking up! Click on any photo for a slideshow view.

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(frogma kayak smiley, patent pending)

Monday, February 15, 2021

Coney Island Polar Bears Snow Swim!


I haven't been able to get out to play in the snow we've finally been having this winter, but I've been vicariously enjoying friends' photos and videos. Here's a lovely video from one of the Coney Island Polar bears - enjoy!

The Coney Island Polar Bears are a remarkable crew. A lot of people just think of the big New Year's Day plunge when they see "Polar Bears" but that's actually an event that the Bears sponsor and oversee for the NYC community. It's always a fundraiser for some worthwhile group, and the Bears put in a LOT of work to make sure it's fun and safe for everyone. 

The club swims every weekend all winter, plus pretty much any time it snows.

This winter has been a true test of polar bear fortitude - in normal years the Coney Island Aquarium has made their Education Hall available to the Bears for their regular weekend swims, so there's a warm place to gather before and after the swims. That's not happening this year, but the Bears swim on!

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Midwood In The Snow, or, Good Heavens, Hi, I'm Still Here!

Hello hello from snowy snowy Brooklyn! Can't believe I didn't post ONCE through all of January - I have been planning to do but not actually doing an update post for a while now, January got so strange I guess I just got a little tongue-tied. Blogger's block? Anyhow, I will try to come back to that pretty soon but today, I got a few nice photos of my neighborhood in snow on my way home from chemo and thought I would share those.  

Click on any photo for a full sized view; hope you enjoy!