One BEAUTIFULweekend…

This past weekend in New York City it felt like spring… the sun was shining, people were out and I was super motivated! My friend Stephanie was in town visiting and we took full advantage of the weather! Walking along the Brooklyn Promenade over the Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan (picking up our friend Lindsey) and walking back to Brooklyn…. ALL with dog in tow!

Stephanie and Capone... taking a breather in DUMBO.

Brooklyn Bridge from DUMBO.

Brooklyn Bridge walkway.... CROWDED!

On the Brooklyn Bridge.

-r.

Hello spring… I’ve missed you…

Spring is HERE  (finally)! I hope to do alot of walking around in the sunshine and picture-taking this weekend 🙂

This is an older photo taken last year when I went to visit a friend in DC…. Cherry Blossoms were in full bloom and so were my allergies… but none the less still pretty!

Washington Monument - With Cherry Blossoms in Bloom

Happy Friday!

-r.

stormy NYC…

If anyone has been following the news … they know that the NYC area was rain soaked these past few days. Thankfully I was gone most of the weekend…

From what I heard there was flooding, wind and power outages… and judging from the clouds overhead on my train ride back to NYC it was a very intense weekend…

Storm Clouds over Hudson with the George Washington Bridge in the distance.

I also took an evening trip out to New Jersey to see a friend in from out of town…

The wind was non-existant when I got there but the evidence of a wind-swept weekend was obvious…

broken umbrellas.

-r.

From the air… part two…

Here is the finale of the from the air photos – Vail to New York City…

Boarding the plane via stairs... gotta love small airports.

Plane Nose.

I apologize for the ridiculously dirty window… ick.

Taking off from Vail Airport.

... and we're off...

Departing Vail

Vail Mountains covered in Snow.

Plane Shadow in the Clouds.

Lake Ontairo covered in ice.

Approaching Manhattan Skyline.

An A train makes its way to the Rockaways

Happy Friday!

-r.

From the air…

Prior to leaving for vacation.. I came across a flickr member’s site with an incredible collection of aerial photos taken from the seat of a commercial plane… obviously I’ve taken photos from the window’s of planes before but this time I took ALOT. So there will be two rounds… this first set is from the flight from New York City to Vail…

Above the clouds.

farm country.

The slopes of Vail, CO

-r.

VAILcation…

So being back at work after a vacation is possibly the worst thing ever… Especially when you were so active on the vacation that you didn’t really “vacation” so to speak. With that… my VAILcation was great… amazing snowboarding, quality snow, bluebird skies and amazing company!

Here’s a few shots of the surroundings…

Mountain above Vail Village.

Skier Sculpture in Vail Village

Beautiful, warm and the slopes = heaven!

Stream running through Vail Village.

Polar Bear ice sculpture... he was melting a bit 😦

Ice Ear in Vail Village

Fire burns in a metal fire pit in Vail.

Full moonsetting in the morning sky in Vail.

Sigh… back to work.

-r.

Leaving on a jet plane…

…well Ive arrived in Vail… and enjoying a bit of snowboarding and relaxation. With that there won’t be any other posts the rest of the week. But you can expect some Vail snow photos next week…:)

For now here are some photos taken from the vantage points of planes …

Cloudscape from above (with a dirty airplane window).

Entering the San Francisco Bay.

New York City from above - Manhattan (with Central Park on the left), Roosevelt Island and Queens to the right and the Bronx above.

Airplane on a beautiful summer day (the third to the last window is my favorite).

r.