Sunday, February 28, 2010


Yes, the snow is beautiful. The change of seasons can connect us to our natural surroundings and winter can have a peaceful stillness. AND, after some 62 inches of Long Island snow, I am more than ready to bid adieu to the winter of '09-'10. Indeed, it's time to hurry Spring along by heading south!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Easily Entertained

From the "Proud Grandpa Collection"...Oliver discovers the spinning desk chair!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Qausi Moto's View

Some guy, all bent over, kept saying.."I come to ring the bell..."
This fisheye shot looks best in the large view.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Street View

St. John The Divine and the Peace Fountain as seen from Amsterdam Ave.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

All About The Light

Afternoon stained glass light fills the interior of St. John The Divine. Ever changing and moving the light makes for a very impressive and beautiful display.

Monday, February 22, 2010


I like to think that each candle sends it's own message of faith, forgiveness, hope or gratitude. There is always a sense of reverence and peace surrounding church candles.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Morningside Heights

Fisheye view of The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine, our weekend photo safari destination.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

New Toys

The fun is always at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Oliver's journey of discovery continues!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


At 950 feet in length and with 1,918 passengers the MS Noordam creates quite a stir during an infrequent visit to Kralendijk. It's almost humorous to watch the frenzied change of pace when a cruise ship appears. Taxis and vans that are non-existent at other times seemingly appear out of no where. Vacant beaches are suddenly filled with neon life jacketed snorkelers and craft filled kiosks crowd the town square. By 5pm the ship's horns have blasted and the circus- like atmosphere (until next week) is just a memory.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Impressive Surf

Not my shot but rather a shot of me taking a shot. :-) The power of Bonaire's windward surf is in perspective here!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

How deep is your love?....with the right person love is a joyful adventure! (and I am one very lucky guy!)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

High Fashion

Downtown Kralendijk and the shopping is cutting edge. Plenty of stock on hand, I would imagine!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The View

Our recent trip to Bonaire is a very fond memory this morning. The Northeast is yet again in the midst of a major snow storm, indeed a very different view out my window at this latitude.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010


Bonaire has seen an increase in "day trippers" as more and more cruise ships seek out "new" ports of call.

Monday, February 08, 2010

The Beach Bar

Caribbean requirement: the beach bar. Every island has to have at least one and Bonaire's is located in a very relaxed site at Lac Bay. It's very easy to spend a few hours tableside!

Sunday, February 07, 2010

The South Road

The view from Bonaire's south end is truly at "sea level"! ( Best in Large format)

Saturday, February 06, 2010


Sunday at Lac Bay, filled with locales as well as tourists. It's a lot of fun just watching the action!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Election Results

No CNN, no exit polls but plenty of pre and post election buzz on the island. To this observer the issues seemed a bit muddled but opinions ran strong. The green team (P.D.B. party) seemed the most happy when the results were posted on the old fashioned, non-computerized tally board.

Thursday, February 04, 2010


Wild flamingoes are native to Bonaire where they tend to be very camera shy. I happened to be in the right place at the right time to get this lucky shot, flamingoes are wading birds and tend to fly infrequently. (best in large view/click on the image)

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Into The Sunset

Beyond the unoccupied island of Klien Bonaire a cruise ship sails off into the sunset.
...This shot was hand held only because there was no room in my luggage for the tripod!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Light House Ruins

On a beautiful and arid length of the windward shore, the old light house still sits in isolation. There is a local movement on Bonaire to preserve more of the island's history.

Monday, February 01, 2010


Popular with locales and visiting divers, Bonaire's beach at Windsock is well named!