10 February 2010


The snow falling today was/is perfect for building snow people. I took a walk around Gantry State park and there were snow people everywhere. I didn't have a partner in crime to build one with, so I just enjoyed the toil and ingenuity of my neighbors.

I'm not sure what this one is, but I like the creative use of carrots
This is a big one, at least seven feet tall. The top hat didn't make him come alive.

Another big one, seven feet or so. It appears to be a snow cat or bunny. I deduct this from the cleaver use of sticks as whiskers.

I wasn't impressed by the amount of debris in this one. It might be a pirate (black eye patch?), if so I forgive the debris.

Perhaps the most creative, the lounging

You can see a little snowcreature on the top of the mound and a bigger one peaking over the mound on the right hand side.

07 February 2010

Brooklyn Flea

I've been wanting to visit Brooklyn Flea Market for awhile now. Today I finally made it. For the this winter it is located in an old bank, which is in a beautiful old building. There was a large selection of vintage goods and some artisan goods, mostly jewelry and screen printing. We didn't get anything, but it was neat to see the building and know what kind of things they carry. I saw a few antique tablecloths, but not one perfect for my table.

The bank vault door

Chandelier and mosaic

Booths in the main section, there were more on either side (through the teller booths) on the mezzanine, and in the vault.

From the ground floor

Connetquot River State Park

A few weekends ago, we had some pretty nice weather (not bone chillingly cold) Adrian and I took a hike around Connetquot river state park, the river was damned in several areas to create lakes. There were some lovely swans in the water, but the more we chased them the faster they swam away.

Fun with shadows

Gator? Snake? Log?