Merry Christmas from Gayle

A little bit of art work I did to hang in the Arts & Crafts room of the senior home I live in.

 

Christmas Construction

 

Today, Dec. 8, First snow day in Port Richmond, Staten Island, NY

Dark Days of Winter in Port Richmond, Staten Island, NY

All I’m doing these days is watching snow come down.  Keeping lots of food outside for the homeless cats and birds.  Knitting while watching TV or Inspector Morris videos on YouTube. I’m trying to read (“Crime & Punishment”), but reading makes me sleepy so then I go on Twitter to wake me up and end up being there for an hour or two.  And making op art/zentangle pictures:  below are some examples:

 

A Bridge Between the Past and the Future

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Future

verrazanoBridge2010Verrazano Narrows Bridge serving as a metaphor:  Crossing a bridge from the past to the future.

 [Verrazano Narrows Bridge connects Staten Island to Brooklyn, which most people have to cross to get to Manhattan when driving]

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons

The 4 Seasons in Staten Island

 

Spring at High Rock Park
Spring at High Rock Park
floorGreenbelt, June 2012
The Floor of the Greenbelt in June when covered with ferns
Autumn at Wolf's Pond
Autumn at Wolf’s Pond
fdr boardwalk winter
Winter at the Sea Breeze Pier at Midland Beach, South Shore of Staten Island

Optimism During a Snow Storm–Revisited

In response to the Post Weekly photo challenge: Optimistic

Yesterday, when I posted Optimism During a Snow Storm, I was using photos from past storms.  Then just today we got a blizzard here in Staten Island.  I’ve been out all morning taking photos.

PortRichmondMan
Man optimistic about shoveling snow in the middle of a blizzard.
Frank, who lives in the same senior home as myself, buying provisions from Kuma at our local 5-eleven at Castleton and Port Richmond Road.
Frank, who lives in the same senior home as myself, buying provisions from Kuma at our local 5-eleven Deli at Castleton and Port Richmond Road in Port Richmond, Staten Island.  Lots of beer being sold.  Beer helps people be optimistic, no doubt. 

Optimism During a Snow Storm

In response to the Post Weekly photo challenge: Optimistic

Since a snow storm is supposed to happen tonight, I have snow on the brain.  These are photos of people showing optimism during a snow storm.

carinsnow
This person is optimistic that he can push his car to get it going again.  He better call AAA.
portrichmondpark
These people are optimistic that they will be able to get to where they want to go in their car.  Dream on.