Thursday, August 12, 2010

Coming or going?

These days it seems that I don't know if I'm coming or going... having just moved, then made a trip, and returned to my new home... I feel like I'm late to everything as I haven't yet figured out how long it takes to get anywhere, and I can't seem to get out the door any sooner. So it's only fitting that I'm late to join my fellow 365 photographers in Sue's latest endeavor. The idea is to take a picture a day every day for a year. I've set up a separate space (View from the Maypole, feel free to visit me over there, as well!) for all of those pictures, but may occasionally cross post here. Case in point: the pictures below, from my recent trip...I'd been in Michigan for a week, then I hopped on a plane and flew to NYC. Crazy, but the baptism has been scheduled for months! Here are my daily highlights, plus a bonus picture at the end:

I flew to NYC for the baptism, and also tucked down to Philly to visit some friends. (and OH how many times I wished I had taken my good camera. Lesson learned. I hope)

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I want to be a part of it

Our plane couldn't land on our first pass over La Guardia (another plane didn't clear the runway in time) so we swooped over Manhattan, and I took some pictures out of my plane window. If only the clouds would have moved out of the way...

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Holy Baptism

A window in the chapel of St. Bartholomew, where I became a godmother for the third time

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Half: part 1

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Half: part 2

My college roomie now has twins. Fraternal, obviously. They turned one right after my visit, and were a pure delight. Also, watching my dear friend parent these girls, and their big brother, was wonderful.


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Broadway and 23rd
I had lunch with Magpie (and failed to get a picture! I had meant to, but we talked the whole time and I plumb forgot) but she told me to be sure to check out the art installation. There were identical statues on buildings all around this intersection, teetering high above. I had missed them entirely when I passed below on my way to lunch.

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Geode
taken with my iphone at the Museum of Natural History

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Godson

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Suitcase living

BONUS PICTURE:

And here I am with my newest godson, isn't he a doll? And SO sweet. Obviously, I did not take this photograph.

Although it was more than a bit nutty to take off so soon after arrival in my new state, it actually was good for my mental state. I was feeling pretty depressed and a change of focus for a week really brought me back to a better place, and more emotionally ready to come back and throw myself into being in my new home.

7 comments:

Magpie said...

I love the picture you took of the statue dude. Well, I like 'em all, but that one tickles me.

Hope things are settling down.

de said...

Babies...they'll keep you real.

It has been 13 months since I've been to NYC, and I'm starting to feel it.

So glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. Only a week or two until MQ starts school! Fall will be beautiful and you'll have time on your hands to get settled in.

Mary G said...

I'm so glad you're playing - and what beautiful babies! And I love the New York photos. I am not doing a picture a day, myself. I am doing batches as good subjects present. Seems to me to fit the parameters equally well.

n said...

Glad you had a break for yourself!
You look healthy and happy.
very interesting picture idea.

kaye said...

holding babies and visiting good friends does a lot to revive the spirits. Looks like a great trip. I'll check out your "365".

Kat said...

So glad you were able to get away for a bit and clear your mind of all your current stress. And it is wonderful that you had such a great visit.
Great photos! :)

I hope things are beginning to settle a bit for you.

Emily said...

Next time you are in NY, do I get to see you?