Black & White Sunday: Music

Paula has chosen Music as the theme for Black & White Sunday this week. My husband started taking piano lessons about eight years ago- he had never learned as a child. I am fortunate to listen to him practice every night, filling the house with music. Our piano technician,as they are called these days, as opposed to tuners, has become a good friend and always plays for us before he leaves. Here is a small sample of Loren’s playing along with images of him and my husband.


Black & White Sunday: Imperfect

This week Paula says: You must have in your archives a photo that you consider imperfect, but you love it anyway, or the photo maybe perfect, but the subject is not? Whichever the case, how do you feel about sharing some imperfection for this challenge?

Tree Swallows are constantly in motion, occasionally landing long enough to capture. These 3 were still but by the time I attempted to focus, 2 had taken flight and the 3rd was about to. When I uploaded the photo I didn’t care that it was blurry, it reminded me of that moment and I still liked it. Imperfect, but okay.


Black & White Sunday: Traces of the Past

Glenview is a river home with a past that first began with its building in 1876, built by New York City financier John Bond Trevor (1820 – 1890) Glenview’s twenty-four rooms were outfitted with the modern conveniences of indoor plumbing, gas lighting, and a huge coal-burning furnace. Trevor’s wife and daughter lived in the house until Mrs. Trevor’s death in 1922. The house was put up for sale, many of its contents sold at auction. The house, itself, was sold to the City of Yonkers, in New York, and opened as the Yonkers Museum of Science and the Arts in 1924, renamed The Hudson River Museum of Yonkers in 1948 and, then, renamed, again, The Hudson River Museum of Westchester. In the 1960s, the Museum began to restore the home as an historic residence that showed life in a home of the Gilded Age. I visited the museum last year and have chosen it for Traces of the Past this week. The museum sits overlooking the Hudson River with sweeping views of the Palisades in New Jersey across from it.

Traces of the Past