Wednesday, December 31, 2008

End Of A Year

self in lights

Here is one of my favorite photos from the previous year, "Gnome in Lights", published January 28th, 2008. I hope you didn't mind the little break I took the last two+ weeks, since I am visiting family out of NYC and it just sort of happened.

I wonder what photos of mine you liked, if any, this year? May your next 365 days be really, really, really great and keep visiting New York Nitty-Gritty. Thanks for coming!

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Caption This!

a man walks on a Manhattan sidewalk, NYC


Take a look at the above photo and then CLICK HERE.

Why? THE MAG (a friend's website) has a regular contest called "Caption This!". Make a witty one-liner or what have you regarding the posted photo. You might even win the prize! Remember: you can comment here but do so at the THE MAG, in order to have a chance to win.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Little Man Unlit

the little man walks near the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, Manhattan, NYC


The little man walks near the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, before the big crowds and the lighting and all that.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Sunset Water Taxi

sunset on the Hudson River, with New York Water Taxi, Hudson River, NYC


Sunset on the Hudson River, complete with a New York Water Taxi cruising past the World Financial Center and lower Manhattan...

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Overcast ESB

the top of the Empire State Building in overcast weather, Manhattan, NYC


The top of the Empire State Building on an overcast day in New York City...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bird Bath

roof of car with reflection and bird poop


Be careful, when parking under trees. Things could have been worse...this could have been MY car. ;]

Please, could you go to this site and make witty comments on the photo there? It's a photo of a bird with some alligators. I'm sure you can come up with something funny.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sunset Incident

sunset light at incident angle to the camera, Hudson River, Manhattan, NYC


From the banks of the mighty Hudson River, late afternoon light reflects off buildings of lower Manhattan at an incident angle to the camera.

EXTRA: I looked at last November's photos (2007) and found an interesting one from Kasaan Bay, Alaska to compare to the one for today. Oh, if you click the link, once there, you will need to scroll for the sunset photo. Yes, you will recognize it.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Lower Manhattan

sunlight hits parts of buildings in lower Manhattan, NYC


This afternoon, some sunlight breaks through the clouds to fall on buildings of lower Manhattan.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Van Back

graffiti on a van in Manhattan, NYC


So, I caught this horrible cold a few days ago and finally resorted to using the Robitussin®. Hey, the stuff works pretty well. Anyway, I sort of forgot about posting here for a couple days. Getting sick sucks!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Obama Wins!

the little man's Times Square view of Barack Obama's election victory


The little man walked in Times Square Tuesday night to find out that Barack Obama has become our President-Elect. Thousands of people cheered the large screen. The most unlikely of candidates has won the election and shown the best of the United States of America. Hope has beaten fear, ability beat cynicism, and we are all the better for it.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

New Era

Tommy Ervin, park manager, and two mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida


On November 1st, Weeki Wachee Springs became a Florida state park. Here, Tommy Ervin, inaugural park manager, and two current mermaids take part in a weekend jazz fest held at the park.

I wish Mr. Ervin all the best in his future efforts and look forward to visiting Weeki Wachee for decades to come.

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

State Park

workers install new signs at Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida


As of today, Weeki Wachee Springs becomes a Florida state park. Here workers install some new signs.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Bald Eagle

a bald eagle in a pine tree, Weeki Wachee, Florida


A bald eagle rests in a pine tree above the Weeki Wachee River in Florida. You might notice the "Spanish Moss" hanging on the limbs of the tree as well, which isn't Spanish nor is it moss. It's an air plant related to the orchid.

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Family

manatees enjoy the sun and each other at Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida


This afternoon, I saw a family of manatees enjoying the sun and each other at Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Mermaid Drinks

a Weeki Wachee mermaid demonstrates drinking under water, Florida


A Weeki Wachee mermaid demonstrates drinking a soda under water. Do not try this at home.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Adagio Sculpture

the adagio sculpture at Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida


I don't know where the sun in "The Sunshine State" has gone. Anyway, I still managed to enjoy this sculpture outside the entrance of Weeki Wachee Springs, the home of live mermaids. The figures are shown in the adagio pose, a signature move performed in each mermaid show.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Weeki Sunset 2

sunset on the Gulf of Mexico, Florida


Okay, so I didn't come to Florida for the clouds but clouds can make for exciting sunsets. On the Gulf of Mexico...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Weeki Sunset

sunset at the mouth of the Weeki Wachee River, Florida


Coming in from the Gulf of Mexico, a boat heads into the mouth of the Weeki Wachee River during sunset. No, this is not in New York City but going to Florida is "very NYC"...and when I go on vacation, so do you. Enjoy!