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LTML 27: A Tree In Brooklyn

I love how I meant to post these up last week, but I just never got a chance to do it. Anyway, last week was week 27 of: Life Through My Lens This summer, we’re having a stay-cation for our summer. Since I’ve been in New York City all my life, I figured now it’s the time to check out all the favorite places that I love, and even venture to some places that I have never been before! I would love to travel to other places, but sometimes we just have to make due with what we have! 🙂  While entertaining ourselves and our kids, I always remind myself that it doesn’t have to be expensive, or far away, just the experience with the family is what they will remember.     This time, we went to the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn! I have to admit, I’m a sucker for museums! I just love the history, and I love looking back at how Brooklyn used to look through the paintings! One of my favorite sights is to come upon the building and just let it unfold before our eyes.     Now, you may not have known this, but the Brooklyn museum holds one of the oldest and finest public collections of art in the world. At this museum you can also find an extensive collection of Egyptian art, as well as the Egyptian Book of the dead!   Of course they have their share of mummies as well 🙂     Not too long ago, they began a renovation of the entrance of the museum, and I must add that...

LTML26: A Diversion

First, I can’t believe that we are now in week 26 of the year, and I’m in week 26 of my project 52.  Things didn’t turn out the way that I expected, but that’s okay.  Since Linus is out of commission, I don’t mind sharing places that I have gone to with the family. Since it is July, that means home school has started for us.  If you haven’t noticed, I’ve not been that active on the web lately (I’m sure you noticed, because you DO care about me *stares at the screen*).  I’ve readied myself with lesson plans, and letters to the Board of Education, and praying to get myself into the homeschooling mood. Since I’ve felt more nervous this time (cause things just got real) I decided to take a break from what I was doing and take the kids to the Amusement Park.  It’s fun for them and a diversion for me.   Deno’s Wonder Wheel park has been around since I was a little girl, and I’ve been so happy to share it with my children as well.  The story goes, that Deno loved his wife so much, he bought the wonder wheel as a wedding present for her!  Now that’s love.  There had been rumors that it was going close with all the changes that has gone on, but I’m glad that it stayed open. By looking at the signs, you see we don’t have to wait until the 4th of July to watch fireworks, we can see it every Friday!  It’s a huge treat for the little ones!   Since we are talking about...

LTML25: Seriously Serious

So…Mr. C and I have been talking about getting something new for LittleZ. You see, when your in the home of an older sister, you sometimes are surrounded by girl toys…a a lot. So we wanted to get something special for him. This special gift had special requirements. we didn’t want batteries for it, and we wanted to make sure that he couldn’t choke on it if it broke. We wanted an action figure in all of it’s action-ness (yes, I just made that word up) and we wanted something that he could love. Of course it had to be Red. Of course I don’t know what this is other than a Power Ranger (as I do not watch the shows, but I suspect that will change down the line). But it fit all of our requirements, and then some. But maybe I took myself too serious…. …As this action figure is taller than Little Z and almost half the height of Zee. Yeah..maybe I took myself seriously serious. *shrugs* Live and learn....

LTML21: From The Garden

This week for Life Through My Lens, we stayed close to home. Everyone has been sick (except for me but I’m sure I’m next) so there was no great adventure.  But that’s okay.  I find that I don’t usually have to look far to find something to take a picture of. Since everyone has been under the weather, it was good time to check out some of the flowers that we planted a few weeks ago.  Of course, they looked better when we first got them, but it was my laziness that decided not to capture them sooner. I guess I always figured that they will still (still as in always) be blooming.  But life doesn’t happen that way, does it?   Any who, on to the pictures!   It took me some time to find this flower but I am in love with the fiery colors of the red, orange and yellow.  I have no idea what the name of this flower is, but it sure does look pretty!  This one reminds of a child that is looking for attention in front of the camera. To think this was in a pot hiding in the back of the garden!     This is one of my favorite flower shots so far. It promises so much “perfection” yet it’s missing symmetry with the loss of a few petals. Regardless, it will not bow down to a few broken petals. It’s still bright and vibrant and very much alive! ***   About these pictures: Again, these are iPhone pictures. I’ve got a bit lazy and I need to take the big girl out...

LTML-20: Walking Through Chinatown

This week for Life Through My Lens Thursday, I’m sharing a place with you that I always love going to.  Manhattan China Town.   Here are a few pictures that I took while walking with the family.   What really brings this place to life for me, is knowing that not much has changed from the first time I visited this place. Of course now, things are changing tourism has left its mark on the area, and the nearby surrounding area (Little Italy) is getting smaller, as this place is getting bigger.   For me and Mr. C, it’s a classic.  This is our “default” place to hang out and see what’s new.  Also, it’s not a bad spot to share my husband’s culture with our children.     There are a lot of buildings that have the same construction, but when I look up and see the wall of fire escapes and signs written in Chinese, I sometimes feel like I’m experiencing an old world.     True to form, a church is never too far away from the busy hustle and bustle of making money in the streets.   These days, who can visit Chinatown, and not get lost in the array of different items these vendors have for sale.  If you take your time inside these stores, you’ll find something that will add color and life to your home.   “New York” is never too far away for those that really wants to wear it.  Even though I’m from the area, but I do not mind sporting my state.  It’s one of the best ways to have...

LTML 19: Bright Lights

This week’s photography challenge, I had a hard time “focusing” on what to take.   It’s so weird not completing a LTMLT without Linus, as I now find myself struggling for inspiration. Even though I’m sad to no longer take pictures of Linus, I know that this is going to challenge me further to: Share things that brings me joy, and peace and hopefully allows you the breathe easy for just a moment. Not get too attached to one object or one thing — just like that, it could be gone. Stretch myself in concepts and ideas. Give you a glimpse of my life through my lens, of how I see things, and not see them the same way.       Even on a cloudy day (I actually think there was fog covering the top part of the parachute) , this place still brings happiness and joy to may people.   They don’t care if it’s raining or cloudy, or sizzling hot.  This place is and always will be fun to many. Even though this picture is year ago,  there is still a sense of enjoyment that is yet to be had.  A promise of summer on a cold, cloudy day. What place can you think of that is and always will be considered a place of fun and enjoyment for you?    ...
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