"This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affectations glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn."

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New York - Still Wonderful!

Brrrrr......back from wonderful, but very cold New York!  It didn't snow, but temperatures dipped down into the low 20's at night.

Mr. Mallard managed to find some water away from the ice.  Doesn't he look cold?

At least Mr. Squirrel could find his *hidden treasure trove* of buried nuts!

Chris and I went to a wonderful restaurant - *Fishtail* to celebrate his birthday.  The food was delicious - and the atmosphere great.  The *noise level* was minimal - we could hear each other talk!  The only bad thing - it poured rain!  This meant taking the train into NYC - then a cab - then reversing it.  Of course, I wore something dressy - with very high heels.... but it was worth it.  We had a memorable evening.

Why take the train?  Because Chris now lives in...

The very old (but very cool) inside of the Train Station.

Yonkers is not that far from Manhattan..... you can see it through the cloudy Wintry sky..

The Hudson River flows by - this is the view from Chris' apartment.

Geese!!!  They became a constant joke - because my first few days, gaggles of them flew constantly over the river - sometimes as many as 60...... Of course, I never had my camera ready.....and on my last days, I would go out and WAIT....but nope...these were the only ones I caught - and I missed their landing!

Love the Greenish Glow of the lamp..

There is a wonderful sculpture garden nearby..

A Mim-Fish!

  And of course, one of the main reasons I went to Yonkers.......BOFIE!

He looks good....greyer, slower, but still like a puppy when he gets new toys!
here he is with Winston XII (the rabbit) and Reynard - his new Fox. He absolutely loved Reynard and would walk around the apartment with him.....

I decided to add one more toy - my January *Farewell* gift....  Mr. Hedgehog!

Do you think Bofie liked him?  A-ha-ha!

Last day....I was feeling a little sad....I hate *adieus*....but when I saw *Lo's Emissary*, I felt better!

Right before departing for JFK..... we asked a passerby to snap a photo of the three of us.

I am so happy I went - and so were Chris and Bofie.  We are slowly beginning to heal from the hurt of four years ago.... I don't know what the future holds...and am content to take it a day at a time.

I hope you enjoyed looking at these photos with me.


♥ Robin ♥


  1. It looks and sounds ike a wonderful trip. I loved seeing New York through you eyes. Looks like the ducks followed you there.
    Bofie is so funny with those toys.
    Thank you again for the journey.

    1. Teri, I loved being in NY again! I hope to always be able to visit this vibrant city! (And Yonkers is ok too!)

      Bofie IS still a Pup when it comes to his toys! You should see him try to get all three in his mouth! A-ha-ha!


      ♥ Robin ♥

  2. you and chris look stunning together, i have to say!! :))) so happy you had a chance to visit him and your beloved bofie --- looks like you enjoyed much of what always exciting nyc has to offer, dreary weather or not! glad you are back home safe and sound~

    sending love and hugs,

    1. Amanda, thank you for your sweet words...cold weather or not - it was warm and wonderful to be with *my guys* again.
      NYC is an exciting place....even when it's 30 degrees outside!

      You understand about Bofie...he IS my baby.

      Off to visit you now!

      Love to my beautiful *Twin*,

      ♥ Robin ♥

  3. Favorite picture: Winter-bare tree against Manhattan towers. Evocative
    Thank you

    1. Hi *Ring*! I'm glad you enjoyed the photos - particularly that one.... I love it too!


      ♥ Robin ♥

  4. I love your photos! Chris looks good and that Bofie is just gorgeous, that last picture of the three of you is awesome.

    I thought of you as we drove to Long Island on Monday to a funeral. Long story but I wished we could have met up in Yonkers.

    xo mim

  5. Ah, Mim.....I thought of you a lot while I was there...so sorry you and your DH had a funeral to attend to.....such a sad occasion - particularly at Wintertime. But wish we could have met....sigh....one day though!

    I LOVE that you love Bofie....we both know how special Labs are!


    ♥ Robin ♥

  6. What fun. I think the duck is cold. Makes me cold just looking at that ice. You are a brave lady going to Yonkers during winter. Bofie must be a big draw. Handsome pooch. Nice looking couple.

  7. Hi Lisa... I actually love Winter...(just not on my travel days)....I totally agree about Mr. Mallard.....he looked so cold and unhappy....but, I adored the expression on his face...

    Bofie IS my greatest love....I would go anywhere to be with him. (I KNOW you understand.)


    ♥ Robin ♥

  8. Lovely pictures dear of a cold but warmhearted visit ;)
    I am happy you had such a good time but sad you returned with a kind of flu.... :(
    Bofie still looks terrific :)
    I hope after my Chicago we can skype again to catch up.
    And yes one day at a time dear that is the best. You still are a great looking couple.
    Love that last picture :)
    Take care now and get well soon