La vie est belle

We had a pretty magical weekend. Somehow we squeezed in:

* Two hikes (Cold Spring – Saturday and Bear Mountain – Sunday)
* An acoustic Jackie Greene set at City Winery
* A bald eagle spotting
* Steaming bowls of pasta with Dan’s high school friend Frank and his wife Ally
* A glass of wine with Cindy and her new husband, Juan
* A discussion of life with Kevin Brown while looking out at the East River and examining its fluctuating flow
* The offering of a talking clock to the inspiring and lovely 91 year-old woman I care for on Sunday afternoons
* A new home art project made of wind-blown branches that Dan found on Bear Mountain and carried up & then down, where they now adorn our studio

With the cooler, fall days and the winter approaching, we get ready to tackle the projects we’ve put off and pick up the books that are waiting for us. Do share any good reads that you recommend.

Some closing words from the late Maya Angelou,

“Living well is an art that can be developed: a love of life and ability to take great pleasure from small offerings and assurance that the world owes you nothing and that every gift is exactly that, a gift.”

4 thoughts on “La vie est belle

  1. Your weekend is a nice inspiration to start some fun art projects at The Reaverbocker. Life is beautiful. You two are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  2. For us food fanatics out here, I would like some specificity on the pasta and wine, particularly the pasta dish as I need some inspiration for creating more vegetable pasta dishes.

    As to the wine, the type and vintage as we now have Total Wines in Albuquerque which has a very deep wine selecton.


  3. Sounds like a rocking w/end. Wonderful. I’ve been packing in lots on w/ends & also during the week. Such glorious weather. In New England, the leaves are already turning. This is 2 weeks early than the norm. Hikes in the Quabbin reservoir have been fascinating & watching the sunset there is brillig. (You know where that word comes from, yes?).


    Tante Noisette

  4. The Cold Spring area has one of my favorite hikes in the world with its views of NYC far away as a tiny dot which really puts things into perspective. Thanks for allowing me to revisit it again through your eyes!

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