I do love driving up north of New York City. In about a span of 5-10 minutes the scenery quickly turns from city sprawl to forest, hills, rocks and streams. I can drive the route between La Guardia Aiport to Somers in my sleep. There’s one sight on the Hutchinson River Parkway at about exit 24 that always makes me chuckle – a curious looking pine tree.
I decided to take of picture of it as I was zooming by in traffic today, on my way back to the airport.
This morning started early, as usual. I’m leaving for NY again this morning and I still had to pack. I took a walk out back after a few calls. This is a shot of one of the recently planted pentas, well in bloom; with droplets from this morning’s watering still there.
I made it to La Guardia without incident. This is a shot going over the Whitestone Bridge – perennially under construction. The sunset was pretty. I was hoping to get a shot of Manhattan from the port side of the plane, but for some reason, the plane approached from the east on landing, instead of the west, so I missed getting a shot.
Back to NY for meetings this week. I indulged myself by traveling on Monday instead of Sunday.
As we were landing, I took this shot of the Empire State Building and surrounding part of Manhattan right before sunset. I don’t have time to hit the big city this trip though. I’m blowing right through La Guardia and headed to Somers.
I have another shot of the Financial district on the southern tip of the island, but it still just looks wrong without those 2 towers. Hard to believe that was nearly 9 years ago.
Over the weekend I read in the news that a 6 month old infant was killed and her mother seriously injured by a falling tree branch while posing for a photo taken by the father during a visit to the Central Park Zoo. So terribly sad, and so random.
We have long 12-hour days of meetings each day, starting at 7:30. I’m actually staying in Connecticut — which just means that I have to get started pretty early to beat the traffic and get there on time.