May All Your Plans Come True

Dreams too :) Happy New Year!





From the archive originally posted here :)


My New York City Snowstorm Set

IMG_6024, originally uploaded by happylolday.

All of my pix I took today from earlier to the eve are here on Flickr :) Stay Warm!

Christmas Night View

Christmas Night View
Originally uploaded by happylolday.


Midtown and Macy's Christmas Eve

Midtown and Macy's Christmas Eve
Originally uploaded by happylolday.

Christmas Eve in Merrick LI NY

IMG_5804, originally uploaded by happylolday.

We went for a wander on some of the streets near Rick's sis's home and some folks really went all out. Whole set here :)

Originally uploaded by happylolday



LES Lunar Eclipse 2010

The Moon had been showing off all evening, lighting the sky up. Then the Lunar Eclipse started and it really put on a show.

Gorgeous Moonlight, originally uploaded by happylolday.

Shadow Starts, originally uploaded by happylolday.

LES Lunar Eclipse 2010, originally uploaded by happylolday.

Goodnight Moon! My full Flickr set here.


Christmas Tree Lighting in Tompkins Square Park NYC

The TREE!, originally uploaded by happylolday.

This little EV Tree is the one our cat Cassa "grew up" with, he would play by it when it was a wee sapling and he a beeg baby, now they are certainly much bigger. :)
The whole set of photos Rick took located here on Flickr :)
The Lighting countdown and a carol :)


Our First Snow

All is well but quite a night, a fire broke out at our building. I posted all my pictures and video on this blog LES NYC Window- which I meant to post about here as a new photo blog for my NYC pix. Sorry the first post is about a fire but again, we were told no one was hurt and the fire dept here was truly fast and amazing.

A nice thing about today and tonight is that it's our first snow here in the new place! It's beautiful! :)
The first flurries earlier in the eve:

First Snow!
Originally uploaded by happylolday


The Doughnuts..

Doughnut Plant 1
Originally uploaded by happylolday.

that you are having today, were just bowls of flour last night :)


Balcony Love

Balcony Love
Originally uploaded by happylolday.

On my balcony tonight, such a beautiful NYC Winter eve!
The whole little set here.


In the Night Park

Thank you last weekend Curbed NY for making my Goodnight Gazebo a Best of the Curbed Photo Pool.

The rest of the little park is beautiful too.

Kissin' in the Park After Dark
Originally uploaded by happylolday.

Originally uploaded by happylolday.


Happy Holidays to all :)

Stay safe from dancing cookies!! :)


Do You Think these Kittens are Calm and Polite Now?

My guess is they are still doing the same things just bigger now! :)
Originally posted here!

Thanks Bowery Boogie!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! :)

Thanks for using my picture for your weekend edition!

Originally uploaded by happylolday.


The LES Tonight

Originally uploaded by happylolday.

Lovely Night!


Thank you to The Lo-Down

Thanks for using my picture this morning :)

Inside Gold
Originally uploaded by happylolday.

Danny Flies Again

Danny MacAskill and Dave Sowerby create another amazing video of bike vs gravity.. bike wins :)

Watch their first work of art in the form of a bike here.


The Benefits of Insomnia

A few minutes later and I would have missed you Star! :)

LES Morning Star
Originally uploaded by happylolday.

Originally uploaded by happylolday.


Sunrise on the LES

Originally uploaded by happylolday.

Such a beautiful sunrise this morning. My whole set as it unfolded here! :)


The Lower East Side today

Originally uploaded by happylolday.

..and a bit of wandering nearby in the East Village :)
The whole set from today is here.

SPURA Rally, Seward Park LES

Dancing, music, balloons...

Read about the issues here and here.


An NYC Air-dryer :) Thanks Again CurbedNY

Air Dry
Originally uploaded by happylolday.

The air dry method is very efficient! :)
And thanks again CurbedNY you always pick such amazing photos to post it's a huge honor to be included :)


Pro and Not-SO Halloween Pups! :)

Some pups LOVE it...

and some Pups.. not-so-much (beeg doggy laughing at you doesn't help much!)

Maybe dress him as a WOLF then he can feel HOWWWLLL-o-WEENISH! :)
Happy Halloween Everybody!!


Goodnight Rainbows

The Rainbows came to visit and then they said goodnight :)
Goodnight pretty LES Rainbows I hope to see you again sometime!


Then I watched them disappear..

Goodnight Rainbows from cmerry on Vimeo.

EDIT! Thank you CurbedNY for using my Rainbows :)

Click through and click the CurbedNY photo pool for more wonderful pix from NYC's Rainbow invasion yesterday :)

Another EDIT! Something cute, on the Youtube video of mine of this the first person to watch and comment is the Double Rainbow Meme King himself Hungrybear9562! Thanks DR Bear! :) The Famous Double Rainbow video, and a cute song remix!


What Buildings do for Fun ;)

IAC on a Lark

They drift here and there visiting friends..

Inspired by a fun post on CurbedNY


The Clouds, by Rick

The Clouds, by Rick
Originally uploaded by happylolday.

This was yesterday the sky in front of our building, they reminded me of a flock of sheep :)

edit, Rick sent this just now!

The View in Yonkers, right now by Rick
Originally uploaded by happylolday.

:) The trees are turning :)

NYC Subway Mosaic Art

It's one of the few things that can probably get a busy NYC commuter to slow down for a second, the mosaic art underground. Look around next time you are running for a train, it might be worth catching the next one just to look at these up close. I saw these last night. Truly beautiful.

Originally uploaded by happylolday.

About them: There are 2 large wall sized pieces of artwork, one on each wall where the staircase exits and transfers are, and the artist for both glass mosaics is Ming Fay (2004). The Downtown side is titled "Shad Crossing" and details two giant shad fish "swimming", along with another wall mosaic of blue waters. In the late 19th century, these shad were found along the Hudson River when new immigrants came to New York, most of them settled on the Lower East side. The new staircase to the relocated F/T booth also has another painting of a shad wrapped around the bottom of the stairs. The Uptown side is titled "Delancey Orchard"; it has a cherry orchard tree mosaic, which symbolized the tree owned by the Delancey family in the 18th century. Along all staircases leading from the F line platforms to either fare control are miniature versions of these paintings (edit: They say "paintings" but they are large mosaics made to look like paintings :))
From Station Reporter
Check out this site for more beautiful mosaic works of art in NYC Subways :)

Hidden Chandelier and Good Evening!

Hidden Chandelier
Originally uploaded by happylolday.

Thank you Curbed NY :)

Edit! And thank you CurbedNY again- this was posted for the evening news linkage:)

Originally uploaded by happylolday.