Friday, September 19, 2008

Speed Walking Through NYC and Life in General

I joined some friends yesterday for a little bus trip to the Big Apple. All of us desired to see lots of art, visit some cool shops, and enjoy some great food. We did our best to do just that, and had lots of fun, but I think we all felt we could have used at least twice as much time. The day zoomed by, and it felt like we barely scratched the surface, before it was time to get back on the bus. I only managed to get a few pics, here are a few of the few...


Times Square


Yellow door spotted in Greenwich Village.


Fire escapes, taken while walking from the Village into SoHo.


Graffitti found on the side of a trash can.

As well as speeding through NYC, I am feeling that way in general. My "to do" lists are getting longer and longer, and the days seem to be both literally and figuratively growing shorter and shorter. With summer ending and fall officially right around the corner, I have decided to give myself a little break from blogging for the rest of September. I need to focus on a few other things right now... family, home, yard, artwork... everything feels a bit disorganized and/or neglected. I will be back with a new post on October 1st. (I hope to share with you in October some new work, a BooDilly's giveaway, and the unveiling of the new 2009 Collage Artplay Calendar, of which I am thrilled to be in!) See you then, and enjoy the rest of your September!

24 comments:

Cicada Studio said...

There's so much to do and see in NY that it's overwhelming. I worked in the Empire State Bldg for years and I never once went to the top in that time.

Enjoy your blogging break- you know, October is closer than you think!!

I, too, have a yard that needs tending. I have been afraid of the mosquitos out there, but the season is telling me it's time to get out there and pull some of those horrific weeds that mocked me all summer long.

Rosebud Collection said...

Loved the walk through N.Y.C..thanks.
Enjoy your September..look forward to your return..

High Desert Diva said...

Love that yellow door!

Enjoy your blogging break.

Jennifer said...

Great pics from NYC! have fun and good for you for taking a break to get focused. Very smart :-)

Bascom Hogue said...

I, as so do the others, wish you a good break from blogging. Please take care of your self.

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

Great pix and I esp. love that yellow door! Happy focusing. If it makes you feel any better, I was working in my yard yesterday (that faces the alley) and my neighbor told me it was nice to see me finally 'cleaning up' my yard. Some people just don't understand how hard we work at everything else when one thing slips.

blazedanielle said...

I love NY! I've been once, and it was so much fun and full of excitement! I love your photos Victoria!! Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to see more!

Jaimee said...

Your photos are great!
It's been too long since I've been to the Big Apple.

Enjoy reorganizing and prioritizing! See you Oct. 1st.

Sandra Ree said...

We're definitely going to miss you!

And thanks for sharing your pictures of your little bus trip to the Big Apple! Lucky you, I wished I was close enough to jump on a bus and see, even if it's for a day, the wonders of NY. So I enjoyed your pictures very much! :D

See you on October 1st, Victoria! xxoo

please sir said...

Oh man sounds like a blast! Wish I could visit NYC too!

Jackie said...

I would love to vist Ny but I don't know if I ever will.
You will be missed in bloglkand but I completely understand the need for a break. see you in ..October.(Not 'when the white rose blooms again!'Thats Septemebr isn't it?Nana Mouskouri?)

Mrs.French said...

awesome photographs...it pains me that I have never been. Oh and I am glad that I am not the only one drowning in "to dos" ack!

Magdalen said...

Enjoy your well deserved break, Vicki!

Amy C said...

good for you - enjoy the break, NYC is so much fun it makes me hyperventilate!!!
I thought you might like my poodle book - its too funny.

Teal Chic said...

Great photos, especially that yellow door!!!!

Hey Harriet said...

Loved the photos! Thanks for the mini tour of New York. It's a place I've been wanting to visit for ever! One day...

Enjoy your blogging break. You'll be missed! It sounds like lots of exciting things are in store for your return in October! Yay! Take care & see you again soon :)

Tammy said...

How fun! I love NY and all of its energy and architecture.
Tammy

karen said...

I have been to New York 3 times and absolutely love,love,love it!
Good luck with your 'to do' list, see you in october but please check out my give away!

Rachel said...

Great photographs, and have a lovely break!

please sir said...

Thanks for all your amazing comments - hope you are having fun!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

I lived in NYC for over 30 years and only now, when I visit do I realize that my eyes were wide shut. There is just so much to take in, more than any one person can do in a lifetime. I enjoyed your photos. Now, you enjoy some rest.

Peace.

jacquie said...

i'm so jealous...love, love, love nyc! enjoy your break...i'll be lookin forward to october!

Waltraud said...

I also love this wonderful town, we have been there 4 years ago and I hope I will be there again,
enjoy your days
Waltraud

please sir said...

Thanks for all your great comments - missing your posts - come back soon!