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At the end of last year, I was really hibernating.

from friends, from family, from errands, from clutter, from … well, you name it. I was ‘hibernating’.

Hibernating from just about everything but work.

This year, I’ve returned home with a surprising new commitment to living my life. After months of recoiling from civilization, I’ve come out with a vengeance!

Maybe it was all the snow days that did it.


When I returned, I found I wanted to have dinner with a friend sooner rather than later. And then drinks with another sooner rather than later. Before I knew it, I was attacking things in my life from which I’d been ‘hibernating’ last year.

I was surprised. I hadn’t made New Year’s resolutions, rather I’d been denouncing them, even. But here I was, with several:

1. Get back out into the world. Embrace my friends. Maybe make some new ones.
2. Finish all the unfinished projects in my apartment, especially since it appears I’ll be renewing my lease.

In the coming weeks, you’ll see a lot of photographs about my home DIY projects. Do you ever find you have to tackle something more than once to get it right? I sure do.

So while I’m reconnecting with friends and making new ones, I’m also going to take a first stab at Apartment Therapy’s The Cure. I even bought the book.

Given my track record with personal projects, I’m going to give it a once through before the actual spring cure starts around March.

Snow day at TSP! Time to make some soup!

This year, look forward to food pictures, travel pictures, and before / after project pictures!

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Every morning (and probably every night, though I’m too tired to notice) I pass this bike. And while I don’t have a bike, I think this might be one of the coolest bikes in the city. But I don’t have much to judge by … except all the other bikes I walk past. None of which, okay maybe one or two sweet-ass Raleighs, are nearly as sweet as this bike.

So, I took its picture. Don’t you totally agree it deserved it? Yeah, I thought so, too.

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Last week my DSLR arrived, and I went on a photo-hunt in Central Park. There were PLENTY of photos that were good solely because of the camera, and not because I was doing anything right. I was holding the camera back! Seriously. But, then, it started to come together.

Did it ever come together! This is one of my all time favorite photographs. At least until the next photoshoot, which, actually, I’m late to!

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Oh thank goodness, the summer heat is behind us. I miss the blooms, the green trees, and the margaritas. But I don’t miss the heat, humidity, and A/C bill … that’s for sure.

In celebration of autumn, my friend and I headed to the Queens County Farm for their annual Amazing Maize Maze.

As summer fades, a flower withers.

Burnt oranges and golden yellows make autumn that much more special.

Maybe I’m the only one who finds beauty in decay, but doesn’t this flower just touch your heart? Heading to get in line for the maze, we walked through the Farm’s garden. It was really charming. I’m thrilled we went out there, and it was much easier to find via public transportation than I could ever have imagined!

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Things Are Looking Up., originally uploaded by mebore.photography.


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Fountain Spout, originally uploaded by mebore.photography.

While it’s no longer in use, this is the fountain at the Jefferson Hall branch of the New York Public Library, which is one of my favorite branches not to mention buildings in the city.

If you haven’t checked out the Jefferson Market branch, put it on your To Visit list.

This may be one of the one re-purposings of a church that sits well with me. What do you think? Should a church be razed or repurposed? And if repurposed, does it matter as what?

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Paint, originally uploaded by mebore.photography.

The spray paint on this van reminds of The Cure song “10:15 on a Saturday Night” … and the tap … drips under the strip light. Only in this case, replace strip with street.

On an oppressively hot Wednesday, a little bit of color seems just right. Thanks, East Village!

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FireBoat, originally uploaded by mebore.photography.

Saturday there was a North River Historic Ship Rendezvous, and a friend and I were able to score tickets for a ride on a one-hundred-year-old tug boat. The other option was a fireboat.

Coming back to Pier 40 in Manhattan, the fireboat was behind us, and put on a show for the last few paces into port.

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This is an oldie but a goodie … on Amtrak one fine day riding up the Hudson to meet my mother in Albany, I vowed that I would shoot the lovely sights you can see from the train’s windows as you whiz by. Many of the shots were quite blurry, as you can imagine, but this one really struck me.

Taken this past winter.

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comes to Astor Place. Who could imagine that this iconic images would appear on the ground, downtown, sculpted out of metal? Not I. Glad to stumble upon it.

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