Saturday, November 27, 2010


In the window of a funny sort of shop on my Willamsburg walkabout.
I think they must repair mannequins or something like that.
The eyes in these are wonderful.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


"The Kids" and I went out to a Broadway show, "Fela". It's a musical about Fela Anikulapo Kuti (/feˈlæ ænɪkuˈlæpo ˈkutɪ/; 15 October 1938 — 2 August 1997), or simply Fela (/feˈlæ/), a Nigerian musician and composer, pioneer of afrobeat music, human rights activist, and political maverick. You could bring drinks into the theater in "go cups" and the band was on the back of the stage and fabulous. The only musical I've ever seen that encouraged the audience to get up and dance and to sing along.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Under Way

40 minutes from the Upper West Side to Willamsburg Brooklyn. I take the B to the A to the M and Wham BAM I am there with the Grand Boy. It is Good. x0x0 N2

Friday, November 19, 2010

Another Starling phenomenon

What isn't clear here, is that a hawk is crashing through them, like a crazy coffee break.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Room with a View

16th Floor, Central Park West, the morning view from the room at a friend's where I am staying. The leaves stayed on the trees until I got here. I got to hold the Grand Boy yesterday. Dinner with "the kids" tonight. Happy Autumn in New York.
x0x0 N2

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Beginning Again!

They're gathering!  A hawk was bothering them so they were all spread out, made a turn and flashed silver!  Wow.  Fortunately, I pulled off the road before I leapt from the car.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Le Chemin du Retour (The Road Home)

This is the road back to Soreze from Revel. And I am on the road back to the Burg from Soreze.
Au revoir! Which, literally translated, means "until we see again".
xoxo N2

Saturday, November 13, 2010

To Market, To Market

I don't think she was for sale. How could one sell such a perfect hen wife?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Un Ciel Glorieux

The changing weather has made for spectacular sunsets. This from along the
country road just outside the village as Monique and I took an afternoon walk.
Wet keeses.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Couleurs de l'Automne

A little bit of the village autumn color in this rear view of the bell tower-choir,
the only remnant of the 14th century Soreze parish church, St Martin, which
was destroyed during the wars of Religion in 1573.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Houses along the Agout River in Castres (Castras in the Languedocian dialect of Occitan) ~20km from Soreze. Castres grew up around the Benedictine abbey of Saint Benoît, which is believed to have been founded in AD 647, possibly on the site of an old Roman fort (castrum).
Bon nuit,

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Vitre Embuée

The window as seen from the morning bath. I do love this light!
Steamy Kisses,

Friday, November 5, 2010

Cottage Window

The view from the living room window, Stacey's new cottage in Wareside, England.
That's a cobb nut tree turning golden, otherwise known as hazelnuts.
We had cobb nuts as a hedge at the house we lived in, Hollins Hall in Flaunden,
while stationed in England when I was 9-12 years-old.
Sweet memories!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Les Feuilles Rougissent

Just so! here I was thinking I might have to force Google translate to give me an equivalent to "the leaves are reddening" and it translated "the leaves are turning red" to what basically means "the leaves are blushing/turning red in the face". Bon, non?
Rougissant baisers!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

à Mazamet

Went over to Mazamet for Ken McAdams and Maryanne Binghampton's book reading/signing with Derek and Monique yesterday. It was quite the nice event at a B&B au centre ville called La Villa Mazamet. Ken's book is called "Bon Courage" after my house here on rue Ferlus, which he and Bing and a raft of local workers renovated.
Bisous from the cultural capital of southwestern France!

art form

A tenative return to posting daily, in that I am JUST DOing IT.  
Life picked up a couple of notches,
and All Is Well.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Au Royaume-Uni

Ms Stacey in motion at her cottage in Ware, England, Sunday night.