Archive for the Photos Category

Guess what I forgot?

Posted in blogging, photography, Photos on February 10, 2010 by maryrestaino

Both my husband and I went out last night before the snow started, so we wouldn’t have to go out today. We got everything that we needed – except the toilet paper. So I went out this morning and brushed off my car for a trip to my local store. Currently, it is 34 degrees and the snow is still falling as I type this. Driving conditions near my home are good.


Love those berries

Posted in Family, Humor, Photos on February 9, 2010 by maryrestaino

It wasn’t so bad, after all

Posted in blogging, photography, Photos on February 7, 2010 by maryrestaino

We heard so much about the snow fall that was supposed to slam the Northeast Saturday. Long Island didn’t get too much, though. I took these photographs by Smith Point just before noon.

 Reports say the temperature is 29 degrees, but by the water it usually feels colder.

Another beautiful day on Long Island

Posted in blogging, photography, Photos on February 5, 2010 by maryrestaino

It is another beautiful day on Long Island, but oh so cold. Weather Channel reports the temperature to currently be 30 degrees. The forecast says clouds today, and threatens snow tomorrow. I don’t think you can tell in these photos, taken after Sunrise this morning at approximately 7:45 am.

Picture of tonights full moon

Posted in photography, Photos on January 30, 2010 by maryrestaino

Here is a picture of tonights full moon, taken at 5:57 pm, eastern standard time. This picture was taken off of Smith Point Bridge.

Garfield Monument, Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland

Posted in blogging, Family, Photos on January 29, 2010 by maryrestaino

I wanted to share with you a postcard you normally don’t get every day: a scene from a cemetery. When visiting a cemetery, I look at the stones, monuments and mausoleums (the outside, of course), some of which are great examples of architecture and creativity. Which people are buried next to each other, or are conspicuously absent, tell silent stories. Birth and death dates, especially of young children, in family plots remind us that even the most successful families with the grandest plots and monuments have also experienced heartbreak.

A tribute to murdered children

Posted in photography, Photos, Poetry, Spirituality on January 25, 2010 by maryrestaino

Thoughts never spoken


Never shared

A touch or a smile

Never offered

During another’s joy

Or pain

A song never heard

That should have been sung

Gifts never given

That would have been brought

The bloom was cut

And didn’t get the chance to flower

Another life thoughtlessly taken

Before it begun

You know something’s missing

Even though no one else seems to

Only God has the wisdom

To decide

Who should live

And who should die