Sunday, October 31, 2010

Simply Autumn ...Simply Bags


I hope everyone had a happy and safe Halloween!   On Saturday I visited a place I've often blogged about, the magnificent and historical Green-Wood Cemetery located at 500 25 Street and 5th Ave, Brooklyn New York.  Green-Wood has one of the finest collection of century-and-a-half-old trees in New York City, in addition to beautiful shrubs and flowers.  The beautiful Gothic front gates of the cemetery are visible in the upper left of this mosaic and views around one of its glacier ponds.
I knew that there would be beautiful autumn colors in the cemetery and I was not disappointed. As you can see in the images in the photo mosaic above the lovely warm autumn we've been having here this year in New York City has kept the grass green and the flowers growing. The trees were all dressed in glorious shades of orange, gold, russet and crimson.

(all mosaics can be enlarged by clicking on them once and then again when they open on a new page)


A mosaic of some of the flowers I saw in Green-Wood this weekend.  It's hard to believe that Clematis, Roses, Irises, were are all blooming so well in late October! I wonder when we'll get our first frost?

I'll show more beautiful photos of the cemetery in my next blog post. No matter how many times I wander along its paths I always find something new to photograph.



I have to say a special "Thank You" to "Simply Bags" for sending this beautiful monogrammed lap top bag to me as a gift! This stylish lap top bag is nice and roomy; made of dark brown colored canvas and blue patent trim, and the monogram is beautifully embroidered. The inside wall has a zipper pocket, and a pen and business card slot. It has a side to side zipper closure for ease in computer insertion and removal. The lengthy handles allow for comfortable underarm carry. I like that very much because I find it is easier to carry my laptop this way when I am handling all my other luggage.  It has been nice to carry my lap top in it when I travel and I've also used it to carry my library books, as its nice and sturdy.


* Disclosure: I received this monogrammed lap top bag from Simply Bags for free, value under $40, and no other compensation was received. My opinion of the bag is my own and I was not influenced or compensated in any way for this review.


I'm adding this post to Mary of The Little Red House Mosaic Monday and Sally of Smiling Sally Blue Monday event. Please visit both lovely ladies and see their posts and the links to all the blogs participating in their events today!


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62 comments:

KarenHarveyCox said...

Pat,
I love your Autumn in New York photos, and your new bag is lovely. Autumn in New York, a lovely place to be this time of year.

Karen

Vee said...

More autumn beauty in this lovely mosaic! Your monogrammed bag is terrific, too. What an easy way to carry your laptop around.

A Vintage Girl said...

Hi Pat! I'm a NY'er myself! I love your blog and your photos are super! I have not been Green-Wood Cemetery yet but it keeps coming up in all the books and blogs that I have been reading so, I'm guessing I need to take a trip some day soon. Your mosaics are really neat too! I'll be back to visit often. Great subject matter.
Annmarie

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I never tire of the cemetery photo's Pat. The bag looks to be very useful too.
♥, Susan

Snap said...

I think old cemeteries have a special beauty all their own. Green-Wood is *blooming* ...gorgeous. Like the computer bag, too! I sure need one! Where are we going next week? !!!!! :D :D :D

Ginny said...

These are wonderful pictures! Don't you find cemetaries beautiful and peaceful to walk through? I can hardly believe these flowers are still blooming there, love the collage you designed! Can't wait to see more. Conngrdaulations on being sent this monogeammed bag for free!!

Willow said...

Lovely bag, Pat! I like to carry my bags the same way.

Looking forward to seeing more autumn leaves from New York!

Claudia said...

Beautiful autumn celebration. The windstorm took away our colors. Sigh. How nice that you can breathe it all in and share with us. Happy halloween - may you have more treats than tricks!

Farmchick said...

You are really having some wonderful fall colors. We have had some light frost and our first hard freeze this past Friday night. I always love a cemetary. Some are so artistic and they are always peaceful.

To answer your question about my photography...I do use some Photoshop Elements in my pictures, but I also love working with Picnik on the web. Picnik is a lot of fun to play around with and not so technical.

GrandmaK said...

So very beautiful!!! Grand pics! Wishing you well! Cathy

Leovi said...

Some beautiful photo mosaics. Greeting.

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!! This is simply autumn done beautifully!! What a setting!! I do enjoy your posts on the amazing Green-Wood Cemetary! It really lives up to its name with its solemness and greenery!

Oh the trees do not disappoint!! They are gorgeous colours!! I do like your closeups of clematis, irises and roses!! If it weren't for the autumnal colours I'd say it's summer still!!

Winter is definitely just round the corner!!

Oh wow!! I love your laptop bag!!! It's really lovely - I have a very boring one in a utilitarian design but this one is just lovely!

Happy Halloween!! Take care
x

Pondside said...

I like that bag! I'm hoping for a smaller laptop one of these days and then I'll replace my laptop case too. That case looks like it would be easy to carry and handle, and when I travel for work I try to check nothing at all, so a handy laptop bag would be helpful.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Gorgeous shots! Amazing colors!!!

m ^..^

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm always happy to see you've posted more photos of Green Wood Cemetery! It's among my favorite subjects that you photograph...and how gorgeous with the Fall colors! Can't wait to see more! Your new bag is great...I love bags...they are my weakness! Enjoy your evening! Hugs! ♥

Mary said...

Hi Pat~ Our leaves have so disappointing this year...luckily for me I can enjoy all the beautiful fall color you share! Gorgeous mosaic :-)

eileeninmd said...

I love your Autumn photos, the trees are looking beautiful in New York!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Again, your pictures are so wonderful. I know I keep saying that but I just can't get over how fabulous they always are. What a beautiful place to celebrate fall. I'm so happy to hear you are having a mild fall and I hope it remains that way through the winter. I know the east coast really suffered last winter. It's hard to believe that all those leaves are still on the trees at the beginning of November. Spectacular photos, as always! I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

EG Wow said...

Fall is looking beautiful where you are. No frost yet? WOW!

Kate on Clinton said...

It has been a warm Fall - no frosts yet. Great photos! Did the Cemetery suffer much from the bad storms we've had this season?

Custom Comforts said...

What a beautiful place! I can't believe you still have iris blooming there. How unusual and lovely.
Thanks for sharing.
Cindy

Bernie said...

Beautiful Autumn colours in your top mosaic ... such a gorgeous place at this time of year. Fabulous mosaics ... your tote bag looks great.

Rettabug said...

Very pretty shots of the cemetery & flowers, Pat! Can you believe my 6 yr. old DGD has been asking to go do grave rubbings? I'll have to find a nearby cemetery to take her to. LOL
Hope its as pretty as the one you captured!

podso said...

Autumn in New York, Brooklyn is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for posting such loveliness!

podso said...

Autumn in New York, Brooklyn is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for posting such loveliness!

Rajesh said...

Lovely place with pleasant autumn colors. Flowers are beautiful.

LDH said...

Gorgeous autumn colors and photos! I noticed a bloom on my clematis yesterday but I don't expect it to last long! Your mosaics are beautiful ~ cute bag too!

Dishesdone said...

Beautiful shots, Pat! We finally pulled the impatiens and got mums and cabbages, it's finally feeling like Autumn here, that and the cooler weather finally!

Cool bag!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful Autumn pictures at Greenwood Cemetery, Pat... I remember when you featured this place during another season. It's beautiful in Autumn for sure!!!!

Thanks for sharing..
Hugs,
Betsy

Lorrie said...

Gorgeous autumn scenery. The year's last hurrah!

Sarah said...

Beautiful autumn color. Amazing that the irises are still in bloom. ~ sarah

Oliag said...

Looks like you have been having some beautiful weather in NYC...we are probably getting our first heavy frost tonight...and I just say an azalea and a daylily blooming in my yard today!

Love the laptop bag...the color is nice for spotting easily too:)

steviewren said...

All of the photos in your mosaics are beautiful. The weather here was so nice today. I had the front and back doors open most of the afternoon enjoying the sounds of children playing outside and acorns falling on my roof, rolling off and hitting the ground. Apparently, I have a bumper crop of acorns this year.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Your photos are lovely & it's so true about the flowers. I've noticed the ones in my garden have been thriving as well. I suspect they are actually enjoying the cool sunny breezes after enduring such a long hot Summer!

Catherine said...

So nice to see beautiful fall colors. Beautiful pictures as always.

Tracy said...

Always love a trip with your to the cemeteries, Pat! And that bag is FANTASTIC--WOW...What a treat! Love the colors too. :o) Happy Week, my friend ((HUGS))

Happy@Home said...

That looks like a beautiful cemetery and the fall colors are spectacular this year. I'm amazed to see irises still blooming.
Your new bag is really nice. Looks like a very stylish way to tote your laptop.

Ingmarie We said...

Fantastic Fall-photos. You are a very talented photographer. And the bags are wonderful.LOvely mosaics.

Lovella ♥ said...

My clematis is blooming along with my fall asters ..my roses I cut back a bit otherwise they would still have the odd bud. I was so surprised to see an iris blooming though ..it must be an everblooming variety.
That laptop bag is wonderful ..and I believe you did not need compensation to give it such a great review.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Autumn in New York is lovely! I'm really enjoying the season over here as well. The leaves to seem to burn brighter every year.

Great bag too!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a beautiful New York fall collage and I love your laptop bag!

Janie said...

Almost my mother's entire side of the family is buried in Green-Wood (with room to spare).

I always reminded me of a park...

Katie said...

Gorgeous photos!! And that laptop bag is adorable!

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday, Pat.

Riet said...

Beautiful autumn pictures Pat. Those colours are stunning. I love that new bag. So easy.
Have a nice week.

Linda said...

Autumn in your area is wonderful...it is still quite warm here! That old cemetary looks like a beautiful place to visit. I love reading your posts and your photos are always so wonderful!

LV said...

You really put us on a fall show today. All your pictures are wonderful. Thanks for your visit to my place.

Donna said...

I love your autumn photos of Green-Wood Cemetery, Pat! I've always wanted to visit there.

Very nice bag too!

Hugs,
Donna

Bob and Rosemary said...

Hi Pat,
Just discovered our blog is one of your "inspirations" - how very sweet is that! I have been enjoying reading yours and will add you on mine too! I don't know if you knew that I also grew up in Brooklyn! It's a small world.''
Rosemary

annie said...

I can hear the song Autumn in NY when I see these photos.
Just so pretty.

Vagabonde said...

When we went to New York City a couple of weeks ago we had Green-Wood on our list of places to visit but that day the weatherman said it would rain. It did, in late afternoon, so we should have gone anyway, but we did not, we went to the Tenement Museum instead. That was worthwhile too.

Ebie said...

Hi Pat, I have seen your posts about Greenwood, and it is beautiful all year round.

That is a lovely laptop bag.

H said...

It's good to be able to enjoy the colour before the monochrome months of winter set in. You are doing amazingly well to have so many flowers blooming so late in the year. Hope it lasts a while longer.

diane said...

great colours at the cemetery, love the lake shot. Nice bag too.

M.Kate said...

Beautiful cemetery pictures..unlike ours, everthing is just spooky. I wont be wondering around any cemetery here :) Lovely bag, our laptop bags are all so boring, so I do love yours. Hugs..M

My name is PJ. said...

I can smell autumn in NY......nice!

Gracie said...

Your photos are always so beautiful, I can almost feel the vibe of an autumn afternoon in NYC....

Lisa@GrandmasBriefs said...

I love visiting cemeteries. This one is beautiful. Love the bag, too!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, I love seeing autumn in New York, one of my favorite places on earth! Your photographs are like taking a vacation. Thank you.

And I'm crazy about your new bag. It's so goodlooking. Were I in need of a new laptop bag, I would head straight over there. Love the fact that it's monogrammed! And how cool that you got it for free!

XO,

Sheila :-)

daylily777 said...

Beautiful Autumn Pics ! Love the bag!
Blessings,
~Myrna

Sheila said...

I am amazed by the lovely colors that you found and the flowers that are still blooming. You are lucky to have had the Opera to visit over so many years Pat. I will have to go again - hopefully next time in Europe.

Mary said...

Oh Pat, what beautiful autumn colors! Ours have almost all passed, except for some yellows of the Norway maples and the copper browns of the oaks...

Thanks for sharing at MM. :)