Love me

The huge city of New York

(I was there in February)

Seems to do nothing but reflect back itself

In its hard, shiny surfaces.

Yet, underneath its exterior,

You can find small signs of tenderness —

Like a tree trunk snuggled in a scarf of love;

And the faded yet vibrant beauty of an old emergency phone

Graced with stickers of love.

I’m away in the mountains of Norway for work and won’t be able to get around to your blogs for a few days.

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63 responses

  1. onceupona

    The reflecting picture is really interesting and I love the old emergency call box!

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    April 16, 2012 at 17:41

  2. Fun, colorful captures of the Big City! Love the wavy reflection! Hope your time in Norway goes well!!

    Sylvia

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    April 16, 2012 at 17:48

  3. TexWisGirl

    safe and productive travels to you!

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    April 16, 2012 at 17:56

  4. Pat

    These are great shots. I love the contrast of textures in the first two. The emergency call box is a wonderful find!

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    April 16, 2012 at 17:56

  5. smiles….cool pics…love that pole sock….and the love me sticker…ha…def some fun captures of NYC…and i want to go back…

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    April 16, 2012 at 18:02

  6. Have a good time in the mountains. And these are vibrant pictures.

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    April 16, 2012 at 18:15

  7. Superb Photos, As Usual, Lady Fi ❤ Xx

    I Love the "" scarf of love.""

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    April 16, 2012 at 18:21

  8. Heart warming snpas!

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    April 16, 2012 at 18:38

  9. Blond Duck

    Have a great time!

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    April 16, 2012 at 19:02

  10. Jeevan

    Enjoyed these cute, vibrant and reflections of one another! Lovely composition dear 🙂

    Enjoy the beauty of Norway like work wise and take care.

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    April 16, 2012 at 19:17

  11. Amazing reflection in that first one. Have a wonderful time (even if it is for work)!

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    April 16, 2012 at 19:21

  12. Love that first funky image.

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    April 16, 2012 at 19:55

  13. jbcuvelier

    Fiona, enjoy the mountains as you enjoyed NYC. Great contrasts in photo content! I LOVE reflections!

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    April 16, 2012 at 20:22

  14. Great reflection and I like the love theme since my sister who I love very much has lived in Manhattan since the late 1970s.

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    April 16, 2012 at 20:57

  15. Beautiful city Pics!

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    April 16, 2012 at 21:38

  16. Sonia Marsh/GutsyLiving

    I think it’s amazing how you find love no matter where you go; even in a large city.

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    April 16, 2012 at 22:31

  17. What a cool series! I love the reflection shot! Wonderful!
    Have a nice week:)

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    April 16, 2012 at 22:46

  18. You find beauty in all places Fi … Enjoy the mountains

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    April 17, 2012 at 00:17

  19. Great reflection Fi. Wishing you safe and enjoyable travels in beautiful Norway – I have very happy memories of staying in a little timber cabin located in the middle of an apple orchard high on the slopes of the Hardangerfjord; looking down at a ferry on the water which seemed the size of a matchbox !! Fabulous experience – thanks for reviving this memory, for hosting blogs, sharing your images and visitng my blog!

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    April 17, 2012 at 00:19

  20. I love seeing NYC through your eyes. And that first photo is something special!

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    April 17, 2012 at 02:00

  21. Elephant's Child

    Brilliant shots. And I love the way that yarn bombing has spread.
    Have a wonderful time in the mountains.

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    April 17, 2012 at 02:03

  22. The way you capture the thing is special. Simple but there’s always love in it. I like that.The work in the mountain in Norway!Sounds interesting. I’m looking forward to seeing the post about it.

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    April 17, 2012 at 02:23

  23. Nancy

    NY is such a visual place — you captured it beautifully. 🙂

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    April 17, 2012 at 03:17

  24. Enjoy your time in the mountains LadyFi. And thanks for positing the great pics so close to my home.

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    April 17, 2012 at 04:34

  25. Beautiful reflections.

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    April 17, 2012 at 04:43

  26. Really cool series! The distortion from the reflection is intriguing.

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    April 17, 2012 at 05:09

  27. The tree has been yarnbombed.

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    April 17, 2012 at 05:44

  28. Love your eye for details here 🙂

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    April 17, 2012 at 09:32

  29. Amy

    You have a great photography “eye”….your photos capture images the rest of us probably pass by without a second thought…really fabulous! Enjoy Roros 🙂

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    April 17, 2012 at 10:39

  30. Such a wonderful variety of pictures – and none of them what one usually associates with New York!

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    April 17, 2012 at 12:46

  31. How much I love your photos!! and NY, even if I never have been there! :)) Unik and awesome city – and photos! Stunning reflections, I love the knitting “dress” on the tree! and the emergency box with all the sprouting life in the background..! =)

    In the mountains, you say – wow! =) Enjoy! and come back with some photos! 😉

    Have a lovely time! 🙂

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    April 17, 2012 at 14:12

  32. The first one is really interesting. I hope that your work will do well. 🙂

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    April 17, 2012 at 15:39

  33. Gorgeous views of two sides of The City! (I always gasp when I remember that you actually have a “day job” in addition to your beautiful family and this lovely lovely blog — you are really a Superwoman!) — and we are the lucky ones to share your talent.

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    April 17, 2012 at 16:24

  34. JM

    Great set of shots! Love both the reflections and the details.

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    April 17, 2012 at 18:03

  35. Blond Duck

    What kind of camera do you use?

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    April 17, 2012 at 18:14

    • A Canon 500 D

      Sent from my iPhone

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      April 17, 2012 at 21:06

  36. These are great images, very, very enjoyable, thank you!

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    April 17, 2012 at 19:57

  37. Nice work, Lady Fi. That reflection shot is really cool!

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    April 17, 2012 at 20:43

  38. Is that a yarn bomb? I’ve been wanting to see one.

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    April 18, 2012 at 04:09

  39. Beautiful pictures all!!
    Have fun in Norway!!

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    April 18, 2012 at 06:18

  40. All great shots, but I love the first one!

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    April 18, 2012 at 06:40

  41. New York typically isn’t associated with fragility and tenderness – all more special to find and convey them, as you did!

    Thank you for sharing, and greetings from Tel Aviv 🙂

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    April 18, 2012 at 07:19

  42. my hat’s off to you! you’re very creative, i do so love these creative shots.

    safe travels!

    big hugs!

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    April 18, 2012 at 09:27

  43. I liked this quote from your blog Fi – “reflect back itself

    In its hard, shiny surfaces.” That’s exactly what big city’s do! Great description and photos. I like the love signs too – Dave

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    April 18, 2012 at 10:30

  44. Such beautiful shots and enjoy your trip…:)

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    April 18, 2012 at 15:48

  45. Wonderful glimpses of the city. Enjoy your time away.

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    April 18, 2012 at 15:54

  46. Ahhhh, that tree scarf is so darling!

    Great reflections photo.

    have fun in the mountains of Norway.

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    April 18, 2012 at 15:56

  47. I like that “tree scarf” very creative way to describe it.

    Take care and looking forward to your great pics!

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    April 18, 2012 at 16:04

  48. I love these beautiful and exquisite pictures, the first with those delicious reflexes is great.

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    April 18, 2012 at 16:10

  49. lindyloumacinitaly

    What great photographic opportunities you found.

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    April 18, 2012 at 18:38

  50. oops! that reflection make me dizzy. 🙂 Cool shot.

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    April 18, 2012 at 19:46

  51. You captured my favorite parts of NY– It’s such a wonderful city.
    Safe travels,
    xo jj

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    April 18, 2012 at 22:03

  52. Al

    Great shots. I love visiting NY, but I’m ready to leave when the visit is over. I also love your dog shot below, it captures such simple joy, which is what a good dog seems to be made of.

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    April 19, 2012 at 03:19

  53. These photos are amazing!

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    April 19, 2012 at 03:23

  54. ah, the mountains of Norway, that brings nice images to me. i hope you are enjoying your time there.
    thank you for these heartfelt images.

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    April 19, 2012 at 03:27

  55. Lovely shots! I especially love the scarf one! So cute!!

    Enjoy your holidays! Have fun! 🙂


    My Yatra Diary…

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    April 19, 2012 at 05:31

  56. A great post today! Love the reflection and words. Enjoy your days in Norway!

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    April 19, 2012 at 06:07

  57. You manage to find love wherever you go.

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    April 19, 2012 at 07:20

  58. The photograph upon glass first made to think how that is captured then a thought it is mirror image. Brilliant. Thanks for sharing.

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    April 20, 2012 at 01:03

  59. That first one is amazing! Wonderful captures!

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    April 20, 2012 at 03:36

  60. Love the tree sock..excellent!! 🙂

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    April 20, 2012 at 05:48

  61. indrani

    Hope you had a great trip.
    Great captures.

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    April 21, 2012 at 14:29

  62. Wonderful sentiment, and I love that first shot!

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    April 22, 2012 at 13:26

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