Life, days and nights

Last two years were rather difficult for me. For some time I lost interest in blogging and I even stopped learning painting.

Fortunately, days come after nights.

Below is my first painting of 2017.




Wordless Wednesday



Rego Park



Sunny day



On the edge of chaos


Millions of people believe that life came from the ocean.

Millions of turtles believe that life came from the sand.

Both oceans and sand are chaotic (even often they look orderly).

Anyway, if you don’t believe in God it means that you are sure that people

are fruits of chaos.


Is rain a painter?


This week WordPress Photo Challenge is transmogrify. It means:

“To change in appearance or form, especially strangely or grotesquely; transform.”

We know that rain used by many artists and photographers to show force of nature, its beauty, its life force.

The first picture below shows rain from the window of the 25th floor in Hollywood, Florida.











It’s darker outside, there is a lot of water on the floor of the loggia. However, there is nothing strange or grotesque in this picture.

The second picture shows a shot of rain on the floor of the loggia. I made it in black and white to strengthen the impression that all drops of rain created.


Here everything changed completely. There is a picture with many circular and non-circular shapes, there are eyes that look at you and judge you.

Hopefully, all eyes are friendly.

Life and optimism


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Liquid


Happy Birthday!

Today I am 82.

I am grateful to God for my life (with many ups and downs), my dear wife (my love and best friend for 56 years), our children and grandchildren, our friends!

I enjoy beauty of nature, meeting people, reading, watching movies, playing chess, walking, taking pictures and many other things.

I am happy!

Life is wonderful!

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WPC photo challenge: Time

*                                                  TIME

“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.”

Barbara Bush

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The Daily Post photo challenge: Victory

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.


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Welcome each day with a smile


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CCY photo challenge: Simplicity


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It consists from two plants so I cropped the photo. Below are Black & White vs Color.

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3 quotes about life

The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.

Audrey Hepburn

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

Lao Tzu

My painting 2/5/2015

My painting 2/5/2015

Life, love, friendship.

Dear friends, I am 81 today!

I had hard time lately (pneumonia +).

Thank God, I am alive and recovering!

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.

Hans Christian Andersen

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

Dalai Lama

I thank everybody for love and friendship!

I thank wonderful people of medical profession!

I still need their help and your prayers!

Best to all of you!

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Time will pass and seasons will come and go.

Roy Bean

There are seasons in life. Don’t ever let anyone try to deny you the joy of one season because they believe you should stay in another season… Listen to yourself. Trust your instincts. Keep your perspective.

Jane Clayson

Another season passed and we are going back to New York, to our family and friends there.

I will be 81 soon. It’s a very good number!

I read long time ago that in Mongolia “9” is a happy number. 81 = 9 X 9.

Is it nine times happiness?

We are going from stunning sunrises in Florida to terrific sunrises in Queens.

Sunrise in Hollywood, Florida

Sunrise in Hollywood, Florida










Sunrise in QUEENS, NY

Sunrise in QUEENS, NY

Everything looks wonderful and full of joy.

I will not post anything for a week.

Please enjoy 750 old posts.

Best to you!

Life’s colors

What makes things memorable is that they are meaningful, significant, colorful.

Joshua Foer

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“Be happy for this moment…”


Omar Khayyam




From summer to spring.

Soon my wife and I again will move from summer to spring. We are looking forward to it. Why? Please read the old post below and you will understand. Please click on “original” to see photos.

Best to you!

Enjoy life!


Not too long ago I published the post FROM WINTER TO SUMMER.

Several months passed. We had wonderful time in Hollywood, Florida.

Now is time to move from summer to spring, from 84 degrees in Hollywood to 65 degrees in Queens, from palms to blooming magnolias, from our friends here to our family and friends in New York and New Jersey.

It takes only three hours to come from summer to spring and to enjoy wonders of New York City. In a week we can walk in the Central Park, we can go to the St. Patrick’s Cathedral, we can visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Life is wonderful! You don’t need to be a millionaire to enjoy it! Just walk and look around you, smell flowers, soak wonderful views, greet people with smiles, listen to laughter of children, to music in churches, in some buildings on the 5th…

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Again funny quotes? (3/25/2015)

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

Margaret Mead

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

Elbert Hubbard

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.

Isaac Asimov

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.

Albert Einstein

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

Lana Turner

We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.

W. H. Auden



Who am I tonight?

Who am I tonight?

Definitely a man of 80+ years old. Retired long time ago.

I know that I love people, animals, birds, fishes (especially well prepared).

I love nature, food, exercising, doing a lot and doing nothing.

I love to think and to meditate.

Reading is huge part of my life.

In this blog I write, show you my photos and paintings, share quotes I like.

Who am I tonight?

Please read or reread my post A MIRACLE?!

Can it be that I am a writer?

I hope that all of you are very kind.

Best to you!