My World Tuesday: Pawling, New York

NY

NY

IMG 8345

Walking around Pawling, New York, last weekend, I was struck by all that the shop windows held--the merchandise, the sky, the buildings on other streets. Each pane of glass was at once a mirror and a way into the spirit of the place. The small town is at once old-school New York State--quaint and yesteryear--and here and now with its immigrants working the restaurants and the laundromat and the like.

The yellow ribbon in the middle of it all? Because it's there in the middle of it all--a sense of patriotism and history. There were oak trees planted to honor the memory of those who served in the Second World War. The ribbons are there to remember those in the service and serving overseas now.

My World Tuesday

Comments

  1. I love the tree with a ribbon, reminds me of song "tie a..." lol..

    Have a great week!

    Marveling Memories
    Etcetera Etcetera
    Spice up your LIFE!
    Obstacles & Glories
    Sailing through Life

    ReplyDelete
  2. Nothing says summer more than bicycles to me. Ahhh those training wheels bring back some fond memories.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great window shots. Happy Labor Day!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Anonymous12:36 PM

    Cute reflective images...Loved it!
    Keep going..:)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great reflection, one picture tell many story.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Once again lovely snaps showcasing the beautiful world.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Marvelous reflections of your world! Lovely shots, Sandy!

    Enjoy the day!

    Sylvia

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love the beckoning quality of the bike and the stuffed pig trying to engage the viewer through the glass.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I like your reflection photos, reminds me of our minds filled with so many images and thoughts...

    ReplyDelete
  10. Like your first commenter, I'm now singing 'Tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree....!'
    Janice.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I enjoyed your window shopping tour through NY, Sandy. I hope you bought yourself something special...

    ReplyDelete
  12. Loved all the reflections and the toys ... bikes and the pigs! The yellow ribbon around the *old oak tree*! :D

    ReplyDelete
  13. I really love your first shot!!
    Awesome reflections!
    Have a great tuesday :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Reflections and ribbons. All lovely photos - that bicycle shot in particular. It makes me think of a kid longing for the new, red bike displayed in the window.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Anonymous6:39 PM

    lovely photos as usual!

    summer will be over soon...sigh..

    ReplyDelete
  16. Anonymous6:47 PM

    The yellow ribbon tugs at my grown up heart. The shiny red bike at the heart I had as a child.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Interesting reflection shots. I like the tree with a ribbon, too.

    ReplyDelete
  18. some good shots here of your town..

    ReplyDelete
  19. what a lovely summer day that was my dear friend, thank you for sharing some small town Americana with us.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Wonderful images...Tie a yellow ribbon 'round the old oak tree...

    ReplyDelete
  21. Nice reflections, set the mind wandering into the annals of memory.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Anonymous12:19 AM

    I wonder what the yellow ribbon is for.

    I hoped your Labor Day was fun and restful.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Very refined compositions, Sandy.
    Interesting the tree with the yellow ribbon.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Nice reflections in windows. . . there will always be yellow ribbons 'til they all come home. . . 9-11 is Friday also . . . never forget. . .

    ReplyDelete
  25. The middle picture reminds me of Tony Orlando and his band singing Tie a Yellow Ribbon during the ISP Convention in Wash DC. Great pictures talking to us.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Great reflections!Thanks for your visit!

    ReplyDelete
  27. nothing like the small ton feel- takes away the conglomerate roteness of one wally world after another..sk

    ReplyDelete
  28. The tree is a present for who? ;p

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hi Sandy!
    Oh, I didn't know you live in New York.
    Have you seen Jon Bon Jovi by any chance?
    I loved him since I was in high school. I wanted to talk with him and I started to study English.
    a half month ago a friend of mine has been to New York and she took a picture of the apartment of Carry in SATC.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Such a busy looking world compared to mine.
    Thanks for showing me how the "other half" live.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Sandy: That was an interesting way to see the city.

    ReplyDelete
  32. I too love to window shop with my camera, especially at Christmas. I have a cool bike shot this week too.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Wonderful windows! enJOY your day!

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love the idea of others thinking about soldiers at war...that it's still happening and not just way back then...we need to remember those who are trying to protect us from evil tyranny...

    http://ourlittlecornerofparadise.blogspot.com/2009/09/blog-post.html

    ReplyDelete
  35. Reflective shots are among my favorites and these are so well done ... the yellow ribbon .. its good to remember we still have young men and women serving overseas

    ReplyDelete
  36. Love the photos, especially the yellow ribbon...very nice. : )

    ReplyDelete
  37. I really enjoyed your creative "tour" of Pawling, Sandy. I couldn't help thinking how clean those windows must have been to give you such a good reflective surface. Great shots!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Very clever! Your photos make one feel as if they are walking through a ghost town or someone's memories!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Wonderful photos of the reflections, Ive been upstate NY many times and you are right about the towns, great places.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Some great reflections in them.

    ReplyDelete
  41. It looks an interesting little place. Intereting photos too.

    ReplyDelete
  42. LOVE these reflections of ordinary things ~ it is also like a window into the past. Excellent shots!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Great shots!
    The reflections and the objects inside captured so well.

    ReplyDelete
  44. I love that! I also love finding you in the reflections as you take your pictures.

    ReplyDelete
  45. I love to look and wonder at reflections in windows-and you know I liked the pigs : )

    ReplyDelete
  46. An unusual view of New York. I love the reflections in the windows too. Great shots.

    ReplyDelete
  47. An unusual view of New York. I love the reflections in the windows too. Great shots.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for being here.