Astral Nomads

One man, one woman, one rabbit......traveling with the stars.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Astral Nomads II - Gone Ethereal

Been a while since we've posted. We decided to take another adventure, this time sans van. The last winter in New Jersey was too much to bear so we moved to Florida. Orlando to be specific. To be honest, a move of that magnitude was pretty damn stressful. But, we're essentially settled in, living in downtown Orlando. Good things: my commute is a five minute walk, the weather is so consistent that the forecast is superfluous, and you never get sick of seeing an ibis. 

Before we left New Jersey, I kept calling this adventure Astral Nomads II, No Van Required. Astral Wendy calls it Ethereal Nomads. You decide.

They call Orlando 'The City Beautiful'. Hard to disagree. Here's the 
Lake Eola fountain at night. It's about a three block walk. This
shot is from our bedroom window.

The drive down was challenging for Otis but he's finally
able to get into the total rabbit relax zone. When the back legs
go out like this, it's a sign that he's completely at peace.

We're living high-rise, 19th floor. 
Hello Mondrian!

Orlando is urban but mellow. 

The is our building, The Solaire at the Plaza.

Great shot but not Orlando. This is up in Longwood, where
Astral Wendy has family. Not too far from us.

The Sunshine State? The weather changes fast.

Some Astral Wendy Nature shots at Lake Eola:

On the 4th of July, they had some killer fireworks
over Lake Eola. We watched from our bedroom window.

Yes Virginia, there is a super moon in Florida.

This is the view from our bedroom.

This was during World Cup fever.

Rainbows always follow the nomads.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sculpture Garden

Funny how you can live somewhere for most of your life and be oblivious to the wonders nearby. Our friends Sandy and Ron suggested we go to visit the Grounds for Sculpture, which it not that far from where we live and which I had never even heard of. Wow. What a clever and magical place to wander about. It's on the grounds of the former Trenton State Fairgrounds and it's just this marvelous outdoor sculpture garden. And a paradise for the photography of Astral Wendy.

When nudes scale brick walls, count me in!

Oh yeah, the peahens roam too.

The observatory stairs.

I suggested to Sandy that these might be persimmons.
One bite proved otherwise.

The shackles of the Illuminati.

Great shot Astral Wendy.

Macbeth witches in cauldron steam.

Gene Simmons, eat your heart out.

The real Tomorrowland.

A nice George Segal. Yeah, they have quality.

This table and everything on it is a sculpture.
Sandy and I are real. Or are we?

There are tons of 3D versions of Renoir.

Sneak peek at the employee's shower. Yowza!
Used to hate mirrors. Not so much now.

At the poker table.

Waterhouse lives!

So much depends upon the giraffe.

Find the heron and win a prize.


This was meant for kids but I just had to bang a gong.

The more intellectual a man is, the more he considers sheep.

Going Miley

I got my head wedged in there too.

Astrals in a disk. 

Ron and Sandy

No Gothic too small.