This blog is a member of the City Daily Photo community that originated with a blog by Eric Tenin from Paris.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Explosion

Believe it or not this store (Hand of Man) looks like this all year round not just at Christmas.  There are displays of all different color families set up to what seems like excess yet they always manage to put all these pieces together and have it look just right.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Holiday Train

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolled into Binghamton tonight.           

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Perry Building

The Perry Building is a cast iron building designed by Isaac Gale Perry.  
Parts of the 1991 movie Liebestraum were filmed in the Binghamton area and 
the building was featured. in the film.     

Monday, September 3, 2012

By a Neck

#6 To Honor and Serve beats out the favored #3 Mucho Macho Man by a neck to win the $750,000 purse in the 59th running of the Woodward at Saratoga Racetrack.  See my pick #7 Cease who ceased running I guess and ended up in 3rd.

Though this is not in Binghamton, it does show one the places that you can get to for a day trip from Binghamton.  

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Theme Day: People Watching

But what are the people watching ?   Show you tomorrow.

For more Theme Day Photos click this link

Back in the Saddle

2012 Chris Thater Memorial Criterium

Binghamton is lucky to have a professional cycling race every year.  So much fun to watch the cyclists hit the turns in our roads in speeds that seem way to fast to navigate successfully with other cyclists within inches of them. 

The Chris Thater Memorial is dedicated in memory of Chris Thater, an avid cyclist, who was killed by a drunk driver. The event is a project of the Broome County STOP-DWI Program to heighten awareness about the drunk-driving problem. The race attracts over 1,500 participants from local athletes to world-class competitors with crowds of over 10,000 spectators. The Chris Thater Memorial consists of the Pro, Elite and Novice cycling events, and a national class 5K Run.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wall Art

At the same local cafe as yesterday.   
A wall painted on a wall by a talented artist. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

Cutlery Garden

In my neighborhood, this garden blooms in a different color every year 
and the best part is that you don't have to water it.

Theme Day - Chimneys

See more Theme Day Chimneys here: Theme Day Chimneys

Friday, June 22, 2012

Happy Birthday to You

Happy Birthday to everyone whose birthday is today (including my Mom).  The birthday treat is whipped cream cupcakes with whipped cream cheese icing that celebrates our strawberry season in the Binghamton area.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Light Speed

Just one of those sights on the street that you just can't quite figure out.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Dirty Bird

I took this photo yesterday, but the retro car with the retro diner would make you think if was from a different era.   This stainless steel diner is still in business.  

Monday, May 28, 2012


All we have of freedom, all we use or know -
This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.
~Rudyard Kipling, The Old Issue, 1899

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cutler Botanic Garden

Cutler Botanic Garden
A garden in Binghamton dedicated to teaching horticulture and environmental issues.  The garden is filled with all kinds of plants and is a lovely green space on Binghamton's Front St to wander around. 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Binghamton Farmers' Market

One of the farms selling organic beef and grass fed pork at the Binghamton Farmers' Market  held at Otsiningo park on May 19th.

Click here for more photos of the Binghamton Farmers' Market 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Wall

A mural that has been added to a flood wall on our River Walk.     The wall kept the river out the city in the September 2011flooding, but it was close.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Cinco de Mayo

At the one and only remaining Mexican Restaurant in Binghamton - not counting Taco Bell.   

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Go Fish

Doug's Fish Fry with locations in Skaneateles and Cortland, NY decided to take its fish on the road a while back.  They now have the mobile fish fry and part of the proceeds from the sale go to support local charities. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012


“ And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
 was more painful that the risk it took to blossom
 - Anais Nin

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Maybe I should have been a late bloomer...

We were fortunate to have two weeks of early summer weather in March this year and all the plants decided to start blooming.  Unfortunately the cold is not done with us yet and we have had temps dip below freezing this week causing some of our flowering trees to get a little too frosty.   Guess there is something to be said for being a late bloomer.    

Friday, March 16, 2012

March to Your Own Drummer

This band marched in the St Patrick's Day parade.    I don't know their name or where they are from, but they always have the best costumes.   Alice in Wonderland theme this year - notice the Cheshire Cat on the right.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Parade Day

"Parade Day"

 .... as it's called in Binghamton ends up as one the largest holidays of the year.   It's scheduled a couple of weeks before St. Patrick's Day so that we can get all the bagpipers and the whole city becomes Irish.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Kampai Orange

This after dinner treat was offered up by the sushi chef at Kampai  - our local Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar.  It's amazing how fancy an orange can taste when its prepared so nicely for you.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


I walk this sidewalk all the time and just noticed the other day that it had  a year stamped into it.    A few wrinkles but not looking too bad for 100+ years.

George F Johnson

Someone placed a few spring flowers in this statue of George F. Johnson 
that is at Recreation Park in Binghamton.