To Siri, With Love

The Nor'easter is pounding snow from the past 12 hours. Confined within the warmth of my house, it calls for a little bit of multi-tasking. While working from home today, I decided to go and clear out my pocket app. And while doing so I came across this article.

It's a beautiful story about Gus, an 8 year old boy with Autism and his friendship with Apple's Siri.

I realized this when he was 8, and I got him an iPod for his birthday. He listened to it only at home, with one exception. It always came with us on our visits to the Apple Store. Finally, I asked why. “So it can visit its friends,” he said.

This line specifically hits you really hard. Make sure you read the entire article.

Capturing fall colors with Romeo

It was almost the end of a cold and unexpected Sunday, sulking with the fact that Monday is not going to get any warmer.  We are driving around the Far Hill mountains in Jersey in absolute silence trying to see if we can spot some changing color or if we could get a glimpse of a drive way with colorful fall foliage.  For the most part it looked dark green.

We had just gotten back from our drive and Sunday evening did not disappoint me.  A tree right in front of my house is colored in green, yellow and red strokes of fall and the fading light was perfect.  We walked in to our home to the warmth of the heater and I pulled my camera and out I went with Romeo.  I got busy clicking the leaves and of course Romeo decides to show up in the frame.  

An absolute joy it was to click him while I kept saying in my mind, "I found my subject".

More pictures coming soon...