2020 – Escape from the apartment for an hour


(Ignore April 30, 2017 publish date – this was published on December 30, 2020)


One of my little joys in life is going out on photo walks. I get a mile or two of exercise while I shoot all kinds of things that catch my eye. Then I’ve got 50-100 photos to take home and edit and post………….maybe here on the blog or on the site I moderate for the Hackensack city historian (http://www.hackensacknow.org/).

I have a lot of latitude on that site. Nice Hackensack sunset? Posted. Construction? Posted (it’s history some day). Leslie West died? Posted. Why? Leslie Weinstein was born and raised in Hackensack.

So I’ve been real busy this crazy year because photographing/scanning and writing about all the “found treasures” have been what’s kept me sane during the pandemic (and I’ve got a LOT more to do, so if the posts aren’t to your liking, let me know and I’ll take you off the list).

I try to get out at least once a week, but lately, either I’ve got too much to do or the weather’s crappy, so once a week has started becoming once a month – not good.

But I found an hour on a nice day on December 23rd and headed for the Hackensack River Walkway – a couple of blocks from home. There’s always something to shoot there.






(sorry for the duplication with the video still)




Small seed-eating birds:


Larger (and successful) fishergull:


Signs that all of them are ignoring:


All this eating is making me hungry………..time to go home.



Unrelated to anything:

When I was signing into YouTube to post the walkway flick, I came across this very cool little video. The guys have chops and the little girl has Jagger down cold (well, maybe “cool” is a better word):


A nice note to end the year on (actually, a bunch of notes).


I have hope for a better 2021…………………..but not much.

I hope I’m wrong.


See ya.




  1. John OTOOLE December 30, 2020

    All the best for 2021 Bob!

  2. E January 9, 2021

    Happy New Year Bob. I use to take that walk on my lunch breaks. The animals are looking pretty healthy. Nice viewing change from the news these days. Thanks. E

  3. Terri January 15, 2021

    Really enjoyed the Quarantine kids videos… Saw some posted before but never took the time to watch them. Now I will! Seeing the great pictures of the squirrels reminded me of two things. One is how many squirrels used to be at the park close to you in Teaneck…they were the ones in charge there . The second was how Caitlyn’s college roommate from Japan was always thrilled to see the squirrels since they are rare in Japan and you normally would need to go to a zoo to see them. Who knew?!

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