city daily photo monthly theme day - rust and ruin

hello
 its september

 this summer
 has
 flown by 

mostly
 it was a mild summer 
with
 only 
4 days in the 90s
 well
 september
 is 
changing that

 all the humidity 
that
 is 
august 
seems
 to 
have 
moved
 rolled over 
into
 september

 ugh

with the first of september
 comes 
city daily photo's 
monthly theme day 

 rust and ruins

 i am sharing a photo
 of
 an old
 no longer in business 
hotel
that stands
 on west street at
 .. well i think its below 10th street ... 

i fell in love 
with
 its decaying facade
 when
 i saw it
 in late july 



if you'd like to see
 how 
other city daily photo bloggers
 interpreted
 the theme
 click

beatrix



beatrix
 is 
a rescue
 even though
she's
 had
 a forever home
 for 2 years
she's still 
very leery 
of 
strangers

 she flinches
 if you try to pet her

 i sat down on the floor
 speaking 
to her 
very gently 
asking
 how her day was
 did she go to the park

 right after i took this


 she
 started 
talking to me 
making
 all kinds of sounds

 her people were astonished
 she's never talked to us

 i thought 
 have you ever talked to her

 no matter
she is well loved 
treated gently
 to 
make up
 for 
whatever
caused her 
to be
 so mistrustful 

its gonna be a long weekend






its
 my 
last fridaycation

 got a bit of a head start
 left
 the office at 4
thursday






add to that
 a 
mini meet up
 at 
lunch time 
with 
two instagram friends






 we took a walk 
we took some photos
 we went back to work

as for the rest
of
the weekend

i am looking forward 
to
enjoying myself
beautifying
erranding
walks in the park


what plans do you have?


there's a point here somewhere

i thought 
i had
 nothing
 to share
 to blather
 about
 but
 i do

 i long admired
 san merideth
an artist 
who 
used to blog

 i longed
 for
 one of her abstracts

 two years ago
 i was in santa fe
she of course was not in town
 where she lives 
where she and her husband
 own
 convergence gallery

san not being there 
did not stop me
 buying one of her sunsets 
as well as
"black and white"
 by
 brad stroman

 i sent her a photo of the bedroom 

oh my good golly 
look at all those dust collectors 


yesterday
 she emailed
 asking
 for 
a photo 
of the stroman piece in situ 

piece of cake
 i thought

 yes honey
 i know 
if i asked you'd
 have put up lights for me 
but
 i didnt

 my 35mm
 even
with flash
 wasn't doing it 

this part 
of
 the living room 
is 
mine 

can you tell 



 the brad stroman's
 "black and white"
 is
 the middle piece




oh yeah
 i ended up
 shooting it with the iPhone
 its not as fussy about light 

water tower (almost) wordlessly


okay
 so maybe
 not wordlessly

 see the two tanks?
 and
 at no extra charge
 a lot of escher-ishy fire escapes

 this building
 is 
uptown 
around 100 street off riverside drive 

weekend recappage

came home thursday evening
 looking forward
 to 
a relaxing but not slothful weekend 

friday
 i met a friend
 we went to riverside park

 i wanted to walk down 
to 
the wine bottle sculpture


 i had heard about
 in
 an area 
called clinton 
along the hudson river portion 
of 
the park 
that edges the river
 of the same name 
on
 the westside of manhattan

 however
 first 
we had to have lunch 

we opted
 for
 pier 1 cafe



 usually
 jam packed
 with
 new yorkers visiting the park
 on weekends
 it was practically deserted
 at 
12ish on friday


i had a burger 
my friend opted for chicken fingers

 in no rush
 we sat 
we ate 
we chatted 
then 
we walked
the skies were threatening 
but never let loose


 we stopped at all the art
 i have shown you in past posts 


along the way
 she got
 a shot


i was focusing on some dying but interesting flowers

saturday
 i had wanted to join a walk
across
 the george washington bridge 
 a visit
 to the little red lighthouse

my heavy lens was necessary 
my backs been a bit wonky
i decided a long walk schlepping a heavy lens was not in the cards

instead
toonman and i 
took
 a short walk uptown in the park
we missed an event
"unleashed"
not sure 
what it was about
 but
 the clean up was interesting



the skies
 were
 pretty amazing
 on 
our way back


sunday 
was spent beautifying

one evening i forget which we watched divergence 
it was a decent book but the movie was meh

not as active a weekend as i had hoped
what did you do?

letting it go





i just wrote
 a 
long rant

 sat back
 looked at it
 hit 
delete

 .. 

its fridaycation

i am going to let it go