denver has water towers too!

my friend
 mary and i 
were 
supposed
 to be 
sunning 
ourselves 
in the caribbean
 this week
but
 life 
got in the way
 i
 stayed home 
she
 went to visit friends 
in
 denver
 and 
sent me this

daffs


my friend donna
is 
maybe 
my best 
certainly
 one of my oldest 
friends

not in age
 necessarily 
but 
i have known her 
almost as long as 
i have known 
toonman

sunday 
i brought her 
guide books for barcelona
she gave me coffee 
we shared some conversation

noticing the small vase of dying daffs
i wouldnt let her throw them out
 til i took a photo
with
 her iphone!

posed them 
next
 to 
that charming 
little
 joy brown 
sculpture





contrasts


those fabulous balloons 
are a strong contrast 
to
 that person walking below

no, not the one walking down the hall
the one walking just to the left ... see him?

also
 it turns out
 those balloons are an art installation
part of an exhibition
world water day
this past tuesday
sponsored by stella artois

they are
'water clouds'



lacy limbs


last week we had a nor'easterner hit
actually 
it didnt hit too hard here in nyc
but 
the suburbs and upstate got slammed

i came home to this scene
icy snow covered tree branches

by the time 
the sun set
it all had
melted away

oh yeah
today's the first day of spring


what a face!


i took this a few years ago
on a true spring day
not
 like 
these 
recent bazaarly snowy march days 

it was day 
to sit 
by 
an open
 door 
or 
window
that pup 
was
 doing just that 
as 
his
 people
 wined/dined 
just behind