the other afternoon





i was walking 
behind 
that 
dog walker and his pack 
of 
smaller pooches
when 
he stopped
 at 
my neighbor's place

i smiled

she has 
a big black wolfish looking dog

yup



softly ...


yup 
it wasnt in focus

nevertheless
 i really like this composition

in the garden


earth day 
was this past friday

a day that was incredibly 
overcast
 dreary 
rainy

i was uptown
decided
 a walk was in order

a friend told me about 
the community garden
in 
the middle of the block
between
 90-91 streets
between
 amsterdam and columbus


hundreds 
maybe 
thousands
 of 
tulip bulbs planted

blooming now

so many varieties
so many colors



too bad
 the rain 
knocked 
a lot of petals off

i wasnt the only one taking photos



the drive home


i took this
 out the window 
of
 the taxi
 we took home wednesday

there was all this green 

once
naked tree limbs 
now 
small green buds

riverside park is looking very spring-like

wowza


i see lots of sunset photos on instagram
personally 
i am 
way too lazy 
to go out 
to 
get
 a sunset shot

i get home 
i get into my pjs
i do not go out

but
over the last few months 
toonman hasnt been feeling great

i have been doing 
a lot of stuff 
he always did

truth be told
i had no idea 
he did so much
or 
more
 to the point
that
 i was so spoiled
did so little

anyway
monday night 
i schlepped
 the trash cans to the curb
looked around 
the sunset was incredible
went back in
got the phone
went back out 
got that shot

now i 'get' why people go sunset shooting



squint, you'll see it


the iphone pro camera app in hdr setting is very sensitive

i really thought 
was 
standing
perfectly
still

the blurs in this shot belie that
oh well

nevertheless
nestled 
between 
the branches of that blossoming tree 
and the top of the WTC 
is 
a
water tower!


perfectly purple


this past weekend
 i spent saturday 
on/in 
'me' day
massage
facial
wash/blow dry
mani/pedi

a lovely time
just me myself and i
indulging

i get off the crosstown bus on 79th
 just past fifth avenue
the walk along east 79th
 is lined with grand old mansions
some filled with art galleries
but 
this one 
with 

massive display of flowers
is the greek embassy

interesting to me
is the fact that
the greek people are having financial issues

these floral displays
seem wrong

poetry in motion


For oft, when on my couch I lie 
In vacant or in pensive mood, 
They flash upon that inward eye 
Which is the bliss of solitude; 
And then my heart with pleasure fills, 
And dances with the daffodils. 
.. Wordsworth

the short version ...



 my friend carrie 
met 
me 
for 
lunch

looked up
oh boy
two 
water towers!

back to work ...


always 
a place 
with
 intense security

this past week 
brought
 even more
of
 new york's finest
to
the oculus 
under 
the world trade center

thanks in advance


I am reposting this article for
Best Friends Animal Society
an organization
my sister and i support and want to help




Best Friends - Save Them All(R)
Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in SoHo is officially open.


as of Tuesday, April 4th the Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in SoHo is officially open. That’s huge news not only for the animals, but for you, too!

For years — at adoption events and through our foster program in support of Animal Care Centers of NYC — we’ve been working hand-in-hand to save the lives of homeless pets in the city. Now, with the new adoption center, you’ll have a place where you can be even closer to the animals.

On any given day here, about 30 dogs and cats from Animal Care Centers of NYC or one of our other local animal welfare partners will be waiting to find loving homes. And you’re invited to come meet every single one of them. Whether you want to adopt, volunteer, or become involved in some other way, the center’s doors are open!

Plus, while you’re visiting or volunteering, you can take in all the sights. You can learn more about Best Friends with interactive displays, see newborn kittens being bottle-fed in the nursery, and more.

Best Friends Pet Adoption Center
307 West Broadway (between Canal and Grand)
Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, 12 noon – 6 p.m.

Your kind support has helped make the new adoption center possible, as well as lifesaving programs all across the country. For that, everyone here at Best Friends, especially the animals, is grateful.

Thank you for all that you do for homeless pets in New York and beyond. 

flea market find


the old flea market on columbus/77th 
has 
morphed
 into 
a high end market 
no fleas 

this photo 
was 
taken
 back
 way back
 before 
it 
transformed

i love those old tin cars and trucks
wish i'd bought a few

muted tones



a lot of life is standing around waiting
if you get a seat its a good commute

an aside
 to
 all my comment leavers
apologies
 for not replying
either
promptly
or
not at all

i could say
i didnt have a seat
but
truth is
life
has been
on
 the express track


iced over tower


taken by a friend 
right after
 the ice storm 
back in early march

that tower/tank sits atop a building
on
87th street and riverside drive

baa baa baa

(photo borrowed from West Side Rag)

 grazing on leaves and assorted debris 
in a tree bed 
on 75th Street 
between
 Riverside Drive and West End Avenue 

these visitors
 to
 a near-by school
were part of show and tell

the grade schoolers now know 
where sweaters come from