i am still here


if you know me
 you know
 i have had sinus issues 
forever

more recently 
i had several dental surgeries
they all failed 
because
 wait
 for
 it

sinus issues

a ct scan showed there was a rogue polyp in my sinus
 that has been interfering with the dental stuff
damn that polyp

on tuesday the polyp was removed
be gone damn polyp

severe headaches ensued
but thankfully
they've receded

hooray

hopeful that once this mess is all healed
 the dental fixes will work
and
 then 
i will have a big smile to share

meanwhile
thats me
taken by my friend amy

the area surrounding the construction on WTC#2
has been decorated jazzed up 
its looking a lot like bushwick 
really fun photo ops

lots to see 
go check it out

getting around


saturday was spa day 
spa day means busing across the park

this saturday 
the transverses 
were 
closed
for: 
i have no idea why

but and yet still
 no crosstown bus

work around:
down to columbus circle 
around to central park south
across cps to madison
up madison to 76
ta da

keep on keeping on

are you part of google+?
i am not

i have managed to successfully remain apart 
but
if you use blogger for your blog
 you probably got an alert
 which
 you may or may not
have read

i didnt
 til today
 when
i learned
comments
left on my blog
 are
no longer
 being
 sent
 to
my
 email

as my friend denise posted on her blog:
now whats google done!?

because of her post
i read the writing on the 'wall'
if you dont join google+
you wont be able
 to
 interact
with
 your comment leavers

add that
 to
 the demise
 of
networked blogs

 things are changing in the blogsphere
and
 not in a good way

apologies
 to those who have left comments this week
i am supposed to be working
i dont have time to hop back/forth to read comments/leave a reply
jeez
it takes me a week to be able to reply to comments via email

gotta figure this all out
in the mean time




blooming


i was sad to learn
 networked blogs 
is
giving up its free service 

for as long
 as
 i have been blogging 
i have used
 networked blogs
 to
 publish my blog to facebook

 well
 as of next week
 that wont be happening 

so
 if you followed me
 via facebook
 you'll have to sign up for free email delivery 
or 
miss the incredible photos and inspirational blather



moody


it was a long weekend
we had suffocating humidity
we had temps in the 90s
we had rain lots and lots of rain
we had chill

i beautified brunched browsed but didnt buy

that photo has nothing to do with the weekend
i was cleaning up my iphone photo library
i swore 
i would
 never
 keep 
more than 100 photos 
because 
really
 who needs more than 100 photos on their phone?

right

i have 1,051 AND 73 videoes
insane
so i was deleting
in the process 
this one popped up
couldnt remember if i had shared it here

if i did
get over it


in bloom


in the small enclosed 'garden' 
of
 the
 first baptist church 
a
 rose bush
 is 
in bloom

puddling


new yorkers
 usually
 step back from puddles
 when a car is approaching 
especially
 those of us
 who have been splashed
 in the past

 but 
this morning 
i was hoping
 a car
 a cab
 a school bus
 would come close 
enough
 to be
 part of the reflection
 in the puddle 

after a minute or so of waiting
 i thought
what are you doing
 you have to get to the office 

so
 i settled on this image

shadow play


i love a good shadow or reflection

i do not like spammers

i am sorry
 but
 i am turning on the anti spammer function
 in comments

 hopefully
 they'll go away and i can turn it off soon

thanks for understanding

spring is poppin'


i am fairly sure 
this morning
 after 
last night's
 hurricane-like winds
 these blooming trees
 dont look 
this good

mosaic critters decorate


the walls of the 81st street ind line station

the museum of natural history 
inspired the theme
its adjacent to
the subway



walk or run?


personally 
never run
 or 
jog
too much effort

i do 
walk a lot 
at
a brisk pace




dancing tulips


broadway mall association
plants
a gazillion
 tulips 
along
 the 
upper westside

filling the malls 
with
 glorious golden orange 'dancers'

local produce

during my recent visit to zabar's 
i spotted
these 



later in the day 
during my walk
 down through riverside park




i spotted 
zabar's local source
for its
goose eggs


westside community garden


the annual tulip festival is on


West 89-90th St between Amsterdam and Columbus

saturday in the park ...

along with thousands of my close personal friends

on cherry hill


under 
and 


on 
bow bridge


maybe rename it
selfie bridge?

busy harbor


ferries
small craft
tourist tours
freighters

its a very busy harbor
but
if you expected anything else
you dont know
nyc

advertising space


after jack's vet visit on monday 
as we waited for the m5
toonman pointed out 
that billboard was available
and 
did i notice there were water towers

yes i did

yes i added the words

baskin' in the sun


that turtle was sunning himself 
this past sunday
it was sunny
but
oh my
there was an icy wind blowin'
he seemed oblivious