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

water tower


spotted this 
on 
my walk down broadway 
a week or so ago

the light reflecting 
off
the glass 
makes
 an interesting pattern
 on
 the bricks

foodie post

i am not a true foodie
i can be picky
outspokenly so
but
i do love
going to
new to me
restaurants

my friend amy
always
takes me somewhere new to me

this past sunday
i met her for udon
(japanese noodles)
at
tsuru ton tan
on east 16 street

the entryway is fabulous

the chandelier
looks
like
a
circlet of huge pearls



as if the alphabet threw itself against the wall


the alphabet theme continues through the bar area


thats rope
weaving its way
behind
another bar
where
there's seating for eating



there's a downstairs dining area



and
an upstairs



our table was a step up from the main floor



it was cozy
simple
clean



the food was delicous
the black bowl contains duck tsuke udon
the blue bowl is sukiyaki udon
lots of mushrooms an egg veggie and beef



not pictured was the side order
chunks of tatsuta (garlic fried) chicken

perfect meal to share
perfect for a frigid sunday

the menu is extensive
 the wait staff is very happy to help
especially if you're a first time guest

tea
 - a lovely nutty light tea -
served
in those
keeps your hands cozy
mugs



purim tradition


breads bakery
on east 16th

having sampled



they were lining up
waiting
 to order
to pay



what?
humantaschen

its purm!



those are not very traditional
they're filled with
chocolate

traditional puim humantaschen are
prune or poppyseed filled
occasionally you'll find some with fruit fillings

breads bakery has a huge assortment
better hurry if you want some
purim will be over before you realized it was here