blowing in the wind


whats missing here
is 
a photo
of
the moment 
i rescued
the
balloon
'condom'
that blew off

what a difference ...

last weekend
brought 
snow showers
 and 
icy temps


this weekend
brought
sunshine
and
spring-like temps


february you are so fickle!


window washing weather


the very unusual
 'heat wave'
of
 a usually snowy february
has 
some up ticks

aside
 from 
ditching your michelin man coat
you might feel inspired
to
do some
 window washing

architecture


this is 100 11th avenue
at 19th street
designed by french architect jean nouvel
its sits to the left of the gehry building
the ny times once said it was on the corner of grit and glamour

a whole lotta nothing


it felt a lot like spring
 this 3 day weekend

did i take advantage of it?
not really

tho
there was
weekend beautification
fill-in grocery shopping
(thats when you need staples vs restocking your pantry)
apartment cleaning
(i couldnt ignore the fur/hair/tumbleweed any longer)
all that bright sunlight 
made it hard to ignore 
the lack of dusting

i did have
lunch with my sister


caturday


for a long time 
i have
 featured dog photos 
on the weekend
changing it up 

that is harry
our middle 'child'
you've met him before

this is a sort of new thing for him
perching on top of the fridge 
watching us while we're in the kitchen
sometimes he sits
sometimes he lays .. lies?
sometimes he just stands there

why?
'cause he's a cat



winter garden wedgie


thats jersey city, nj
over there across the hudson

that odd glowing 'thing'
isnt a space ship
its
what was once called
the winter garden
because
it was 
like 
hot house all glass
with
 palm trees
 inside

there are still palm trees
but now its a lot more upscale
huge food court
lots of high end stores

wowza!


taken through
 the very dirty window
 of 
the doctor's office

looking 
north 
from
 the 11th floor
of 
west 113th and amsterdam avenue

february snow

having had many a birthday celebration snowed out
i am a maven on february snow
there's almost always a storm the first week
if by chance there isnt
for sure there's one the second week

the first week of february 2017 did not disappoint
i was happy it didnt snow on my birthday
but it did rain

the storm 
a predicted 10-15 inches
began in the wee hours of thursday

at 5:59AM 
it was that person making fresh tracks
in front of me



by 9:05AM
the view from my office windows was almost all white

the snow 
had 
pretty much 
stopped by 12:43PM
i took that 
as 
my cue to head home


shame on the MTA!
at 1:17PM
the steps
 leading up
 from 
the uptown local 
on 
79th/Broadway
were iced over
dangerously so

i cannot imagine walking down those stairs


anyway
 i can pretty much guarantee 
if you're hoping 
for 
fresh snow photo ops
 there's another storm 
just 'round 
the corner


keeping eyes open


waiting for their person
both
this guy and his pup
were
intently keeping their eyes on the door

hip hip hippo


Danish artist Bjørn Okholm Skaarup 
created
 the 15-foot-tall bronze 
“Hippo Ballerina” 
Dante Park
 at 
64th and Broadway
across 
from
 Lincoln Center

 It’s apparently modeled on Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen.

nestled in


among all the big tall buildings 
surrounding 
columbus circle
there's a single tall water tower
but
look 
up there 
on top
 of 
that building
its a double tower

perspective


no 
you are not dizzy
nor was i
standing on the ceiling

i had a lovely lunch 
with 
my bio sister
and 
two friends 
i think of as sisters

we dined at robert
its a really lovely place
on the 9th floor
of the
museum of arts and design
overlooking
columbus circle

from our table
 i could see 
that
 the mirrors in the ceiling 
above the windows
reflected 
 both
 the street and the tables

of course i had to get a photo to share


soft focus


last week
 i went with toonman to the doctors office
he ended up having some tests run
i ended up sitting in the waiting room
but
 it wasnt a total loss
i got to 
watch the snow fall
take a few photos out the window
listen to an audio book

and 
be there for my man

foxy!


that little dog
 reminded 
me 
of 
our harry
as well as 
a fox

doesnt he/she look content

angles and lines


thats the corner
 of 
the south memorial pool

see that tree 
the one that doesnt look like the others?
its called 
the survivor tree

it was still standing
 when the towers fell
it was removed 
and 
kept in a nursery 
during the reconstruction

replanted in almost the same spot