let it snow let it snow let it snow


and it did

all day saturday

it didnt stop me from going east to have a massage
it didnt stop these people from buying a tree

did it snow where you are?
what didnt it stop you from doing?

outside the sant ambroeus


i am 
not sure 
what
 breed
 they are 
but 
they're pretty cute
 and
 intense

 keeping an eye on the door to the sant ambroeus 
waiting
 for 
someone special

 no doubt

twilight time


wednesday 
i met my friend melissa
we went
 to
 bryant park 
to see
 the skaters 
the holiday market
 the tree 

an added bonus
 was
 the empire state building
 at
 twilight 
peeking through the trees

weekend catch up

beautification
 moved
 to 
friday afternoon
 because 
saturday morning
 was 
my yearly mammo/sono 

afterward 
plans
 to
 see
 the
 yayoi kusama exhibition at david zwirner gallery
with 
amy & melissa
came
 to
 a 
full 
stop 

the queue to view
 was
 literally around the 'block' 
down 19th 
to 
11th
 along 11th 
to 
20th
 then 
up to 10th

insane

a brief texting confab 

(decorations outside the high line hotel)


a short walk

(art?)

 to
meet 
 at
 fat bird


for
brunch




matchy matchy


i loved
 these
 two walking their dogs
then 
i realized 
the woman in the b/w patterned coat
 was 
walking
 a b/w dog

her friend
 in the black coat 
yup 
her dog 
is
 black

matchy matchy

taking flight


a
 huge flock 
of 
pigeons 
circling
82nd street
roosting on the eaves
 of
 the barnes & noble store

do you think they're looking for a book?

seeing stars


holiday decorations reach new heights
no, they dont

those stars
 are
 hung
 at
 intersections 
along 
columbus avenue
as well as
 off 
street lamps downtown
 on the eastside
 and 
there's even one
huge
swarovski crystal star 
at 
the 
intersection
 of
 fifth avenue at 57th street


my friend stella bella


thats stella
 she's my friend melissa's bff 
she spent a few hours
 keeping
 toonman and the gingers
 company
 wednesday evening

while 
melissa and i 
went
 to
photograph
the macy's parade balloons 
being
 inflated

its a white christmas (tree)


these are two of many 'trees' that are set up in the various lobbies of one world trade

the theme of white trees
is also
present on the revolving doors

this fascinates me
i want to get a vid of the door/tree spinning
so far

this is the best i got


happy turkey day


spiderman!

i am not sure 
if 
he's in this year's parade
but
back
 in 1980something
i waited 
on the corner 
of
 central park west and 76 street
 for a long time
 in the cold
 camera in hand
 waiting
 to get photos
 of
 the
 macy's thanksgiving day parade 
balloons/floats

i had been there 
so long 
the cops on duty 
let me
 dash into the street
 to
 snap
 this photo

i did it so fast
 amazingly
i only clicked off one frame/one shot!

 i was pretty happy 
to
 see 
this
image
 emerge 
when
 the film
yes
film
was 
processed!

have a fabulous thanksgiving
if 
you've traveled to be with family
or
you're having family and/or friends over
enjoy 
the day
the company
the food
the parade
the football
the annual dog show
the annual airing of miracle on 34th street
and
of course
eachother!

getting ready


shot this on the way
 to 
the subway 
monday morning

i am betting
 by
 tuesday morning
 the holiday trees 
will 
be
 stacked up
ready to be sold

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)

Amelia

Let’s find Amelia a home


Nearly a year ago, we shared the story of Amelia, a courageous young cat who had been living in a parking garage in Harlem for much of her life. When a local Best Friends Network Partner took her in and found her a foster family, Amelia was finally safe, warm and adored.

Today, Amelia is still hoping for her a home of her own — and a year is a very long wait for a cat who radiates only gratitude and love. So, we’re hoping you’ll help spread the word about her on social media, or even consider bringing this happy, friendly feline home to your place. 

You might recall that along with her unfailing brightness and happy-go-lucky outlook, Amelia has special needs: a neurological disorder has left her partially incontinent. But the great news is, these days Amelia is only rarely leaking outside the litter box and in small amounts. Still, she’ll always need medication, a high-fiber diet, and most importantly, a compassionate, patient person to express her bladder twice a day.

Amelia adores the fellow felines in her foster home and her caregivers believe she would thrive in a family with at least one other friendly cat. She’s been exceptionally loving and affectionate with humans too — a beautiful girl from the inside out.

If you think you might be Amelia’s special someone, please call Carina at646.456.4797 or email storrsc@gmail.com. You can also help in a huge way by spreading the word about her on social media.

Thank you so much for caring about pets like Amelia. Your kindness means everything to pets just waiting for that perfect match.

why hello


a little saturday late morning meet up at the crosswalk
so
very
upper westside

what do you think?


my friend shelley from canada is in town
she took this photo
on saturday on the lower eastside
she said it was a 'few blocks from allen & houston'
it reminded her of battery!
reminds me of a tin can
what do you think it looks like?

after the frost


learned something
 new
 this past 
weekend

apparently 
gingko trees 
drop
literally drop
all
every single one
of
their leaves
the morning
 after
 the first frost 
of 
the season

that's what happened 
saturday morning
the 
entire street
from 
riverside drive
to 
west end avenue
blanketed
with
 golden leaves
and 
naked gingkos!



flat on one side?



walking along
lower broadway
 a few weekends ago
i spotted
 those two dogs
 totally relaxed
at
 the feet
of
 their owner

toonman and i
used
 to
 joke
about
our cats becoming flat on one side

remember that, honey?

vaporized


steam from the underground pipes
vent
 fog
 vapor
 through manholes

its especially noticeable 
during colder days
like
this past wednesday 
when the temps
 finally dropped out
 of 
the late summer level
 into 
full fall!

topless


thursday
 was 
back to spring 
with 
temps in the high 60s

there was also
 a lot of fog
giving 
1WTC
a topless look!

new york city strong!

wednesday morning
 the sun rose
 as if 
nothing
 had 
happened
the day before

i guess its always like that
life goes on
no matter what horrors transpire

tuesday afternoon
a crazy person
in a rented flatbed pick up truck
intentionally 
swerved
off west street 
(aka westside highway)
onto
a bike/pedestrian path
that sits between the river and the highway



it was a beautifully perfect afternoon for biking or walking
there were a lot of people enjoying the day
soon the three schools nearby would be letting out

i am not sure 
how much
 more horrible 
it would have been
 had the crazy man 
not
 plowed
 into the side 
of 
a school bus 
but 
he did


it stopped 
his killing spree
it allowed
 alert police 
to
 grab him as he ran from the truck

8 lives were lost
many others were seriously injured

new yorkers stand strong

terrorism 
didnt keep 
thousands 
from
 the annual halloween parade




and
 it wont 
keep 
new yorkers
 from
 living their lives