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14 Things in Central Park

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Mr. and Mrs. SPARROW

They made their next in the traffic light on our corner.  One baby refuses to leave the next.  We take seeds to daddy and he takes them up to his kid.

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The white CRANE has returned to Central Park

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The GREAT BLUE HERON

he is still hanging out in Central Park…………

The CARDINALS at roost…………

RED CARDINALS [no  not the Vatican kind]………took roost in a tree on Bank street in Greenwich Village…….all 55 of the pesky birds.

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My friend…TOM CASESA snapped these………

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Hmmmmmm……..maybe you were expecting Mathieu….the defensive player ???

SUNNY MONDAY in Central Park

It was such a glorious day in Central Park today. Weddings……….entertainers………..horse and buggy rides………..groups of school  kids and I spotted two Fabergé Eggs at the Boat House.  260 of these eggs have been “hidden” around the park.  The sale of the eggs will benefit art education for New York City’s children.

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Tonight the temp drops to 34 and tomorrow 2 inches of snow!

Two PHOENIXES Float in New York

The PHOENIXES were born in CHINA …..and now they float in  New York City.

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These monumental birds soar in the nave of the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in Morningside Heights.

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Xu Bing…….a world famous artist………was in the Cathedral with a crew if 8 erecting the birds and then hoisting them 20 feet up into the air.

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This is HUANG……the female……..soaring toward the bronze doors of the church.

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She is poised to take flight in the middle of the night.

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The tail of FENG….the male……….sails away from the alter.

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The birds bodies are constructed from salvaged construction debris…….pliers, saws…..screw drivers….hammers and shovel heads.

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In China’s history, Phoenixes represent luck…….prosperity and power.

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Xu Bing.………a conceptual atist…… has used plastic tubing to create these fantastic wings…….tiny lights edging the “feathers”.

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The two birds weigh over 12 tons………they measure 90 and 100 feet long.  They take on a sacred quality in the Cathedral.  You can see them soar here for one year.

nyc…… BLIZZARD of 2013……NOT !

The weatherman said NYC would get a big dump……..24″ of snow.  Boston got it instead.  NY was glorious this morning……….so New Yorkers by the tens of thousands headed for Central Park.  Time for a Horse and Buggy ride.

Skiing…….sledding…….ice skating……..frolicking doggies……..and lots of snowmen.  It was PARTY TIME………our first snow.

SPRINGTIME on my Terrace

It’s  SPRINGTIME  on my terrace………..and the summer flowers have bloomed early.  Roses gone wild…………petunias {my fave}……….lilies are all out and a few  tulips linger on..  While the lilacs are just about gone ……..  the hydrangeas are peaking early.  It’s a lovely time to be in the garden……alone……with friends………like the “TWINS”.

The “watering can” is their favorite toy.

The rose called “Peace”.

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Gustav Klimt was my “read” for the day.

The TWINS discovering my rock collection.