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Fun in the sun SUNDAY in Central Park

Sundays in Central Park are always a delight……..New Yorkers and tourists……….all “doing their thing”…..or trying to “out do” one another.  Sunning……boating……..running……..bicycling…………reading……eating…………walking the dog………..and slumming.

IT IS ALL THE ENTERTAINMENT ONE COULD POSSIBLY ASK FOR.

Tonight on the great lawn is Movie Time!  HORROR!  THE SHINING.  Thousands will gather for a picnic………wine and fine dine for some.  Others will just bring buckets of popcorn.  It is a warm night…..the stars will be out…….and New Yorkers will get free entertainment.  How great is that!

HEAT WAVE………….in Central Park.

Everyone was trying to find a cool spot.  Was tough to do.  Blistering heat did not let up. The paths were too hot for the dogs to walk on.  After snapping these photos I had to head home…..to my new air conditioner.  Thank you Mr. Friedrich!

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Popsicles seemed to work for this guy!

 

 

CREEL and Gow………a Cabinet of Curiosities

CREEL & GOW..…..a Cabinet of Curiosities……..on Manhattan’s East Side.  A store where everything comes from Mother Nature.  The shop is located in the former stables of Grosvenor Atterbury’s town house.

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Christopher Gow and his partner Jamie Creel comb  the globe seeking out eccentric  art objects for their store.

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The real thing…….stuffed………purchased from Zoos when the animal expires.

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A fantastic planter hand made by the Ardmore Studio in South Africa.

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Another incredible sculpture by Ardmore.

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Each object more delightful than the next.

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All of the objects are one-of-a-kind ………..all hand made.

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This was my favorite piece in the shop.   TEAPOT!  I just may have to go back and buy it…….and at $1500 it is a steal.

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He would look great in my art studio.

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But then…….so would Mr. Peacock.

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One of natures wonder.

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MAYA ANGELOU………”I know why the Caged Bird Sings”……..a 114 word poem.

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Crystal wonders………..Nautilus shells………..ostrich eggs.

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Absolutely stunning.

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Pheasant feathers explode from the sun like god-fingers reaching into my soul.

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My second favorite piece of art in the shop.  It is screaming out to be on my table.

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Love the swan………….

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Was difficult to choose just one.

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Exquisite glass anemone

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The “Polly” does NOT want a cracker.  She wants a new home.  Yours?

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Who can resist this face?

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A beautiful collection for my summer terrace dining.

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Hail Caesar!

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Put this shop on your “go to” list.

PEOPLE WATCHING in Central Park

 Friends from Boston were down for the week-end. It was a glorious day in New York so we went for a stroll in Central Park and headed to the Boathouse Cafe for a cappuccino.  Musicians were playing at the Bethesda Fountain.

Lovers…….joggers……..musicians………kids and canines…………everyone was celebrating the return of some sunshine after three days of showers.

SPRING has arrived in Central Park

The thermometer hit 65 today………and New Yorkers  headed for their beloved park.  The “bubble Boy” was there.  A dozen weddings.  Musicians everywhere.  Cyclists………roller bladders.  Hansom cabs.  Sun worshipers.  The Gondolier singing on the lake.  Hikers, runners.  Cute dogs.  Adorable kids.

The young lady with the guitar is part of the PEACE INDUSTRY MUSIC GROUP.  Beautiful voices………appearing at the Bethesda Fountain on week-ends.

 

 

DEATH of a NYC PIGEON

 

On my morning walk thru Central Park…………there she lay.  Dead as a door nail !

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Was sad to see.  Did she have the dreaded………”WEST NILE” ???

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Mr. Pigeon was bewildered.

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He just walked in circles around her lifeless body.

 

 

 

PRETTY >>> CUTE >>> STRANGE >>> WIERD

The Bronx Botanical Garden……a place of beauty covering 250 acres of……..architecture, sculpture, fountains, flowers, the conservatory, ponds, waterfalls, wetlands and some very pretty ladies…….with a cute guy here and there.

Spring flowers………tree blossoms………and of course the ORCHID SHOW.

I shall return when the lilacs and peonies are in bloom.

NY BOTANICAL GARDEN Orchid Show

It was a beautiful day in New York City…….and the last day to catch the ORCHID SHOW in the Enid Haupt Conservatory at the NY Botanical Garden……….yes, it is way up there in the Bronx.

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Dora the Explorer was there with her little magnifying glass.  Sooooo adorable!

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It was a wonderful way to spend the day with friends. Marion, Marsha and Ed.

 

A lovely Spring day in Central Park

When the temperature hits 60˚……….New Yorkers abandon their apartments for a stroll in Central Park.  I am right there!

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Weeping Willow……….weeping with her best display of Spring color.

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“I wander’d lonely as a cloud…….when all at once I saw a crowd, a host of golden daffodils”.  [ Wordsworth 1884].

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Yarmulke’s and boating go together………like a horse and carriage.

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Training for………???

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Bethesda Fountain was rededicated this week…….and the Central Park Conservancy turned on the water………….while the “Angel of the Water“………looked down with her approval.

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The terrace……an architectural marvel,  has been restored……the tiles and murals are now graffiti free.  The grand staircase connects to the mall.

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The Bethesda Music Group……….was performing.

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Boy meets bass………..and he danced.

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Yellow balloon flew in and stayed .  Is that a song?  [Yellow submarine].  Duh !

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The tenor is simply ……….captivating.

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Watch the video to see the little boy.  So cute!

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She was also captivating………..for my camera.

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San Remo apartments……towering over Bethesda Terrace……you can see Steven Spielberg’s apartment up at the top.

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Springtime is for lovers……..

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Dwarf tulips popping up all over.

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This cutie loved the performance.

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The BUBBLE MAN is one of my favorites with his giant bubbles.

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Lenten Roses….with their heads uplifted for a change……….are popping up all over the park.

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My apartment……..up there in the tower…….where my daffs  are in full bloom.  They too love the 60˚ weather.

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The first “breath of spring” on my terrace.  Violas.  Which I sugar to preserve then freeze the little beauties. In the summer I will sprinkle them on ice cream.

BLOWING SNOW

Blustery weather blew into Manhattan this morning………….and brave New Yorkers went about their business as usual.

Walking the dog………..going to the office………stopping on the corner for a coffee and donut……….and a walk in Central Park……..the pleasures of being a New Yorker.