Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday

Revisiting my favorite bunny

Behold, my friends,
the spring is come;
the earth has gladly received
the embraces of the sun,
and we shall soon see
the results of their love!
-- Sitting Bull

Enjoy this beautiful Spring weekend, everyone...

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Here and now


I have no life but this,
To lead it here;
Nor any death, but lest
Dispelled from there;

Nor tie to earths to come,
Nor action new,
Except through this extent,
The realm of you.

--Emily Dickinson

Friday, March 22, 2013

Rise and shine

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.

--Charles Dickens

Tompkins Square

Monday, March 18, 2013

Sunday is fun day

Green-clad drinkers weren't the only ones out having fun on St Patrick's Day.  One of the Tompkins Square Park hawks seemed to enjoy him/herself a bit more than usual on this pre-Spring Sunday.

After a lunch of pigeon, followed by an hour sitting in the Hare Krishna tree watching a soccer game, this hawk pursued a mouse in the grass and then seemed to get downright silly.

After chasing the mouse around a tree, the hawk tore into some daffodils...

Hawk vs daffodil

Then hopped around in the grass, kicking up clods of dirt...

Tompkins Square Park

And finally, flinging sticks into the air...

Who's up for a game of catch?

Hawk vs stick

I'm told the hawk is too young to be building a nest, so I can't explain its behavior.  To a layperson, it looked like the hawk was just having a whole lot of fun.

See more hawk photos here.


Sunday, March 17, 2013

St Patrick's Day

Neither snow nor rain nor sleet nor gloom of clouds stays these revelers from the swift completion of their St Paddy's Day rounds...

13th Step

Doc Holidays

Doc Holidays

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Scenes from Friday's snow storm

Shoveling 2nd Avenue at 5th Street...

Shoveling 2nd Ave

Waiting for the storm to let up...

Snow storm on 2nd Ave

St Mark's Place...

St Mark's Place

Toughing it out in the Marble Cemetery...

Marble Cemetery

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Gimme shelter

On the eve of yet another winter storm...

First snow

I was in another lifetime one of toil and blood
When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness a creature void of form
"Come in" she said
"I'll give you shelter from the storm".

--Bob Dylan