Sunday, May 31, 2015

Fountain Renovations

This fountain is standing by on the sidewalk...just waiting for the renovations to be finished.

Saturday, May 30, 2015


This is the rolling backpack I often take with me to crafting events. I brought it down from its' storage shelf and walked away. Elwood opened the front zipper and climbed in. He had even packed his own black plastic bag.

I'm off for some crafting!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Singing in the Subway Station

This brave Mennonite choir was singing to the commuters last night. Their song had a repetitious line "Somebody will pray for you". I tried to wait for a break in the people to take a photo but that wasn't happening. Plenty of other people stopped to take a photo and then hurry on to the next train.

Morning temperature: 65 degrees

Steps: 8723

Thursday, May 28, 2015



Morning temperature: 70 degrees

Steps: 10, 030

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Clean Underwear

Have we seen it all now???

Morning temperature: 68 degrees

Steps: 10,012

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


I haven't posted any pictures of trash in awhile. This collection intrigued me: a chair, a new looking wastebasket and a log next to a couple of boards!

Morning temperature: 66 degrees

Steps: 11.856

Monday, May 25, 2015


Margaret Beekman Livingston had this home built in 1781 to replace the earlier (1730) home that was burned by the British in 1777. Her son, Robert Livingston, was a member of the 5 person team who wrote the Declaration of Independence. He also swore in George Washington as the first president of the United States.

This is the view of the Hudson River out the front door.

The back of the house.

This is the garden view from the back porch.

We brought a picnic and ate it on the grounds of the mansion while enjoying the view of the Hudson.

Sunday, May 24, 2015


I love benches but this one may not be so relaxing!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Tree Art

These are some metal trees in an exhibit in the ground floor exhibit space of the Flatiron Building,  The city is pretty quiet today on this holiday weekend.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Book Class

Last night I took a class to make the little book above...which doesn't look like much in the photo but was fun to make. The class was held at the Ink Pad with the displays shoved to the side and a couple tables set up in the middle. Jennie, the teacher who is a famous mail art personality, is from San Francisco and I've taken 3 other classes from her.

Morning temperature: 55 degrees

Steps: 10,805

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Red Nose Day

It's red nose day to raise money for children living in poverty.

Morning temperature: 53 degrees

Steps: 10,026

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Mobile Eyeglasses Truck

Step right up and check out the frames for eyeglasses in the mobile store.

Morning temperature: 59 degrees

Steps: 10,102

Monday, May 18, 2015


Diving into a new week. Again.

Morning temperature: 68 degrees

Steps: 11,069

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Ninth Avenue Food Festival

Look all the way down the center of the photograph. Those are people as far as you can see!

I'm more interested in the color and the characters than the food.

Love this shot with the buildings in the background.

What??? Free refills!

Look at that wood burning pizza oven in a trailer.
Poor little guy! Weird how I take pictures of all the BBQ stuff!

And all I ate was grilled corn! Just one.
This stilt walker was the best. She kicked. She danced. She hopped. But best of all she leaned all the way down to talk to every child and to shake hands with every person in a wheelchair who passed by.

Cucumber limeade brought to me by a man in a serape and sombrero...yes, please!

Even the trash cans were colorful.
But the funniest thing at the food festival was.....

the Rolaids booth!


Saturday, May 16, 2015


Not sure what this sign had to do with anything in the area around it.

Morning temperature: 58 degrees

Steps: 9311

The Dance Parade

Out for the compost and errand run and we come across the dance parade!