Friday, August 28, 2015


This is a 19th century firehouse with a 21st century fire truck squeezed into it. Glad I don't have to park in that garage!
Morning temperature: 67 degrees
Steps: 12,574

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Observed at a gas station

Morning temperature: 67 degrees

Steps: 10,068

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


This is a weird little photo. The light is one of two at a mid-century restaurant. I'm sure it's a bitch to change the lightbulbs but I sure wish they would!!!

Morning temperature: 68 degrees (yay!)

Steps: 10,674

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to my dad!

Morning temperature: 75 degrees

Steps:  9722

Monday, August 24, 2015

Saturday, August 22, 2015


I wouldn't even know what to do with these mushrooms I saw at the GreenMarket!

Friday, August 21, 2015


This is my beloved Flatiron Building in the evening but the point of this photo is the sky. That's what we have seen all week...gray skies! We haven't gotten as much rain as predicted and most of it has been kind enough to come late night or early morning so that it doesn't bother me. But those gray skies are there every morning and every afternoon!

Morning temperature: 73 degrees

Steps: 9681

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Street Entertainment

Another street performer. He sounded pretty good to me. I couldn't see where he was getting his electricity from...for that electric guitar.

Morning temperature: 78 degrees

Steps: 10,658

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Insane Costumed Person

It wasn't the hottest day yesterday  but the humidity was killer. This guy was dressed in costume head to toe including a furry face mask. When he had accumulated an audience he did a routine spinning a pole. Made me warmer just looking at him.

Morning temperature: 78 degrees

Steps: 10, 797

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Old Fashioned Hardware

Do you know what this is?

It's on the stoop of an 1830's brownstone in Greenwich Village.

It came in particularly handy when the streets of the city weren't paved. Dirt streets were often muddy even without rain in the forecast. People threw their dishwater (and worse) out the windows. Horses weren't choosy when they felt the need for elimination.

This metal hardware was intended for people to scrape their shoes before entering the house.

Morning temperature: 73 degrees

Steps: 9839

Monday, August 17, 2015

Bubble Man

The bubbleman was back!

Morning temperature: 78 degrees

Steps: 11,680

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Container Store Addiction

Who loves the Container Store???
More errands today but only 5 stops. Still 91 degrees and that was only at 1pm.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Hot Summer Day

Compost barrels and clothing recycling in the foreground

There was even a book seller today

It was 91 degrees for the compost run. The tiny GreenMarket looked shady and cool. A round of 9 errand stops was followed by home and a welcome cold beverage before the real heat of the day!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Bagels & Donuts

A bagels and donuts sculpture can't be a bad thing!

Morning temperature: 67 degrees

Steps: 9504

Thursday, August 13, 2015


Don't you sometimes wish life came with signs announcing what's ahead?

Morning temperature: 68 degrees

Steps: 9622

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Just another door...but it struck me as unusual.

Morning temperature: 71 degrees

Steps: 8168

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Empty High Line

You don't see this often...usually there are lots of people to be seen walking along the High Line.

Morning temperature: 73 degrees

Steps: 8449

Monday, August 10, 2015


These are a couple of shots of the circular staircase at the  Jefferson Market Library. I love the old building though I'm not that much a fan of least, of walking them!

Morning temperature: 70 degrees

Steps: 12,255

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Walk-in Movies

I've been to a few drive-in movie theaters but I haven't taken advantage of the many outdoor movie showings that pop up in NYC. This one was going to have Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory but I didn't wait for nightfall.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Impromptu Picnic

After the compost run we grabbed some lunch and took it to the park. We hoped for a bench in the shade which apparently everyone else wanted also. But we scored one of the little tables for our alfresco dining.

Friday, August 7, 2015

City Sprinklers

This is the kind of sprinkler city kids get to run through to cool off on a hot day. For years people would open a hydrant on a sweltering day. Eventually the fire department installed a plate that controlled the water flow and made it spray more gently. It's still disturbing that children are playing in the streets but there always seem to be adults around to watch for cars.

Morning temperature: 70 degrees

Steps: 8804

Thursday, August 6, 2015


I think the city people don't know what a Deerpath is!

Morning temperature: 68 degrees

Steps: 9629

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Ivy Covered Building

An ivy covered building is unusual in this neighborhood but then so is the garage!

Morning temperature: 74 degrees

Steps: 8923

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


There is an epidemic of poor grammar usage. It's combined with the abbreviations that people use to text till you don't know whether people choose to write poorly or if that's all they know. (That sentence was no literary prize!) Some say that language naturally morphs over the years as evidenced by reading Shakespeare. I don't like it!

Morning temperature: 69 degrees

Steps: 9710

Monday, August 3, 2015

Ice Cold Margaritas

Some of us like the ice "IN" the margaritas!

Morning temperature: 75 degrees

Steps: 12,853

Saturday, August 1, 2015


 I saw this cow on the way home last night. Thank goodness it was chained up so it doesn't roam freely!