Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Star Wars Man

Do you think this guy is fond of Star Wars?  Even his pants are made of a Star Wars patterned fabric!

Morning temperature: 74 degrees

Steps: 9540

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Subway Emergency Exit

Noticed this subway emergency exit for the first time. I hope I never have to use it!

Morning temperature: 72 degrees

Steps: 9075

Monday, September 28, 2015

17 Years

Hard to believe it has been 17 years since I was standing on a sidewalk in the Village and was handed a flyer by a clown. That flyer announced the opening of the rubber stamp store. This is the second location of the store. For its tiny size it has the most comprehensive stamp collection of any store I have seen across the country.

Morning temperature: 66 degrees

Steps: 13,293

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Street Fair

This street fair was run by a different organization than the majority of street fairs. They have some different vendors.

There were some food trucks like this one which is Cinnamon Snail which sells vegan food.


There was a whole block of BBQ treats!

And some musicians who weren't the usual selection. I made a donation to this one...just for carrying that harp around...although she played beautifully as well!

This woman drew a crowd shortly after I took this photo by playing the theme song from the TV show, Cheers!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Man Down

Not sure what happened here. There was no evidence of a hit and run but this man was lying in the street and the fire truck pulled up shortly after I got on the street. He was loaded onto the stretcher which means he was alive and I believe I saw him move his head although he was not moving any of his extremities. I didn't find anything on the news so that is probably good news.

Morning temperature: 64 degrees

Steps: 10,165

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Night Time Concert

It is dark in the morning when I get up and it is dark when I get off the train on my way home from work. Last night I followed the sound of what I thought was a marching band and found these 3 guys. It was too dark to get a decent picture. (It was even darker than it looks.) And I couldn't use my flash so here is what I got from 3 guys who didn't stand still! One drum, one saxophone, one trumpet and it sounds like a marching band!

Morning temperature: 61 degrees

Steps: 11,264

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Dancing Maidens

The Three Dancing Maidens sculpture was cast sometime soon after 1910 and dedicated in Central Park in 1947.

Morning temperature: 60 degrees

Steps: 10,029

Happy Fall!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Trash Day

Is this van IN the trash or NEXT to the trash???

Morning temperature: 64 degrees

Steps: 9409

Monday, September 21, 2015

Yo' Heart

I saw this sign stenciled on the sidewalk. I don't think the artist knew that the morning sun would create a jail look over the sentiment.

Morning temperature: 60 degrees

Steps: 13,431

Friday, September 18, 2015


A gray cloudy twilight.

Morning temperature: 69 degrees

Steps: 10,156

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Presbyterian Deli

The Presbyterians are famous for their food.

Morning temperature: 70 degrees

Steps: 10,289

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Kitty in the Hamper

This guy is such a big help during laundry time.

Morning temperature: 66 degrees

Steps: 8777

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

Climbing the Walls

I posted this guy before but I had nevver seen him without a car parked in front of his leg.

Morning temperature:  59 degrees

Steps:  10,642

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Line Dance Class

Susanna teaching the line dance class. A place for fun...not necessarily fashion!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Never Forget

My traditional photo of remembrance.

Morning temperature: 70 degrees

Steps: 9125

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Stone Wall

An old stone retaining wall in the park.

Morning temperature: 75 degrees

Steps: 10, 255

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Flip Flop Shrine

Saw this in the woods of an uptown park....a shrine to the final days of summer.

Morning temperature: 75 degrees (but still 94% humidity)

Steps: 10,155

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Little Frog

This little guy apparently spits water down a channel but he was dry when I was there!

Morning temperature: 77 degrees

Steps: 12,225

Monday, September 7, 2015

The High Bridge

We took a Sunday excursion to the High Bridge. It wasn't possible to get a better shot of the actual bridge from our location...since there are still so many nice trees along the river.

The bridge was built starting in 1837 as an aqueduct to bring water from upstate to New York City. By 1864 they already had to increase the size of the pipes to bring even more water into the city.


 The bridge connects the Bronx to Manhattan but was never used for train or car traffic. The "High" bridge was in danger of being knocked down in the late 1920's because it was no longer needed to bring water to the city and it wasn't deemed so high any more as boats were getting bigger. The arches didn't allow some of the bigger boats to sail through. They found a compromise solution and reconstructed some of the arches into a higher steel arch that allowed the boat traffic to pass through which saved the bridge for us.

The bridge was closed sometime in the 1970's for safety reasons but has just reopened to foot traffic after a major  restoration. They went for safety rather than clear views for photographers!

By the 1870's and until the 1920's the bridge was a popular destination for day trips. People came by steamboat and streetcar to walk and socialize.

This shot shows the ghostly mid-town Manhattan in the background about 6 miles south of the bridge.

We threw together a quick picnic when we decided to make the impromptu trip to the bridge.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

1000 Year Old Trees

I went to the Highlands Hammock State Park mainly to see the advertised 1000 year old trees. I was very surprised to discover they were dead trees! As they died from disease decades ago, it was decided to fill them up with cement to try to preserve them for later generations. While it was interesting to see the size of the trees there's something not quite right about a dead tree!

Morning temperature: 75 degrees

Steps: 10,299

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Florida Wildlife

He wouldn't let me get too close and he wouldn't smile for the camera but that is an armadillo...not really the kind of wildlife I expect to see in Florida!

Morning temperature: 73 degrees

Steps: 9622

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Heat. HUMIDITY. Mosquitoes.
But who knew Hell would be this green???

Morning temperature: 79 degrees

Steps: 12,574