walking the dog


thursday morning
i had a dentist appointment
i love my periodontist
i love that he has 8am appointments
i love that his office is on central park south
i love that its near a kayser boulangerie
and
the subway

i also love seeing all the dog walkers headed into central park

drumbeats


a little music to enliven the ride

bongo players
 hopped
 on/in to 
the subway car
i was in the other evening 
they played 
from 14th to 18th streets
then 
they zipped into the next car
collecting 
tips
 on
 the 
way

oh yeah
that guy
 with the ipad 
recorded them!

waiting


a few weekends ago
outside 
sweetgreen
on 
amsterdam 
between 
74-75 streets
enjoying the shade

sunny day ...


we've had a lot of different weather
torrential downpours
hideous humidity
high temps
clouds
fog

but 
yesterday
sunday 
was indeed 
a sun filled day
moderate temps low almost non existant humidity

lots of people 
were 
out and about

those were crossing 79th street

dog walking


no matter where you live
uptown
downtown
one of the 'outer' boroughs
if you own a dog
its gotta be walked

walking along greenwich near murray


as i was walking ...









i had my iphone in my hand
 walking along
 on my way
 to
 the market

 of course
 it was open to the camera app
 never know 
when
 a photo op 
will 
happen

but

i had no idea
 the camera
 was 
busy recording 
what 
it 
saw

i call it abstract phone art

at the market


the green market on columbus
behind 
the museum
on
 sundays
is 
always crowded
with
people
babies in stollers
and
very patient 
pups

whaaaaat?!?


aw harry you look so sweet sleeping


::if i turn over she'll go away::


::nope she's still there::


::what?::


::what??::


::WHAT!!!!?!?!?::


wet wet wet


earlier this week
 it was 
pouring when i woke
pouring while i got ready to head to the office
drizzling on the way to the subway

got downtown
 to find 
a lot of wet 
but 
the rain had stopped

these bikes glisten with rain drops

summer in the city


means
 seeing
 'lines' 
of
 kids in bright t-shirts 
on the street 
with
 a proportional number of adults 
escorting them
hither and yon

this group
 is
 from
 the jcc aka jewish community center 
on
 amsterdam

mostly likely they're on the way back from playing riverside park

downtown dog walker


yes 
i forgot to post last night

i have 
a good 
an excellent 
excuse

our landline was having issues
thats how it started
how it ended 
was
 after 6-8 calls for tech help
i solved it myself

having being transferred from one person to another
each one promised 
i would find the right person to help 
when they transferred me
but 
the next person
 was as uninformed 
as the last

i spent my fridaycation indoors on the phone
so 
i can honestly say 
i had a fabulous reason
 for 
forgetting
 to 
blog


steamy ...











earlier this week on my way from the subway to the office
as i walked that steam became more like fog 
by the time i got to the office
the whole top of WTC was hidden from view

a whole lotta stuff


on monday
 toonman and i 
went to see a pulmonologist 
way 
uptown

the car 
stopped
 for a red light
i looked out 
at
 all the signs
the entrance to the elevated subway line
the mcdonalds arches
all those signs
and
way off in the distance
i spotted 
a water tower! 

DIY sort of


i cant remember
 if i told you
 that my friend melissa and i
went to ikea
a month ago

 i was looking
 for
replacement shelves
 for
the bathroom



the old one
 on the left
was
very old
 and
beginning
to
fall apart



i found those cool modern sleek shelves on the right
they're actually spice racks

it took some
 out of the box thinking
to get them hung

the walls are tiled
its not easy to find a spot
actually
level spots
within the grout area
to
hammer
in a nail
or
 screw

but
we did it
actually
 melissa did it
but
i
helped!

at the vet


why would i lead with an unfocused photo
well



i wanted to give you an idea 
of
 what it was like
 this past sunday 
at 
city vet 
as
 jack and i 
waited our turn

it was a busy day for dogs of all sizes


 after his check up 
jack
had a mani/pedi


no he didnt
but 
those two adorable techs
 clipped his nails for me

at home 
its a two person job too 
but
 jack definitely does not sit this still

focus fun


my neighbors 
have
 these fabulous stone planters
 along side
 their
 front steps


i wanted to get a macro shot of these plants


but 
the iphone isnt all that great about mid point focusing

i guess
 i need
 to 
start 
schlepping my camera 
again