A happy dog cruisin’ in California on his way to Thanksgiving dinner. When we got back to the city, all the leaves had been summarily removed from the trees and deposited on the ground, making Riverside Park look gray and wintry and dull. And the idea of moving to California seemed like a brilliant incontrovertible
A female cardinal landed on our balcony today and wanted very much to get in. There are birds you just fall in love with and the female cardinal is one, partly because as a child I watched one hatch her eggs in a nest visible from our porch (the cat unfortunately ate all her babies),
During a beautiful rainy walk in Riverside Park the other day, I saw a coupe of juncos–what I know as slate-colored juncos, because that’s what Roger Tory Peterson calls them. I looked them up on my fab iphone birdwatching app so I could listen to their all, and I couldn’t find them because they are
photo by paulhobson.co.uk Today is day three. The apartment went on the market on Sunday. There were, apparently, 19 groups of people traipsing through, which we were happy about, not so much because we think one of them will buy, or even because we want one of them to buy, but because after all that
What I saw this week: I saw, and read, Joseph Roth’s brilliant collection of journalism (as it should be written) about pre world war II Berlin, called What I Saw. The Radeztky March by Joseph Roth is on of the great novels of the 20th century. I had never read his journalism, though. This book
Thanks to Onegoodbumblebee, one of my favorite sites, I have discovered the best, most satisfying procrastination tool yet–sketchfu! It’s like an online etch-a-sketch in color. Some of the artists are really good. Some are funny. Some, like the one above, are just fun. And you can playback their (or your own) drawing, so that it’s
This evening when I walked the dog, there was what could charitably called a briney smell coming from the river. Well, I’m feeling charitable, so I will call it that. Then I walked up the little hill, made the turn at the playground, admired the white billowy hyrangeas and then…between 81st and 80th…the Linden trees!
These are made by Ann Wood, better known for her soul cheering birds, like this one named Abra: She makes them from scraps of vintage fabric she’s collected, and they sell out so fast that she now offers a bird a day and tells you a day ahead when it will be available. I love