i forget

this cutie's name

 she was so sure 
there was 
something 
something 
squirrel!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

but no 

it was not a squirrel

 it was a pigeon
 back
 behind
 the fence
 all the luscious plants
 in
 the famous 84th street people's garden 

maybe not so famous 
i googled 
so i could show you the gardens i didnt take a photo of


 i googled
 garden on west 84 st at amsterdam ave nyc 

try it

all i got 
 a list of chinese restaurants


hey, who's got my hat?


yup
its fridaycation again

today
 i am at the met 
lunching 
with a friend
seeing
 the asian exhibit

spotted 
that kid the other day
i wanted 
a shot of him 
holding 
woody up 
but
kids like dogs 
dont hold still

still like this shot a lot

stole the post title
from 
toy story

water tower wednesday

downtown
 is all
 construction construction construction

 its a thriving area

 i was looking up 
walking to the subway 
spotted that tower there
on the corner of park and church
of course
 i had 
to
 snap and share

 no thanks necessary 

wet weekend wanderings

i did very little wandering 
but
 its alliterative 

lets see

 on the way home 
thursday 
i stopped to 
shoot this shot 
of 
santiago calatrava's transportation hub 
aka 
oculus




friday 
was a nice day 
good for erranding

 for reading
i finished stephen king's mr mercedes 
it was so good
 i immediately read finders keepers
second
of
 a planned 3 book series

now
 of course 
i have to wait
 for the next book 
thats the part 
i dont like 
about 
series 
serials 
continuing characters 

especially
 since i suspect 
i have a feeling
 the next book 
will take the characters full circle 

meanwhile 
reality
saturday 
rain was predicted
 only
 for the evening
predicted 
incorrectly

on the way to
the spa
on the way from
the spa
to hair appt
it spritzed

spritizing is a very light bursts not quite a drizzle 
definitely rain hat/hood needed

later it poured




sunday 
another overcast day
rain predicted 
only
in the morning
the early morning
right
it spritzed 
well past early
some times
hard

donning
 my handy yellow hooded slicker
 brunched it 

afterward
my friend cheryl & i
did a little sale perusing
nothing caught my eye
amazing



french bulldogs

meet 
rufus and luca


 i met them last fridaycation



rufus (above)
is a year old 
luca 
a bit older
is
clearly tolerant 
of 
pal




fridaycation


no
i am not doing this today 

today its raining

 this was 2 or 3 fridaycations ago 
when it was not yet summer 
but
 felt like it 

unlike today

that glass structure is the 
winter garden

surrounding it is the new 
brookfield place
a very high end mall with an amazing food court

those sailboats are moored
in the
north cove yacht harbor

if you want to read about
 the winter garden
 and
 its rebirth post sept 11
click here

this and that

if you follow me on instagram or Facebook these photos maybe familiar i got this wonderful 8 inch replica of a nyc water tower from to+wn designs click here for a link to their etsy store in addition to water tower replicas they have designed some very clever jewelry


i took this up on our roof



the wheatgrass that comes with it
has started to sprout
you soak the seeds overnight
plop them on top of the soil
keep it in a dark place for 1-2 days
when it begins to sprout
move into the sun so the grass gets green


here it is on my window shelf
i am hoping there's enough sun


i also found some very funky cool jewelry
artisan community
available 
through
storenvy
click here

i am in love with these



i'd regale you with more photos 
but
 still waiting
 for the cloud techs to finish up