on the road again

well
 the weather goddess
 has seen fit
to keep 
airplane grounding weather 
at
 a 
distance

i am looking forward
 to
 waking tomorrow
getting my hair blown-out/dry
 packing
then
 heading to the airport
 to
 meet 
my travel pal mary
(that's mary with a botero cat taken in barcelona last february, tho not by me)



and
 hop a plane
 to 
barcelona


 i wont be
 blogging
 likely not much instagramming 
will be done 

there 
will be
 a lot of 
walking
 photo taking
 museum-going
 cemetery visiting
 and
of course
 tons of tapes
consumed




ice melt

tribeca hardware
 on
 chambers street
 has
 had this in their window
 for 
weeks


thursday morning 
as i walked by
i had to stop
the
irony

frosty
is standing there
hawking
ice melt

that's the stuff
 tossed onto sidewalks
 to
 keep
 melting snow 
from
 forming ice 
when 
the temps elevator 
up/down

in the distance


look there 
above all that snow

water towers!!!

yeah
not so pretty
3 days
 after it falls

actually
 i took that photo
 on
 monday

yup

tuesday
 it was disgusting
even dirtier
ugh

not quite a record setter

first of all did you know that the storm had a name?
i had no idea snow storms had names
this one was called
jonas

now
 of course
 i am wondering 
if they do this
 alphabetically
the way they do
 tropical storms and hurricanes
if so
what were the other 9
where did they happen

jonas did not break the record for snow fall in central park
the snow measurement is done there because it doesn't change
apparently snow falls elsewhere do

jonas left 26.8 inches of snow in central park
the record holder
whose name i dont know
was 
the 2006 storm with 26.9 inches

way to go nameless 2006 storm

i woke on saturday 
went to the window
holy white out


got dressed and headed out


walked down to riverside drive
looked back up
west 80th



crossed riverside drive


riverside park was empty for the moment
no
wait
thats a runner there in the distance


this is my favorite spot
outside the park
looking up the drive


later in the day i went outside for a minute
to get a shot of that car
the snow that accumulated 
on the back
 made it look like it was speeding 
to me anyway


sunday morning
it was frigid
but sunny
apparently only our part of the street was shoveled
made walking difficult 


when i got up to west end avenue 
it was life as usual


coming back several hours later
this car was being dug out
by 
3 young men as the owner watched




snowpocalypse


this is one of my favorite snow photos
i took it
in
 riverside park
while the snow was still falling

if i am not mistaken
(as if)
it was taken during
 the insane two day snow fall 
january 6-8, 1996

20+ inches of snow 
fell
on nyc

not 
the worst storm in nyc history
no
the worst was 1947
i was born in february 1948
mom used to say
 there was snow on the ground 
when she went into hospital 
and 
snow was still there when she went home with me
of course
 back then 
you didnt have
 a baby 
one day and go home the next

i am posting this in honor of this weekend's predicted
snowpocalypse

lets see if it can out snow '47