Just discovered this contest Capture The Colour which ends today.
The colours (or colors on this side of the pond) requested are: Red; Green; Blue; Yellow and White (the anti-color). A few of these may be familiar to some of you.
The Little Red Lighthouse
Green – Champlain Canal Lock # 5
Blue – Duck Pond, Wellfleet MA
Yellow – Creek to Hudson River, Nyack NY
White – The trail between Inwood Hills park and The George Washington Bridge
A further request is that you invite five fellow bloggers to submit. Several bloggers I would have chosen have already been picked. Several others are on the other side of the world where it is already the 10th.
Yi-Ching Lin Photography
Photography Journal Blog (Amy Maranto)
Leanne Cole Photography - This may very well be too late but you should check out her blog anyway
Jean’s Photography Blog
A few days ago I was in Riverside Park and down by the river looking for spring. I didn’t find it but I did find these.
Tall and Tan and Young and Handsome
Love is in the concrete
Looking over the water
“One swallow does not make a summer,
neither does one fine day;
similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.”
It was a beautiful summer day. True it is only April but I don’t know what else you could call a sunny day with temps in the mid/high 80′s. So as the day’s work ended I headed down to South Ferry and Battery Park.
Walk with me. I started at South Ferry (the transit station where you pick up the Staten Island Ferry) and walked Northwest up to the World Financial Center and back.
“Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself”
So, spring arrived today. Lovely, warm and sunny. I am down to 6 pictures to represent the day…3 of which are interiors, 2 are in shade and 1 is full of brightness. H’mm.
Oh well, let’s cut it down to…well let’s see which two Abigail picks…
“In a literature class in Dublin some years back, students were given an assignment to write a short story involving all the important literary ingredients — Nobility, Emotion, Sex, Religion and Mystery. The winner was:”My God!’ cried the Duchess. ‘I’m pregnant. Who did it?” – Unknown
Ah yes, it is the little things that make a difference is it not?
“The spring has sprung, the grass is rizz.
I wonder where them birdies is?”
Winnie The Pooh.
Yesterday evening on my way to The Astor Center for: The Home Baker’s Meet Up and Grain-to-Glass Pop–Up Bar, (put together by GrowNYC) I decided to walk down to 72nd from the apartment and then hop the subway. Nothing too special along the river. Just a typical early May day
3-13-12 New York City Hudson River - Dining Al Fresco?
Actually I use starter not yeast but no matter
“If I had my life to live over, I would start barefooted a little earlier in the spring and stay that way a little later in the fall. I would play hooky more. I would shoot more paper wads at my teachers. I would have more dogs. I would keep later hours. I’d have more sweethearts. I would fish more. I would go to more circuses. I would go to more dances. I would ride on more merry-go-rounds. I would be carefree as long as I could, or at least until I got some care- instead of having my cares in advance.”
- Don Herold – October 1953 – Reader’s Digest -
Talk about starting barefoot a little earlier in the spring. March 7 seems early to me but I hope this is the start of Pop Up Piano 2012!
Washington Square Park
The Village Chess Shop (not to be confused with The Chess Forum across Thompson Street)
Smoke Shop Thompson Street
Our soggy spring continues. Fog on the river, low 60′s and rainy. It has been a very wet year so far, cooler than normal…a good year to be a street umbrella salesman.
So many people were out on the river today. Mom’s/Dad’s jogging their babies, people jogging their dogs, couples looking new/old and enraptured, groups of friends walking, many people gathered around the hawk’s nest, lots of people at the Boat Basin working on their boats, and a lot of people playing their instruments. I have pictures of all of them but this young guy was the most interesting to me because of his focus He was writing a song and nothing was going to interrupt him.