11-24-14 Bits and Pieces

Had to go down to Chelsea this afternoon. This greeted me as I got off the subway.

Talk about your scofflaws.

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Since I was down there I went to visit my old friend, Pier 54.

Deterioration continues apace. I am breaking several photographic rules in this picture but I like it.

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2-8-14 Travel Theme Yellow (Kidnapped Edition)

Ailsa was so excited to see the sun in Seattle for a few minutes that she picked a theme of yellow. Despite an overwhelming amount in the neighborhood and the plumbing at the SO(S)chi Olympics I decided to pass on yellow snow. NBC would just whitewash it anyway. Then I thought of the yellow ferries operated by NY Water Taxi (I have LOTS of shots of them) but Vlad over at Wind Against Current, beat me to that. So off to the streets go I.

My yellow tells a sad tale that I fear was not resolved in a positive way. I have better pictures of this but none of them have the old gentleman in them (I didn’t notice him when I was shooting – I know, my bad), so this picture it is.

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1-7-14 One Way Or Another

If you live in many parts of the USA, you are cold today. I admit, it is very cold. I am shocked, however, at how many people seem surprised that there are times in the winter that the weather gets very cold. I always thought that was what winter was known for.

A few visions from the summer to remind you that this too shall pass.

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1-3-14 Snow-de-o-…D’oh

We had our first “blizzard” of the season.

Blizzard is a term that has become as overused as hero.  The Weather Channel continues its obnoxious habit of naming snow storms, but I bet they don’t name the storms that only hit North Dakota or Buffalo or Maine.

There are definitely places that had a blizzard but 6.4 inches in Central Park does not make the cut. It snowed and it was very pretty.

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Riverside Park

Riverside Park

Snow Selfie

Snow Selfie

The Cherry Walk looking south

The Cherry Walk looking south

A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.

A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.

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Self Portrait

Self Portrait

12-31-13 A Minute To Joy: Weekly Photo Challenge

Challenge: Joy.

First response of 2013 is here.

The last response of 2013?

At 5:37:58 pm on October 4th facing the river from the underpass I saw this.

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At 5:38:53 pm I took two steps toward the river and turned to see this:

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Have a great New Year’s Eve and a Happy 2014.

A few more joyful views to send you out of 2013.

Page 365 of 365 and A Real Page-Turner | This*Day*In…

Face The Future | Taking One Day At A Time

The Joy of Mischief | rarasaur

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy | happyface313

Joy | Solitary Spinster

Photos of Wonders: The best travel photography of 2013, part I | A Journey of Wonders

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy | Tim Wolverson – Photo Blog

Colors of Provence : France – Les couleurs de la Provence -weekly photo challenge : Joy | parislux

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy | Blue Girl Photography

Weekly photo challenge: Joy-Beach Christmas | Colin Mathers Blog

Lone Jellyfish, Candy Apple Redhead, Happy Holidays, and a Weekly Photo Challenge | cancer in my thirties