7-23-13 Teaser Tuesday Plus…

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Now I fully intend to do so but as someone pointed out to me (that would be me) this is a photography blog and so needs photographs. So before we get to my tease (ain’t I a tease), two  pictures of a new resident of the Hudson River community who is living between Pier 54 and Pier 57 (W 14th to W 15th Streets). This choice was inspired by the two sentences I already randomly picked.

Boro Walk

Boro Walk

“Last night a wooden horse neighed and a stone man cut capers.”…”When words cease to correspond with facts it is time for us to part with words and return to facts.”

D.T. SuzukiAn Introduction To Zen Buddhism


1-8-13 Shades Of Gray (No, No No)

“To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk.”
Edward Weston

After seeing the Picasso I find myself in a black and white mood so I thought I would play with that a little today. 

This is a statue of Shinran Shonin founder of the Jodoshinshu school of Buddhism. It stands in front of The New York Buddhist Church on Riverside Drive between 105th and 106th Streets. He looks out at the park and the Hudson River. This statue was brought to New York City from Hiroshima after it survived the atomic bombing of that city.

Shades of Gray-1

This is part of the traditional January NYC melt (If four out of five years makes a tradition).

Ice melting in Central Park on January 3rd.Shades of Gray-2