Saturday, March 28, 2015

Reasons To Stay Inside And Go "Aaaargh!"

That was actually from over a week ago, and the 3° is in Fahrenheit, which is –16° Centigrade. 

Thankfully, the weather is much milder today, and once again, spring is inevitable. In fact, yesterday as I walked on Fort Washington Avenue, the cheeps and chirps and hollering of the sparrows was almost deafening: how did so many survive this dreadful winter? One of the saddest sights was to observe a despairing pigeon pecking a hole in a garbage bag one day, to eat some rice. 

Scenes from a tough winter: above, snow covers a section of Warinanco Park in New Jersey. The snow is completely hiding from view a sizable pond...

If the cold weather wasn't enough to drive people to buy warm coats... Throw in some New York neon...

Water towers, midday, 24 floors up, midtown, maybe minus 10 degrees...

This is Daisy, who never strayed far from the bedroom. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Anything Can Happen

As the late Seamus Heaney once said in a poem translated from Horace, "Anything can happen...", which is a truly unnerving thought. Really? Anything? Like... New Jersey turns into a doughnut, and is eaten by Governor Chris Christie? Or this, below, perhaps?

Anything can happen indeed... snow may persist through March, with freezing temperatures. Above, the Sunnyside Rail Yards, caked again with snow, on Saturday.

Even this stone carved lion in the Bronx, with its look of disgust and dismay, is tired of winter...

This van's driver may not be able to figure out where to park legally... but he or she certainly knows all about showing contempt of court.

Sunday, March 22, 2015