Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Idly, I asked:
"Who was Donald Trumps Mother?"
Mary Anne Trump-née-Mary Anne MacLeod,
Scottish Gaelic: Màiri Anna NicLeòid;
May 10, 1912 – August 7, 2000
If you wish to pursue.

Back to Art
"Leaf Letters" 
A note card size ready for printing multiples.
That makes six versions to date I think.

 A Must See Show
William Wegman
For more than 40 years, artist William Wegman has been making portraits and videos of his own beloved Weimaraner dogs, which have appeared in countless publications and featured on Sesame Street and Saturday Night Live. This month he published a career retrospective book with 300 images from his vast collection. News Hour Weekends Megan Thompson visited his studio and current canines in New York.
(8 minutes)

At  Sperone Westwater
 A contemporary art gallery located at 257 Bowery, New York, NY, between Stanton and Houston Streets. The gallery stands one block north of the New Museum.
Show ends October 27th 2017

Wild Weather
Sky over the Bowery just below Houston Street
5:30PM Monday October 16th

Saturday, October 14, 2017


Mornings are the hardest in my days...hard to wake back in to such a difficult and demanding world (the big one and little NYC AND my neighborhood and building more personally). All for the most part worth paragraph upon paragraph of complaint.
(Screen capture from "Milarepa")

But, as I said in the last blog post...Who is loath to inflict any more pain than is already shaking, burning and flooding us all?
(shadow of a metal bench East 22nd Street)


Return To Dye
(Boiled Dyers Correopsis)

(Strained Dyers Correopsis)

Vintage Thrift Shop
 Moorish architecture on 14th Street

The Farmers Market
 Landowners call it a weed because it kills trees
 but here one big piece of the vine is worth $10!



Helen Hunt Jackson

Bending above the spicy woods which blaze,
Arch skies so blue they flash, and hold the sun
Immeasurably far; the waters run
Too slow, so freighted are the river-ways
With gold of elms and birches from the maze
Of forests. Chestnuts, clicking one by one,
Escape from satin burs; her fringes done,
The gentian spreads them out in sunny days,
And, like late revelers at dawn, the chance
Of one sweet, mad, last hour, all things assail,
And conquering, flush and spin; while, to enhance
The spell, by sunset door, wrapped in a veil
Of red and purple mists, the summer, pale,
Steals back alone for one more song and dance.

 Fabulous Turnip crop
 Fabulous everything at Ryders Organic this season
 and the friendliest farmer at the market.
$4.00 worth
Lettuce, Sweet Potatoes, Sprig of flower, Broccoli,
Fennel, Squashes and Peppers
some gleaned as well.

Gandhi wants a pair of Skechers and
so do I.
 Huggers at Sundown
 before I head for home...

Thursday, October 12, 2017


(Bus stop poster for "Geostorm"
opening in movie houses October 20th)

Tell me who? Who has become mighty careful not to swim in deep, choppy waters?

(Chinese Dancer performing at Union Square)
And, who, aware of the muddy places, represses the urge to splash them on to others?

(Unsigned print hanging on the wall in my medical clinic)
Who is loath to inflict any more pain than is already shaking, burning and flooding us all?

(A nearly deserted High line NYC at closing time)
Who measures the difference between cowardice and courage, or rage and restraint?

(Gone to seed on the High line October 11th 2017)
Who is weary, two inches shorter thanks to melting bones and no longer battle fit or willing?

(Allan Andre, Sax "The Autumn Leaves)
Who hasn't know more promise, staggered through days and nights living and dying?

(Looking over the Hudson to the other shore)


Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Rain Fell...
on the fountain boys in front of The National Arts Club
and on late Canna along Third Avenue.

Stuyvesant Park
'In 1836 Peter Gerard Stuyvesant (1778-1847) and his wife Helen Rutherford reserved four acres of the family farm and sold it for five dollars to the City of New York as a public park. This remarkable gift may have been the most ambitious gesture of Peter Gerard Stuyvesant, the co-founder of the New York Historical Society and one of the richest men in America at his time. A public park in a rapidly expanding city was a priceless amenity. The creation of Stuyvesant Square was the catalyst to the development of an exceptional district within which Stuyvesant’s spirit still thrives."

Butterfly Bush
 With Butterfly
October Iris
Bright Pink

Russian Sage


Stand of Birch

Monday, October 9, 2017


Keep the East Village Real
It's a website dedicated to protecting the boutiques, bodegas, shops and theaters that make our neighborhood unique by stopping the homogenizing onslaught of banks, fast food and chain stores.
(see links)
Two Survivors
(Still open for business)
(Elder tucked in for a read)

Saturday Garden Annual Harvest
Run entirely by residents of the Lower East Side/East Village. Most everything has been planted or built by garden volunteers of the past nearly four decades.
(Mindy Levokove, Founding Member)
Raffle tickets $1
(extraordinary prizes see link)
Bill Buchner and band played
Dahlias along the fence
Taller than me
Plenty of Places to be alone
Ripe Fruit
Lambs Ears
Another Photographer
Almost Ready
The Sweetest Scent
Thin spider webbing woven with plant hairs
Dove Vignette
Hidden Mask
Clouds of White Florets
Astounding Foods
Pasta, grains and Bean salads, Bagels, Hot Dogs, Chicken, Veggie burgers, Juices and Teas, Condiments. An endless all day service to the community for free.
Beautiful Fence “the Wave” was built in 1997
Reluctant Departure


"Keep the East Village Real"

Avenue B/6th Street Garden