NYC traffic isn’t only on the streets….

On one of those gorgeous Summer Days in the City with the temperature around 80F (27C) and low humidity. (Why dievca lives in NYC)

dievca took a break to watch the World roll by on the Hudson River.

It was beautiful, but what really made her smile was that the River has traffic, too. Can’t get away from it. In a 10 minute period, dievca got 4 helicopters, 3+ ferries, a cruise ship, a tug, some pleasure boats, 5 sailboats (in a row – sailing school?), a barge, etc. she decided to take pictures after 5 minutes in and here’s what she got~ Enjoy!

PS. she didn’t realize that Master owned a tugboat – until she saw His mark.

Photos: dievca, Hudson River 08/2017

Seen on the Subway

GOOD MORNING!


Shakespeare’s Summer: Master, shall We?

SONNET 18

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st;
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

 

Shakespeare gardens, created out of reverence for the bard, can be found throughout many locations in both the US and Britain. Of these gardens, one of the most famous is that found in Central Park, where it is located on the West Side of the park and 79th street.
What had formerly been known as the Garden of the Heart was, in 1916, renamed the Shakespeare Garden to mark the 300th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Following in the tradition of already established Shakespeare Gardens, the Garden was filled with the beautiful plants and flowers mentioned in the works of the playwright, as well as those featured in his own private garden in Stratford-upon-Avon.
The Garden covers four acres of plants that change according to season. Included among these are plants such as rosemary and pansies, alluded to by Ophelia in Hamlet, thistle, mentioned in the play Much Ado About Nothing, and even a white mulberry tree that is said to have grown from a graft of a tree planted by Shakespeare himself in 1602. To aid you in your quest to identify the various species of plant life located within the space, bronze plaques with corresponding quotations from Shakespeare’s plays have been placed sporadically along the path.

Photos from around the web, dievca would like the chance to take her own.

Just a TASTE – BDSM Food PORN: Bryan Regan’s “50 Shades of Food”

Just a TASTE — see ALL the options here:
https://www.bryanreganphotography.com/Personal/50-Shades-of-Food/thumbs

Bryan Regan is a Raleigh, NC based commercial and
editorial photographer. Photography school drop out,
who learned his craft assisting photographers across
the country back in the film days. When he’s not
booked, he’s out shooting personal projects and
spending time with his family.

A HUGE “Thank you” to Bryan for allowing me to share his fun photography with you. XO dievca


OK, its cold….

dievca’s working in a Nordic country and it’s about 30 degrees Fahrenheit colder than NYC and…its been raining.
OK, misting.

But, there is a beautiful view, occasionally.

So, dievca is not complaining. Really.
(she thought it was supposed to be Summer…)

Have a fabulous Saturday!


Take me to the Beach : Edward Weston

Edward Weston (American, Highland Park, Illinois 1886-1958 Carmel, California)
Nude on Sand, Oceano, 1936, printed ca. 1954
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 

Charis Wilson, the model for this series, admitted to being shocked upon seeing Weston’s nudes for the first time, as she had previously known only the romantically retouched photographs of  bodies then popular. In studying Weston’s work she found, “I couldn’t get past the simple amazement at how real they were. Then I began to see the rhythmic patterns, the intensely perceived sculptural forms, the subtle modulations of tone, of which these small, perfect images were composed. And I began to appreciate the originality of the viewpoint that had selected just these transitory moments and made them fast against the current of time.”


City Silence

It’s so quiet,
the silence is roaring in my ears.

One of the Joys of living in the City, is the hum and thrum of activity.
A second Joy of living in the City, is when the masses leave for a short Holiday,
and there is Silence.

Those times are Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.

People exit the city for the Hamptons, Fire Island, the Jersey Shore, the Poconos, etc.
dievca usually opts to stay in the City.
These Holidays are not big tourist attractions and the drop in traffic is significant.

Ahhh, dievca should have never told you….

Wait, people come to the City for the hustle and bustle…so we should be fine.

The silent time was spent with Master upon His return,
a double delight for dievca.