And the Southwest squirted dievca back

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to the West Coast.  Rain in Sedona, AZ – Taos, NM – Albuquerque, NM – Flagstaff, AZ squirted dievca back to the West Coast.  Maybe dievca is a “rainmaker”.  Those rains were mostly good soaking rains (except for Flagstaff), not enough to help with the drought, but better than nothing. 

This afternoon should offer some sun. Stay cool, stay dry! XO

Photo: dievca: Morning on Coronado  08/2021


Hudson Yard-henge

Photo: dievca Hudson River NYC 07/2021

Might have to soak up some sun!

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Ava Gardner soaks up the sun while shooting Pandora and the Flying Dutchman in 1951.


Showing nothing at the Beach…

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Finally have the weekend off and…
Rain expected all Weekend.
Typical.

Photo: dievca NYC Water tower 07/2021

It took about 16 months~

“Today is Day 472. Today is Tuesday. And effective immediately, state-mandated COVID restrictions are eliminated.”, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said as he announced New York had achieved his 70% adult partial vaccination milestone early.

A celebration 🍾  ✨  to honor the Essential Workers of NYS took place at 9:15 pm via Fireworks around the State.
dievca caught a peek of the NYC Harbor show.
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Everything is reopening – but will Life ever be the same? Probably not~
 

Photo: dievca Essential Workers Firework Display for 70% of NYC having one dose 06/15/2021


What color is the NYC Sunset?

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Crayola Fuschia?
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Not quite~

Top Photo: dievca Sunset via a cab 06/2021
Bottom Photo: unknown

Hope in the City

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From the train
it’s a city of roses
and rose keepers,
bald men in spectacles
and torn shirts.
There are miles of roses
in Elizabeth, New Jersey,

backyard arbors
shadowed by refineries
and the turnpike,
jungles of scrap,
still brown water, and poisoned marsh.

None of this matters
to the rose keepers of Elizabeth.
From the backyards of row houses
they bring forth pink roses, yellow roses
and around a house on its own
green plot, a hedge of roses, in red and white.

Surely faith and charity
are fine, but the greatest of these
is roses.

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Photos: dievca, Hudson River Park 05/2021

Do you remember where I parked the truck?

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Here it is!
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Always a problem with a rental car~

Photos: dievca Midwest 05/2021

Home!

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The Holland Tunnel just about put me over the edge.
Wine glass, now in hand.

Getty Image: 1935 Traffic at the Holland Tunnel

It does have a population of around 8.7 Million…

Photo: dievca 05/2021

New York City would crack the top 100 in countries in population!
And ‘good or bad’ we all know there is a Strong Culture…

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a POP! of color

Photo: dievca Hudson Yards NYC 04/2021

Morning Light

Morning LightSmell the sweet air of Spring
Sliding into the City
Surrounding the sounds of Morning
Softly blunting the edge of Reason

Photo: dievca, NYC 03/2021

So, grey eyes do exist~

Snort – M. just called them “blue eyes that didn’t quite make it”…


Well, that coffee break would be a treat~

Leiter: Where did you get that suit?
Bond: My tailor, in Saville Row.
Leiter: Mine’s from Washington, Felix Leiter: Central Intelligence Agency.


High-Brow

high·brow
/ˈhīˌbrou/
adjective
adjective: high-brow
  1. scholarly or rarefied in taste.
    “innovatory art had a small, mostly highbrow following”

Photo: dievca Hudson Yards Whole Foods magazine rack 02/2021

dievca had no idea that her local grocery store is so high-brow.
she’s not sure how she feels about it, either~


Sensual Draping

Ziegfeld Follies: Bille Dove

Silk and Pearls follow the Curves
Encapsulate the Elegance

 


Sweet with a bit of a Bite from NYC to You!


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Photo: dievca Chocolate Covered Strawberries 02/14/2020

“Where does an 800-pound gorilla sit?” [“Anywhere it wants to.”]

Photo: dievca Hudson Yards NYC 02/2021

To raise awareness and funds for the critically endangered gorilla species, public artists Gillie and Marc Schattner have created a massive sculpture of the animal that arrived in Hudson Yards’ Bella Abzug Park. Titled King Nyani, Swahili for ‘gorilla’, it’s the world’s largest bronze gorilla sculpture and can fit two to three humans just in its hands.


Hazards of the Concrete Jungle


It’s a Whiteout!

Photo: dievca 02/01/2021 Snowstorm NYC

Whiteoutwhite-out, or milky weather is a weather condition in which the contours and landmarks in a snow-covered zone become almost indistinguishable.


Coffee and the morning commute – Moynihan Train Hall

It was silent, it was clean, it’s beautiful as it is new
and dievca managed to drip her cappuccino on the floor as she took a photo.
she felt like an a** as she scrambled to wipe the drips up with her glove.

The new Train Hall at Pennsylvania Station, NYC:

Daniel Patrick Moynihan Train Hall is an expansion of New York City’s Pennsylvania Station into the adjacent James A. Farley Building, the city’s former main post office building.

Amtrak and the Long Island Rail Road are served by the Hall and you can get to the subway.

One of the controversies is that the Hall is closed from 1 am to 5 am (Pennsylvania Station is open 24/7 and many homeless people find refuge there).

An excellent article about Penn Station’s History and the new building can be read here (Bloomberg City Lab).

Photos: dievca NYC Midtown Moynihan Train Hall 01/17/2021


Walkers with the Dawn

Photo: dievca NYC Chelsea 12/2020

Being walkers with the dawn and morning,
Walkers with the sun and morning,
We are not afraid of night,
Nor days of gloom,
Nor darkness–
Being walkers with the sun and morning.

~ Langston Hughes


It’s not 42…

Photo: dievca NYC 11/2020

If you hire a moron, you get moronic behavior. (insert whatever descriptor you prefer)
Keep working, be kind, and look forward.
With small steps, Momentum should be gained. (and kept – you want to keep the + momentum)


It would have been more fun to ski~


Instead of driving in the snow…
dievca is home safely.


Waiting Patiently~

Dorthy Lee and Thelma White New Years Eve 1930s

For the Clock to Strike Midnight!


Last Snow of 2020


dievca’s Dad had a High School kid who would help him around the house, that kid has since graduated from college. But, he would still visit her Dad and help when he could before Dad died. dievca looked in the garage and saw a rebuilt Corvette being stored in one stall. It’s the kid’s and he must have asked dievca’s brother to store it. No problem.

So, what is dievca’s Mom getting in return?
Driveway snow clearing services — but notably this morning at 6:00 am it is not the kid clearing the drive, it’s his Dad….

Photos: dievca Midwest 12/2020

Tub with a View~

Photo: dievca’s toes and the NYC view 12/25/2020

dievca has to work on Boxing Day.
It doesn’t matter, she had a tub with a view last night.
(Empire State building to the upper left and toes to the lower right – steamy window)
Enjoy your day!
XO

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Wishing you the best during the Holidays! XO ~ dievca

Photo: Patrice Wymore – Ice Skating, 1950

May your days be Jolly and you find something fabulous to do outside.
Ice Skating might be on the agenda. XO


A few flakes of snow and dievca is ready to go~

There seems to be a snow theme going on here at the blog. Amazing what the kiss of  a flake can do.


Chain the Moon!

Photo: dievca NYC a little shy of the full moon 11/2020

The Beaver Moon will occur on Nov. 30, 2020 and will reach its fullest phase Monday morning, Nov. 30, at 4:30 a.m. Eastern time.

As the moon is becoming full early Monday morning, there will be a partial lunar eclipse — known as a penumbral eclipse. While it’s not as dramatic as a full lunar eclipse, it could be visible here on the East Coast and in other areas of North America.

A penumbral eclipse takes place when the moon drifts through the outer section of Earth’s shadow, or penumbra, and part of the sun’s rays are blocked from shining on the moon during that time, according to astronomy experts at EarthSky.org.

dievca caught an early glimpse of what is to come, heading home from the gym last night.  Looks lovely in Chains.