It seems like everyone dievca knows is skiing… In Upstate NY, a friend flew to Austria, another friend will be heading out to Tahoe, CA. How can dievca get on that train? She would really like to go to Banff or Whistler in Canada. Nah, probably not in the cards this year after that 3 week vacation out West.
But it would be really fun to go skiing!
Is anyone planning to ski any time soon?
Allow yourself to Dream!
Photo: dievca NYC 12/2021
Photo: dievca, NYC Chelsea Graffiti 11/2021
Not the cleanest lens on the phone – but the loveliness still shines though. XO
Photo: dievca – Hudson River Sunset 09/2021
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
Ava Gardner soaks up the sun while shooting Pandora and the Flying Dutchman in 1951.
Finally have the weekend off and…
Rain expected all Weekend.
Photo: dievca NYC Water tower 07/2021
“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.
Photo: dievca Essential Workers Firework Display for 70% of NYC having one dose 06/15/2021
Top Photo: dievca Sunset via a cab 06/2021 Bottom Photo: unknown
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,
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
— "Hope in Elizabeth" by Kathleen Norris, for more see Little Girls in Church Photos: dievca, Hudson River Park 05/2021
Here it is!
Always a problem with a rental car~
Photos: dievca Midwest 05/2021
The Holland Tunnel just about put me over the edge.
Wine glass, now in hand.
Getty Image: 1935 Traffic at the Holland Tunnel
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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Smell 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
Snort – M. just called them “blue eyes that didn’t quite make it”…
Leiter: Where did you get that suit?
Bond: My tailor, in Saville Row.
Leiter: Mine’s from Washington, Felix Leiter: Central Intelligence Agency.
scholarly or rarefied in taste.“innovatory art had a small, mostly highbrow following”
dievca had no idea that her local grocery store is so high-brow.
she’s not sure how she feels about it, either~
Silk and Pearls follow the Curves
Encapsulate the Elegance
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Photo: dievca Chocolate Covered Strawberries 02/14/2020
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.
Whiteout, white-out, or milky weather is a weather condition in which the contours and landmarks in a snow-covered zone become almost indistinguishable.
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
Being walkers with the dawn and morning,
Walkers with the sun and morning,
We are not afraid of night,
Nor days of gloom,
Being walkers with the sun and morning.
~ Langston Hughes
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)