Smell the Roses

As dievca made her way to the composting area along the Hudson River there was a double blossom rosebush that gave off the most delightful of smells:

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The composting guy has a passion for what he does and he explained the various plants grown by the volunteers to the Hudson Riverway Park.  In return, dievca was able to share the breakdown of corn starch packing materials via composting –> Carbon Dioxide and Water… 

Equals Happiness.

XO

Photo: dievca – Hudson River Greenway 06/2022


NYC – experiencing Thunderstorms

Getting to Times Square is a trick when you can’t ride your bike because of the thunderstorms.
Getting a cab is a trick when it’s raining and your PT session is at 7 pm in Times Square.
dievca was opting for a canoe.

Photo: Myrna Loy rows a canoe down a flooded street, circa 1925 Hulton Archive -Getty Images


Follow the sun

Photo: dievca, Hudson River sunset 05/2015


Collecting Yourself

Sometimes it is a reach to collect yourself for the day,
the night,
an event,
the week,
a month,

for Life.

dievca was having a little bit of trouble today.
XO


The Month of May

20190505_144953“We roamed the fields and river sides,
When we are young and gay;
We chased the bees and plucked the flowers,
In the merry, merry month of May.”
Stephen Foster

Photo: dievca - Crabapple Blossoms NYC 05/2019

Elegance as you wait~

dievca spent 1.5 hours in the James A. Farley Main Post Office NYC standing in line for customs forms, filling them out, and paying for the shipments. At least the scenery was lovely –  the renovations are complete:

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Photos: dievca – James A. Farley Post Office NYC 04/2022


Storm rolling in.

Photo: dievca Hudson River looking at NJ 03/2022

What Moonrise had to offer~

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Full Moon rising over NYC 02/15/2022 – it will hit its peak at 11:57 EST.

Shake your wallet.

XO dievca

Photo: dievca - Full Moon Chelsea NYC 02/2022

a slice of NYC

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Not quite sure what the graffiti is depicting – but its adorning a Midtown West abandoned building.

Photo: dievca NYC Midtown West 02/2022

A bit of a ‘whiteout’

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Not as bad as Long Island or Boston – but blowing snow and drifting in NYC.

Photo: dievca NYC 01/2022

Like everyone…

black-and-white image by Cecil Beaton was featured in the April 1949 issue of Vogue and depicts Mrs. John C. Wilson

dievca would like to drop everything and sit by a beach.  

There is a house to clear, a house to sell and work to complete. Money that was spent on a previous trips, so its not readily available.  Add COVID restrictions. And a body that is showing the ravages of no time for workouts, stress and perimenopause.  But, everyone has problems and everyone would like to disappear on Holiday – right?

dievca will just dream and push through~

Photo: black-and-white image by Cecil Beaton was featured in the April 1949 issue of Vogue and depicts Mrs. John C. Wilson in Jaimaca.

Feeling the urge to ski~

Skiing

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?


Keep your head above the clouds!

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Allow yourself to Dream!

Photo: dievca NYC 12/2021

Good Morning ~ Sunshine!

Photo: dievca NYC 12/2021

Ground Control to Major…

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Photo: dievca, NYC Chelsea Graffiti 11/2021


Autumn offers Sunsets

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Not the cleanest lens on the phone – but the loveliness still shines though. XO

Photo: dievca – Hudson River Sunset 09/2021


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.