Signs of NYC Spring – 2023Posted: March 5, 2023 Filed under: Home and Garden, Neighborhood Anecdotes (NYC) | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, Flowers, Hudson River Greenway, Life, Love, renewal, Spring, Weather 1 Comment
Well, it wasn’t much~Posted: February 28, 2023 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden, Neighborhood Anecdotes (NYC) | Tags: baking, BDSM, D/s, dievca, disappointment, elderly parents, Humor, Life, snow, submissive, Weather, Winter Leave a comment
The Snow wasn’t very impressive at 10 pm, last night.
dievca doesn’t think it will be a problem this morning on the bike…
Carrying the cake will be tricky.
(It was sweet to pull out Mom & Dad’s measuring spoons plus dievca realized that her mixer is 25 + years old and going strong)
A quick get away: OptionsPosted: January 25, 2023 Filed under: Clothing | Tags: Alberta Ferretti, BDSM, beach, California, closet, D/s, dievca, Else, Life, packing, swim, travel, Weather Leave a comment
dievca is raiding her closet for a quick CA getaway in February. she will be two blocks from the beach, but she figures the temperature is going to be cooler – so she’s looking at swimsuits with options of cover. Her Else two piece is very flattering and the Dries van Noten Pareo is a large wrap. The Alberta Ferretti Swimsuit and Cashmere sweater can cut the chill. Looking at options!
Wind on the Hill (or the 25th floor)Posted: January 14, 2023 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden, Poetry | Tags: Alan Alexander Milne, BDSM, D/s, dievca, height, Life, poem, pondering, Weather, wind, Winter Leave a comment
No one can tell me,
Where the wind comes from,
Where the wind goes.
It’s flying from somewhere
As fast as it can,
I couldn’t keep up with it,
Not if I ran.
But if I stopped holding
The string of my kite,
It would blow with the wind
For a day and a night.
And then when I found it,
Wherever it blew,
I should know that the wind
Had been going there too.
So then I could tell them
Where the wind goes…
But where the wind comes from
Alan Alexander Milne
Mysterious Mist – NYCPosted: January 3, 2023 Filed under: Home and Garden, Neighborhood Anecdotes (NYC) | Tags: BDSM, Chelsea, D/s, dievca, Hudson River, Hudson River Greenway, Life, lovely, NYC, Photos, Weather, Winter Leave a comment
We do not have snow, but we do have interesting weather~
Click on the photos for more detail.
Photos: dievca Hudson River Walk NYC 12/2022
FogPosted: December 7, 2022 Filed under: Home and Garden, Neighborhood Anecdotes (NYC), Poetry | Tags: BDSM, Carl Sandburg, D/s, dievca, Fog, Life, Love, NYC, photo, Statue of Liberty, Weather 1 Comment
The fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
Photo by Carl Glassman/Tribeca Tribune
Always on your busy day…Posted: December 3, 2022 Filed under: Home and Garden, Neighborhood Anecdotes (NYC) | Tags: BDSM, busy, D/s, dievca, irritation, Life, messy, NYC, photo, Rain, Weather, work Leave a comment
Bike to work, bike home.
Bike to PT, bike home.
All while navigating the Rain and the Wind….
Moody MiamiPosted: November 26, 2022 Filed under: Entertainment, Musings | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, humidity, Life, Miami, Photos, Sunrise, travel, Weather Leave a comment
The dawn broke over the ocean, gradually expanding into pale yellow.
The day opened up into the 90’sF (30’sC) due to the humidity.
dievca looks like the players in the World Cup with sweat,
but the temperature of the water is lovely.
Photos: dievca South Beach 11/2022
It’s a Beautiful Day!Posted: October 11, 2022 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden, Neighborhood Anecdotes (NYC) | Tags: Autumn, BDSM, D/s, dievca, Governors Island, Life, Love, music, NYC, photo, travel, Weather 1 Comment
Cue the U2 Song – “Beautiful Day”
Photos: dievca – NYC Harbor Ferry Terminal 10/2022
Kids love rain! At the moment, dievca does not…Posted: October 5, 2022 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden | Tags: Autumn, BDSM, children, Crabbiness, D/s, dievca, Happiness, Humor, Life, messy, play, Rain, Weather 1 Comment
Remember when we all loved to play in the rain?
dievca just looks like a drowned rat.
(her back wheel popped, she’s covered in the rain poncho w/a backpack, etc.)
Good Morning – planning the day!Posted: October 3, 2022 Filed under: Clothing, Entertainment, Musings | Tags: Autumn, BDSM, body temperature, coffee, D/s, dievca, Humor, jumper, Life, Monday, Morning, sweater, Weather Leave a comment
It was “put the sweater on – take the sweater off – put the sweater on” yesterday.
Let’s see what today holds.
Have a Lovely week!
Poncho as a kite ~ cycling in NYCPosted: October 2, 2022 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, biking, D/s, dievca, Humor, Life, NYC, Physical Therapy, Poncho, Rain, submissive, Weather, wind, workout Leave a comment
dievca was trying to hustle to PT (Physical Therapy) on her bike. The remnants of Hurricane Ian drifted past NYC to create a surge of wind and rain. It just happened to be directly against dievca’s cycling path and she was wearing a Hunter Rain Poncho — no, actually she was wearing a kite to catch the wind. No matter how dievca tried to grab it, the poncho filled with wind. It was a long slow slog.
This young lady (above) was very happy – dievca was very unhappy.
As Summer FadesPosted: September 1, 2022 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden, Musings | Tags: Autumn, BDSM, change, D/s, dievca, Life, maudlin, seasonal change, submissive, Summer heat, Weather Leave a comment
The humidity drops
Why do I find myself sad after all the uncomfortable misery?
Photo: dievca – Hudson River NYC 08/2022
DramaPosted: August 14, 2022 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, downtown, dramatic, Life, Love, NYC, photo, Rain, Weather Leave a comment
Photos: dievca NYC 08/2022
Rain rolling in~Posted: July 19, 2022 Filed under: Home and Garden, Neighborhood Anecdotes (NYC) | Tags: BDSM, Chelsea, D/s, dievca, Life, Love, NYC, photo, Rain, Storm, Summer, Weather Leave a comment
When that I was and a little tiny boy,
With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,
A foolish thing was but a toy,
For the rain it raineth every day …
Shakespeare (or Robert Armin) from Twelfth Night
(Photos: dievca NYC 07/2022)
Summer Solstice: midsummer or the beginning of summer?Posted: June 25, 2022 Filed under: Discussion, Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, D/s, definition, dievca, Joy, Life, Love, Seasons, submissive, Summer, Weather 2 Comments
So, The summer solstice was on June 21, 2022 and Midsummer is today, June 25th.
Which is truly the start of Summer?
The June Solstice is often referred to as the first day of summer, and yet celebrations across the Northern Hemisphere at this time of year carry the name Midsummer, which is pretty confusing.
Midsummer and the summer solstice are used interchangeably, but they refer to different things.
The solstice is the beginning of the astronomical summer that has been celebrated since ancient times as the longest day of the year, whereas Midsummer now refers to numerous celebrations that are held over the solstice period, between June 19 and June 24, with both pagan and Christian origins.
With celebrations originating in ancient times as a festival for the summer solstice, this could be where the name comes from. Bonfires were lit up to ward off evil spirits as the sun turned southward.
Because the Earth actually takes 365.24 days to travel around the Sun we add an extra day every fourth year, we call this a Leap Year. This means the longest and shortest days vary from one year to the next.
The elliptical shape of the Earth’s orbit causes the lengths of the astronomical seasons to change and this mean it is difficult to compare climatological statistics consistently for a particular season.
This is where the meteorological seasons come in.
Meteorological dates mark the start and end of seasons for statistical purposes. Meteorologists split the year into four quarters, each made up of three months, based on the annual temperature cycle.
The length of the meteorological seasons are more consistent than the astronomical ones, so that we can observe, forecast and compare season statistics reliably from year to year.
- Autumn: September 1 – November 30
- Winter: December 1 – February 28
- Spring: March 1 – May 31
- Summer: June 1 – August 30
This means that for meteorologists it’s been summer since the beginning of June…
Honestly – the Joy of Summer was probably dictated by when your school let out!
NYC – experiencing ThunderstormsPosted: June 2, 2022 Filed under: Entertainment, Neighborhood Anecdotes (NYC), Vintage | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, flooding, Humor, Life, Myrna Loy, photo, retro, submissive, Weather 2 Comments
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
Look what blew in~Posted: March 19, 2022 Filed under: Entertainment | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, erotic, Life, March, Pin-Up, Rain, submissive, Thunderstorm, Weather Leave a comment
Sparkle on a sludgy day…Posted: March 9, 2022 Filed under: Dresses, Shoes | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, green, heels, Party Dress, Purple, rhinestones, sassy, Shoe fetishism, Shopping, Sparkle, Weather Leave a comment
The rain turned into thick, wet, messy snow. Showing some sparkle and skin would be a treat.
A bit of a ‘whiteout’Posted: January 29, 2022 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, Cold Weather, D/s, dievca, Life, Love, NYC, photo, snowstorm, submissive, Weather, Winter 1 Comment
Not as bad as Long Island or Boston – but blowing snow and drifting in NYC.
Photo: dievca NYC 01/2022
Blow, blow, thou winter wind…Posted: January 20, 2022 Filed under: Home and Garden, Poetry | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, George Hunt, Life, NYC, Rain, Shakespeare, sleet, snow, Weather, Winter Leave a comment
Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
Thou art not so unkind
As man’s ingratitude;
Thy tooth is not so keen,
Because thou art not seen,
Although thy breath be rude.
Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
Then, heigh-ho, the holly!
This life is most jolly.
Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
That dost not bite so nigh
As benefits forgot:
Though thou the waters warp,
Thy sting is not so sharp
As friend remembered not.
Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly…
Shit Weather in NYC – Rain, sleet , snow, wet pavements with potential to freeze.
Print: George Hunt, printmaker. c. 1825, London. Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
Poem/Song: William Shakespeare
Conservation of EnergyPosted: October 8, 2021 Filed under: Analysis, submissive | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, Elegant, End of Summer, erotic, Life, nude, physics, Weather, Winter Leave a comment
The last rays of summer touch my body – casting a golden glow over my skin.
Can I carry that absorbed energy within throughout the winter?
Or will it dissipate with the first snow?
Photo: John Everard 1940
And the Southwest squirted dievca backPosted: August 19, 2021 Filed under: Analysis, Entertainment | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, Humor, Life, photo, Rain, Southwest, submissive, travel, Weather, West Coast 1 Comment
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
the Summer ScoopPosted: June 25, 2021 Filed under: Dresses | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, inexpensive, Life, NYC, Scoop NYC, Shopping, submissive, Summer, Weather 1 Comment
Now that NYC has moved into a new climate zone…
New York City, after years of being considered a humid continental climate, now sits within the humid subtropical climate zone. The classification requires that summers average above 72 degrees Fahrenheit — which New York’s have had since 1927 — and for winter months to stay above 27 degrees Fahrenheit, on average.
A simple 100% Cotton Summer Dress is a necessity.
Wal-Mart bought the rights to a NYC brand which personified beach style to Millennials.
Scoop NYC, the boutique chain that billed itself as “the ultimate closet,” announced last week that it was closing its 15 remaining shops.
The Last Days of Scoop – NY Times
The store relives as a Brand at Wal-Mart and is offering a simple summer dress, on sale for $28.50
Women’s Strapless Asymmetric Midi Sundress
48F (9C) + rain on a beach + Memorial = what to wear?Posted: May 30, 2021 Filed under: Accessories, Clothing, Disasters | Tags: BDSM, COVID-19, D/s, dievca, Family, Life, Love, Memorial Day Weekend, Outfits, Rain, Summer, Weather Leave a comment
Photo: dievca NYC 05/30/2021
And now you know dievca’s BIG question this morning….
What crap weather for the start of Summer.
Practical is kicking in:
May Flowers with Rifle Paper Co. UmbrellasPosted: May 7, 2021 Filed under: Accessories | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, Folding Umbrella, fun, Life, practica, Rain, Shopping, Srping, submissive, Weather Leave a comment
dievca’s Missoni and Burberry fold-up umbrella’s are flipping inside out and the handles are getting gummy – it might be time to look into a new folding umbrella.
Rifle Paper Co. is offering four lovely editions:
From Top Left: Camont, Garden Party, Strawberry Fields, Marguerite
Printed in full color
40″ open diameter
17⅛” closed length
Wooden duck handle
Folds up to a portable size
Matching storage sleeve
Rifle Paper Co. was founded in 2009 by husband-wife team Nathan and Anna Bond. Over the last 10 years, we have grown our company from two people to over 150. Our world is full of bold colors, hand-painted florals, and whimsical characters—and our goal is to create quality products that bring beauty to the everyday.
Something for a slow start and the mists~Posted: May 6, 2021 Filed under: Entertainment, Vintage | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, Early Bird, Feminine, Life, Love, Morning, music, Neil Young, submissive, Weather 3 Comments
It’s a slow morning in NYC – clouds are hanging low.
The perfect time for elegant non-sense before the grind begins.
The 1974 female cover-version is stunning.
April FlowersPosted: April 7, 2021 Filed under: Entertainment, submissive | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, Elegant, erotic, Flowers, ropework, Shibari, Spring, Submission, Weather Leave a comment
Or is that May Flowers?
All dievca knows is that NYC is starting to blossom.
Something lovely to see. XO
Turnsole = Sun God/GoddessPosted: March 30, 2021 Filed under: Discussion, Musings, Relationships | Tags: BDSM, D/s, definition, dievca, growth, healing, mind wandering, Spring, Sun, Weather Leave a comment
A turnsole is a type of plant that turns with the movement of the sun, a sunflower being the most famous example. From Middle French tournesol, the word literally means “turns toward the sun,” and was modeled after the synonymous Greek term heliotrope. As in French, when the word came into English in the 1300s it initially referred to the purple dye that came from a turnsole plant (Chrozophora tinctoria.). Soon after, turnsole broadened in meaning to refer to all types of plant that turn with the sun.
Is a Human a “turnsole” when he/she faces the sun to welcome its healing heat? Or is the definition only for plants. All dievca knows is that she is seeking the sun this Spring, like a sun-worshipping goddess.
|Name||Nationality/Religion||God or Goddess?||Notes|
|Amaterasu||Japan||Sun Goddess||Major deity of the Shinto religion.|
|Arinna (Hebat)||Hittite (Syrian)||Sun Goddess||The most important of three Hittite major solar deities|
|Apollo||Greece and Rome||Sun God|
|Freyr||Norse||Sun God||Not the main Norse sun god, but a fertility god associated with the sun.|
|Helios (Helius)||Greece||Sun God||Before Apollo was the Greek sun god, Helios held that position.|
|Hepa||Hittite||Sun Goddess||The consort of a weather god, she was assimilated with the sun goddess Arinna.|
|Huitzilopochtli (Uitzilopochtli)||Aztec||Sun God|
|Hvar Khshaita||Iranian/Persian||Sun God|
|Inti||Inca||Sun God||The national patron of the Inca state.|
|Liza||West African||Sun God|
|Re (Ra)||Egypt||Mid-day Sun God||An Egyptian god shown with a solar disk. Center of worship was Heliopolis. Later associated with Horus as Re-Horakhty. Also combined with Amun as Amun-Ra, a solar creator god.|
|Sol (Sunna)||Norse||Sun Goddess||She rides in a horse-drawn solar chariot.|
|Sol Invictus||Roman||Sun God||The unconquered sun. A late Roman sun god. The title was also used of Mithras.|
|Surya||Hindu||Sun God||Rides the sky in a horse-drawn chariot.|
|Utu (Shamash)||Mesopotamia||Sun God|
A “Thank you” to Thought Co. and dictionary.com
Weather Proverbs – a truthPosted: March 28, 2021 Filed under: Discussion, Entertainment, Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, History, Humor, Life, Presentation Outfits, Spring, Weather Leave a comment
Have you ever heard of the saying, “March comes in like a Lion and goes out like a Lamb”?
While the saying most likely started as a reference to astronomy, referencing the position of the constellations Leo (a lion) and Aries (a ram, or lamb) in the night sky — it quickly evolved into a succinct summation of March’s changing weather as the seasons change from winter to spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
Like many proverbs it can be traced back to Thomas Fuller’s 1732 compendium, “Gnomologia; Adagies and Proverbs; Wise Sentences and Witty Sayings, Ancient and Modern, Foreign and British.” Fuller compiled numerous proverbs and studied weather lore across many countries through the late 1600s and early 1700s.
North American colonists realized that the New World’s weather pattern was much like their native lands across England and surrounding countries, where extreme weather shifts could profoundly affect their livelihoods from one week to the next.
The Northern Hemisphere shares the same jet stream, providing similar swings in weather, in America as they do across Europe.
In Scotland they say, “March comes in with adders’ heads and goes out with peacocks’ tails.” An Adder is Scotland’s sole venomous snake. A timid creature and unlikely to bite unless threatened. Again, showing a feared image of winter, with the beauty and splendor the weather at the end of March can bring.
In the Netherlands, they say; “Maart roert zijn staart,” which means “March stirs its tail” — evidence of the variety and extremes that can come day to day this time of year.
Weather proverbs also originate from days gone by from almost every country in the world. But, only those with similar weather patterns usually hold true where you live.
As March closes – we can welcome the gentle kiss of
“April Showers which bring May Flowers”!
A Thank You to CNN online.