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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

RUBY TUESDAY TOO: NEW YEAR'S EVE, DECEMBER 31 2013, NEW YORK CITY, NY


                                                           Tonight the lights are twinkling and changing - the ESB changing
                                                              alternately from moving blues and reds above to white, below.


                                                                       Union Square has lost its 'i' in Union for the occasion…...

                                     
                                                                            And Con Ed is managing to alternate between a warm
                                                                            orange glow, sometimes turning to a friendly lavender!



                         From my 10th floor apartment window looking towards Union  Square, NY…………..


                                                                             HAPPY NEW YEAR - MAY 2014 be a good one!

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

HOW TO PRESERVE YOUR PUMPKIN, and more….






It all began about 2,000 years ago when on November 1, Europe's Celtic peoples celebrated their New Year's Day, called Samhein - spirits were thought to walk the Earth as they traveled to the afterlife



Sunday, October 20, 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013

WEEKEND IN BLACK AND WHITE: THE CROOKED HOUSE...







    ....And they all lived together in a little crooked house. (From the Crooked Man poem)                         For the complete poem go to www.rhymes.org.uk







Friday, September 27, 2013

SKYWATCH FRIDAY: WATCHING THE SUN RISE....



  

Because my view point is always the same, (from my kitchen window), the sun can be seen to rise anywhere on the horizon between the left and the right side of the photo periodically, as the world turns....  





Friday, September 20, 2013

SKYWATCH FRIDAY: MY TAKE ON THE HARVEST MOON LAST NIGHT....







Rarely, with my camera, do I get a shot of the moon:   last night my neighbours and I watched the full Moon in all its Harvest glory at 7:10 pm rising above the eastern skyline.  We live in a building on Fourth Avenue, NYC and gathered on the roof for this wonderful opportunity on a clear night to see this spectacular 'phenomenon'.
(The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox and one of the most beautiful full moons of the year with its large size and color).

And fireworks going off somewhere where I would usually see the sun rise...


THEN, the next morning at 6:46 am, I am watching the sun rise, as I sit posting this blog in my10th floor apartment in the same building.




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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

RUBY TUESDAY: SYRIA AND WHAT MATTERS TODAY: READ ALL ABOUT IT...



SAME WAR, DIFFERENT COUNTRY, by Thomas L Friedman, Op-ED Columnist, NYTimes


Woodcut (1969)                                  MG


"Thousands of people are in desperate need and it requires all the great international powers to stop this war and agree on a settlement, because the refugee crisis cannot be solved without them." Says
 Deborah Amos, veteran National Public Radio correspondent, in a discussion with Phil Donahue, September 6,  about the human toll of the Syrian fighting, and the potential impact of millions of displaced people on the region.

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QUESTIONS FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA before he pulls the trigger on 

In short, people are in desperate need, are on the move to neighboring allied countries; who are, in turn, being destabilized.  Working and middle class Syrians, displaced, moving to the desert where there is no water, no survival kit to speak of.  Albeit, the Syrians are remarkably resourceful people,  building life saving infrastructures in camps with the little they have.


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Thursday, September 5, 2013

SKYWATCH FRIDAY: DON'T STRIKE SYRIA....

INSTEAD,  GO CODEPINK....


SPEND THE MONEY ON TWO MILLION REFUGEES AND AND SURVIVORS IN SYRIA!

Woodcut:  Refugees                                                                                                               MG


CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations...                                                                                   



Woodcut:  Survivors                                                     MG

                               
HOW TO HELP THE SYRIAN REFUGEES: Go to: www.ri.org/


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Friday, August 16, 2013

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS: BONANZA!




                                     Motor Car Reflection series

SKYWATCH FRIDAY: 51 ASTOR PLACE, NYC....STILL WAITING FOR A RED RABBIT....






I have heard that 51 Astor Place, built by Fumiko Maki, will be graced with the installation of a
Jeff Koons sculpture of Red Rabbit.   So far, I have only seen Red Rabbit with balloon-like limbs,
reproduced on a t-shirt.  What sort of a red rabbit can we expect to see here one day from an artist who produces banal sculptures in stainless steel with mirror-like finished surfaces?  One wonders.....



One version of Jeff Koons's Red Rabbit


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Thursday, August 8, 2013

SKYWATCH FRIDAY: TUESDAY'S SPECTACULAR SUNRISE IN NYC....







View from my 10th floor window....to the left is the Empire State Building (seen between the Zeckendorf Towers) and the Con Ed Clock Tower.


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: AN UNHAPPY LANDING...







I have never seen a pigeon chick before - there it was in the middle of a NYC street looking very forlorn.....  Some feet away, its mum appeared to be keeping an eye on it, whose feathers were not as pretty. 







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