Yet, it is Sunday morning, time for my weekly off television topic reflection of the week gone by in both words and photographs I've taken along the way.
Um. Well. I don't have all that much of either words or photos this week. I took a week of vacation time in hopes to ease the sciatica pain I've had for nearly a month. While it's not really gone entirely, the week has definitely helped. But I didn't DO ANYTHING this week! I lazed about my apartment, walked to the local bodega a couple of times, read, watched television and did NOTHING. I slept a lot. I'm well-rested.
I guess it's onto the photos, few that there are, for this week along with a new photo endeavor. Vincent the Cat fans should like this post!
|A little cooperation please|
Sheesh. Why don't you just turn your back on me? The squirrels are loving the recent lack of snow cover as they continue to find acorns on the local church lawn.
|Vincent is having a ball|
Well, he has been since I've been pretty much just here inside with him all week! It was "Dress Up Your Pet Day" and the only outfit I have his size is his Santa suit and I don't know where I put it. So, I put one of his balls on him. (Insert tasteless neutered joke here.)
|Is it spring? Is it spring?|
Huh. This rhododendron bush on Berckman Street in Plainfield looks like it wants to bloom! I've never noticed before if this is its normal winter state. While we've had some warm temperatures at times so far this winter, we've had bitter cold and snow, too. I've seen a few years that the weather actually fooled plant life, but I don't see any others looking springish.
|Saturday surprise snow|
This wasn't forecast for yesterday. Yet it happened. All of a sudden the skies got dark and snow started coming down. I even heard one roll of thunder as the storm passed through. I took this shot out my window. I stayed in all day.
|Claws of Death|
In this case, flinging a catnip mouse around isn't quite as much fun as the real thing. But Vincent will make do with it. I really need to trim his claws.
|Things are looking up!|
Unfortunately, that's all the current photos I have for you this week. However, I've started a rather new photo project on my Photobucket website. I've always been attracted to black and white photos of New York City. Most of the ones I see are older. I decided to take some of my rather everyday photos and give them a black and white edit. Here are a few of them --
I hope they checked the bench before they sat down.
|8th and 42nd|
Note the "Peep Show" sign near the middle. Yep, they do still exist despite the Disney Days of today. But, unlike decades ago, they're fewer and far between.
|Outside Port Authority Bus Terminal|
The crowds outside the terminal are quite an eclectic mix. You have guys like this probably passing through, regular street hustlers and bums, folks from places like Kansas gawking at the skyscrapers surrounding the terminal, commuting crowds just coming and going, ladies in mink, men in mink ... you name it. It's a great place to people watch.
|TV ads at subway entrances|
Like there isn't enough street theater in the area.
|Everybody's going somewhere|
And, one is even being taken away by ambulance.