Monday, February 22, 2010

More Skylines and Hawks?

I could post a photo a day of our west view - the sunsets are always a show. We have hawks (falcons?) that patrol the the neighborhood for pigeons. There were 3 flying around together the other day - these shots don't really show how large they are.  I had to do some quick manual focusing to just get these.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Flowers in February

After 18 months, we finally have flowers on our African Violet! And so many are coming in. All thanks go to my husband and resident apartment gardener Ronnie. However, how do you deal with dust on the leaves? I know they can't be "washed" or rinsed. Any suggestions?

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Simon's Cat - new video!

The new extended version of Simon's Cat Snow Business is now here!
If you are not familiar with Simon's Cat, go on over to YouTube or his web site and check out the brilliant series of animated videos. He truly captures the wonderful nuances of cats and their keepers. I also highly recommend his book - the additional cast of characters are a treat!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snow Cat!

I know we've all seen our share of snow photos, but snow cat is too good not to put out here.  She is over 4 feet tall!  I've added a few other shots from the day after the big storm here in Brooklyn.  The last one was taken out the bedroom window during a brief lull during the storm.



Monday, February 1, 2010

Local Sculpture

I set out this morning to get the sun shining on the mansions on the west side of the local streets.  However, I noticed that the gates to the Pratt Institute were open, and I was drawn in by the chance to catch the newest art.  Pratt is a well-known school of art that displays student sculpture on the campus.  
History of the area and local mansions still to come!