April 17, 2017
Easter evening in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, for a friend’s birthday.
May 7, 2015
It is well-established by now that my apartment has, let’s just say, wildlife issues.
When I kept hearing scratching coming from behind my curtain while watching Grimm, I kept trying to convince myself it was just the wind scraping something against the metal window frame or curtain rod.
[Image is of a gray pigeon nestled between the window frame and my quilts.]
But it was this sleepy guy.
I gently convinced him that maybe the outer windowsill would be just as good.
May 6, 2015
Finally. This was one of those winters I was starting to suspect would never actually end.
(Magnolias in Fort Greene, Brooklyn)
April 22, 2015
Our weather has been really nasty for a long time, I have had almost no break time over the course of the winter, and my apartment building has been under renovation so I’ve also been in construction noise hell. I took advantage of a recent day off with halfway decent weather earlier this month to walk 12 miles or so.
The Old Putnam trail in Van Cortland Park turns into the South County trail in Westchester County. It follows the route of what was the Old Putnam Railroad from Putnam County to NYC.
That’s the end of New York City right there.
Sadly, this route is marred by traffic noise for quite a bit of it, but a few sections are really beautiful and quiet.
I made it to somewhere called Grey Oaks, NY before I was really hungry and starting to figure I should probably make it back to NYC before dark….I also forgot how hard paved trails are on the feet.
October 20, 2014
We had a bad leak in the apartment about a week ago, followed by days of cool, humid weather that meant the walls and ceiling didn’t dry out well at all. Heading into the bathroom this afternoon, I looked in the mirror to see this little guy right above the doorframe behind me.
[Image is of a tiny brown mushroom growing out of a crack in the paint of a white wall.]
Me: It’s so cute.
Emily #2: I could think of some different adjectives….