I’m taking a Tumblr sabbatical that may or may not be permanent — try to enjoy the beautiful autumn light and don’t forget to feed the cats while I’m gone! 

I’m taking a Tumblr sabbatical that may or may not be permanent — try to enjoy the beautiful autumn light and don’t forget to feed the cats while I’m gone! 

Light in the garden. 

Light in the garden. 

42nd Street heading east toward Fifth Avenue, around 8:43 am. 

42nd Street heading east toward Fifth Avenue, around 8:43 am. 

All the rain arrived last night, so today we’re back in the garden. In this light, even the lowly impatiens seem celestial.

Elektra: Will you be my cat?

Carl: No, but we can be friends.

The Grace Building and a sycamore tree on 42nd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. 

The Grace Building and a sycamore tree on 42nd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. 

Not sure what’s so great about ‘outside,’ honestly. 
—Elektra

Not sure what’s so great about ‘outside,’ honestly. 

—Elektra

Here are some shots of the potted begonias in the perfect morning light at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue, adjacent to the NYPL. A few long blocks away, on Seventh Avenue and 42nd, there’s some scaffolding I always try to avoid because 1) I hate walking through the dank, dusty air, and 2) for some reason it’s where the preachers set up shop with their abrasive mics and tinny amplifiers. Yesterday as I walked past on the street, I heard the preacher say: ” ‘You can check in to hell, but you can never check out.’ That’s what Jesus said…” and I smiled because I’m pretty sure that whatever J said, it wasn’t “You can check in to hell, but you can never check out.” 

Seventh Avenue at 42nd Street looking south. 

Seventh Avenue at 42nd Street looking south. 

Yesterday morning behind the azalea in the garden.