Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Rainbow Fountain, Conservancy Garden, Central Park

Our graceful Rainbow plays for a moment in the Italian Garden Fountain. As you can see, Rainbow is already vanishing back into its transparent spirit home. Fortunately, our brave photographer arrived just in time!

A fall afternoon in the Italian Garden

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A Fall Evening

That was the day I lost my glasses,
A fall evening
Sparrows everywhere
heydaying away in the apple trees.

I still wonder if they‘re stuck up there
Hanging on a limb somewhere
I never thought to look among the branches.
I hated my glasses anyway
with their scratchy earpieces
and their flesh-colored frames.

Yet mostly I remember sparrows
Squabbling away with the interloping squirrels.

Apple Trees Along the Jogging Path, Central Park


Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Secret Garden: Saga of the Sparrow Bowl

It may seem as though the secret garden is an idyllic spot for calm and serenity, but even in paradise there is strife. Our brave photographer was sitting quietly among the berries and the fall lilies, watching Ounce an lots of friends playing in the Sparrow Bowl, when all at once, Red Cardinal came swooping down, scattering sparrows right and left!   Perhaps this swooping was innocent enough, but our brave photographer was so stunned by the chaos that Ounce was entirely forgotten!  Ounce  was furious, and a furious, wet sparrow is a dangerous thing.  Ounce dive-bombed a couple of times and practically drown trying to save the sanctity of the sparrow bowl. 

Amazingly, as stunned as our brave photographer was, the footage was still in the cloud!

Conservancy Garden, October 2016, from daylight into evening
Central Park

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Feathered Red Herring Relaxes in the Secret Garden

Catbird and Cardinal play in the red autumn water.  Ounce couldn't help joining in.

Hey! I know it's blurry, but it's a start!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Hope The Guard Dog

We can all relax!  Hope is in charge!

Hope, my Niece's guard dog