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    September 7 to 15 Tony and Jo will visit us from the UK

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    July 1  Saw “Napoli, Brooklyn” by Meghan Kennedy at the Laura Pels Theatre. It is based upon a real-life disaster, the surprise staging of which, is mind shattering! However, the story line has a surfeit of themes added; religious brain-washing, the effect of a bullying husband and father and lesbian freedom. None of these is fully convincing in spite of the excellent acting of the cast.

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A Nice Spring Day in the Park

I find there is nothing like spending an optimistic Spring day in Central Park for assuageing  pre-surgery jitters. On Tuesday (April 17th) I took my camera and wandered  around the Conservatory Gardens, first popping into the City of NY Museum to see the last of the Cecil Beaton exhibit. The Conservatory Gardens are just opposite the museum at 5th Avenue and 105th Street. The tree blossoms were already past their best but the formal gardens were in wonderful shape. (Click on each picture for the best detail):

Idyllic wedding picture lawn

5th Avenue pagoda viewed from the arbour

Artist absorbed . . . . . .

. . . . . working on the underpainting.

Fishing in Harlem Meer (North of the Gardens)

Shady retreat at 9oth Street (South of the gardens)


5 Responses

  1. Flowers are beautiful. I know spring is here as the Wrens have started rebuilding their nest in their birdhouse on my tree in front of the house. they come back every year and I’m sure it is the same family. Noisy, but fun to watch.

    • Have never seen this part of the park. Harlem Meer looks like a place I fished in Sugar Land without the buildings.
      I do hope the bladder scraping went whizzingly.

    • John (Kreig), Here, too, the birds, (mostly sparrows) are noisily scrapping over pieces of fluff and other building materials–they don’t seem a bit worried by the mortgage disaster!

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