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    April 11 Susan, Christine and I went to “The Tank” to see Celeste Cahn perform her work: “A lady does not scratch her crotch”, which she also wrote and directed. It was an intensely acted review of women’s historical and present day emotional and societal challenges. The title protests that a lady does not scratch her crotch, but this one did– and since her hand was covered in shaving cream at the time, the result was really messy!

    April 15 Peoples’ Concert at the Town hall. An all-Mozart concert given by the Peabody Chamber Orchestra. It was conducted with confident professionalism by Leon Fleisher in spite of his advancing years. He also played the solo piano in the A Major Concerto with his old sparkle still intact.

     

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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)

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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

    • 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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