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NY Day – Casualty on Second Avenue, Tree forms and more . . . . .

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            This elder citizen collapsed on the sidewalk at 93rd Street and Second Avenue.  Good Samaritans of New York hastened to his aid; one calling for an ambulance, another placing his backpack under the of the head of the stricken man for support:

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The ambulance arrived after about ten minutes, and the paramedics prepared to lift him into it. But, all was well, although bleeding a little from his face, he insisted upon  getting to his feet with their help and making his way home under his own steam!

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The outdoor painting season has begun in Central Park. Here is a life class in session at the 90th Street entrance:

The model was dressed for outdoors - otherwise the viewing crowd would have been a lot larger, I imagine!

The model was dressed for outdoors – otherwise the viewing crowd would have been a lot larger, I imagine!

This artist took  a longer view:

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I wandered up the riding path to the Conservatory Garden which is , right now, a hive of activity–both gardener-wise and blossoming-wise.

Feverish activity by the Conservatory gardeners trying to catch up with the late Spring . . . . .

Feverish activity by the Conservatory gardeners trying to catch up with the late Spring . . . . .

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The magnolias were not to be outdone. They were bursting with energy and joy:

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They inspired this watercolourist. She could hardly wait to get her paintbox out!

They inspired this watercolourist. She could hardly wait to get her paintbox out!

Have you noticed the very imaginitive shapes that trees form when the their cambrium is diverted from its natural path by damage or man-made restriction? Here are a few I found yesterday:

Wild boar?

Wild boar?

Proboscis monkey?

Proboscis monkey?

 

Nest of Snakes?

Nest of Snakes?

 

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One Response

  1. I enjoy seeing youir pictures.

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