Today, within a span of two hours, I was whiplashed by grief and joy. We put our sweet 14-year-old whippet to sleep, and then my daughter-in-law came by with our grandson, knowing that a little time with him would console us. And that it did.
Late afternoon at the beach…low tide, gorgeous light and frolicking swimmers. Lovely.
A little Americana today…it was the back-lit balloons and barbecue smoke that caught my eye at this picnic at Greenwich Point Park.
Today was an 180-degree about-face from yesterday…I spent the entire day with my adorable 7-month old grandson, who laughed and babbled and smiled my sadness away.
It was a long, sad day today. After four hours at the animal hospital and a battery of tests, the vet told me what I feared, that it is time to put down my 14-year-old whippet. (He was diagnosed with prostate cancer a year ago January, and has outlived his prognosis by 18 months.) They sent me home with a few days worth of painkillers and a heavy heart. While terribly sad, my photo today reveals that perhaps my sweet Riley is more ready to let go than I am.
A “yellow” day, in and around the High Line.
I often regret my forays into Times Square, since the place unfailingly gives me a headache and infrequently gives me a photograph worth posting. But today, it was worth suffering through the crowds and the congestion for this little nugget.
Just a colorful little East Village corner for my photo today…St. Marks Place and Avenue A.
A scene at Tod’s Point that I’ve photographed time and again, I loved the subtle drama of today’s clouds.
Bluestone path, Putnam Cemetery.
Abstract reflections, McCall, Idaho.
Early morning, Payette Lake.
Wildflowers and colorful chairs, McCall, Idaho.
We have arrived in McCall, Idaho for a family wedding. A shot of the lake in the late afternoon was all I could muster today.
I rarely photograph the local fauna (or flora for that matter), but this doe was unbelievably tame, I had a 50mm lens on the camera and two dogs at my side when I took this photo. I could have reached out and pet her.
Yoga in Bryant Park. It is the one disobedient participant on the upper left–and the ambulance in the far distance–that makes this shot just a little bit funny.
Mural and construction worker, 8th Avenue.
Prowling around midtown today, here, a street fair on Lexington Avenue…
…and the always crowded (and for me, headache inducing) Times Square.
Spotted the dapper, Speed Graphic-toting Louis Mendes on Broadway this evening.
My AARP version of W. Eugene Smith’s classic photo of his children.
Three pairs, Tod’s Point, Greenwich.
Two pairs, Tod’s Point, Greenwich.