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Yearly Archive for 2010

: 2010

Rockaway Beach

Categories: General

Snow Massifs

Turns out the blizzard has coated NYC with over 20 inches. Everywhere are icy fields. What a treat: Macadam and pavement are whited out, under a bone-grey sky. This morning at around 8:00 I take the
Categories: Birds , Dog , landscape , Nature , Old Ships

There’s Snow Place like Home

Second day of the big snow. Yesterday’s slippery slush now is buried under many feet of full, fat, dry flakes. Ms. Church on WPIX says seventeen inches cover Central Park. The other weather-people
Categories: winter


I awake in the dark and the TV confirms that yes indeed, we are experiencing precipitation in the form of a snowstorm. More precisely, it’s a slushstorm, and not expected to abate until the morrow.
Categories: Weather, winter
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What glues me to earth: not gravity, but the daily sweep; the hint of the mourning dove; an unexpected slash of paint.

Overheard in February: “Not Brain Dead”

When: 2/2. Where: Greenwich Street. Who: Little boy (about 5) among friends. Attitude: Jubilant. Quote: “I’m so glad I’m going to the dentist!” When: 2/3. Where: Greenwich Village. Who: Young woman to

Thoreau’s Hawk-Walks

Have been listening to and reading the works of Thoreau as I paint. Amazed to discover someone other than me who shares the following sentiment, from “Walking”: “My spirits infallibly rise in

January, by the River

Categories: Hudson
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Regretful in the downfall of snow flurries, Unable to see their frozen symmetries — but — When a lacy floret mass glazes my tongue I taste unseen geometries.
Categories: Dog, landscape, painting, Poem, winter

Overheard: Texting Princess Lassie

When: 1/13/10. Where: Hudson and N. Moore, Tribeca. Who: Girl to guy. Attitude: Smug. Quote: “I have great peripheral vision.” When: 1/14/10. Where: The A train. Who: African American teenager to