Saturday, October 29, 2016

Degerees of shade

Varieties of shade

Brilliant sunlight on the awnings, buildings, and trees casts different degrees of shade over the sidewalk beneath our feet.

Dappled lawn

Brown and green grass

Some grasses turn brown when it is dry; others do not.  Together, they create patterns on the lawn.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Utility covers

Gas test cover

The GAS TEST cover, re-viewed.

Gas cover
A gas cover seen in the sidewalk beneath our feet.  The sun-lit tire-burnished street glows in the background.

A conEdison manhole cover

A Consolidated Edison Company of New York manhole cover with the consolidated Con Ed logo.  Sunlight adds a glow to the scene of the street near our feet.

conEdison cover close up

A close up of the consolidated Con Ed logo manhole cover.

Flour Sack 2

From the wheat fields of Staten Island

Who knew that Staten Island was famous for its flour?  "Staten Island Best" - it must be good, as the local bakery uses it in its tasty products.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hover bench

Snow melt on bench

The strong sunshine after the late spring snowstorm melted the snow on this bench in an unusual way.  In this relaxed view 3d stereogram, the shade hides the supports and the bench appears to be hovering.

Update:  The other day, I happened to be where this bench is located, and thought how great it would be to see it again.  Surprise on me - not only was the snow gone, but the bench was gone as well.  In fact, all of the benches (and tables) were gone.  

Another updateThe other day, I happened to be where this bench had been located.  New benches (and tables) have been installed.  These are so not photogenic that it was not worth using up the electrons to photograph them.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Drain cover

"Drain Cover" by Everett J. Prescott

The roundness of this drain cover sporting the EJP logo is offset by the deeply cracked sidewalk around it.  The cover was made by the Everett J. Prescott, Inc. company.

Sidewalk oasis

Life in the deep crack

This wide and deep sidewalk crack provides shelter for plants and grasses that would otherwise get worn away by passing footsteps.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Pink and white musk mallows

Pink musk mallows

White musk mallows

Two exemplars of musk mallow (Malva moschata) in the wild, one pink and the other white.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Hay field

Hay field, No. 1

Hay field, No. 2

Hay field, No. 3

As the clouds move by, sun and shadow create different moods in the hay field waiting to be cut.

Reflecting on cracks

Wet parking lot crack

Reflected in the chrome bumper, the cracks look like they are in the bumper and not where they really are.

Tavern sign

Neon tavern sign

A relaxed view 3d photo of an old neon tavern sign.