Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Look Both Ways!

I think these planters are trying to cross the street to get to the park.

They live in the pedestrian plaza, where 5th & Broadway converge @ 23rd St., near Madison Square Park (there's a similar plaza at Times Square - 42nd St., a block away from Bryant Park).
I think I would too.

I'm sorry, but I just don't understand this concept of carving out sitting areas in the middle of busy NYC streets when there are actual parks (and rather nice ones too), mere steps away. . .
. . .speaking of which, both of these parks were no-man's lands back in the '70's, but at some point were reclaimed for the public's enjoyment.

They are now thriving.

Monday, August 9, 2010


Unless or until a kindly breeze can blow these leaves elsewhere, it will be difficult for them to cycle back into the soil.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Drivey Ivy

This ivy hangs out in the drive through, near the garbage bins of 
a nearby fast food restaurant.

Friday, August 6, 2010


". . .thousands of blossoms create fruit for birds, humans, and other animals, in order that one pit might eventually fall onto the ground, take root, and grow. . .

. . .the tree [does this] without depleting its environment. . .

. . .Once [the blossoms] fall on the ground, their materials decompose and break down into nutrients that nourish microorganisms, insects, plants animals, and soil. . .

. . .the tree makes more of its 'product' than it needs for its own success. . ."(1)

Generous, huh?

(1) quotes taken from Cradle to Cradle by William McDonough & Michael Braungart - Chapter 3, p. 73.