Water Drops

It had recently rained when we went to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.

Water Drops NYBG 4/27/2017
Water Drops on Leaves NYBG 4/27/2017
Water Drops NYBG 4/27/2017
Water Drops on Leaves NYBG 4/27/2017
Water Drops NYBG 4/27/2017
Water Drops on Leaves NYBG 4/27/2017
Water Drops NYBG 4/27/2017
Water Drops on Cehrry NYBG 4/27/2017
Water Drops NYBG 4/27/2017
Water Drops on Tulip NYBG 4/27/2017
Water Drops NYBG 4/27/2017
Water Drops on Pansy NYBG 4/27/2017
Water Drops NYBG 4/27/2017
Water Drops on Leaves Tulip 4/27/2017

Charles St Doors

I chose a small selection of old houses on Charles Street between Washington and Greenwich Streets for this Thursday’s Doors.

Converted Stable 129 Charles Street 4/22/2017
Converted Stable 129 Charles Street 4/22/2017
Converted Stable 129 Charles Street 4/22/2017
Converted Stable 129 Charles Street 4/22/2017

The Federal red brick house at 131 Charles St is an example of an 1820’s was once a builder’s, carpenter’s, or stonemason’s home. There is a back house, #131-1/2, completely invisible from the street, accessible from the doorway at the left.  The photographer Diane Arbus lived in the converted stable.

131 Charles Street 4/22/2017
131 Charles Street 4/22/2017
131 Charles Street 4/22/2017
131 Charles Street 4/22/2017
131 Charles Street 4/22/2017
131 Charles Street 4/22/2017
131 Charles Street 4/22/2017
131 Charles Street 4/22/2017
131 Charles Street 4/22/2017
131 Charles Street 4/22/2017

135 Charles Street was originally the 9th Precinct, designed by John DuFais and built in 1897. About 1978 the Number 9 was converted to apartments.

131 and 133 Charles Street, a converted police station 4/22/2017
131 and 135 Charles Street, a converted police station 4/22/2017

Accross the street is…

132 Charles Street 4/22/2017
132 Charles Street 4/22/2017
132 Charles Street 4/22/2017
132 Charles Street 4/22/2017
132 Charles Street 4/22/2017
132 Charles Street 4/22/2017

I don’t like the modern building but the history is interesting.

134 Charles Street
134 Charles Street
Charles St Google Map
Charles St Google Map

West 28 St Cattle Egret

For the last week or so lone Cattle Egret has been at West 28th Street between 8 and 9th Avenues, Chelsea. This is a rare bird for New York City. Looks like it may have migrated a bit north of the usual breeding territory. The bird usually hangs out in a small fenced in area of grass, trees and flowers; and has been seen roosting on a balcony of the Penn South houses. This Cattle Egret mostly feeds on earth worms—lots of them.

Here it is catching a worm:

The blur is because it moves fast.

Other poses:

Note the orange breeding plumage.