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

Bougainvillia

A composite created from an old photo.

Bougainvillia, NYBG 3/29/2012
Bougainvillia, NYBG 3/29/2012

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.