Central Park late February

Male White-troated Sparrows are so bright in Spring.

White-throated Sparow, Central Park 2/24/2018
White-throated Sparow, Central Park 2/24/2018

I was amused by the Ruddyducks swimming along in the reservoir without looking.

Fist signs of Spring.


Jefferson Market Library

The charming Jefferson Market Library has lots of interesting history. For example, Stamford White’s murderer, Harry K. Thaw, was arraigned there.
Follow the links for the details.

The Victorian Gothic style building was designed by architects Frederick Clark Withers and Calvert Vaux (who also helped design Central Park). It was erected (along with an adjacent prison and market) during the years 1875 to 1877.

For Norm’s Thursday Doors on February 22, 2018

More like a church than a court house
Lovely place to sit and read
Spiral stairs and door to the cellar
Spiral stairs and stained glass window
Jefferson Market Garden with the library in the rear
The back of the Jefferson Market Library

Shot with Samsung Galaxy 8+, edited in Lightroom and OnOne.

Birding Central Park in February

We went to Central Park on Saturday 2/12/2018 to do a bit of bird watching. We joined a group of friends on a Linnaean Society of New York birding trip. The highlights were a a Sharp-shinned and Cooper’s Hawk. It was a mild, gray, wet day. We saw 33 species of birds.

Turtle Pond, Central Park 2/10/2018
Turtle Pond, Central Park 2/10/2018

Marc took some arty shots with his cell phone.

3 E 78 Street

Built in 1910 this building is just off 5th Avenue, not far from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We went to see the Michelangelo exhibit.

3 East 78th Street, NYC 1/29/2018
3 East 78th Street, NYC 1/29/2018
3 East 78th Street, NYC 1/29/2018
3 East 78th Street, NYC 1/29/2018

For Norm’s Thursday Doors February 1, 2018