Tuesday, August 14, 2018

THE SECRET OF LIFE

SUNDAY
4th Street
Schoolyard Mural

Mural on Avenue A


Sing Along
https://youtu.be/dhekXBbOo_Q

Political Menu

Traditional

Colorful
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Sixth Street and B Garden

Bloom

Apples

Blooming Vine

One of the first Community Gardens

Entirely run by volunteers and hosting many events year round

5PM

Collage

Plum Tomato
Horse and Rider

Tomatoes

Bloom

A Nut Tree

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6PM
International Haircutters
329 East 14th Street

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STUYVESANT SQUARE
7:37

Samuel Cox

Jazz in August
Alex Nguyen and Friends

Audience

 News
 
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MONDAY
"Look Up From Your Life"
https://youtu.be/7haRV7L5hag

TONIGHT
There's a wedding at my Zendo

(to be continued)
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LINKS

www.6bgarden.org

www.spnanyc.org

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

HOT HOLDING PATTERN

SUNDAY
On a divider
2nd Avenue at 24th Street
.
 Somehow it has been maintained here for many years.
Prettiest patch on the block and each time I spot it, 
my heart beat is enlivened and I feel energized.
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Sunflowers are either annual which need to be replanted every year, or perennial that seeds itself. Here's how to know:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/sunflower/is-my-sunflower-an-annual-or-a-perennial-sunflower.htm
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MONDAY 
Hand dyed walnut and tin can cotton cloth
'Benevolent Sun with her Yogi Moon"
Heat and Humidity
Continues unabated. In the nineties again today and factoring in the heat index, it will feel like the 100s.

In addition, since all the air conditioners are on and blowing hot air out to the streets,

the temperature is 10-20 degrees hotter at street level and at least 10 stories up the canyons of all the sky stealing,
 
 light blocking buildings that have taken over our City with its increasing homeless population and it's diminishing affordable housing stock. Not complaining, just saying. I'm most fortunately comfortable in 77 degree energy saving conditioned air and since I'm on a call list, I received my usual morning phone-robot messaged warning from Con Edison alerting me to make provisions for my safety in case the grid fails. All's well for the time being. Tonight I meditate at the zendo, practicing patience and steadfastness in preparation for systems failures. I may not be able to control the circumstances of my surroundings, but I can devote time and focus to work at increasing the effectiveness of my responses.
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Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Remembered tonight at my Zendo

"Whoever you are: step out of doors tonight,
Out of the room that lets you feel secure.
Infinity is open to your sight.
Whoever you are.
With eyes that have forgotten how to see
From viewing things already too well-known,
Lift up into the dark a huge, black tree
And put it in the heavens: tall, alone.
And you have made the world and all you see.
It ripens like the words still in your mouth.
And when at last you comprehend its truth,
Then close your eyes and gently set it free."

'Entrance' by Rainer Maria Rilke
Translation:  Dana Gioia

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are either an annual (where they need to be replanted every year) or a perennial (where they will come back every year from the same plant) and telling the difference is not that hard if you know how.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Is My Sunflower An Annual Or A Perennial Sunflower https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/sunflower/is-my-sunflower-an-annual-or-a-perennial-sunflower.htm
re either an annual (where they need to be replanted every year) or a perennial (where they will come back every year from the same plant) and telling the difference is not that hard if you know how.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Is My Sunflower An Annual Or A Perennial Sunflower https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/sunflower/is-my-sunflower-an-annual-or-a-perennial-sunflower.htm

Saturday, August 4, 2018

EIGHT A.M. to EIGHT P.M.

Saturday Morning
8AM
Outside
3PM
Looking up
One young woman
 said "first Denver, then Florida and then Iceland."
"I'm wearing a man-bun and backpack" he said into his cell phone
"I'll wait at the corner."
 
Housing Works Window
The Spire
Pencil tower covered by tree
Decor so clean and spare even the dog doesn't shed.
Ooops
.
4:07 PM
Right turn to the farm Market
Gleanings
$2 Apricots

Free Berries

Free rolls

 Free Correopsis recovering
 
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8PM
NO DOC MARTIN THIS WEEK
Binge Watch Season Seven on Line
Linked Episodes
https://youtu.be/s-2uplNrPzE
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Thursday, August 2, 2018

RICHES

Past Midnight Constitutional
Mimosa blooming in Gramercy Park
Prayers for Pam Makie
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Wednesday Afternoon
Evening
Two really nice guys resting. The building was a church that fell into disrepair and was sold to a developer who hasn't done much with it but board it up in the year since they've owned it. It's right next door to the building my Zendo occupies and the following shot shows its roof.

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Caught this shot out the side window after Zen meditation
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Two monks (Chodo and Koshin) and a Student
Enjoying an episode of 'Randy Rainbow'

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8PM
.
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Angel Trumpet growing Wild

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Anthurium 
5.99 at Trader Joe
"Anthurium as a pot plant also has an air purifying effect. Anthurium is not the only houseplant with that positive characteristic, but the big advantage of an anthurium is that its blooming shelve life is very long in time. This distinguishes an anthurium from other flowering plants. The air purifying qualities of Anthurium have an effect on formaldehyde, ammonia and volatile organic gases. Several anthuriums in a room reduce the harmful substances in buildings by more than 50% in 24 hours."

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 Grafitti
"Writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted, typically illicitly, on a wall or other surface, often within public view. Graffiti range from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings, and they have existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire."
 
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 Night
The City Venting Steam
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Thursday

2PM
Hot and Humid

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Post Office
 Checks, packages and cards sent.
Heading Home at 6PM.
Nearby

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Helpful New Sign
"School for Deaf"
sign language

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TOMORROW
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yop62wQH498
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