Tuesday, March 13, 2018

SPRINGING AHEAD

SATURDAY
Beauty at the Natural Green Market
At Home
Supper and another episode
Season 9
"DOC MARTIN"
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2018-03-08/doc-martin-will-end-after-two-more-series-martin-clunes-reveals/

~*~ SUNDAY
At 28 minutes after Midnight
I reset the Clock

"My answers are inadequate
To those demanding day and date
And ever set a tiny shock
Through strangers asking what's o'clock;
Whose days are spent in whittling rhyme-
What's time to her, or she to Time?"

-Dorothy Parker-


Making Plans for a Museum Visit

GRANT WOOD
(screen shot self portrait)


(from 'Bob and Sophies French Adventure')
"American Gothic, the picture of a stern old farming couple standing in front of their barn, has been seen by everyone.The painter exhibited the canvas in Chicago at the age of 39. At the age of 50 he was dead from pancreatic cancer. In his brief career he produced some memorable works and a few masterpieces. This 1935 canvas is called Death on the Ridge Road. The composition a sure sign that some human genius burns so brightly it simply can't last long. In this picture the encroaching darkness, the almost toy town joyfulness of the truck and the interplay of rain with the cross like telegraph poles are gloriously sombre. True American Gothic."

(screen shot)
  "He is thought by some to be America's greatest Arts and Crafts school painter. There is an exhibition at the Whitney in NY that runs 'til June. Here's the website with more of the works in the exhibition."
https://whitney.org/Exhibitions/GrantWood
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_Wood
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Whitney Museum of American Art 
FREE 
Fridays 7-9:30 pm

Constitutional Before Sleep
Around Gramercy Park
Many famous folks lived here and more recently, Jimmy Fallon who first bought two apartments for his Mother and himself. His mother died last November. He has since purchased three more units.
34 Gramercy Park
(look inside)
https://ny.curbed.com/2014/9/5/10050662/jimmy-fallon-now-owns-five-units-in-his-gramercy-building
side
 Entrance
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then
LOUD CLANGING
Con Edison Sets Up For?
Third Avenue between 20/21st Streets
~*~

MONDAY
Short trip to the post office and a view of the Chrysler Building.

Nothing serious, simply ordinary chronic conditions acting up, so I am 'under the weather' before our third storm lands tonight and taking a day of rest and recuperation missing my weekly writing group.
In the mail today
 A Package I sent to Grace Forest was returned
Unclaimed!
for Grace update see
http://mscomfortzone.blogspot.com/2018/03/grace-and-mail-difficulty.html 
~*~


TUESDAY
Still laying low at home. The snow has not made much impact on my neighborhood but some icy conditions and wind are present with more snow possible. The news is depressing at best. New England is snowed in and I'm returning to the memory of a  storm years ago and the dear friends of my heart there.
~*~



4 comments:

yvette said...

Interesting Michelle
And thank you fot Gracd, dilł mubfw t

Mo Crow said...

(((Michelle))) far be it for me a very ocassional visitor to NYC to say this but isn't that photo of the Chrysler Building not the Empire?

Ms. said...

Ha....the result of working in the middle of night! Thanks Mo. Updated.

Yvette can you clarify your message?

Nancy said...

Thank you for sharing your days with us. Makes me wish we lived closer. May your heart know happiness and your body embrace wellness and may your spirit soar. xo