Sunday, September 10, 2017

Just another Sunday in the East Village while Irma stormed toward Florida

I owe myself a major post where I show pictures of the high plains of Montana, of oil derricks bobbing up and down in western North Dakota, of railroad crossings across the nation, and whatever else I feel like from my railroad trip from NY to Spokane, WA, but that's a ton of work - I took so many pictures that it's a major job just to choose which ones to use and then edit them, post them and try to think of something to write that goes with them.

But that will have to wait because while Hurricane Irma was hitting land in southwestern Florida, I was wandering around in NYC's own East Village, camera in hand. I took a few photos and at least a couple of people asked me where I'm posting them and I told them here. So there.

That said, first Mabel, that very handsome dog, and her human companion whose name I can't remember. It might have been Christine, or that might have been her friend with the orange sunglasses. Love those shades.

Next I ran into two poets who have been associated with the Unbearables, Eve Packer and David Huberman.





 Then in the bar at the Sidewalk Cafe I got into a conversation with John and Sarah, or is it Sarah and John who are a musical group called Sweet Lorainne - they are playing the Pianos on the Lower East Side on 9/24. They were definitely fun to talk to and they inspired me to tell stories I find so full of oddities and outrageousness that they just had to be true.

And finally on my way out I stopped to ask this quartet why they were toasting each other. Turns out it was a birthday toast. So this picture's my birthday toast to them.

Hope Florida survives the tempest.

permanent link:
https://kayester.blogspot.com/2017/09/i-owe-myself-major-post-where-i-show.html

Thursday, August 24, 2017

My own public Idaho

I'm in Idaho.

In another post I'll say something about being in Idaho.

When you think of agricultural products in Idaho, what do you think of?


That's right, peaches. Sweet, dripping with juice, picked ripe and ready to eat, a delicacy to be relished. Peaches so good you didn't know they could be that good, peaches unsafe to eat while driving, peaches that when you finish one you look around for another. That's how good those peaches are, growing and being harvested right now at Willola Farms along the banks of the Clearwater River.
Whether hanging in the tree, waiting to be plucked or hanging out with its friends in the cool room, waiting to be bought - and bought they will be, and turned into brandy and wine, jelly and sauce, pies and tarts and eaten plain, they are peaches to be remembered.
These peaches are so good, even Coco, usually chasing birds through the bush or following Ed up to the orchards, can't seem to get enough of them.
Linda and Ed Wylde, my sister and brother in law are making sure my visit is surfeited with peaches.

https://kayester.blogspot.com/2017/08/my-own-public-idaho.html

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Empire Builder - Eclipse 2017

Traveling from Chicago to Spokane on the Amtrak Empire Builder during the great North American Eclipse of 2017, these are two photos I managed through the window of the exit door of the coach where our roomette is. I was ably assisted by two of my fellow passengers, Barb and Jack Lyon.

I will be adding more and revising this posting over the next couple of weeks as I add more photos of the eclipse.

The first photo was taken through some clouds. The ghost images you can see are due to the refraction through the glass.

The second photo was taken at the time of maximum eclipse where we were, somewhere in western North Dakota or eastern Montana, just south of the Canadian border.
https://kayester.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-empire-builder-eclipse-2017.html

Monday, July 3, 2017

Portraits of Pride, Resistance and Survival - part 3

Photos taken at the NYC Pride Parade, 6/25/2017 - part 3


I did not stay to watch the corporate sponsors. From about noon until 2pm, when I left, most of the marchers were political or social groups pushing a more progressive and radical agenda.

https://kayester.blogspot.com/2017/07/portraits-of-pride-resistance-and.html

























Friday, June 30, 2017

Portraits of Pride, Resistance and Survival - part 2

Photos taken at the NYC Pride Parade, 6/25/2017 - part 2

I did not stay to watch the corporate sponsors. From about noon until 2pm, when I left, most of the marchers were political or social groups pushing a more progressive and radical agenda.

http://kayester.blogspot.com/2017/06/portraits-of-pride-resistance-and_30.html






















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