Foggy yesterday, clear and windy today! I love this raggedy kind of cloud . . . aha! I see from my Cloud Collector’s Handbook that these must be specimens of cumulus fractus clouds, which are “broken, with ragged edges.” See more examples from today in “snapshot alley.”
Walking by this statue several times a week, I always took it for a Virgin Mary. Come to find out, it’s not only not a Virgin Mary, it’s also not just a statue but a drinking fountain too — actually, several drinking fountains! In fact, according to this New York City Parks department site, it’s commonly known as the Union Square Drinking Fountain! Either that or the James Fountain, after philanthropist Willis James who donated it to the city with the aim of inspiring charity. You learn something every day! Also: very foggy here today with a high of 60!?
Eleventh street on a gray winter afternoon: pretty entry arch, behind a sturdy bare-branched tree.
A very nifty tea infuser: the tea basket is kept afloat near the surface of the water-that-is-becoming-tea by an adorable yellow ducky!
The sun setting in the southwest glinting through west-facing windows and reflecting off of other windows makes for a lovely glow here of a winter afternoon! And then there’s the added grace of a Carol Hake painting with sunflowers and a Mike Rust (hard to see in this shot) of a fishing boat!
In general, I’m really against random refuse getting stuck in trees–plastic bags are the worst (what’s a poor tree to do to get rid of them?)–but balloons stuck in trees are at least a little playful looking (see others in this previous post), especially under such a beautiful blue sky!
Light and bright San Francisco Airport this morning, which I’m thinking back on as I type from dark (because it’s night) and snowy Manhattan — maybe it will be bright white here tomorrow morning!