Friday, July 31, 2009

A Walk

A patch of clear day between rainstorms.
A walk between 11th and 8th Avenues.
A Moto Guzzi looks wonderful.
The very name is wonderful.

A fire hydrant newly painted silver.
Not sure by whom.
Shiny new metal delights.

I'm not interested in motorbikes, fire hydrants or construction,
except sometimes they look good.

Richard Woods has had an art show for some months.
This is probably the third set of pictures I've taken of the window.

Then, when I get home, I hear a pitiful cheeping sound.

A very young American robin on a ledge outside the nail parlor.
He looks quite self possessed. I hope he's all right.


  1. I love that little sweetie Robin - they look so vulnerable before they get their red chests don't they? Hope he got by OK.

  2. I wouldn't want to own a motorbike, fire hydrant or live on, or near, a construction site, but they can be very attractive, I wonder why that is? Moto Guzzi is a great sounding name.

  3. Seems this is the time of year for the young to learn to fly and forage .. did you see my little chirping sparrow baby this past Weds?

  4. What a delightful post, imaged and words!

    Then you go over the top with that dear robin.

    I love walking with you, my transglobal sistah.

    You keep walking in NYC, and I'll keep walking Waikiki.

    Comfort Spiral

  5. Our fire hydrants are painted green, for Dublin...Ohio, that is. I like your cool silver ones.

    What a sweet little Robin. He even still has his spots. Aww.

  6. Don't you find some interesting pictures Elizabeth.

    Wonder if your rain is as incessant as ours which is apparently coming over on the jet stream which is 'stuck' over us.

  7. hi, moto guzzi, ducatti, there's something leather, oil, gasoline, big sunglasses, and summer frocks about those names. great walk and talk through new york streets. steven

  8. It is always fun to see what details you will show us of your trips about town. Our fire hydrants just got painted too--fire engine red--so bright they look out of place. Interesting how the pictures of birds take you to the baby robin. My hopes are with him.

  9. I'm enjoying your pictures.
    We had a memorable week in NY last September and walked about 10 miles a day.
    So much to see and so easy to miss these close up gems.
    I loved the city and will be back sometime.

  10. I didn't realise that robins came without a redbreast. Is it a NY kind of thing?

  11. That Robin!!!!

    Moto Guzzi always make we wonder whether they wanted to really call it Moto Gucci. ;-)


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