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More Jazz And Spring Progresses in Central Park & My New York City Garden

I just can’t resist sharing with you pictorial updates of the lilacs, flowers and trees in Central Park, the wisteria on an East 70th Street . These pictures were taken while I was walking on May 3rd.

Check out the photo of the back of a man walking his cat on a leash through Central Park. You’ve gotta think that this could only be seen in New York City!

Included in the sideshow is an update of my garden in progress. You can see the whole palette that I have to work with to create my piece of paradise along with the first big containers I planted.

Finally,  jazz fan that I am, I went to Smoke Jazz Club again for a really special evening on Saturday night.

The Renee Rosner Quartet was performing lyrical, balanced, beautiful music. Renee was the pianist along with  my absolute favorite drummer Lewis Nash, the great Peter Washington on bass and Steve Nelson on the vibraphone.

In the recent past I had heard the same quartet minus Peter Washington perform at Dizzie’s. There was a real difference in the performance on Saturday night.

Smoke’s stage is miniscule in comparison to Dizzie’s and in this venue there was a perfect blending of the sounds of each instrument. At Dizzie’s the vibraphone sound seemed dominant much of the time when Nelson was a part of the song.

To make a perfect set even more enjoyable,  to my delight the greatest of all bass players, Sir Ron Carter,  came to have dinner and to enjoy the set as a part of his birthday celebration. He and his wife sat one table away from where I was so you can see his profile in my picture . I had seen him perform last year on his birthday at Dizzie’s!

If only I could capture the sounds of this night for you.  Enjoy!

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Spring 2013 Adorns Manhattan

Every year the miracle of the rebirth of flowers and new growth thrills me. To me there is magic in just saying the word “forsythia”, in anticipating its glorious appearance which heralds the new season.

Every year I take pictures of Central Park, the streets of Manhattan and my own private garden to document the unfolding of Spring.

This year is no exception. I rejoice in my walks and I eagerly look forward to what I will discover. On my last walk through Central Park yesterday I found lilac bushes beginning to flower. Heaven!!!!

Here is what I’ve seen for the past few weeks. I’ve included one picture of my first plants, six different violas and three nemesias,  which will be planted in my container garden. There is also one shot of my clematis- one of the fastest growing plants I know.

I hope that you enjoy this as much as I do.

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Great News! Group is Happening September 9th, 2012!

Hi Everyone,

I am so happy to announce that  Carol, Kim, Merrill, Harriet and Gladys have committed to attending Group on Sunday, September 9th at 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

Anyone else who would like to join us is very welcome but you’ll need to let us know you are joining us by Friday, September 7th.

Pre-payment for the session is due by Friday, September 7th.

Until we meet, here are some views of the garden.

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Please enjoy your holiday weekend everyone!

Sending you each much love, light, laughter and gratitude,