In my driveway.
Not much going on during these three months of quarantine. At least it seemed like it.
And then my neighbor Joaquin called and said “There’s a bear in your yard!”
“A bear?” “Now it’s in your driveway. It’s walking by your front door” I looked out my window and it was sauntering down the path.
I caught a quick photo. Yes, it was a bear.
Did I mention I live in the city?
Post-GazetteJohn Hayes Article
MOTHERPIGEON AT UNION SQUARE
Meet Tina Piña Trachtenburg, street performance artist and animal advocate.
Laura and I walked down to Union Square to the Holiday Market. It would have been hard to maneuver the popular market on a Saturday afternoon even without the stroller. What a crowd! The weather felt like a warm Spring day.
At the entrance point, we saw this flock of pigeons on the steps and I placed a bill in the open suitcase and asked to photograph the creator of the felt birds. Then I asked if I might blog her photo and she agreed. She directed me to the bright green fact sheet under the donations.
I’d just walked out of Whole Foods and this huge hairy spider with big green eyes got my attention. There were flats of vegetable plants for sale. My neighbor stopped by my front porch and she was able to identify the type of spider. I actually videoed inadvertently just as it jumped. Hanging by a thread. Says they don’t build webs. Phidippus audax
I noticed how the exact same leaf looks differently as the light and angle change.
We were walking across the street to the playground and saw two woodpeckers pecking away on this rotting tree stump. One flew away. iPhone shots today.
You can watch the one pecking away in this video .
Last week in Columbus, I sat in the passenger seat with Laura at the wheel. Good thing. Brought that trusty phone up to my eye and I can’t really add him to my People at Work series
but perhaps Animals at Work in the city?
Oh hello there!