Monday, March 24, 2008

Sunday March 23, 2008



Sunny and cool, we ate at Ollies. Judy had the Asian version of 'pot stickers,' which I promised myself that I would try. As it was Easter we walked over to St. John the Divine. They were charging $5 and the nave was boarded up, so we went to see if we could find the white peacock. Along the way we saw crocuses, [Judy says there two kinds, 'species' and 'hybrid'] squill and yellow jonquil. Why is it that I forget the name squill from year to year. It was that forgetting, this year, that prompted me to write this blog. We heard the peacock and walked around the small park looking for him/her. There she was looking like a dirty piece of snow in the shrubs. As we watched she came out and walked around, carrying her tail bundled up behind her like a giant stiff pony tail. I took a couple of pictures, but it was a bit sad not to see her in her full display. Just then Judy saw a hawk, perched on the wing of the great statue. I took a few pictures, but at that distance they were blurred. We stopped at the Hungarian pastry shop. It was a joy to look at such beautiful creations without getting that full feeling. By the time we got home I had logged 4000 steps on my pedometer and my legs were aching.