Friday, March 31, 2006

Spring is here


March 31: It seems as if it all happened overnight. The bulbs are in bloom, some trees have suddenly flowered, like popcorn; the restaurants laid out tables on the sidewalks. Looks like spring is finally here.




Florist at Hudson and Read Street




W.Broadway and Duane Street












Greenwich and Duane













Washington Market Park

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Can Spring be far behind?

After a particularly gusty and cold weather for the past two
weeks, today was a beautiful day in New York --- cloudless,
calm and not very cold. A walk along the Hudson river in
Tribeca and Battery Park revealed the still bare trees ...


but a closer look showed the buds had just begun
to break out ...


and, perhaps, Spring was just around the corner!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Fishing in Manhattan?

One doesn't normally associate fishing or wildlife with New York city, but...

I found this man catch a nearly 20 pounds Bass in the Hudson river only 2 blocks away from where I lived in Tribeca,lower Manhattan...


... and a flock of migratory Canadian geese in the Hudson river park


Jersey city skyline across the Hudson river as seen from lower Manhattan

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Snow on Margallas
















It rarely snows on the hills of Islamabad. But when it does it presents a beautiful sight as it did on February 19, 2005.