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Walking in the Pandemic

April 10, 2020

Walking the Pandemic

I’m still out walking and though the dog no longer walks with me, I hope you’ll join me as I walk my way through the pandemic. I’m staying close to home, but there’s plenty to see. So put on your mask, maintain social distance and let’s head out into the New York City streets.

Flowering trees on quiet Broadway.

Spring has come this year as it does every year. Plants are flowering and the animals are going about their business in the parks. Baby raccoons, birds, humans and plants, we’ll keep an eye out for all of them in the coming weeks.

This morning, clouds and cold temperatures kept the city even quieter than usual. It actually snowed for a couple of minutes, about the length of time it took to walk two blocks. (In case you don’t know, blocks are how a New Yorker measures both time and space.)

Amsterdam Avenue looking north from around West 119th Street

Today I walked to Morningside Park. Here is just a little of what I saw:

Bright spots of color.

On a recent sunny day, turtles basked on the rocks of the little pond. Hey, what about social distancing?

Turtle cluster.

And a smaller group from the same warm day.

Four turtles.

But on this chilly morning, there’s not a reptile in sight. Just a single pair of mallards.

Mallard pair with tulips.
What is this plant? Anyone know?

The feral cat communities were out in force in two different areas of the park.

Solitary feline, looking pretty rough.

And amiable but socially oblivious park rangers filled the path.

Stay safe and stay tuned for more.


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