Last night at an old and out-of-the-way pizza restaurant that we went to because nothing else was open: this threesome in festive 4th of July costumes. At center top: two unusual seed pods in the college native plant cultivation shed; these were dry and empty, looked like speckled porcelain miniature calla lilies, if you can imagine that.
The enormous hawk landed on a tree in F's garden this morning while we were working. The goldfinch is from the college garden but put there for size comparison. At top right: a completely unexpected trail-blocking puddle, hours after an unexpected downpour at early afternoon.
This tree door appeared on the east river trail a few weeks ago, and thegiant dung beetle scurried almost across my foot as I was drawing the tiny door.