Bronx, Debunked

Still a good hour north of us despite our Harlem incursion, Pelham Bay has also become a little more accessible. Surrounded by highways and Bronx suburbs, the park features a lot of tidal shoreline and some tick-prone thick woods. On our last visit, an encounter with a couple of deer confirmed the tick theory, but it…

Running Up That (Bull) Hill

It was early spring, and spring was late. We had set out in search of interesting plants in a place I had visited last year and posted about here and there. Hudson River The Hudson Highlands State Park is a mere hour north of Harlem by train, the station being a couple of blocks from home. There…

Manhattan’s Left Side

Egyptians were well known for their profile art. They seemed to only be able to draw faces from a sideways perspective. We have found kings, gods, cats and everything in between, but only ever in their right or left incarnation. Never two eyes at a time, no complete smiles, nor a full display of anger.…