One of the beauties of townhouse living is that many of us have been able to stay in New York during the pandemic and have access to private outdoor space. Some of us have second homes elsewhere and have been outside the City, all of us seeking to “get vaxxed.’’
Dexter was raised on a cattle ranch in the mountains of Colorado, where his elderly parents still live. During the pandemic, Dexter and I went there, to work remotely, and to take our turn with his parents in their bubble. Most of our Team stayed in New York to take care of their families, and we have all been working together remotely.
Dexter is now back in New York, enjoying the signs of spring that are so bountiful. Here is a photo we love by Dylan Walker, as it captures an iconic moment in New York living: a walk in a spring rain in a townhouse neighborhood, with blossoming trees, yellow raincoats and cheery umbrellas. I remain in Colorado, waiting for my vax to kick in. Snow covers the meadows still, but signs of spring are beginning to emerge.
Yesterday this Westen bluebird (male) was sitting outside of my window. This photo doesn’t really capture how puffed up and downy it looked, as if it was out of central casting for the Disney’s iconic Snow White (1937). (If you haven’t seen that movie, watch it for the kitchen scene alone.) Anyway, Western bluebirds leave town for the winter and so their return is auspicious, especially since it is still going down to 18 degrees at night.
Many in our townhouse communities are celebrating Passover and we wish you Chag Pesach Sameach! To our Christian friends entering Holy week, have a blessed one.
To ALL of our friends, we wish you a wonderful spring season of renewal and hope.
All my best,