tags: NYC, Upper East Side, Manhattan, flowers, nature, image of the day Yellow orchid, Oncidium species. Photographed on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC. Image: GrrlScientist, 18 May 2009 [larger view]. There are several hundred recognized Oncidium species, but the experts reclassify plants in this group often, so I am not sure which species this is. Additionally, Oncidium species have been freely hybridized in captivity.
tags: NYC, Upper East Side, Manhattan, flowers, nature, image of the day Median. 83rd and Park Avenue (Upper East Side of Manhattan). Image: GrrlScientist, 26 April 2009 [larger view]. In the wee hours of Saturday, the temperature was somewhere close to 38 degrees Fahrenheit at my apartment, then, hours later, it reached 88 degrees -- a 50 degree difference! Today, it is predicted to reach 90 degrees in Manhattan, so I had to celebrate by roaming around the Park Avenue median on the Upper East Side, photographing the blossoms.
tags: upper east side, NYC, Eastside Reflection, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, image of the day Eastside Reflection. Reflection of NYC's Upper East Side in the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. Image: Bob Levy, author of Club George, 2008 [larger view]. The photographer writes: Last week [one year ago!] I sent an image of the West Side reflected in the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. To keep faith with the equal time doctrine, even if the media sometimes doesn't, I offer this shot of the East Side buildings on Fifth Avenue reflected in the same reservoir during the late…