Saturday, October 29, 2011

Today's Flowers

Found a planter filled to the brim with these
pretty yellow blooms this past week. Wonder
how they fared today—when it snowed!

[To see more flowers, go
here.]

Friday, October 28, 2011

Weekend Reflections

Smoke 'em if you got 'em.
Though I quit smoking cigarettes a long
time ago, I kind of like the smell of a cigar—
but only if it's a really good one.



[To see more Weekend Reflections, visit James's meme.]

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

52 Photos Project

The prompt this week:
Look up.  What do you see?
Well, when I'm very lucky—this!



[To see more of the 52 Photos Project, visit Bella's meme.]

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Today's Flowers

This pretty pink cleome (aka spider plant)
has been blooming by the curb in front of
my Brooklyn apt. building for months.
It made it through Hurricane Irene
and is still going strong.



[To see more flowers, go here.]

Friday, October 21, 2011

Weekend Reflections

This is Dean.  Even all buttoned up in a suit
and tie for a family wedding, he manages
to keep his "cool" factor with
those shades—and his killer 'stache.



[To see more Weekend Reflections, visit James's meme.]

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

52 Photos Project

The prompt this week: autumn color.
This high-rent block of West Broadway in
Soho is lined with huge planters brimming with
mums in gorgeous fall shades.

[To see more autumn color, visit Bella's meme.]

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Today's Flowers

I'd like to be able to make the peonies
bloom at will—and that's not happening.
But at least I can show them here even when
they're not in bloom in the garden.

[To see more flowers, go here.]

Friday, October 14, 2011

Weekend Reflections

Barnes & Noble sells coffee with their books.
To me, this is just the next logical step.
Actually, I don't know if they sell books here
or if it's just a bar with a book-ish d├ęcor.
Either way, it appeals to me. How about you?

To see more weekend reflections, visit James's meme.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

52 Photos Project



The prompt this week: handwriting.
I'm not following Bella's idea to the letter (so to speak), 

because I wanted to feature this handwriting—my grandmother's.
I found this recipe in a Hoosier cabinet that had been in her 

kitchen and is now in mine; she jotted it down not long after 
the turn of the century (the 20th century, that is).

Here she is around that time.


[To see more "handwriting," visit Bella's meme.]

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Today's Flowers

I inherited this (once neglected) geranium from
a colleague at work, and I didn't hold out a lot of hope
 because it looked pretty sad when I got it home.
But TLC, fresh water, and a little "sweet talk"
every day have brought it back from the
brink—it has even decided to bloom again!

[To see more flowers, go here.]

Friday, October 7, 2011

Weekend Reflections

I recently featured Brooklyn's new carousel
on my other blog.  A glance through its
glass pavilion showed the Manhattan Bridge
at dusk—and some moving reflections.

[To see more weekend reflections, visit James's meme.]

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

52 Photos Project


The prompt this week: a circle.
I have lots of circles I could have used here:
a ferris wheel, a stained glass window, a
full moon, the oculus in the Pantheon in Rome.
But Bella says she likes bokeh, so bokeh it is.
(I thought I was shooting something else

 altogether last 4th of July, but was kind
of pleased with this unexpected result.)


To see more circles, visit Bella's meme.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Today's Flowers

It's getting near the time when the (affordable) flower
vendor stops coming to my weekly greenmarket—
I'll really miss having fresh flowers like these in the house.

[To see more flowers, go here.]