Monday, September 1, 2014

It's a mystery

This was actually growing in the rose garden at the
Brooklyn Botanic—and not a plant label in sight.
(Even my friend the horticulturist couldn't ID it,
and she knows everything.)  Any guesses?

[Linking back to Macro Monday and Today's Flowers.]

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday

It's rare on a weekend—even late in the
day—when you can take a shot of this bridge in
the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden at the
Brooklyn Botanic with not another person in sight.

[To see more Sunday shadows, go here.
]

Saturday, August 30, 2014

San Miniato al Monte

Up on a hill overlooking Florence
is the beautiful 12th-century basilica
of San Miniato. For me, a visit to Firenze
is not complete without a hike up
here. After spending some time in the church
and in the cemetery, I step through this
doorway to head back down to town.

[Linking back to The Weekend in Black and White
and also to inSPIREd Sunday.
]

Friday, August 29, 2014

Weekend Reflections

I borrowed this bucolic reflection from
my daughter Lila, who got in a boat and rowed
out on a pond to capture this shot of
her friends' home north of New York City.

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

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thursday Challenge—"sky"

Seen from the Brooklyn Bridge: 
the beginning of a dramatic sunset 
behind the buildings of lower Manhattan.

[To see more of the Thursday Photo Challenge, visit Dale's meme.]

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ABC Wednesday—G is for "gravestones"

These are in Père Lachaise cemetery, one
of the most beautiful, peaceful spots in Paris.
Though it makes for a good photo op, it
also saddens me to see how some of
the graves have fallen into a sorry state.

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Prometheus photobombed

I came by Rockefeller Center on my way to
work recently and snapped a few shots of this
famous bronze gilded statue (apparently the most
photographed piece of sculpture in NYC).
He's being photobombed by that couple, but . . .

He's being seriously photobombed
by Jeff Koons' gigantic half-pony,
half-dinosaur topiary. You can
learn more about it here.

[To see more of Our World Tuesday, go here.]