Thursday, May 5, 2016

Thursday Challenge—"multicolored (2)"

And this is less than half of one tulip border
in bloom right now in my fave garden.

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

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

ABC Wednesday—Q is for "quandary"

And my quandary is:  How do the people
who live here get in and out?
Most of the brownstones in Brooklyn are
now multiple-family dwellings, but
this one must be a single-family house, because
the only sure way in and out is through 

the doorway under the stoop.

{Here's another quandary—how did my baby bro
get to be so old?  Happy Birthday, Chris!}

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Sakura Matsuri*

*The Brooklyn Botanic Garden's annual
cherry blossom festival, that is—which
took place last Saturday.  Some people come
in costume to be in the proper party spirit. 

And some get seriously into character.

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.]

Monday, May 2, 2016

What would George Washington Carver think . . .

of this?  The peanutmobile was parked out
in front of my office building recently. 

And they sent some cupcakes up to us.
Don't be fooled by the blue icing—
it tasted like . . . peanuts, of course.

[Linking back to Monday Mellow Yellows
and to Blue Monday at Backyard Neighbor.]

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Happy May Day

In France on the 1st of May, people offer
each other un brin de muguet, a sprig of my favorite
flower, lily of the valley.  This is the last
bouquet of these sweet little blooms
that I picked from my mother's garden before
it was destroyed four years ago by
Hurricane Sandy.  (I kept this bouquet; it hardly
looks like this now, but I still can't
bring myself to part with it.)

[Linking back to Today's Flowers at
An English Girl Rambles.]

Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Weekend in Black and White

Paris—looking a tad telescoped because
of the zoom lens, with the Pont du Carrousel
in the foreground and left to right
behind it the spires of the Sainte Chappelle, 
Notre Dame, and the dome of the Institut de France
(home of the Académie Française).

[To see more b/w pictures from around the
world, visit Dragonstar's meme.]

Friday, April 29, 2016


Didn't have to go far for this reflection.

The modern candelabra was a
gift from someone who knows me well. 
I guess the mirror was too—I came across 
it in a charity thrift shop and it 
was love at first sight.

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