Monday, March 2, 2015

L'heure bleu


One night last week it was finally warm enough

(i.e., just slightly above freezing) to walk
over the Brooklyn Bridge.  Though it was dark by the time
I got to the other side, it was my favorite time of 
day—the blue hour—when I started across.

[It's Blue Monday. To see more, visit Smiling Sally's meme.]

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Today's Flowers


I know these don't look much like flowers

right now.  But in two or three months
the frozen buds on this dogwood tree outside
my window will burst into bloom and 

the tree will be covered with pink blossoms.
Meanwhile . . .


[To see more of Today's Flowers, go here.]

Saturday, February 28, 2015

More Power to You


Although I would never take 
 for granted 
the digital camera that captured this 
shot from a speeding train—or want to give up the 
camera or the train—it would be fun to travel back
in
time just to see what this beautiful Virginia
countryside looked like without the power lines
(and some of our other not-so-attractive mod cons).


[To see more of The Weekend in Black and White,
visit Dragonstar's meme.]

Friday, February 27, 2015

Weekend Reflections


Last Saturday, it snowed—again.
Sunday morning everything was encased in ice.
Then the sun came out and it all began to melt.  
Unfortunately, by Monday morning this 

puddle was solid ice—again.

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

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thursday Challenge—"bright"


How about a bright-pink tulip
to brighten up a dreary winter day?

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

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

ABC Wednesday—G is for "grapefruit"


Why are they called grapefruit when
they don't look or taste anything like a grape?  
I've tried (because they do look so good),
but this is one of the few foods—
along with mushrooms and anything
completely disgusting (like tripe or haggis)—
that I'd
just as soon not eat, thank you.

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[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

You don't mean me, do you?


Apparently not—at least no
one chased me away . . .

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