Thursday, August 30, 2012

Skywatch Friday


Last Saturday, I was walking along the Hudson River
and a plane made several passes, flying this banner for a
couple of newlyweds. I found their wedding website 

(and signed their guest book). Congrats to Avni and Pratik!
And I did manage to catch the whole message.
[To see more Skywatch pics, go here.]

Thursday Challenge—"happy"

This is Diallo, whom I first met because I don't
have a car and he drives for a car service.
He's happy because he has a beautiful 

family and . . . well, it's just his nature to be 
glass-full-to-overflowing kind of guy. 
And I'm happy that Diallo and I are now friends.

[To see more of the Thursday Photo Challenge, go here.]

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

ABC Wednesday—G is for "gooseberries"

I saw these for sale at the Saturday
greenmarket in Tribeca. Not even
sure why I know what they are, because
I've never tasted one.  Have you?


[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ruby Tuesday

I love what they've done with this stoop!
Whoever lives in this brownstone
knows how to play with color. 


[To see more Ruby Tuesday, go here.]

Monday, August 27, 2012

Mellow Yellow/Macro Monday

These are some of the biggest, happiest
flowers you can find right now.
Did I buy some?  You bet!


[To see more Mellow Yellow, go here.
To see more macros, visit Lisa's Chaos.]

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday

Took this shot on the East Side of Manhattan,
in the general vicinity of the U.N., where
practically every other brownstone houses
a consulate.  I don't actually remember 
whose flag this is, but you can take your 
pick from among the 193 member nations.

[To see more Sunday Shadows, go here.]

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Weekend in Black & White

Back to the garden for this one—
a curtain of wisteria leaves that lead
you into the sunny rose garden. 


[To see more monochromes, go here.]

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Skywatch Friday

I'd love to tell you all about these
sculptures set atop a concrete wall in
Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Unfortunately,
I haven't a clue. All I know is that while
driving around Brooklyn with some friends
recently, I came across these interesting statues.
Maybe it's better not to know and just
enjoy a serendipitous sighting.


[To see more Skywatch shots, go here.]

Thursday Challenge: "growing"

At the moment, this is
the most beautiful thing
growing in my favorite garden.
(Just my opinion, but still . . .)


[To see more of the Thursday Photo Challenge, go here.]

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

ABC Wednesday—F is for "flotilla"

It took seven gondolas to accommodate
this large group.  That's a lot of euros for
my favorite Venetian workforce!


[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Little Drummer Boy

I took this shot one Easter Sunday in
Florence.  I think this young Florentine is just
gorgeous (as so many Florentines are)—

and I love those Easter "bonnets."

[Today is Ruby Tuesday. To
see more, go here.]
 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Mellow Yellow/Macro Monday

Well, not just yellow—but enough
to qualify, I hope.  I just love cosmos,
but I do wish they lasted a bit longer.
Hardly worth buying a bouquet, so I satisfy
my craving for them with photos instead.


[To see more Mellow Yellow, go here.
To see more macros, visit Lisa's Chaos.]

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday


This time I didn't have to go very far
for a cool shadow—I found this one
right in my own living room.

[To see more Sunday shadows, go here.]

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Weekend in Black and White

Here's Waldo—or actually, here's
the Eiffel Tower.  See it?


[To see more monochromes, go here.]

Friday, August 17, 2012

Skywatch Friday

Took this from the train when I was
on my way to visit my mom.  I just hope
this guy didn't fall asleep on this gorgeous
 day and miss his ride to the beach.


[To see more Skywatch, go here.]

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thursday Challenge: "leisure"

What you can see: feet up, floppy (exhale!) pants.
What you can't see: martini at hand, sunset
about to appear directly off the deck.
This is definitely my idea of leisure!


[To see more of the Thursday Photo 
Challenge, go here.]

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

ABC Wednesday—E is for "eggs"

A long, long, time ago I would visit my grandmother
down in Virginia, and go to this farmers' market with her.  

She bought butter beans and greens, chicken that 
actually tasted like something (anyone remember that?), 
and fresh eggs that looked very much like these. 

[To see more ABC Wednesday posts, go here.]

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ruby Tuesday

This fire truck was riding the ferry from the
North Fork of Long Island to Shelter Island.
We were all—fire truck too—headed to a big
beach party for charity. May be hard to tell here,
but the nice firefighter was actually very
engaged with this little boy and his parents.


[To see more Ruby Tuesday, go here.]

Monday, August 13, 2012

Blue Monday

I've been to the city depicted on this luggage
many times, but my suitcase was never
this much fun—maybe next time!
(Well, maybe not, but I'm glad that you can finally
find lots of practical and interesting luggage.)


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

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday

When I book a flight down to Virginia,
I always try to choose a seat on the port side
of the plane, in the hope that our flight
pattern will provide a view like this. 

Last time, I got all that and more—
some looong early-morning shadows!

[To see more Sunday shadows, go here.]

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Weekend in Black and White

This is a closeup of one of the
mind-bogglingly intricate cut-paper
works of the talented artist Kako Ueda.
I swear, I don't know how she does this!

[To see more monochromes, go here.]

Friday, August 10, 2012

Look Up!

As soon as I cross the street, I'll be
 at work—so I'm going to enjoy
this pretty NYC sky while I can!


[To see more Skywatch Friday, go here.
To see more Weekend Reflections, visit James's meme.]

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thursday Challenge: "modern"

This is the Hearst Tower, where I used
to work. They got around the landmark status
of their original 1928 Art Deco building
by leaving the fa├žade and constructing the
ultra-modern glass-and-steel structure inside it. 


[To see more of the Thursday Photo Challenge, go here.]

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

ABC Wednesday—D is for "doorknobs"

There's a shop I love down in Virginia.
Mostly they sell beautiful clothes (and shoes
and jewelry)—but I also found these glass
doorknobs there.  Made me want to replace

every boring doorknob in my house.

[To see more ABC Wednesday posts, go here.]

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Ruby Tuesday

I found this thing in my mom's garden.
She didn't plant it (she's 92, and a bad back
has made planting anything off-limits for a
few years now).  So this patch pretty much tends
itself—except for a bit of weeding done by me,
who can't always tell a weed from a wisteria.
I think it looks like a mutant raspberry.
Anyone know its true identity?


[To see more Ruby Tuesday, go here.]

Monday, August 6, 2012

Mellow Yellow Monday

They're renovating the Brooklyn Bridge,
and the blank temporary walls that are up right
now are just too big a temptation for lots of
folks (and some apparently don't care if no
one likes them).  I have to admit that most of
the signs I see are at least interesting, some
have pretty good graphics (like this),
and some of them are even funny.

[To see more Mellow Yellow Monday posts, go here.]

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday

Even if I was 90 and my knees were shot,
I think I'd still find a way to climb up
like Quasimodo to the top of Notre Dame,
to visit these fantastical creatures
and listen to the bells up close.

[To see more Shadow Shot Sunday, go here.]

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Weekend in Black & White

I found these beautiful candle
glasses at my fave NYC emporium of all
things over-the-top: ABC Carpet and Home.
I wanted to buy the whole display
and light them all at once!



[To see more monochromes, go here.]

Friday, August 3, 2012

Skywatch Friday

I got this shot thanks to friends who
have a boat—this was not quite
the end of a perfect day. (We still
had this to look forward to.) 



[To see more Skywatch, go here.]

Thursday, August 2, 2012

New York at Night (15)

5th Avenue, 8pm

These food vendors are everywhere, and I see lots 

of people grabbing lunch or a quick snack from them.
Everyone needs to make a living and 
I'm pretty 
sure the Health Dept. checks these carts out.  
That said—maybe I'm just chicken, but I've never
eaten this food and probably never will.


[Linking back to Olivier's Walk in the Street challenge.]

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

ABC Wednesday—C is for "carved"

 
And all the egocentric people who just had to
cut their name into this crooked tree.  I have 

an old school desk that looks just like it.

[To see more ABC posts, go here.
And I've posted on my Paris blog, here.]