Sunday, February 7, 2016

inSPIREd Sunday


Set against a bright blue sky, the 

campanile of the Siena Cathedral, aka 
Santa Maria Assunta, aka the Duomo.

[To see more churches from around the world, go here.]

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Weekend in Black and White


When Punxutawny Phil predicted an early 

spring, and then the temp went up to 
almost 60°F (15°C) on Thursday, I began to think 
that just maybe we might make it through  
this winter with only that one monster snowstorm.
So I was a bit surprised to wake up yesterday 
morning to this.  Oh well, it was only a
minor inconvenience—and so pretty, don't you think?

[To see more b/w photos, visit Dragonstar's meme.]

Friday, February 5, 2016

Skywatch Friday


"Do not expect again a phoenix hour,
The triple-towered sky, the dove complaining,
Sudden the rain of gold and heart's first ease
Traced under trees by the eldritch light of sundown."

—Cecil Day-Lewis; poet laureate of the UK, 1968–1972


[To see more Skywatch pics, go here.]


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Thursday Challenge—"happy"


My girl Kate looks pretty happy, doesn't she?  
She's probably looking forward
to celebrating her birthday tomorrow.
Happy b'day, Katie!

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

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

ABC Wednesday—D is for "daydreaming"


Now, how did that Kinks song go?
Oh, right.

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

on the job


Anyone who's been visiting this blog for any
length of time knows that I love NYC's
hardworking little tugboats.  I spotted this one
from my friends' 38th-floor apartment
as it helped a barge up the East River, past
a hospital on Roosevelt Island.

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

Monday, February 1, 2016

Hang in there


This five-story "rock-climber" is
doing his thing on Lafayette Street,
in Soho.  I liked the way that lighted garland
was plugged in through the window at the
local fire station.  The guys probably felt that
safety counts, neatness . . . not so much.

[Linking back to Monday Mural
at Oakland Daily Photo.]