Thursday, March 5, 2015

Thursday Challenge—"still life"

Glad I took a picture, because six hungry
women—who'd just hiked all over
the Left Bank of Paris—made short work
of this little snack (and it wasn't easy to get 

on a Sunday night when tout est fermé).

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

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

ABC Wednesday—H is for "hands"

 . . . and also for Hungarian.
These are the very talented hands of
my favorite young artist, Maté Orr.

And here's a detail from a painting (Maté is his
own best model) that was hanging
up in
his Budapest studio on the day we went to visit.

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Our World Tuesday

This commuter stopped off for a shine on

his way to work, looking (except for the cell phone
glued to his ear) rather "Mad Men" in his topcoat and fedora.  
I don't know how long this shoe-shine stand has been
here in Grand Central Terminal, but the chairs are
leather and mahogany, so probably a while.

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

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
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.]