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.]

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thursday Challenge—"multicolored"

To whoever first thought of making
books for adults, I'd like
to say:  That was a really good idea!

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

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

ABC Wednesday—P is for "polar bear"

The polar bears who
 live at the Bronx Zoo have 
a cold-water pool to play—and keep
cool—in, but don't have nearly the space they
would in the wild and don't enjoy their 
preferred diet of seal meat either.  But then 
again, they also don't know the difference.

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Or . . .

If I had to choose, I'd much rather be calm,
happy, and wearing mom jeans.  Just
kidding; I wouldn't be caught dead in mom jeans.
This is a pretty popular T-shirt slogan, but I
won't be wearing one of those either.
Oh well—we all have our priorities, I suppose.

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

Monday, April 25, 2016

art in the subway

New York in Transit is the name of this big
(only half of it is visible here) glass
 mosaic mural by Harlem Renaissance artist
Jacob Lawrence.  It was installed here
in the Times Square subway station in 2001
to coincide with a retrospective of his
work at the Whitney Museum.

[Linking back to Monday Mural and Blue Monday.]

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Today's Flowers

There are dozens of different tulip
cultivars blooming right now in
the botanic garden.  I think my faves are
these ruffly, romantic parrot tulips.


[To see more flowers from around the
world, visit An English Girl Rambles.]