Monday, June 12, 2017

Snapshots from early summer...


Suddenly it’s summer!


And very hot indeed - in the 90’s today. On Friday we sat up on the roof.


Today I walked up to Union Square where they were having some sort of promotion for Air France and the young girls were looking terrifyingly chic.


Such pretty mini-squash - to be photographed but not eaten.


I went home on the bus as it was too hot to walk.


The other day when my friend Jo was visiting from out of town, we had lunch at ABC Carpet, a most wonderful shop where they have lovely little flower arrangements all over the place.


They also have magical distressed mirrors.


This last photo is of a little ant who came downstairs with me from the roof where the nasturtiums and  lavender are flowering.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

May



Time for Japanese irises  on Long Island


 And always time to go to the green market at Union Square.


A good hunting ground for aging hippies and green type people. (Include me in!)


Ramps looking swirly


and ranunculus looking vivid.


So very pretty!


Who knew that radishes had flowers?!


Union Square, as ever, a flower lovers’ paradise.




Friday, April 21, 2017

A Walk in the Park


On Tuesday I went for a wonderful walk in Central Park with Frances of CityViews/ CountryDreams.



Lovely to see the mist of unfolding leaves - so delicately overarching.


Lots of people out and about enjoying the day.


Blossoms unfolding too


and delighting the eye.


A birthday salute to Wm. Shakespeare!


What a blessing Central Park is!


How picturesque


and how pretty!




Friday, March 31, 2017

Thinking of Spring


At Union Square the twigs are twisting


and the pussy-willow


 is enchanting.


The trees are thickening and budding.



On Long Island, the young ones are set to work digging


and the skies are brilliant bright in the city.


On the High Line crews are cutting back winter’s dead growth - observed from above by a rather languid maiden.


At home, daffs are picturesque


as are tulips.


At the diner on the corner Mr. Beady-Eyes tells us he’s thinking of hopping.
Today it’s pouring with rain, of course
But tomorrow I start planting the tree pits.


Happy Spring!


Friday, March 3, 2017

The High Life


Much neglected blog!
Anyway, back in New York and hanging out in a part of town I’m not usually in.


A brand new building on 42nd Street called MiMA the venue of a Saatchi art show that Robert was in. Fabulous views over the Hudson to New Jersey - with the Intrepid on the right.


Looking down was rather unnerving. Spot the little church with dwarfed spires nestling in the shadows.


Looking north made the little buildings look like Lego building blocks.


The views at night were extra dramatic - the Intrepid again on the upper right...


and everything twinkly and magical.


One of Robert’s paintings of another, more classic, high rise building!


The last photo taken out of an open window looking directly downwards onto 42nd Street.
I’m still feeling dizzy!



Saturday, January 7, 2017

Winter


In the depths of winter, vegetables, like people, get chilly.


The ones waiting to be eaten in Union Square get protected by plastic sheeting.


Lisa Lewicki told me years ago that photos of stuff under plastic work very well. So here is someone walking past the veggie stand.


And here is the outside of a veggie stand looking in.


There were a few apples and pears to be had


and some squash. Because it was cold 


 I decided to have a snack...

Happy New Year!



Sunday, December 11, 2016

Seasonal



The little plastic Santa comes out of his box


the children write letters.


The last flowers are gathered from the garden


and bits and pieces of foliage admired.



We see curious fungi on a walk.


The usual trip to the green market  to see wreathes


buy fruit


and see more wreaths


and luxuriate in berries


and more berries.





An edited picture of a splendid tree on Long Island looking mysteriously festive.