Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Trees


22nd Street was shut off so the trees could be trimmed.


an exciting piece of machinery (if you like machinery) and a chap up a tree
 by the old Empire Diner, now called The Highliner. The food is better.


Another person up a tree


then, lo and behold, just west of 10th Avenue, Lego up a tree. This is an artsy neighborhood. Perhaps this was someone's art project.Seems a bit wasteful to leave it in the tree, but not for me to say. 


The reflections of the bare branches are the best bit in this person's project. While I understand that people have strong feelings about things (we all either do or should) it would be horrid if everyone shouted them all at once. Waking up, thinking and rejecting fear have got me quite tuckered out already


so the cabbages (posing as cabbage roses) were a welcome respite in the tree pit by the corner of 9th Avenue. Pity about the chips wrapper but what can you do?



15 comments:

Charlotte said...

We love New York!

Conan Carpenter said...

that bumper sticker car is nuts!

Anne said...

I love the Lego tree houses!

Anonymous said...

Love your photos and I love New York City...

Kandace

Eryl said...

Have you seen the work of the German chap who fixes broken walls with lego? I think I came across him on Pinterest, he seems to travel the world looking for walls with holes to patch. What fun!

Anonymous said...

People in trees like Robert Macfarlane and his 'Wild Places'

Leenie said...

Enjoyed it all: the tree choppers, the Leggo Deco and the freedom of speech. Tolerance is important when we all live withing hollering distance.

Sara said...

I notice the tree trimming company is named Bartlett...seems appropriate.

I enjoyed the little tour of NYC streets...always something notable there, it seems.

Jo said...

Love your observations, and LOVE the Ornamental Kale!

What can you do about the chips wrapper? Elizabeth, you pick it UP, of course! :-)

louciao said...

A post about cabbages and kinks-only in NYC! Those cabbages could pass as winter bridal bouquets, with a chip wrapper tucked in as bow.

Elizabeth said...

Jo: you are quite right!
I should have picked up the chips wrapper.
How did I manage not to think of that......

Maureen said...

You have such wonderful vignettes. I always smile at them.

Mr. Paparazzo said...

Lego on the tree? Interesting!
Good photos!
Have a nice weekend!

moonstruckcreations said...

Love the ornamental cabbages, I had some in pots outside my front door last year.

Helenxx

AVCr8teur said...

Those Legos sure liven up the tree at this time of year. Or, maybe they're birdhouses since they look like it has little doors. As for the stickers, it looks sad to deface your own car.