Chelsea Gardens on 23rd Street that I've walked past thousands of times
proves to have a wonderful interior courtyard with magnolias bursting to life
and an art deco lounge right off an ocean liner.
It is warm enough to eat kegeree in the garden under the trees looking at cardinals. The tablecloth is vintage Marimeko and I'm not sure I'm ready for it. I think the plates are Finnish.
This is an upside-down blueberry muffin made by me. The purple looks rather poisonous.
Very traditional pansies on a window sill
and the young cardinal on a silver birch under the fire escape.
What looks at first as if it might be a squirrel turns out to be a large well-nourished RAT.