Monday, October 12, 2015

A Round Up of Trivia on Columbus Day

First a photograph without a single leaf in it. Quintessentially New York - a  brilliant blue sky without a cloud in it. I think the grim looking buildings on the lower left are going to be either demolished (probably) or else refurbished. So much building going on all over the place - here on 7th Avenue. 

Seasonal thoughts... dahlia perfection

heirloom tomatoes looking picturesque

a winesap - with leaf...

moonflower pods on the roof

the beginning of berries.

The macaroon shop on 23rd Street is thinking about Halloween - the skeleton looking cadaverously chic.

We walked to the Ear Inn yesterday

one of my husband's favorite places. A man at the bar kept trying to make conversation with the taciturn bar man - kept asking if there were ghosts in the very old building. The barman finally said that there were odd things but did not elaborate. Was he just trying to please his customer? 

Anyway, the light was falling slantwise making the things on the tablecloth resemble things we painted in art school.

Monochrome and yet not monochrome - a puzzle to be solved.

On the way home we walked in St Luke's garden on Hudson Street and saw

a vast fall of Michaelmas daisies.

This last photo was taken in my friend Margaret's place - the very antithesis of the little jug picture above - and how nice to like both charming clutter and simplicity at the same time...


  1. oh Elizabeth, I look forward to walking these streets with you, Saturday!

  2. Once again, your photos make me want to run for my paintbrush...
    and walk the streets of New York!

  3. Elizabeth, this post really does sing a NYC song. And gives me more stuff for us to talk about when next we meet.

    Talk to you soon. xo

  4. It is always a pleasure to take a stroll with you, you are a great photographer.

    1. You are very kind! I have my trusty iPhone - and lots of good subject matter!

  5. What a beautiful walk.
    I love the dahlias, it is a flower I don't know that well.
    These are beautiful.

    cheers, parsnip

  6. Such wonderful photos as always!! The photo of the flowers is so beautiful I had to pin it to one of my Pinterest boards!! : ) My son planted our garden this year. He decided to try heirloom tomatoes instead of the usual beefsteak and they were a bust. Definitely didn't look as pretty as the ones in your photo. Oh well. There's always next year!! Have a beautiful fall weekend. It's supposed to be pretty chilly for the next few days. Hurray!!! xoxo

    ~ Wendy

  7. I love the Ear Inn.... popped down there in the snow when I visited in March just to see the place.... we used to go there for a cold beer after a few rounds of crazy golf out on the pier on the Hudson, when my son was little back in th 90s!!x

  8. Particularly liked the moon flower pods on the roof.


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