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TO THE LIGHTHOUSE by Virginia Woolf

Thursday, June 28, 2012

SKYWATCH FRIDAY: DOUBLE-TAKE - A FACE IN THE CLOUDS?

  
IT IS FINE IN MANHATTAN TODAY (85 degrees) AND 8-YEAR-OLDS ON LONG ISLAND ARE LEARNING TO SURF TODAY  (where it is probably quite chilly)!  SMALL IMAGE BELOW TAKEN WITH AN IPHONE 4.



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Sunday, June 24, 2012

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS: THINKING ABOUT SUMMER READING....





                                                           
I am a mystery novel fan.  Currently, my favourite authors are:  1) Laurie R. King, the Mary Russell series in particular.  I am waiting for her latest novel, 'Garment of Shadows' due out in September.  2) Henning Mankell, the Kurt Wallander stories.  Alas, I feel I may have read the last one in the series but am hoping the author will keep Wallander busy for the time he has left to live. 'The Troubled Man'
is at Wallander's gloomy best, the personal details of his declining health giving as much interest as the story itself.   Neither novelist writes a simple detective story.  Both have invented detectives whose own lives are part of the story, to make wonderful and absorbing reading.  



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BLACK AND WHITE WEEKEND: A VIEW FROM A MoMA SIDE WINDOW...





                                                         Looking out of a side window at MoMA, NY. recently.





SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY 2: IN THE SHADOWS...




                                                         It's hot out today!







Friday, June 15, 2012

BLACK AND WHITE WEEKEND: THE GLASS TABLE TOP...




When the dining room table is not for dining.....



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SKY WATCH FRIDAY: CLOUDY AND HOT OUT TODAY...

But very cool in the 
Atrium of the Metropolitan Museum of Art,  NYC



        En route to see the wonderful Ellsworth Kelly Plant drawings, as seen in "Briar" below.....



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Enlarge!   Courtesy of The New Yorker, June 4, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS: ROOFTOP FARMING IN GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN ....

The Eagle Street Rooftop Farm is difficult to find.  The Farm opens to visitors on Sundays - check the website HERE  (which doesn't tell you how to get there, but does tell you which Sundays are open).  It is at 44 Eagle Street, a converted industrial building about 3 stories up.  The climb entails walking across plastic matting placed upon a hot sticky tarred rooftop surface.  Me looking through a nearby reflection of the debris on the way up.


Take a walking stick - it is rough going in places....

Arriving along a very narrow walkway.   Today's project, to remove the ground cover in the foreground to plant peppers


 Freshly picked salad greens can be purchased on the way out  - they are well worth the cost!  Crisper than the green market offerings, of course.


The prettiest rooster I have ever seen!  It is adopted.   He has two hens that lay light blue coloured eggs.   They are there to provide the fertilizer.


A volunteer conference!






WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: WHEREVER THEY GO THEY SIMPLY OCCUPY IT...





                 Occupy Wall Streeters....Union Square, NYC





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Monday, June 11, 2012

RUBY TUESDAY 2: A REGIMENT OF BEEFSTEAK TOMATOES -

OFTEN CALLED 'BEEFEATERS',  THE NAME OF THE QUEEN'S YOEMAN OF THE GUARD WHO, HISTORIANS BELIEVE, IN OLDEN DAYS RECEIVED BEEF AS PART OF THEIR WAGES.....


 
    As the vendor was marshaling his guard, a queue formed to buy them.   One is for Ruby!







Wednesday, June 6, 2012

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: CURBSIDE GARDENS IN THE CITY FLOURISH FROM LOTS OF RAIN THESE DAYS...




For those who are fortunate enough to have a tree in front of their building, the area around it is seized for plantings that soften New York's concrete pavements in the summer.  It has become a matter of keeping-up-with-the-Jones's! 
           


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Monday, June 4, 2012

RUBY TUESDAY 2: A DOUBLE RAINBOW FOLLOWING MONDAY'S THUNDERSTORM...

Seen from Farmingdale, Long Island, near Bethpage Park, NY

Following Monday's late afternoon thunder storm, two rainbows - an event I have 
                                               never seen before!     (Photo by daughter Sarah Cardullo)  The ruby-red tree is for Ruby!


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Friday, June 1, 2012

MELLOW YELLOW MONDAY: NOT ENOUGH RIGHTS FOR CHILDREN ....



                                                        Seen at a recent OWS protest meeting.....http://www.pistnyc.org/




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SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY 2: ONE GREEN BOTTLE....



As I recall, it was a bottle of JOY!











BLACK AND WHITE WEEKEND: WIND BLOWN AND LEFT NAKED ...





                                         Regret to say I do not know the name of this flower....UPDATE:  Possibly the center of a Clamatis.  These centers vary tremendously in form.  SEE BELOW.....





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