New Mural City ~


Eye-catching, August 9, 2020

Not quite a mural exactly: a two-story canvas by artist Tomokazu Matsuyama. Find out more about his work (and see a photo of the entire painting) at his site here. The site of this mural is called the Bowery Mural and, as this site here explains (scroll down to Bowery Mural), it’s featured a running series of murals, beginning in 2008 with a tribute to a 1982 mural by Keith Haring. Each mural is on display for four months or so.


Keepers ~


Just waiting, August 8, 2020

In a campaign to de-crowd the kitchen cupboards, I got these dessert plates down off a high shelf with plans to send them to the Goodwill … which only made me clearly picture some luscious dessert on them … like apple pie with ice cream … yes? So back into the cupboard they go! However, the dinner plates in this design and the many many teacups and saucers? They are going … for sure …


Water vessels ~


Satiny blue, August 7, 2020

There have been SO MANY posts in these pages featuring hydrangeas (their comes from the greek words for water and vessels, which their seed pods resemble), but this is the first photo of some in an interior. About time!


All that is gold …


A favorite line, August 6, 2020

A line from a poem in Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring … as this site here explains, the poem first appears in a letter by Gandalf for Frodor. Here’s the whole thing:

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.


High winds > fallen tree ~


Windfall, August 4, 2020

I never got a picture taken yesterday, so here are two for today. It was very windy here today! And this poor (rather large!) tree fell over! Onto that car in the background … the photo below shows a pile of the tree’s branches (it fell all the way across Fifth Avenue) and the flag behind the truck at half staff … for the tree, maybe (along with other things … ).IMG_20200804_201631_349