Vitamin extravaganza fall soup ~

Soup fixings, October 26, 2013

Soup fixings, October 26, 2013

Radicchio, swiss chard, tomatoes, cranberry beans, carrots: looks like the makings for a yummy soup!IMG_20131026_181624

It’s at times like this that collecting food-scraps for composting feels especially satisfying: all those bulky bean pods going to some good use! Also included in this photo are the onion and garlic I forgot to get into the previous one. (Speaking of things in pods, one we know of is about, about, about … to come out … yet in his own good fulness of time, it would seem!)

Soup's on! October 26, 2013

Soup’s on! October 26, 2013

Cooked! and served with a sprinkling of grated cheese … as it happened there was only room for the radicchio, which I’d forgotten I had when I bought the chard!

Gold star worthy!

Manhattan BOE, October

Manhattan BOE, October

Having only realized that I’ll be out of town on election day (returning late that night, actually) after the deadline for requesting an absentee ballot, I found my way today to the Manhattan Borough Board of Elections office (handily located just a short walk away) to fill out an absentee ballot in person. Voting: done! All systems go for the reason for my being out of town to transpire!!

Mum cushions!

Row of chrysanthemum cushions, October 24, 2013

Row of chrysanthemum cushions, October 24, 2013

Colorful planting on the Fifth Avenue side of the New York Public Library — look for more NYPL posts since weekly or every-other-weekly work days there have become a new aspired-to routine!