Orange roses and candle-light ~

Roses, candle, November 30, 2013

Roses, candle, November 30, 2013

A rose is a rose is a cozy rose, when it’s illuminated by a candle-light!

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Magic hour in Apt. 58A

Bare branches, green ornaments (?), 3:40 PM, November 29, 2013

Bare branches, green ornaments (?), 3:40 PM, November 29, 2013

They’re a little hard to see (because it’s MAGIC), but it looks like there’s a string of three green ornaments hanging in the branches of this tree!? Either that, or they’re reflections in the glass this picture was taken through of the “sun catchers” hanging in the window pictured below:

Magic hour, 3:40 PM, November 29, 2013

Magic hour, 3:40 PM, November 29, 2013

The rays of light on the left are from the sun (the source of all these special effects!) shining through the next window over (so far south!). The Magic Hour could be another series in this blog, this post being the third and the other two here and here.

Jewel drops ~

Rain drops on bare branches, November 27, 2013

Rain drops on bare branches, November 27, 2013

Pretty raindrops on branches this morning … when the temperature was down to 59 from 61 when my clock radio went off at around 7:00 — what a world! Tomorrow it’s forecast to be sunny with a high of 34–good Thanksgiving day walking weather!

New acquisition, part 2!

Cate Brigden, "Collection #2" November 26, 2013

Cate Brigden, “Collection #2” November 26, 2013

Home from the framers’ at last–and on the wall to boot! Now Bill Shuttleworth could even more correctly say upon visiting New York and Apt. 58A that the finest art he’d seen on his trip had been in private homes … see a less “atmospheric” photo of this work here.

A slice of life (Original Boomerang for November 24, 1918)

Original Boomerang, November 24, 1918

Original Boomerang, November 24, 1918

This issue of Fred Eno’s Boomerang is so full of various and sundry news items, many having to do with people about whom this Boomerang blogger knows nothing, that a person has a strong impression that she has a keyhole look at Des Moines life in 1918 — or Des Moines life from the perspective of a certain individualy sensibility, anyway —  a real Eno slice of life, as it were!

I’m intrigued by the report that Pattie’s received her “annual allowance” of wood alcohol — ohh: maybe as anti-freeze? And poor West High … its football team seems to be going from bad to worse! Beth is once again reported to have been involved in a “sketchy” sounding activity: helping Harold “tow in a car from goodness knows where,” over the course of which, “she nearly froze her nose and toes, but not quite.” The garden at “28 13” has been ploughed, and the seed catalogs sent for! And it’s noted twice that the Boomerang Man was the only person in the household to go to church today (!) … so “None shall know how well he slept.” ha! Also funny: the Boomerang Man has recently had his twenty-ninth birthday — and received dates (which disappeared right way)!!

Overnight!

Sidewalk drift of gingko leaves, November 24, 2013

Sidewalk drift of gingko leaves, November 24, 2013

On my trek to the grocery store this morning, thoroughly bundled up against the 25-degree temperature and very blustery wind, it was easy to tell that the gingko trees had decided that winter had come and had let go of all of their leaves overnight. Here’s just a corner of an extravagant yellow swath of them!

P.S. Once again, the scheduled Original Boomerang post is being slightly postponed — just until tomorrow if all goes well!