Infrastructure innards ~


Big pipe, September 16, 2017

I’ve mentioned the big infrastructure project going on in the ‘hood a few times in these pages (here and here). Here’s a picture of what the insides of part of the actual project looks like (looking east on Washington Square North)! It’s extensive, I’m telling you …



Sunflowers, sunny morning ~


Pair of sunflowers, September 15, 2017

Elsewhere in these pages (here), I’ve compared a real bouquet of sunflowers to one painted by an artist in the family. The bouquet in this post bears a certain resemblance to one painted by another well-known artist, Van Gogh. The one in the photograph is just missing one of the painting’s flowers …

sunflowersRead all about Van Gogh’s sunflower paintings here.

Unreliable robins and Betty’s popularity (Original Boomerang for March 18, 1923)


Original Boomerang, March 18, 1923

The top story in this issue of the original Boomerang is all about the blizzard going on outside on this day in mid March, with its snow “blowing and tumbling through the air in glee.” And here just a few days ago the robins had arrived! “How reckless the old world is getting,” says the Boomerang Man, “you can’t even believe the robins anymore.”

But we can believe that vote that’s reported on at the foot of the left column: “Betty Voted Popular.” She was voted one of the tree most popular, to be exact — wow! That is fun.

The rest of the issue is full of other fun news … including a funny poem by the Boomerang man and an intriguing mention of the goings on with The Monogram Stationery Company! Is this a branch of Talbott and Eno, one wonders? We’ll stay tuned to find out!