August Day

It is early morning and the splash of color in the sky – a gift of sunrise. This second august day is cooler, more breathable than in previous days. It seems that autumn has stuck it’s big toe in.

I know it’s still a bit early for this but images of autumn leaves surfing crisp cool air fill my head. As I pass an especially woodsy area of this park, there is a steady breeze.

This is enough for a pause with outstretched arms, head tilted back and eyes closed, regardless of who is watching.



cool, breezy morning
hosts lively russle of leaves –
hints of autumn

Pat
8/02/21

For dVerse Poets Pub. Stop by here.

Thursday Doors – Around Brooklyn

Now, that’s a Reno!!! Looking spanking new!

An honest to goodness log cabin built in the 1930s, it used to be an ice cream parlor and luncheonette, now it belongs to Fillmore Real Estate.

The Packer Collegiate Institute is a day school for Pre-K through 12 in Brooklyn. A really nice looking building. Wonder what its like on the inside? Probably very well kept. It looks like money.

Love this row of houses. Finally got a chance to stop and take a photo without someone honking their horn🙂

The row is my fave this week

Pat R

7/22/21

For Thursday Doors with Dan over at No Facilities. To participate or just look go here.

Grit

Ida is an old soul and the fiercest person I know. She was blessed with an abundance of that ‘no nonsense and why the hell not’, attitude.

Conversations this time had awakened deep feelings.

What must it be like going somewhere, and not know that feeling of sticking out like a sore thumb. Or, not having to endure the stares and the under- their- breaths mutterings.

Such feelings were never really shared out loud, they didn’t have to. They knew, being in the skin they were in. Ida too, had experienced this. On one occasion she was heard to say,

‘I didn’t know I was black till I came to America’. She would not elaborate.

But this too she tackled this with her attitude of “no, I do not weep at the world – I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife*.” This attitude had served her well; and serves her still.

Pat
7/20/21

*Zora Neale Hurston

PPAC #4

This was taken on a cruise 2 years ago outside the jazz & blues club on board… BB King
I have to admit that when I took this photo of this mural I didn’t know who it was. Fellow bloggers pointed it out…John Coletrane
The artist is SACSIX
Credit to the artists and curator.

This in the neighborhood across from the Brooklyn Museum. It was a distraction for a new building that was going up. Something more fun to look at than construction.

Linking to PPAC#4 .. Photographing Public Art Challenge. This week being hosted by Cee. To look, go here.

Thursday Doors – Around Brooklyn

A closer shot of the entrance below
In my mind, a mini mansion
A craftsman, I think. .I was always in love with this house because of the fire place. There was another one further down this street. That is now demolished and an apartment building now stands there.
A church entrance. They are working on it.
Another one
This one is an apartment building entrance

I forget how many floors this one had. Love the details here.

Pat
7/08/21

For Thursday Doors over at No Facilities with Dan. To join in or just look go here.

https://nofacilities.com/2021/07/08/charter-oak-bank-building/

FOTD – Persian Silk/ Mimosa Tree

Persian Silk

I’ve never seen this one before. It wasn’t in the park but on that island in the middle of the street. Beautiful!

Pat

7/08/21

Linked to Cees Flower of the Day. To participate or just look go here

https://ceenphotography.com/2021/07/07/fotd-july-8-garden-of-flowers/

Wordless Wednesday – Morning Ritual

I killed two fireflies in the house last night that was buzzing around the bathroom mirrow before I realized they were fireflies! I am going to firefly hell!!

Then I remembered this little beauty!

Pat

7/07/21