This was just standing by itself. The pretty girl that sneaks out of the house and have all eyes on here..and her parents didn’t even know she was gone:)
This box was at the plant store. Gorgeous!
This is begging for a toddler to climb on it. I don’t if it’s art or for just that purpose. Pretty cool shape.
I tried jumping to reach this chin-up bar, but I was too short. A man going by on a bicycle saw my efforts, stopped, got off his bike, picked up that log like it was a feather, and placed it for me to stand on. That was very nice of him. I thanked him, and my shoulders thanks him:)
This is the skateboard park, in the park. The was a toddler running up and down the side of this. That’s about what I would do here. Great idea little one:)
The was a game of cricket going on…Yep, they were a cricket club. And they were having fun..
Spring has sprung everywhere. Everything still has that “tender green” look to it.
Japanese Maple outside my mom’s house. I got seedlings from it a while ago, now I have one too. Only with skinnier legs. I know it’s weird..I’ll add a picture of it tomorrow.
Here is my baby as promised, skinny legs and all. If you want to watch time zoom by plant a tree from seedling! It’s kinda like watching a child grow. You tend to think they are the only ones getting old, till you realize they’re not!:)
This and the one below is from a tree in my neighborhood.
Today it seems I’ve been seeing red.
This flower is a Jasmine, a Madagascar Jasmine. An indoor plant. Very fragrant, and a vine I plan to train to run all over my house.
This flower is a Gardenia. Also an indoor plant. This morning this particular flower looked like this.
By the end of the day it looked like this.Also very fragrant. And amazing to watch.
This the gods are playing a trick on me because with these two very fragrant flowers all I can smell is cigar! Yes, cigar! And NOBODY smokes. Everyone that walks into my room stops, close their eyes and inhales deeply. Yes, the gods are playing a trick on me! I’m waiting for the fairies to do their magic.
I spent some time at the garden this week. It was in full spring fling. They are getting ready for the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival to take place on 30 Apr – 01 May. And, a film crew was poking about. Something is cooking as evidence by to multitude of big box trucks parked on the street outside the park. A movie is in the making.
I had to pull over to get this photo of these cherry blossoms through a mesh fence. They are all over the city. Everything is blooming. Spring at last!! These buildings are very well kept as are the grounds. Some have water view, some views of Manhattan and the bridge to Staten Island..
The geese are back, they were hanging out in the circle at the roundabout. Lots and lots of them!!
These gulls were at the parking lot of the mall. They were salivating over something. I think someone was feeding them.
That is my neighborhood for this week, enjoy. And a good week to all.
You know you are downtown when you see this mainstay
The home of the Frick Collection. This was a mansion now a museum. The owners lived with the art on the walls. It is amazing in there! Frick was the strike breaker who worked for Carnegie Steel back in the day. Yes, that one of Carnegie Hall fame.
Love the exterior of that red pub. That was on 14th street.
It was an unseasonably warm day yesterday so I was out and about. And so was everyone else. That person in the red, white and blue was a guy. And no, it was not that kinda hot. Some folks were still wearing jackets, not that guy:)
This was at Union Square Park, a show in itself at any given time:
For Echoes of My Neighborhood over at ‘a cooking pot and twisted tales’ hosted by Jacqueline. Stop over..