I managed to get separated from my blog – or the log in to the same…
Anyway, my friend Gracie moved to Long Beach where people were training as life guards.
The summer went well…
Vinny the caterpillar and his chums ate a great deal of dill…
which then formed seeds and I got a second crop.
The wonderful butterfly flower self seeded itself on the roof
add basil and mint to the old Moroccan jug.
Hydrangeas continued to enchant
and I dried some delphinium flowers.
We managed to get to Robert Moses three times
and the grandchildren continued to flourish.
Robert suggested I do a needlepoint loosely based on an old Italian plate. Lesson learned: do not attempt anything with lots and lots of circles in it.
A peach photographed on a baking tray
Some extra lovely dahlias Margaret gave me.
A photo from yesterday – photographed on a cookie sheet. The chewed leaf makes it look as if it ought to be an allegory of some sort – oddly medieval.
So they were going to have a photoshoot at Tiffany & Co. It was early on a Sunday morning
and I was off to look at 5th Avenue and the park from above.
The next day the sun shone! Hooray!
There were ranunculuses like ballerinas at the green market
and a bunny family picnicking in ABC Carpet’s window.
Nearer home I savor flowers
then go for a walk to see the wisteria on 20th Street.
Not a good day for going outside…except possibly to go to the greenmarket where I find
interesting patterns on the rutabagas –
and whatever these things are…
It is miserable out and one’s hands turn red immediately.
Snow falls on the wool
and the bread…
pears and more pears…
so I go home to make wooly hats
Happy New Year!
A lovely tree catching the last of the autumn sunlight.
Flowers and Vegetables are reliably cheering. I’m lucky enough to live within walking distance of Union Square green market.
I’m writing this on my phone – impossible to edit.
The grass and twigs part of an installation by my 8 year old grandson.
Currently rereading Thackeray’s Vanity Fair. Very, very cynical and very very funny.
Also Quentin Bell’s 1984 A New and Noble School about the Pre-Raphaelites. Wonderfully erudite and also splendidly amusing in an art historical sort of way.
I’m working on a novella about a very badly behaved girl set in the 60’s.
Amazon has most of my other books. Just tap in Elizabeth Wix.
No words needed really!
Just joy in color upon color!
As are these…
Tomatillos looking tasty
And plums looking plummy.
At home drying sunflowers for next year’s planting…
And discovering an old photo which I’m using as a jumping off point for a tapestry.