Almost Autumn

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.

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The summer went well…

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Vinny the caterpillar and his chums ate a great deal of dill…

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which then formed seeds and I got a second crop.

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The wonderful butterfly flower self seeded itself on the roof

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add basil and mint to the old Moroccan jug.

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Hydrangeas continued to enchant

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and I dried some delphinium flowers.

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We managed to get to Robert Moses three times

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and the grandchildren continued to flourish.

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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.

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A peach photographed on a baking tray

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Some extra lovely dahlias Margaret gave me.

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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.

Spring at Last

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So they were going to have a photoshoot at Tiffany & Co. It was early on a Sunday morning

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and I was off to look at 5th Avenue and the park from above.

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The next day the sun shone! Hooray!

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There were ranunculuses like ballerinas at the green market

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and a bunny family picnicking in ABC Carpet’s window.

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Nearer home I savor flowers

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then go for a walk to see the wisteria on 20th Street.

 

A Snowy Saturday and Very Cold

Not a good day for going outside…except possibly to go to the greenmarket where I find

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and whatever these things are…

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It is miserable out and one’s hands turn red immediately.

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and the bread…

IMG_3615pears and more pears…

IMG_3616so I go home to make wooly hats

IMG_3621Happy New Year!

 

 

England in November

Damp, cold, melancholy – exactly how I like it.

Herewith some some photos from Wiltshire.IMG_2592The hobbit house…IMG_2479and an apple tree…IMG_2466Rosie with her bebe gun for frightening the crows.

IMG_2602Indoors the kitchen with its open fire beckons.

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IMG_2436In the church the shelves need dusting  – melancholy indeed

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Flowers and Vegetables

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.

Happy Halloween