Saturday, April 14, 2007

buttons in Etsy

a lake in the middle of Central Park from my excursion last weekend.

New York was beautiful today. i couldn't stay inside for long. i took Puch out for a ride and ended up on Roosevelt Island, an island in the middle of the East River. there's a river walk that goes completely around the island, with views of Queens and Manhattan. directly underneath the Queensborough Bridge. so close i could see the rust on the steel beams of the bridge.

i was aching to get outside so badly that i forgot my camera.

i am ready to graduate to the next bicycle. i'm sorry to say it, but Puch is a bit too heavy and difficult to ride for me now, for the kind of riding i want to do. we're all in agreement then? good. maybe i can trade it for something a bit lighter. i wonder if the boys in Brooklyn would have something.


new earrings in Etsy!

all of a sudden i wanted to make jewelry.
a gal on Etsy had a little contest in her shoppe, and i won the cutest magnet!

it says, 'sometimes i worry about zombies'

so as a token of my gratitude, i sent her a pair of puzzle piece earrings. i only hope her ears are pierced.

i was inspired.
on the floor in my newly rearranged bedroom. i haven't wanted to leave it all evening. all nice and clean. the lady i'm subletting for is in town tomorrow, staying at our apartment. so i wanted my room [aka her room] to look nice.

a corner of my room, with my new chrome Target shelves. a gift from my gentleman friend. it was his suggestion to put my enormous yarn collection in my suitcase, which you can see to the right. genius.

tomorrow: rain. lots of rain.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

daffodils and forsythia

i spent this holiday Sunday in Central Park.
this was part experiment, part exercise, part urge to be among nature.

despite the bitter almost freezing cold, the flowers marking the beginning of spring still manage to show their faces.

2.5 hours of walking later, here i am trying to keep warm in my apartment, wishing the weather was a bit more forgiving so i could still be out there reading my newly borrowed book.

forsythia for my parents. it's their 29th wedding anniversary today. how i'm so happy you two found each other.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

lamp post

this photo was taken a few weeks ago, when the weather was beautiful and it really felt like spring was here.

this weather i wish for with all my heart.
blue skies.
warm sunshine.
birds singing.

i was walking around Forest Hills, a neighborhood in my burough of Queens. at the end of R line, which i take to work everyday [towards Manhattan of course]. it has quite the strip of shopping. a range of stores, from Barnes and Noble Booksellers, to Banana Republic, to Diesel, to the smaller boutiques selling one-of-a-kind items.

also a stop on the LIRR [Long Island Rail Road]. the Tudor-style architecture drew me in. these photos were all taken within steps of the train station. you will notice the lamp posts, the beautiful brick and terra cotta rooftops.

this clocktower is under some renovation. apparently. i like to think it was some sort of art statement, wrapping it in this mesh fabric.

walking under the bridge where the train passes over. you can tell it had been cold. the icicles were all melting.

i leave you with this cobble stone street.