If you'd like to see more skies, click here. Sky Watch was created by Dot and is now hosted by SandyCarlson, IMac and Tom.
The Hamilton Fountain -- which as late as the 1920's was used as a horse trough -- was designed by the architects Warren & Wetmore. It was erected in 1905. The fountain has been maintained since 1986 by Brad Hurdado, a volunteer who adopted the fountain through the Riverside Park Fund. It bears the inscription: 'Bequeathed to New York City by Robert Ray Hamilton.'' Robert Ray Hamilton was (according to my research) a poor relation of Alexander Hamilton.
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if i had taken it, the trashcan wouldnt be in it
To see more skies .. click here .. originally created by Dot now hosted by SandyCarlson, IMac & Tom there's a lot of sky to see!
And this is from Anita .. its a friendship award - I treasure it along with Anita's friendship
I have been lax in saying thank you ... and I do think one of these came with rules about posting a link and then passing it along ... here's the thing, its been so long that I dont recall the actual rules and so I am going to simply list those of you who I want to come pick these up .... and then I expect you will .. okay? Good.
I created this little cutie, have handed it off to several of you already and been tickled to see it appear on blogs far & wide as its been passed along making me very happy.
Dianne ... who when she isnt ranting is Just Plain Fun to read and when she is ranting .. man, she is definitely singing MY song ... and for that she gets the Must See award as well ..
Doris ... who is also getting both Just Plain Fun and Must See awards because on the days she isnt JPF she is wringing my heart with eye opening mind expanding reminisces ...
Marie Reed ... is Just Plain Fun with her amazing postcard collection and witty posts, if you've not read her .. you are missing out
Jo ... I am giving this clever witty woman both the You Make Me Smile and Just Plain Fun badges because she does and she is.
Flea ... who I only met recently is getting Just Plain Fun badge .. because .. she is
leendaluu ... whose friendship I treasure, she is my twin, sort of, and so come and get the You Make Me Smile and the Friendship badges
Bobbie over at Almost There always Makes Me Smile and is Just Plain Fun ..if you dont believe me check it out
Come and get 'em!
And the rest of you ... go read their blogs, you will thank me ...
edited to add: I am SO embarrassed .. who gave me this? email me, please.
This is The Aunt's great granddaughter .. her name is Alex and she's going to be 4 in March.
Seems I do a lot of looking up and not just at the sky. this is part of bas relief (what .. ) application (?) on an old building at the corner of 78th Street and Columbus Avenue. Not so long ago there were two restaurants in the building. In the basement and on the first floor ... now both are shuttered and it doesnt look as if they will be replaced anytime soon. Dont feel too sad because Columbus Avenue has more restaurants between 72 St and 86 St than any other avenue on the Upper Westside.
Brian, our mail person, comes by several times a day to pick up and deliver mail.
This morning he left mail on my desk.
See that Royal Mail postage stamp?
Then I turned it over and saw
the Customs Declaration
... ooooh .. someone sent me something from across the big pond ..
Then I looked at the return address ... OOOOOOOOOH ... its from Wales! Its from Holls!
I carefully opened the package - why? - silly, because I knew I was going to have to take photos and blog about it.
Inside was this
If not, you must go here but if you are too lazy or you have dial up here are a few fun snarks:
And it had a note, written in her own hand on
her own personal stationary, er, a page ripped from a spiral notebook ...
did you nick that from QoH?
I hope not.
I am so in love with Happy Bunny I am keeping him/her on my desk.
***for everyone who asked how I did this ... Go to Picasa's desktop application and upload two or more photos (hint: it works best if the two photos are of the same object/subject but with slightly different angles) then click on the Collage option and chose Multi Exposure .. voila .. the digital equivalent of a double exposure! I saw Dot do this on her blog and knew the rose photos I had would be perfect ... )