weekend recappage

lets start 
not a fridaycation 
the pope was coming down to the september 11 memorial plaza and museum
my office
 i was going to stay home

 an email about a missing fedex package 
on thursday evening
 changed my mind 

went in to 'put out the fire' 
which i did
 dont even ask 
such a stupid situation

 i was there
 i got caught up in the excitement
 looking out the window
 with co-workers 
taking photos with my big camera
 with the big lens 

the windows 
 the best views

this photo
would be a lot better 
 a clean window

pope francis
cardinal dolan
overlooking them
is one of nypd's finest counter-terrorism snipers 
keeping an eye on things 
he was just one of many posted on roof tops around the memorial plaza 

après the pope visit
 i headed up town
my 4:30-5:00 pm appointment 'window' 
at apple

pick up
 my new iphone 6s 

helped me through the process
thanks to him 
it was easy peasy

i took his photo with my iPad
my new iphone was still in its box
my old one was being recycled

when i got home
 i took
to test
the new12 mega pixel camera

taken without flash
no additional light
its pretty sweet camera

my hair appointment
i joined 
my husband 
up on the roof

andrew johns
you may recall andrew as toonman's acting partner
is also an artist
he created/painted
these murals

they adorn the elevator housing 
the walls of the roof top entrance

for a long time 
we lived on the top floor
 just a staircase away from a lovely
roof garden 
it was like another room for us

then we moved downstairs
our friends who own the building 
built a weekend house 
the gardens there took up their time
 the rooftop garden languished

not too long ago 
our friends sold the weekend place
the rooftop gardens once again flourished
this summer 
andrew worked several hours a day on the murals
they're done now
just in time 
 to share 
his work with you

was my regular mani/pedi at polished
then i met my sister
at ag kitchen on columbus for brunch
toonman spends his weekends 
immersed in football
and you
what did you do?


  1. I am not Catholic but this Pope, I believe, could do a lot of good in our country if he lived here.
    Your friend's murals add so much to your rooftop. If I had the talent, I would paint a mural. But alas, no such talent here. Enjoy the week!

  2. Love the murals!! I'm not getting a new phone yet. My current one is less than a year old. I know the camera is better on the 6s, but I'll likely wait for the 7.

  3. And since the Pope's one of the few people wearing white past Labour Day, it's obvious where he is!

  4. Oh wow, this is a great catch up Sunday post from you. What a load of fun to the max. Well, well, you did a great job of photographing the pontiff thru even a dirty window. I'm glad you got to see him. The roof top garden looks fabulous as do the murals. I've always wanted to paint some murals on outside walls but haven't had a presentable wall yet. I'll look around. Congratulations on conquering the iPhone 6! The darn thing will not fit in my jeans pocket so I'm stubbornly clinging to my 4 for the time being. As for the weekend...R and I cut back the scratches and overspray on the paint job of my red sports car and then waxed and polished it till it shines, and then went into the office/studio and worked out how many bags of blow in insulation I needed and then I went to Home Depot and spent $600 on it. Now to cut holes in the gyprock and rent the insulation blower and get to work. :D (My arms and shoulders and stiff from the wax on wax off)

  5. Dirty windows or not, the Pope pics are pretty cool and an interesting 'real life" perspective with the sniper in the shot (no pun intended).

    LOVE the roof top garden and I'm a bit envious of your new iPhone. It's on my to-do list since I think I still have the oldest living iPhone ever :-)

    xo jj


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