Monday, July 30, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The caption to this Lewis Hine photograph reads:
"High up on the top floor of a rickety tenement, 214 Elizabeth St., N.Y., this mother and her two children, boy 10 years old and the girl 12, were living in a tiny one room, and were finishing garments. The garments were packed under the bed and on top of it and around the room. Said the make from $1 to $2 a week, and the boys [sic] earns some selling newspapers. I could not get their name. Location: [New York, New York (State)]."
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
So far so good with this new addition to the front flower border. It's a mulla mulla, native to Australia, touted as a drought tolerant (once established), subtropical perennial. The foliage has a succulent like appearance, with abundant, long lasting flowers in a shade of purple and texture that was hard to resist. My goal had been to have mostly purple and orange flowers in the front, but that plan fell by the wayside when irresistible blue, yellow, pink, red and white flowers crossed my path.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Back on the beach yesterday evening, looking for more rocks for the wall project. It was overcast, with a lingering fog bank just making its way ashore.
This fellow was responsible for the vast majority of color seen on my entire walk, while below, an egret blended right in with the sea foam.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Looking south, along the cliff, the sky really was that blue - the picture is straight out of the camera.
The fisherman was catching corbina and sand sharks, then throwing them back. He was using sand crabs as bait, wiggling underfoot by the thousands - you can see their ripples in the sand.
My daughter bids adieu to friends in the lineup, and one look back before we head up the stairs and away.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
We took a late afternoon walk yesterday, and found the neighborhood surprisingly quiet on the 4th of July.
Then in the evening, my daughter took me along for a beach walk while she surfed.
There were hardly any people on the beach, but there was a cat perched on a piling just one flight up from the sand.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
The shell ginger are back, blooming way early this year.
They're beautiful every step of the way, from their tightly clustered pearly buds, to when they spill out and tumble down.
Each pearly pod eventually opens to reveal, briefly, a ruffle of yellow.