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Tree Tied in Irons

30 September, 2015

On the Streets of New York, a tree struggles against his iron fetters, as his captor twists and turns in an effort to keep him restrained.

I reckon that, in the long run, the tree will prevail.

Tree tied in irons detail Tree tied in irons

Diligent Readers might recall earlier trees struggling against Mankind’s shackles.

The Tree devouring a fence in Budapest.
The Tree devouring a street sign in Lower Merion.
The Tree rebuffing a fence’s advance in New Orleans

Polka Dots

17 September, 2015
Under the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway.

Under the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway.

A Marvelous Table and it’s Hidden Compartments

11 September, 2015

The Author is positively enamored of this early 19th Century writing table, created by the workshop of Duncan Phyfe and found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Elaborate interior workings! Hidden panels! Unexpected drawers! Think of the organization opportunities, and what a handsome piece of furniture.

Table front

From the front

1810 Work Table - Duncan Phyfe

The right side

Table from Left

The left side

Readers might remember the Author’s admiration of Tejo Remy’s overly complicated, slightly jumbled Curious Chest of Drawers, as seen in Brooklyn, London and Stockholm. The Author thinks Remy’s drawers belong in the same place of her heart as the Phyfe work table.

Specialist in Moving

3 September, 2015

At first glance, the Author thought the cat was holding a murdered mouse in it’s mouth, which seemed rather grisly for an advertisement. However, a cat holding a kitten makes a bit more sense! Still, an odd mascot for a moving company, but a lovely example of ghost advertisement.
Specialist in moving

This Fence Shall Not Pass

31 August, 2015
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A stubborn tree rebuffs the attempted approach of an iron fence.

You Shall Not Pass NOLA

New Orleans, February 2014

National Dog Day!

26 August, 2015
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To celebrate National Dog Day, the Author (who once penned a poem titled ‘I am a Dog Loving Fourth Grader’) would like to share some of the beloved pups she’s met in her day.


Bailey and Willow, who are greatly missed

Festive Willow

Willow at her most festive

A Tigger in the Grass

The famous Tigger Sousa


Jette had an interesting way of lying down.

Civil War general

A Civil War general Scottie the Author met briefly

Frankie Underbite

Wonderful Underbite Frankie

Honorable mention Macduff, Goose, Eli, Lindy, Clare and the many other dogs the Author has adored but of whom she doesn’t have photos readily available.

And a few previous pup posts to peruse (couldn’t resist the alliteration):
Omama Greets a Dalmation
A Pup Who Frequents Picnics and Military Camps
An Uninterested Afghan Hound
Omama’s Unidentified Childhood Dog

Garment Wear Arcade

25 August, 2015

Midtown West might be one of a most miserable sectionS of Manhattan–a perfect storm of commuters’ aggressive sidewalk maneuvers and tourists’ dawdling and map unfolding in the hellish triangle of Times Square, Port Authority and Penn Station–but here and there one can find bits of charming details from the pre-glass highrise era.

One such detail is the Garment Wear Arcade on West 36th Street by 8th Avenue: an unusual Medieval/Renaissance-y typography (the Author is open to more qualified guesses), decorative cast iron grate and odd collection of words. Garment Wear Arcade? In any case, there are some things worth slowing down and looking up for.Garment Wear Arcade


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