Tuesday, April 23, 2013

O for Old-Timey Ornament

On a 1950 Pontiac Silver Streak Chieftain - the same kind of car that Rolling Stone guitarist, Keith Richards, once drove (he's also a classic old-timer, some might say). More at ABC Wednesday!

I'll be taking a break for work travels. Be well, see you soon!

City Daily Photo Theme Day: St. George's Day

Kenilworth Castle celebrations, England, April 2012. Trying a collage to capture St. George's Day. For local flavor, below is a Princeton dormitory's St. George, by A. Sterling Calder (father of Alexander). More theme entries here!
On a personal note, with regard to English connections, the name "LondonLulu" was a little tribute to our pre-Princeton roots in London, England and Honolulu, Hawaii.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Bird on forsythia branch

Another welcome sign of Spring: the birds are back, carrying nesting materials or singing among the blooms.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Spring springing!

I found out this popular magnolia was cultivated in 1820 by a former officer of Napoleon's army (he finally made flowers, not war). Hope you have a relaxing weekend.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

N is for New(ish) Nephew

Happy almost-first Birthday little one! This was you not that long ago, so small and new. How quickly children grow. In honor of the occasion, this is my first 'guest photo' - courtesy of my brother (the little one's papa). More at ABC Wednesday.
{Thank you also for your kind words yesterday. My sister, a Boston surgeon, shared an article on her colleagues -- despite everything, it's nice reading about people who always want to save, not destroy, lives.}

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

As a former Boston resident and long-ago runner, yesterday's tragedy cuts to the core. The marathon brought such inspiration to the city each Spring. My thoughts are with those affected. Bless those brave medical workers and many others who rushed to help.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Wild daffodils

I spoke too soon about our un-blooming wild daffodils, they just needed a touch more sun.

Friday, April 12, 2013

At the gardening shop

Our wild daffodils aren't quite in full glory, but Mr. L snapped some garden shop blooms. Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Frolicking in flowery fields

A sweet lunchtime sight. Our nights may be cold, but our days are happily warming!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

M for Movie Madness

Madness (noun): quality of being insane; great folly. Outdoor movies on a cold night? Madness. But many attended! (Guess the movie?) More at ABC Wednesday (posting early to avoid midnight Linky fumbling:).
P.S. More M movie madness: Fritz Lang's classic M is one of the shortest movie titles ever, and James Bond boss, M, has been played by many film actors (recently, her and him).

Friday, April 5, 2013

Nostalgia post: Shangri La, Honolulu

Last week's Duke Farms posts got me thinking of another Doris Duke estate: Shangri La, Honolulu. Made me nostalgic for my hometown:) Enjoy your weekend.

{Diamond Head volcano in back. Both photos Autumn 2012}

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

New York explorations: L for Late-afternoon Light

"I found myself agape, admiring a skyscraper -- the prow of the Flatiron Building, to be particular, ploughing up through the traffic of Broadway and Fifth Avenue in the late-afternoon light." --H.G. Wells, 1906

These long lean lines have been shot so much and far better (see Carraol), and probably never on such low-resolution (my mistake in camera setting!), but seemed fit for "L." More at ABC Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A touch of Spring

Crocuses and the first Spring turtle, basking in the bright lunchtime sun!