Friday, July 5, 2013

Bird's breakfast

Woken on July 4th holiday by a screeching bird (red tailed hawk?) devouring its snake breakfast outside the window. Who needs fireworks after that? (Sorry, hope it's not too full on.)

I'll be taking a break for a few weeks because of (yet more) travels. Be well, see you soon!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Y for YWCA

Scene from a street fair: smiling Princeton YWCA mascot - a very literal Y. Founded 1855 in the UK, the YWCA's current logo is "eliminating racism, empowering women."

Thanks to Denise, Roger and team at ABC Wednesday!

Tomorrow is our July 4th holiday - I'll be taking a break (and celebrating with a Brit, haha), enjoy the day!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Evening stroll

Near church grounds, the elusive sun shows its face! (Lately, my evening strolls have been soggy experiences.)

Monday, July 1, 2013

Weekend explorations: East Village, Manhattan

Facade - word origin: French façade, after Italian facciata for face. Literal face on the plastic facade of Otafuku eatery, reflecting building facades across the street. Once again, I returned to Princeton too late for photos, so hope you don't this prior weekend's glimpse of our metropolitan area!

More City Daily Photo "Facade" Theme Day entries here!
Little notes: Otafuku specializes in two types of Japanese "street food": takoyaki (spherical octopus fritters dotted with ginger and green onions, made in a cast-iron mold - see below) and okonomiyaki (eggy pancakes with cabbage and seafood or meat).