I am sure that many families who've wished for better weather are hoping that the sun returns in time for a picnic or other outdoor plans.
Clouds outdoors give me a great opportunity for an overdue blog post, showing you all some city views from late May.
Even though yesterday was also a bit overcast, I went out for a long walk, passing by some of my favorite brownstone buildings on my way over to the neighborhood Sunday flea market and farmers market. It's always a pleasure to make note of the old houses' decorative details.
The photo below of 108 shows a building that has recently had some facade work done. I rather like the entwined vine motifs, but wish that the seams between the panels had been better disguised.
The two houses in the following photograph have also recently had some loving care. I'm glad that the moss wasn't all scraped off. You can tell that this is a holiday weekend by the plastic-encased newspapers that have been left on the front steps.
I only bought some Cameo apples from the farmers market and did not find much of interest at the flea market. I continued my walk along other avenues and discovered a rather lack luster street fair along many blocks of Broadway. Lots of fried food, grilled meats, lemonade, and somewhat suspect linens, carpets, handbags and cosmetics. The straw hat stands had possibilities, but would have been busier on a sunny afternoon.
During the past week, while not reading detective novels, knitting and keeping up with the breaking news from the President's foreign trip, I've also been continuing to post photographs of some of my old paintings over on Instagram.
After having these paintings all to myself for decades, it's been fun to have a quick way to share them with other eyes. If you all would like to see them, just click Here.
Thank you all for your visits and comments. I do apologize for my not having done much visiting myself. I promise to have a major round of catching up very soon. Ahh, looks like the sun might be trying to break through, so I might now go out for another walk.