A squirrel loves a pumpkin.
Baby pumpkins love a pumpkin. [All photos were taken Nov. 11, a warmish day that was just right for walking around the neighborhood peeping at pumpkins.]
Afternoon sunlight loves a pumpkin, or two, or four.
Pumpkins waiting for the mailman love a pumpkin.
Zombies love a pumpkin. Pumpkin innards remind them of human brains.
Peek-a-Boo pumpkins [...]
Around here, you put a pumpkin on your porch for Halloween, it’s staying there until Thanksgiving.
When I walk around the block, I check up on these little critters. I love these happy un-rhymable vegetables.
They are so cute, and so much fun to paint (peeking out from behind the potted mums). . .
. . . if [...]
I grew up during the Cold War. I was 33 when the Berlin Wall was demolished by the citizens of Communist East Germany — old enough to have a little sense of history, old enough to hardly believe my eyes as I watched the entire world change. “Oh man oh man”, I remember repeating to [...]
On Mondays and Tuesdays I walk my neighbor’s dogs in the afternoon, which is how I found this view a few streets over from where I live. Because usually I don’t think I’d wander into this neighborhood: my 100-year-old house was built around the time that this area was called The Gold Coast, when millionaires [...]
November 1: I’m excited about Fall, and ambitious. I’ll paint the most complicated leaves I can find.
November 7: Ooooooo. The first REDS. There’s a leaf from the Japanese maple in the front yard in there, which has just turned from dull maroon into brilliant vivid crimson.
November 17: Here’s how I learn all about BROWN, and [...]
My awesome weekend (con’t): Day Two, Saturday, Oct. 31
Here’s the most crucial thing you need to know about Long Island: the North Shore is New England, and the South Shore is New Jersey. Culturally, socially, and mall-wise; when you’re looking for a place to pimp your car, you head for the South Shore. When you’re [...]
Fall is at its peak this weekend, with brilliant foliage and near 70-degree temperatures and a bit of warm rain hovering in the atmosphere. There is nothing — so fragrant, so exciting, so poignant — as a Perfect Fall Day. And we’ve had three in a row.
Day One: Friday, October 30, 2009
I like vintage stuff. [...]