October 23, 2007

Back in New York, back in the work week.

Ah, remember last summer when I was flooding the blog with photographs of flowers? Where is that summer now? Still, here in Brooklyn Heights and here in October, there are many flowers, some insisting on posing for a photograph:

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I was on my way to that café on Henry Street, the one where we took all those portraits against the neutral-colored wall. Today, I sat there alone — alone with my Federal Courts book. I had a big latte and a tiny sandwich, and I chose an outdoor table, where I studied habeas corpus for the hundredth time and tried to collect my thoughts over the roar of the traffic on Atlantic Avenue.

But first, a tablescape:

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I took many more photographs on my walk to and from the café. The first one started a theme of Brooklyn Heights-style Halloween decorations which I will manufacture into a separate post eventually. For now, here it is, the assemblage that inspired me:

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Who needs orange when there is black and white?

27 comments:

Ron said...

Black and White? Those must be indie pumpkins shooting "Gourd With The Wind."

Is there basil with that tomato and mozz? ummmm...Caprese Sandwich....

Ralph said...

Here in NC, they're turning Halloween into a month-long holiday like Christmas, but no one goes door-to-door for treats. Every group has a party, and the city has fireworks in the park on the 31st.

Which reminds me that I'd better stock up on delicious Necco wafers. They're only available in September and October, and only at our Redneck Walmart, not the Mexican Walmart, which is closer to me.

Ralph said...

That's a very fine rose for fall (or spring either). The pumpkin on the right has green lips.

Meade said...

When the rivers freeze and summer ends...

And the smell of their roses does not remain...

Trooper York said...

I have bidden them welcome," said Pumpkin. His voice was not pleasant. Radish, suddenly, frightened, backed away. I think she suddenly realized, perhaps for the first time, explicitly, in her life, what a man such as Pumpkin, with his power, and his will, might do.
"You are welcome," said Pumpkin, turning to us.
"Thank you" I said.
"Tonight," said Pumpkin, "share our kettle."
"That is a Gorean invitation," I said. "Where did you hear it?"
(Blood Brothers of Gor, John Norman)

Maxine Weiss said...

OMG...I made Debbie Schlussel's Blog: She mentions me on her latest post!

I'm famous forevermore.

Maxine Weiss said...

I'm famous, I'm famous!

My name is mentioned right here:

http://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/2007/10/halle_berry_her.html

Yeah, now that I'm a bona fide celebrity there's gonna be a few changes made.......

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Althouse: Turbinado sugar?

Maxine Weiss said...

So what does one do with 500,000 people told to leave the County?

Where do you stash them?

Maybe Houston will take them in. These San Diegans are accustomed to a higher standard of living, though. These aren't the low-class NOLA crowd who'll make do with crumbs.

Start puttin' on the Ritz for tony Southern Californians who won't accept anything less!!!!

Maxine Weiss said...

We do have standards, you know.

Maxine Weiss said...

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/10/23/wildfire.ca/index.html

rhhardin said...

Orange is popular in Ohio.

There's a more modest market in white.

tc said...
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Ann Althouse said...

What a dilemma! I have a policy of deleting everything tc writes, but that question: "What work do you do -other than ruining the whole world ?"

I'm trying to write a book, and I have writer's block, but that ... I want to write a book with that as a title!

rhhardin said...

What work do you do -other than ruining the whole world

I was always partial to ``Somebody Stold My Underwear,'' the cry of little brothers.

Trooper York said...

I would buy the tome:
"The Girth in the Balance"
Diet Tips from Albert Gore Jr.

Ron said...

Whenever the Flying CooCoo Birds attack that should be our coded catchphrase: "sigh...oh Ann. You're ruining the whole world."

tc said...
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Ralph said...

tc, don't feel like you have to empty your mind at us. Keep a little for yourself.

Most people like a conversation, not a monologue.

Meade said...

Replace half-true Socialist-fluoride poison & tax-slavery with full-truth, work-speech-press & profitsharing Socialaction! All-One! So, help build 4 billion Hannibal wind-power plants, charging 96 billion battery-banks, powering every car-factory-farm-home-monorail & pump, watering Babylon-roof-gardens & 800 billion Israel-Milorganite fruit trees, guarded by Swiss 6000 year Universal Military Training. Absolute cleanliness is Godliness! Who else but God gave man Love that can spark mere dust to life! Poetry, uniting All-One! All brave! All life! Who else but God! "Listen Children Eternal Father Eternally One!
Einstein, 1939, after Nazis & Commies united, proposed spacebombs that destroy all, unless we finally teach the Moral ABC's the real Rabbi Hillel taught Jesus to unite all in All-One-God-Faith. As teach astronomers Abraham - Israel - Moses - Buddha - Hillel - Jesus - Spinoza - Paine - Sagan & Mohammed, inspired every 76 years, 6000 years by the Messenger of God's Law, the sign of the Messiah, Halley's Comet: "WE'RE ALL ONE OR NONE!" "THERE IS NO GOD BUT GOD!" "TEACH LOVE THY ENEMY!" "LISTEN CHILDREN ETERNAL FATHER ETERNALLY ONE!" Israel-Moses-Buddha-Jesus-Mohammed: ONE! ALL ONE!

Paul Brinkley said...

My stab at your book title:


Two Words: How or Why Some Organization the Author Claims to Care Little For Despite Obsessing Over It In This Book Did Something That Should Get the Reader of This Title So Darn Riled That He or She Buys It

Paul Brinkley said...

P.S.: Not that I have anything against your book, that is. (Heck, I don't even know what it's about.) I'm just riffing...

Classics and Country said...

I love your pumpkins. How elegant! I can't wait for Fall. This weather is to hot for my taste.

Classics and Country said...

I love your pumpkins. How elegant! I can't wait for Fall. This weather is to hot for my taste.

Classics and Country said...

I love your pumpkins. How elegant! I can't wait for Fall. This weather is to hot for my taste.

Classics and Country said...

I love your pumpkins. How elegant! I can't wait for Fall. This weather is to hot for my taste.

Classics and Country said...

I love your pumpkins. How elegant! I can't wait for Fall. This weather is to hot for my taste.