Saturday, April 21, 2012

Why do men get all the ties?

About a year ago I shared my love of mens clothing with you in this post: Plaid And The City.  It seemed like it was time to revisit that, so I made my springtime pilgrimage to the Nordstrom Men's Department and was pleased to see things were bright and bloomy.  Clearly they aren't afraid of color there.  And I thank them for that.  It seems they only require one thing from the clothing, they remain lined up and standing at attention in military order.  But certainly not in military color.  It cheered me and left me a bit jealous.  Why do men get all the ties?

All images shot with my iPhone 4.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Everything Is Blooming Most Recklessly

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were 
voices instead of colors, there would be an 
unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.  
~Rainer Maria Rilke

Monday, April 2, 2012

Certain Muted Beauty

Severance Hall - Home of the Cleveland Orchestra

The petals were piling up like snow around University Circle on this gray and misty morning.  It was peaceful and pretty in vintage pinks and greens.  The haze and mist added a fine filter to soften any sharp edges and the entire neighborhood looked washed in faded watercolors.

I was alone in the early morning except for a man sitting with his eyes closed in an obvious state of prayer and a lone Muscovy Duck that followed me as I walked around Wade Pond (Lagoon).  Later a policeman on his rounds explained the duck had lived on the pond alone for 2 years and was used to being fed by visitors and the patrolmen. Which explained why he was following me and why he had that little disappointed look on his beak.

This is my favorite place in the springtime, catch it while the blossoms are falling and while mother nature has her winter/fall identity crisis.  Uncertain weather makes for certain muted beauty.

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University Circle United Methodist

Muscovy Duck - 2 year resident of Wade Pond
Wade Pond 

Cleveland Museum of Art
This has always been my favorite view.  I love the trees lined up in a row standing at attention. 

iPhone 4 Images