I had a bit of computer/internet burnout this week. I had gotten most of my blog and Instagram stuff scheduled to post on the appropriate days, but…I didn’t get around to do my usual responding, commenting, linking-up, etc. So I apologize if you’ve taken the time to visit and I haven’t responded. I just needed a couple days.
I stayed home alone the first few days this week – in a little head funk – but by Wednesday I was ready for some fresh air and company and met up with a friend to try our hand at shooting the Milky Way. She’s been doing this for awhile, driving long distances to places with little ambient light, to sit and wait til the wee hours to maybe get a good picture. I don’t really have a lot of interest in this and definitely don’t have the right equipment for it, but it was nice to get deli sandwiches and sit down by the water and wait for it to get dark. Unfortunately it was a little hazy and cloudy that night and we could never spot the MW, let alone get pictures of it. But it was still a nice evening.
Friday night we went down to the park to enjoy the live music. It had been hot and humid all day but in the evening there were stiff winds off the harbor cooling the area down…and lightning in the distance, speeding the musicians along. A lovely evening.
We headed to the ice cream shop afterwards, where I saw this sign. Might be interesting to check out. And Free Refreshments!
Went into Brooklyn on Sunday with a couple friends to check out on a new park on the Williamsburg waterfront.
I have mixed feelings about all the new shiny fanciness in Brooklyn and Queens. I miss the grunginess. I worry about where all the people went who used to live in these inexpensive out of the way places that are now fashionable and expensive.
I did like this community garden with the mondrian greenhouse.
Work in Progress
Outside where we had lunch.
Then we went to Bushwick Collective, a street art collective in what used to be a low-rent industrial part of Bushwick…and is now way more expensive than the likes of me can afford (I lived there before it was cool).
Big eyes and camo steps.
Some entertaining things I saw around the web this week…
This DIY is so lovely…and something I think I could actually do!
I’m a pudding LOOVVERR…how have I never heard of this??
And that’s all she wrote! The week started weak and ended strong.
ONE MORE DAY TIL VACATION!!!