Among the many wrought iron gates on our street, this is one of the biggest. It blocks a courtyard adjacent to a closed business. I hadn’t paid much attention to the gate because it’s rather ordinary. However, there is a vine growing along the gate which has wound itself around the wrought iron representation of a vine that decorates the gate’s upper section. I only noticed it today because of the flowers that have bloomed in the last day or two. While the leaves on the living vine are not exactly the same as those on the metal one (the latter are grape, I think) there is enough similarity for me to find it amusing. It’s almost as if nature were imitating art – but doing a better job.
I had previously shot this car on 4-27-10 [ https://abesdailysnap.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/tuesday-4-27-10/ ], posting photos of the door and the gas cap. Today, as I walked past, the scene was different. A florist had turned the car into part of a floral arrangement. I was amused by the juxtaposition of the flowers and the old car. You can find this display and the flowers for sale on the corner of Fir and Columbia.
This morning, while Sarah, Spencer and Jan were involved with other things, I decided to photograph some white agapanthus flowers in Sarah’s back yard. I picked the white ones because the fence behind them was in shadow and exposed for the flower. While I was shooting, a bee flew over and began exploring this flower. I changed my shutter speed to 1/1000 and kept shooting. When I looked at the photo, I decided I like it better in monochrome than in color. So I used Photoshop to convert it to black and white.
Some days, because of the way I’ve let time get away from me, I’m sort of rushing to get a picture for the day. Today was one of those.
There is a store in the next block that sells Italian decorator items, including some large, elaborately painted pots. They’re not to my taste. But today, one of those pots was up against a red wall and held these large flowers. I liked the colors so I decided this would be the subject for today’s photo.
I walked in a different direction today, away from the heart of Little Italy. This gate is on an older stucco building on Columbia near Beech. Because of plant growth on both sides, and the condition of the hinge, I doubt the gate can swing. The building seems to house several small apartment units. It’s for sale as a development site and will likely disappear to make way for something newer once the local real estate market improves.
Bird of Paradise plants were in bloom today at the front door of our building. They’re one of Jan’s favorite flowers. She won’t see these because she will be in her car and use the garage entrance. So I took this for her.