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February 5 on the 5th

This winter has been like all other winters in recent memory, cold and dreary, not at all like what it would be if I lived in Florida or someplace that isn’t breaking snowfall records. I knew that this day would be particularly painful when the weather advisory warned of freezing rain and my horoscope opined that purchasing frivolous things would not bring me happiness. Just what am I supposed to do, NOT buy that beautiful $70.00 iPad case to replace my “just okay” case?

5 on the 5th’s theme this month is “Reflections”, but I skipped past that because I wanted to share these pictures of the Rose Art Installation on Park Avenue. I took these pictures early this morning, sheltering myself under a large umbrella and bitching to SML about how the freezing rain was not very ideal for picture taking.

I really like these sculptures, and at 25 feet tall in some instances you really do feel like Alice in Wonderland. And if I know Alice, and I don’t, she wouldn’t like the freezing rain either.

Roses Installation on Park Avenue

Roses Installation on Park Avenue

Roses Installation on Park Avenue

Roses Installation on Park Avenue


5 on the Fifth

I’m participating in a series called, ‘5 on the Fifth’, in which you take five photos on the fifth, or days leading up to the fifth, of each month surrounding a theme. October’s theme is ‘Round’, a point I made clear to SML on Saturday morning; that I must find round things to take pictures of. We had made it to the west side of the city before he finally asked why, why I needed pictures of round things and I responded with, “I thought you’d never ask!”

It may be a tribute to our relationship that we never question each other’s motives, but I have a heavy feeling that’s it’s the cause of some of my problems. For example, this new wheat-free/gluten-free diet that I’m forcing myself onto, at some point I’m going to have to think of a reason for doing this that has nothing to do with my feelings.

SML first noticed the round television in this series, at an antique showplace guarded by a man with dreads in his hair. I most regret not taking a picture of a robot looking figurine made entirely of lighted spheres of glass, but I got too caught up in what my response would be if the guard asked what the hell I was doing.



Round Series

Round Series

Round Series

Round Series