Friday, August 13, 2010
Summer in the City
The sun setting over the Hudson River from the Chelsea Piers on a warm summer night.
Last Saturday morning I walked over to the Union Square Farmer's Market where the bounty of summer is now in full tilt.
I loved the purple flowers in the foreground here and I bought a bunch; I'm not sure what they are called.
After my yoga class at the Chelsea Piers I rode the blue Schwinn over to a flea market on 25th Street between Sixth Avenue and Broadway. It's in a vacant parking lot, and I hadn't been there before. Honestly I wasn't thrilled with the vendors there though I did like these colorful strung beads that look like jelly beans.
Then I stumbled upon a guy with good taste. And that's what the flea market is all about isn't it – the thill of discovery.
I really liked the big iron ornament shaped like a globe with an arrow through it which was standing on the glass case. The vendor said that earlier in the day it was priced at $75 but now it was $40.
Dear reader, it was hard to bicycle home with that heavy iron thing on my handle bars, I'll tell you that.
I put the purple flowers in a pretty green glass vase which I bought at the Salvation Army for $4. I especially like the white flowers which have a purple edge.
They look good at night too.
I put the heavy iron ornament on top of the iron and wood book shelf. I just love it.
It looks good at night as well.
Update: My friend Nannette emails to say that the flowers are lisianthus and my friend Meg suggests that the metal thing is an armillary.