I’m not sure why. Perhaps it’s not so unusual, but I was shocked to see an apple tree on a street that I pass, almost daily, for several years. I’d never ever noticed apples growing on this tree before then. Then the other day, as I walked down the sidewalk, I saw two apples on the ground. It looked like someone had taken one bite and then thrown the apple away. I thought someone had littered and that made me roll my eyes and shake my head as I walked by. The next day, I saw apples on the ground, again.
This time, something told me to look up. To my surprise, I saw apples!! In the tree!! I’m only used to seeing apples in the grocery store, not hanging on trees. I was shocked. I had to take a double take. I wasn’t even sure if they were apples. I looked at a few people who passed by, but they kept walking. No one looked up.
The apples were high up in the tree. If I could, I would have reached up and plucked one.
Instead, I had to be satisfied with taking photos.
Now, every time I pass by the tree, I hasten my step and wonder if an apple will fall on my head.
I didn’t know flies like apples. Now, I do.
This impressive-looking sculpture is in Harlem. I’ve passed by several times and don’t know why I haven’t noticed it until now. The 2007 memorial sculpture is entitled Swing Low by artist Alison Saar. It’s a sculpture of Harriet Tubman, abolitionist organizer and Underground Railroad leader who lived from 1822-1913. You can read a nice and detailed explanation of the sculpture and it’s symbolism HERE.
Every time I pass by this building, I stop to admire its facade, mainly the top.
I love the design with the shell on the top.
It’s an old building and I’m guessing that it is a walk-up building, no elevator, six stories high.
I love the simple design on the building. They don’t build ‘em like they used to anymore.
Today, the wisteria is long gone now from the front of this building.
I took these photos in April.
The door of this building caught my eye. I can imagine that it has seen much better days, but I still see a beauty in it. I like the decorative carvings.
… simple and nice.