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I like the way this set shows what can happen if a sense of playfulness and a strong aesthetic is brought to bear on ordinary household objects – we see all the experimentation. It’s very appealing to this plant-lover! The second photo is balletic. The third peers way into the inner workings of the plant’s own little universe, and the last one is a poignant still life. And there are those windows again! I’m jealous of them – so many houses out here were built after real wooden window panes were used; they just slap those plastic grids on the windows to make it look like they have real, individual panes. Yuck. The wabi-sabi character of an old window isn’t as common a sight as it is back east. The ugly new ones do keep the drafts out though. :-)
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Thanks, Lynn, for the kind comments. Any idea what the plant in the bottom picture is? It’s one I inherited and is an herb I believe. Maybe chives — definitely not scallions — is there anything else it could possibly be?
As for old windows, let me just say that I’m glad I don’t pay for heat. Cleaning them is a real challenge, as is getting some of them to open. The top halves are all painted shut, and the bottom halves leave sizable gaps with the frame.
Maybe we can switch :)
I don’t know, sorry. It seems you’re on the right track, but I guess if it was chives, or anything in the onion family, you’d know it byt he smell of a crushed leaf.
You made me smile with the comment about the windows – I’ve been there, back in the day. On Staten Island I lived in an old 5 story apartment building, with a very early (for apartment bldgs) elevator, and fabulous high ceilings. big rooms, wide halls, abundant closet space. Lovely bones, right? But one window that overlooked NY Harbor towards NJ (I was on the top floor) bore the brunt of fierce winds from the west/northwest, and one day, the whole window actually blew right out of the frame, and smashed onto the floor. Serious. I was forever complaining about not enough heat in winter, partly because the landlord kept it scarce, but also because of the leaky windows. You might as well make art with them! :-)
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Did the landlord take the hint when the window blew out?
It was replaced, but that’s about it. :-) Hey, it was Staten Island and the landlord was a big Brooklyn concern, what do you expect?
Sounds like your landlord was either the Trump Organization or Kushner Companies.
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