Welcome to my blog!

I used to blog here mostly using local photos about my neighborhood or Washington DC or other places I visited. But I took a break from the blog for a few months and then found myself posting about crafts and sewing projects I have done or are doing. These involve fabric recycling or re-use and refashioning of clothes, or other frugalities. I've left up the previous blogs and may occasionally revert to those topics again. May your days be blessed with miracles, surprises and creativity too!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

More Blooms in Bloomingdale

Bench and narcissus
I just had to take some more photos of the flowers in Crispus Attucks park near us before all the blossoms go and it really leafs up.
Eastern rosebud in Crispus Attucks park

Walkway in Crispus Attucks park

Monday, April 4, 2011

Blooming Bloomingdale

Pink blossoms on V St NW
Narcissus in Crispus Attucks Park
These houses look like cakes
There's so many lovely blossoms in our Bloomingdale neighborhood this spring that of course I've run around with a camera and taken some photos. The pink Eastern Rosebuds and the narcissus and whatever those white flowered trees are, it all just looks so delightful and a welcome change from the winter.
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Hazardous Unfinished Roadwork on Adams St NW

tar messes up sidewalk ramp
big thick sheet of metal on sidewalk
At the beginning of winter the city had started work on replacing some gas pipes and then when it snowed they stopped the work. Well, it's now spring and we have to put up with the unfinished work. Not only is there tar tipped into the wheelchair ramp on the sidewalk but also a huge sheet of metal obstructs another walkway. Even the roadway is blocked with a heap of tar causing difficulty for people trying to park their cars -- and it's not like we don't have a problem with sufficient parking spaces -- and there's a couple of orange safety cones just left in the road, now crushed by cars but littering the road. This unfinished work is both an eyesore and an obstruction for many users and local residents wonder when the work is to be finished.Or at least, when is it going to be cleaned up?