Thursday, May 30, 2013

Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Last week we headed to New York and then Connecticut to visit Steve's brother Adam, his girlfriend Ari and our friends John and Louise. We had a great trip and I will break it up into a bunch of posts since there are a lot of pictures.

The first day we arrived it was about a zillion degrees and super humid, but we wanted to make the most of our visit so we headed to the botanical garden. I wasn't able to see it on previous visits to NY so I was excited to finally make it there. It was beautiful with all the spring flowers still in bloom (although sadly we just missed the cherry blossoms). 

 Swinging underneath the wisteria.

 Looking a little hot.
I am very curious to know the name of this flower, it was beautiful as a meadow.

It's no twig house, but a pretty cool interactive sculpture for kids to play on. Entitled Tree House, it was made with felled trees from Hurricane Sandy.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

 May Day parade

A little late on posting about this, but here goes. My favorite parade of the year, so wacky. After a lot of patience waiting on one of the nicer days this spring, the parade did not disappoint even though the budget was cut this year. Harriet loved it.

This was a float. It got a little dicey when they rounded a corner as they went into the Powderhorn park. It didn't end well for the skateboarder.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Reversible circus animals

I love this little lion and elephant duo.  The lion's mane was quite tedious so I think this might be the only time I make this set. I made up my own pattern for the elephant's ears. The original pattern looked very unelephanty so I think these look a bit more realistic. I mean as realistic as a depiction in knitted form can be maybe.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

May Link of the Month

Mrs. Easton obsesses over a topic and finds photo collections of that topic or theme. Sometimes a photo is pretty orinary, but as a collection they look amazing.