I’ve been in Brooklyn for three spring seasons, and gladly welcome the sight of my neighbors rose bush in full bloom.
Bodega with flowers ::: Corner of Graham Avenue & Conselyea Street
I’ve yet to receive a bouquet of flowers from a guy, but until then… I’ll buy them for myself.
So my parents came up to visit today to specifically bring up my keyboard. Yeah, I am taking piano lessons. It’s just this thing I’m doing… Hot Cross Buns! All my fellow piano lesson takers know what I’m talking bout! By the time they were ready to leave I realized that I completely missed out on the beautiful day and it was dark out. Wamp.
I had them drive me to Graham & Conselyea (I wasn’t walking! It’s cold!) bade them farewell, and creeped on the corner, watching passerby’s pass by.
Morgan and his girlfriend Libby (Libs didn’t want a picture taken) were walking by and I did my awkward kerfluffle of words and asked to take one of their pictures. Libby bowed out and Morgan reluctantly stepped up to get his picture taken.
Snapped on Graham Avenue between Metropolitan Avenue and Conselyea Street
I have another blog (One Stranger A Day) on tumblr, and as the title states, I take a photo of a stranger a day. I had been hanging around Union Sqaure for a while and was starting to get overwhelmed with the prospect of asking a stranger in front of so many other strangers, that I chickened out and went home.
On my walk from the subway, just two blocks from home, I spot this smartly dressed gal. The streets were semi empty and with courage of the Cowardly Lion I bum rushed and asked her. I wish I had the nerve to direct her a bit more, (the hood obscures her hair) and while she curtly obliged she seemed so rushed, that I forgot to ask her name.
So, this is Girl.
Snapped on Graham Avenue between Jackson Street and Withers Street
I’ve been seeing her on the L train for about 2 years now, but on this particular night, I finally had the opportunity to approach and take her picture.
Al’s socks glow so brightly that in this photo, they are basically neon! The sickly white light of the bodega adds to their yellowness. Al mentioned that prior to settling on yellow as her signature color, she used to rock blue for 7 years straight. Also, that she has crazy shoes that separate her big toe from the remainder of her toes, that they make her feet look like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle feet… I need to see those/can’t wait to see those.
She’s also a fellow tumblr blogger of Backpack Blockparty, where you can view cute, weird, and unique backpacks of NYC.
Snapped on Graham Avenue and Conselyea Street, Williamsburg