Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Three Wise Monkeys
I am about to run out of bloggable photos. I've got to get out there and do more photography! I've been slack about carrying my camera recently but maybe this weekend I'll take a photo walk.
I took this shot while walking in Kilburn one morning several weeks ago. It's no big deal, but I liked the shadows from the railroad bridge across the front of the building. Only later did I notice...
...that someone is storing their beverages (and something else) on a windowsill. Maybe they stay cool there. It seems like they're in the sun, but who am I to argue?
Also visible are the "see/speak/hear no evil" monkeys on a lower window ledge. I got to wondering about the cultural roots of those monkeys. Turns out they come from Japanese art and folk imagery (possibly related, before that, to Chinese Buddhist proverbs). And they have names: Mizaru, Kikazaru and Iwazaru. Who knew?!
Not much else is going on around here. My upstairs neighbor and I are researching rubbish bin locks to fend off any more incursions by Mrs. Kravitz. I set up a book display yesterday for Women's History Month. It's Wednesday. Ho-hum.