Wednesday, May 13, 2020
A Yarn Rainbow and Luddite Technology
One thing I realized about going back to work -- it consumes a lot of my day, leaving me less time to think about what I'm going to blog. (Scanning books for library inventory really isn't worth a post, although I confess I do love it. It's solitary, quiet work that fulfills my inherent need to organize.) So, anyway, here are some recent iPhone photos!
I thought this was an interesting twist on all the rainbow posters and murals thanking the NHS -- one made of yarn.
Here's Olga posing in front of a bush in Mrs. Kravitz's front garden. I don't remember what this plant is called, but we have one too. Ours is much less impressive than Mrs. Kravitz's.
I liked the lights on this Land Rover, made to resemble smiley faces.
Follow the arrows to the obviously groovy basement flat!
Found on Hampstead Heath -- the rare orange-peel lobster.
I came across this car on a recent dog walk -- it's a Triumph Herald, made between 1959 and 1971. (I think it's fairly brave to leave a convertible parked on a London street with its top down, even in broad daylight.)
I found several of these rocks under some trees on a Hampstead street. I left them there -- we all need this reminder right about now, don't we?
When I was unwrapping magazines in the library Monday, I came across this advertisement, which proves that everything old is new again! I love the ad copy, obviously aimed at a generation for whom a manual typewriter is a novel invention: "NO COMPUTER REQUIRED! This neat machine requires no power, is always at hand and is complete with all you need to start your work straight away." It even comes with its own carrying case (they act like that's novel, too) -- all for the not-so-low price of £215, or $264!
And finally, one of the pubs I pass on my walk to work -- which I've featured on the blog several times -- is not only closed but seems well and truly fortified. I hope they're planning to reopen when all this virus stuff is over.