This morning I'm making a few last-minute preparations before heading to the airport to fly to Florida. While this photo (above) seems very Florida, it was actually taken in the Isle of Wight -- where palm trees are not generally known to be a regular feature of the landscape. Go figure!
With that, let's kick off another roundup of random iPhone photos. Enjoy them while I finish packing. I'll be coming to you tomorrow from the Sunshine State!
A laminated sign on a lamppost on Finchley Road. It is a very littery stretch of road, sadly.
Is this graffiti of a pregnant woman? Possibly Marlo Thomas of "That Girl"? Because that's what I'm seeing.
Sometime in early 2020, one of our neighbors planted this amaryllis in the ground. It looked like someone gave it to them for Christmas and they weren't sure what to do with it. I was horrified because amaryllis are tropical flowers and I thought sure it would die -- I've never seen anyone grow an amaryllis outdoors in England. It struggled along through a dry spring and then this past cold and snowy winter -- but lo and behold, it bloomed again this spring. I can't believe it even survived! I'm not sure whether my neighbors knew what they were doing or just got lucky.
A whimsical sticker on an escalator in Waterloo Station. It was on the riser of the steps, the part that vanishes when the escalator comes to the top. I was impressed that someone moved quickly enough to stick a sticker there.
This was our breakfast silverware at our hotel on the Isle of Wight. I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but it was really weirdly proportioned. The fork was strangely long and the spoon was a large-sized tablespoon. It's like it was made to feed giants. And what's with the larger and smaller butter knives?
A quirky little Smart Car on the Isle of Wight. See the old Gulf Oil logo on the front, above the grill?
An anti-lockdown sticker on the Isle of Wight. (Dave and Olga in the background, fleeing from my omnipresent camera.)
And finally, a typically super-polite sign in a public restroom on the Isle of Wight. I found it funny that they felt they had to apologize for the "decoration" (i.e. the condition of the paint) because it didn't look so bad to me!