Like these warm October days, with summer flowers still verdant and vivid, I think the fifth decade is a surprisingly good one.
Despite my age, or perhaps because of it, I feel like I am blossoming; growing and reaching towards something bright. The fifth decade of my life has been good to me.
Follow my day, last Saturday. First, I went walking to revel in this marvelous sunny day. I asked a stranger to take a shot of me near a graffiti painted truck. All of these photos are from non-professionals. I wonder if you will like the more candid vibe?
I found a fabulous spot for petits fours and cappuccino while walking. The precious marzipan cakes were so scrumptious, and made with really fine ingredients like real lavender and rose essence, and fresh butter. Decorated like little sculptures, almost to beautiful to eat. This gem is called Bon Vivant. Run, do not walk, to visit it- it is near Bloomingdales at 238 E. 58th street. No, this is not sponsored! Consider this an official DE-LISH ALERT!
Next I waked towards home and sat at a little outdoor pavilion . Birds and flowers just as abundant and happy as a spring day. In October! I know this bodes poorly for the planet, and see I see terrible images of tragic storms, but just for this moment, I am savoring this perfect sunny day.
Then I went home and bumped into a friend. She was going to eat lunch, so I offered her a sandwich yes, I actually had food in the refrigerator!- and we took it to the rooftop of my co-op. We had the whole space to ourselves, on this wonderful day. So after lunch, she took a few snaps. Sometime life works that way, and when it does, I am grateful.
I guess I was feeling posey above. What can I say, it is almost mid October, and the flowers are still in bloom, and the tree below, is in bud! Maybe the fifth decade is my best one yet!
So what say you , dear readers. Are you also finding unseasonable weather? Has it been good to you or deleterious ? I truly hope you live where the weather has been kind, and feel for you, most sincerely, if the weather has brought storms.
Another question, do you like these um… unprofessional photos from my camera phone? I know that rule number one is having professional ones. I do sometimes hire a professional, but when I can I like to improvise. I value spontaneity . Is this another rule I break? Please be honest.
Wishing you Peace, Joy, and Calm Blue Skies!