I don’t think I’m superstitious but…. guess what? When I saw the horseshoe embedded into this cement sidewalk in Wilkinsburg, I felt lucky. Like it was a good sign.
So if I am not superstitious, why would I get a sense of this symbol as being fortunate? Why are horseshoes considered symbols of good luck Here is one article I found on the subject
I heard if you hang a horseshoe you were to have it look like a U so the luck didn’t run out!
Do you walk under ladders? Do you open an umbrella in the house? Do you throw a pinch of spilled salt over your shoulder? Do you kiss bread before disposing of it if necessary? If a black cat walked in front of your path, would you worry? Do you knock on wood?
Just thinking about whether or not these things come to mind and do I react differently of just chalk it up to imaginary?
Last week in Columbus, I sat in the passenger seat with Laura at the wheel. Good thing. Brought that trusty phone up to my eye and I can’t really add him to my People at Work series
but perhaps Animals at Work in the city?
Oh hello there!
Birds of a feather, flock together. Waiting for the horses to drop some grain. My sister spotted these pigeons on a traffic light post.
No zoom lens on the camera so my sister who had found the birds lined up on the pole, walked me across 59th Street into the Park. We were headed for the zoo.
Close-up after we crossed the street- the second shot
and the first shot, before we crossed the street
The paper towel holder was smiling at me (to cheer fellow blogger Stef of Three Daily Delights ) three daily delights link. (
Stef comments faithfully)
Rodin Museum The Thinker
Iron work shadows on stoop
Hitching post and cobblestones
Greenhouse at night
iPhone pics from today’s walks
Regular camera photos to be uploaded at home when I’m back to computer
Guitar in window and a quote from John Lennon’s aunt
My sister went to Governor’s Island (in New York City) today.
Looked like a fun blog post in the making! She did just that! Thanks Mary. Her phone isn’t a smart one yet although I think it’s time to upgrade.
Fête Paradiso -Vintage French Carousel and Carnival Rides from the late 19th and early 20th century have been on display every weekend this summer, some to ride, some just to admire.
painted on tin
Thirteen Stars on the Flag
The city skyline as see from Governor’s Island
and there was an art fair going on as well
Oops. Between going away for the holiday weekend and my consternation about loyal and regular followers not being able to receive the blog in email, I forgot to do last Friday’s Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background. Tomorrow there will be another challenge so this one is in just under the wire
This challenge was just that- a challenge.
Fishmarket Chinatown NYC
A class trip picture in Central Park
Breadmaking at Eataly NYC
The horse’s eye at Booker T Washington Monument Park Virginia
From the giant Lego store- Prometheus
Chicken through the fence
Washington Square Park
(Thanks to everyone who wrote and commented about my ongoing frustration that many friends and followers can’t even subscribe to the email to receive it. What’s up with that , WordPress? I have tried to send the link or forward the post and they don’t get it either. AND from three different types of email- mac, yahoo and a virgin gmail account.)