Spring sunshine. Balmy weather. One of the most pleasant days of the season.
I took the road less traveled today. I wasn’t blinded by the regular; instead, I saw alot with ‘eyes wide open’. (thanks Gotye, great song!)
I love days like today – when everything seems interesting and new. I attribute it to the welcome sunlight; to Williamsburg’s changing streetscapes; to the ease of spring. Meeting Oscar was the highlight of my day.
I’ve also been working on a new blog: Bikram Yoga Musings so I’ll make this post light on words.
Enjoy a different walk in the ‘burg!
Mast Brothers Chocolates on 3rd Street: an on-site factory and tasting room. Handcrafted chocolates: single estate, single origin, house blend. Yes, we’re still talking chocolate.
Sunny skies mean trash and treasure buys.
Street art: BBC America
Very temporary street art: these paste ups were intact a few days ago.
Today was National Bike to Work Day. Though there’s only one bike at this ‘bike pit stop,’ believe me when I say that Williamsburg runs on bikes.
See, it’s not hard to spot a bike in the ‘hood…
… even through the windows of Oslo Coffee Company, there’s a bike in the midst. (PS That drizzle of caramel on the coconut macaroon is a little bit of genius.)
Waiting at the bus stop. Perhaps this lady doesn’t own a bike.
Looking up at an ivy covered wonder. (this is the top of the building pictured above)
Herbs for sale. Pictured here: Greek Oregano.
The Brooklyn version of the Paul Smith store.
The most adorable find of the whole day. Oscar, the guard dog at shop ‘Pop’.
A faithful Keeshond, Oscar shows up to work every day and adopts this seating position. It’s his trademark. Oscar has his own facebook page: facebook.com/OscarShoppop
When I spotted the ADT security sign on the store door, my suspicions were confirmed – Oscar is far too gentle to be a guard dog; I think he’s really the store mascot.
My first mulberry bush find! I can’t wait til these berries become luscious black fingertip staining goops of goodness.
Part of the larger MÖTUG Collective (Monsters of the Unda-Ground) mural at Keap Street and Hope Street in Williamsburg.
More guard dogs. Aka mascots.
Even posties need a break.
In case you were wondering: n postie [ˈpəʊstɪ] a postman Scot, Austral, and NZ informal
There’s no stoppin’ the sunshine. Nearly home!