131 – The Caution tape across the roses looked funny and is what attracted me to taking the photo. The fragrance as I walked past was gorgeous but the flowers were speckled with soap from the window washers above.
132 - Oooh – my legal drugs just keep getting closer & closer. The CVS supposedly opens in the first or second week of July.
133 – freshly roasted coffee. I first roast a batch of medium and then a batch of darkish (not the darkest). Roasting the dark always sets off the smoke detector – 15 minutes with that shrill noise can almost send a person insane:
134 - a great Mexican restaurant called Taqueria Distrito Federal. It used to be one of those places described as a "hidden gem" but now it is discovered and tooooo busy:
135 – this is the frontage of a house across the street from me. I think the gentleman of the house is finding it more difficult each year to care for the plants. Many neighbours lodged complaints when he constructed this many years before my time here but he had all the required permits at the time.
136 – We have no outdoor lighting on our deck except for motion detector security lights – when we have friends over it was annoying having to jump about every 5 minutes to keep the lights on. I solved the problem with some lovely square candle holders (hurricane candle holders??) from Bed, Bath & Beyond. $20 for two less my 25% coupon.
137 – Billboard on my metro station. Every afternoon I would look at this and think "yes, I really should do something about that" … the sign is not there anymore – and I still don't have a proper bag.
138 – a piece of equipment I had when I was rehabing my foot after it had sojourned in casts for 5 months. Initially my foot was like a solid block of wood on the end of my leg and pedaling helped loosen the ankle and went a long way to helping me get down steps again. I recommissioned it to help my shoulder as they make me warm up on a similar device at PT. The dust indicates how much use it was getting as a piece of exercise equipment between injuries!
139 – A wishy thing in the garden.
140 - a couple of times a month I get a ride home with someone who lives relatively close to me in the world of car drives. The drive through Rock Creek Park is lovely – surprisingly, given the line of traffic, it is half an hour quicker than taking the trains home. I think on this day I was thinking how much I would like a little convertible.
141 - this made me laugh out loud. The girl was racing to get past the strip club and the dog wanted to investigate. You don't see it clearly in the photo but she was really having to drag him past.