Saturday, February 20, 2010

BillyBlog Plays 52-Card Pick-Up: Five of Clubs in the Snow

It's been a while, but I spotted some cards this past Wednesday on 92nd Street, between 5th and 4th Avenues, in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn:

That's the coldest card I've ever posted!

The following cards have been found previously:

The Two of Spades (August 17, 2009)

The Ten of Diamonds (July 2, 2009 - found June 1, 2009)

The Five of Spades (June 18, 2009)

The Eight of Spades (January 6, 2009)

The Eight of Diamonds (December 5, 2008)

The Two of Hearts and the Queen of Spades (November 1, 2008)

The King of Spades (October 26, 2008)

The Ace of Spades (September 22, 2008)

The Jack of Diamonds (September 18, 2008)

The Six of Hearts, Queen of Hearts, and Eight of Clubs (August 10, 2008)

The Six of Clubs (July 21, 2008)

The Seven of Hearts and The King of Diamonds (April 24, 2008)

The Three of Clubs (March 29, 2008)

The King of Hearts
and the Three of Spades
(February 28 and March 25, 2008)

The Ace of Diamonds (July 7, 2008)

The Jack of Hearts and Five of Hearts (July 19, 2008)

View the whole set here.

And here's the scorecard with the latest addition:

Hearts: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K, Ace
Diamonds: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K, Ace
Clubs: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K, Ace
Spades: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K, Ace

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: 2010 Snow Day, Redux, Down Goes Frazier!

So check out this sequence of events:

Earlier tonight, I posted this photo of my favorite tree, snow-laden, here.

This was the photo:

That was from the front stoop.

A little after 10:00 PM, I took this eerie shot from the living-room window:

Five minutes later, Melanie looked out the window and gave a yell. This is what provoked the reaction:

That's a big branch down across 92nd Street.

We watched as the first car approached...

And the NYFD was right behind....and they got right to work...

Except now this huge branch is blocking the driveway...

But the cavalry arrives with a chainsaw...

Leaving behind a pile of kindling.....

I just hope my tree doesn't lose any more limbs overnight!

Great job NYFD! Thanks!!

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: 2010 Snow Day Edition (Chapter 12)

This is my favorite, lovely tree across the street:

This is our old friend, the tree, in previous Billyblog posts here and here.