Gosh, can you believe it's already the last week of July? This summer seems to be flying by doesn't it? And honestly, I have to say that I've really enjoyed it so far. We've had a couple of really hot and humid 5-day stretches in which I could barely breath when walking outside, but overall it's been a mild summer here. And I think the rain has had a lot to do with it.
Over the past fours weeks, I've taken a slew of photographs; capturing the colorful taste of summer in Philadelphia.
Close up shot of one of the many beautiful murals in this city
Full shot of the mural
A sailboat on the Delaware River
Outside cafe in Old City, Philadelphia
Colorful craft and flower shop in Old City
Fountain at the Rodin Museum
Close up shot of a bee
Art gallery in Old City. I love the bright sunlight and shadows in this photograph.
Moi, taking a self-portrait in a mirror I found on the street.
Pub on Walnut Street. I took this photograph primarily because of the little puppy lying next to a water drinking bowl. Is he/she not the most ADORABLE little canine? OMG, I wanted to run across the street and hug and kiss it.
One of my favorite summertime fruits. Red grapes!
Meeting up with a Longtime Friend
Laurel and I met while doing theater in Orlando, Florida almost 30 years ago. She and I were in two plays together and also appeared in a showcase, which we performed a scene from Woody Allen's movie, Hannah and Her Sisters.
Laurel is still very much involved with theater as a director.
I value Laurel's loyal friendship because no matter where our lives take us, we still manage to stay connected.
Love ya, Laurel!
On our first night, we went to an Irish pub,Tir Na Nog, and had a deeeelicious dinner. Afterwards, we walked over to City Hall and sat in the park while enjoying the most decadent Italian gelato. I ordered dark chocolate and it was so rich that I couldn't even finish it.
Later that night, I walked Laurel back to her hotel and spotted this computerized fireplace in the lobby and thought, "WTF... a fireplace in JULY?!?" So, we decided to practice our acting skills by pretending that it was actually December, snowing, and freezing.
Aren't we such AMAZING actors? I mean, you can feel the heat just from our body language and facial expressions, can't you?
*insert canned laughter*
Have a faaaaabulous week, y'all!