Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Backyards, Brooklyn

The title of this painting by Ogden M. Pleissner (American, 1905-1983), painted in 1932. This is a detail from our 2007 Metropolitan Museum of Art agenda, New York, New York. Given to GG's editor by a dear friend. Many wonderful images, all owned by the Met. We overlook a weeping cherry, a tiny finger of Rock Creek Park in the urban jungle. The tree in the painting looks like a tulip tree.

Mostly posting images for the next few days as computer troubles continue. Real cherry blossoms beckon., too. (We are in Washington, after all.) Please visit humanitarian sites on this page & elsewhere. Some sorely-needed good news: yesterday late afternoon, some members of the Enough Project met with President Obama & new U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan, Gen. Scott Gration. Here is the link. Keep up the pressure.