On one of those gorgeous Summer Days in the City with the temperature around 80F (27C) and low humidity. (Why dievca lives in NYC)
dievca took a break to watch the World roll by on the Hudson River.
It was beautiful, but what really made her smile was that the River has traffic, too. Can’t get away from it. In a 10 minute period, dievca got 4 helicopters, 3+ ferries, a cruise ship, a tug, some pleasure boats, 5 sailboats (in a row – sailing school?), a barge, etc. she decided to take pictures after 5 minutes in and here’s what she got~ Enjoy!
PS. she didn’t realize that Master owned a tugboat – until she saw His mark.
Photos: dievca, Hudson River 08/2017
Everyone had a pair.
Her thighs didn’t fit and if they did the waist was huge.
Serious quad muscles.
Funny because everyone else had trouble with the waist.
We are talking 4th grade…and beyond.
dievca has never owned a pair of Levis Jeans.
Until this weekend.
Let dievca explain.
As an athlete growing up in the 1970’s/1980’s, Levis Jeans weren’t cut for larger thighs. No stretch and too large of waists. So, dievca never really looked at the options that flowed in during the later years. Look, she barely could wear the 1980’s/1990’s Guess Jeans and they weren’t comfortable, especially when you had to zip them at the ankles to get them over your feet.
Back to Levis Jeans…
dievca never tried on the “curvy” ones, nor any iteration of the 501 blues. she avoided Levis and found friendliness of fit with J Brand, Current/Elliott and Rag & Bone.
Until she was shopping in a Wal-Mart store~
There aren’t any Wal-Marts in Manhattan.
Renting a car to get to a funeral provides an opportunity to bulk shop. Especially for those items that are heavy: Laundry Detergent, Oxyclean, canned good, bottled juices, etc. As dievca traversed the store she passed the Men’s clothing section. There, looking her straight in the eye, were stands of Levis Signature FLEX straight slim leg Men’s jeans. They looked like they would fit. They had 1% elastane. They were $21.95.
dievca had a dress on from the Funeral, she put the jeans on underneath the dress and then searched the store to find a mirror. Bingo! – there was one in the home goods section.
They fit well!
At $21.95, if dievca decides she doesn’t like them – it won’t break the bank.
So, after 30+ years – dievca now owns a pair of Levis Jeans…and her thighs fit.
Will wonders will never Cease!
So….what’s your story with Blue Jeans? XO
If a family member offers you one…
Just say, “No, I’m Good – Thanks.”
(and laugh like heck!)
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st;
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
Shakespeare gardens, created out of reverence for the bard, can be found throughout many locations in both the US and Britain. Of these gardens, one of the most famous is that found in Central Park, where it is located on the West Side of the park and 79th street.
What had formerly been known as the Garden of the Heart was, in 1916, renamed the Shakespeare Garden to mark the 300th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Following in the tradition of already established Shakespeare Gardens, the Garden was filled with the beautiful plants and flowers mentioned in the works of the playwright, as well as those featured in his own private garden in Stratford-upon-Avon.
The Garden covers four acres of plants that change according to season. Included among these are plants such as rosemary and pansies, alluded to by Ophelia in Hamlet, thistle, mentioned in the play Much Ado About Nothing, and even a white mulberry tree that is said to have grown from a graft of a tree planted by Shakespeare himself in 1602. To aid you in your quest to identify the various species of plant life located within the space, bronze plaques with corresponding quotations from Shakespeare’s plays have been placed sporadically along the path.
Photos from around the web, dievca would like the chance to take her own.
Just a TASTE — see ALL the options here:
Bryan Regan is a Raleigh, NC based commercial and
editorial photographer. Photography school drop out,
who learned his craft assisting photographers across
the country back in the film days. When he’s not
booked, he’s out shooting personal projects and
spending time with his family.
A HUGE “Thank you” to Bryan for allowing me to share his fun photography with you. XO dievca
“Monday’s child is fair of face…”
by Mother Goose
Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace;
Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
Thursday’s child has far to go;
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for its living;
But the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.
Seriously, if you were born on a Wednesday — this is not the verse to listen to~
dievca was born on a:
Early evening. Something about her Dad watching a College Football game at the neighbors and being annoyed that it was time…
Alberta Ferretti – Rainbow Week Sweaters and Hats click HERE
and sweaters all in black with colored writing click HERE