" . . . O Star of wonder, star of night
Our apartments are on the top floor (fifth floor walk-up) of a brownstone in New York City. The window from their main living space faces the street and the brownstones directly south of us. I face north, with a "rear window" view which I described in yesterday's post.
Be that as it may, the aforementioned hymn comes to mind each time I see the star (which is quite frequently) because my good friend and who also often "serves" as my editor, Peggy Wood (PW); and is someone that I visit often, has a view of the star from her window too. This can be seen in the image below which also shows her "window sill" succulent garden.
The image was taken by yours truly last week, but a very similar one was taken by me last year, and it was included in something I posted about the Epiphany (a holiday associated with The Three Kings), which you may refer to by clicking here.
PW described it this way, "Guests enter the apartment and immediately take of their clothes. Then close to midnight, they put their clothes back on, place lights on their head and go out to Central Park [which is near by] to watch the celebration of fireworks, and after the fireworks are over, they return to the apartment and take off their clothes again . . . "
The aforementioned fireworks occur in conjunction with the Midnight Run every New Year's Eve. I usually attend the event in Central Park with friends as I described in a blog entry here on TLLG last year, so I know of nothing about the New Year's Eve comings and goings of the tenants who live in the apartment that has the window with the star, but I will say, it sounds like PW's succulents have a much more exciting view from her front window than mine have from my rear window!
And speaking of succulents, I am happy to announce that I recently guest blogged on a blog called My Square Foot Garden (MSFG), another window of opportunity, similar to the one I had with Fern Richardson's Life on the Balcony, where I wrote a three part post on garden winterizing.