This Friday found F and I traipsing along on E's field trip. We explored our urban prairies and enjoyed an absolutely glorious fall day outside.
And while the class found themselves listening to our conservation guide, F found herself much more interested in the amphitheater.
On our way home (after leaving the rest of the class at school) we refueled at Rue Lafayette and found two cool things. The first is this old advertisement. I think it will sit or hang on the new living room bookcases. The reason it caught my eye was the name - Bianchi, which is my Italian family name several generations back. I may have a collection of European heritages, but I'll always claim my Italian piece first. And I lived in Genoa, not far from Milan, and I live amongst car nuts, so it seems just about perfect.
The other find is so, so cute and unique and photographs beautifully, but alas, it's a gift for my sister so I just can't share it here. It's getting near that season when the finds get a bit more secretive.
And oh yeah, we just happened to stumble upon a slice of lemon mascarpone cake and a croissant to tide us over until dinner. Although the cake was so good, I wouldn't be opposed to calling it dinner.
I hope you found something beautiful in your own backyard (urban or not), and perhaps even something sweet. Do share.