Saturday, June 24, 2017

829. Utmost

829. Utmost
Definition: (adj) the most extreme, greatest
Location Placed: St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 5:03pm



I love stopping into churches because they are often not only really pretty architecturally, but also have a lot of history. This church is the oldest Roman Catholic church in New York. This building was built in the 1830's. Additionally, the American Old West gunfighter Billy the Kid was christened here as a youngster!

828. Exclusive

828. Exclusive
Definition: (adj) chic, high-class, fashionable
Location Placed: Starbucks at Church and Murray, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 4:50pm



It wouldn't be a crane placing trip without a few Starbucks in the mix. They are basically on every street corner in New York, so it's hard to avoid them. I popped in to get a drink as well since it was getting a little warmer walking around outside. Did make taking pictures of the cranes a wee bit harder, but I do enjoy a good challenge!

827. Intuitive

827. Intuitive
Definition: (adj) easy to use and understand
Location Placed: The UPS Store, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 4:47pm



I've been really enjoying the warmer weather lately.While we've had a few days that were a bit warmer than I like, most of them have been very pleasant this spring. Good days for taking a walk around the neighborhood or in the city after work. I'm hoping that memories of these nice weather days will help me get through this next winter!

826. Potential

826. Potential
Definition: (n) latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness
Location Placed: Blue Spoon Coffee, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 4:43pm


Now that the weather has become nice, I decided to take the evening after work to do a little walking and have a little adventure. I realized I hadn't taken advantage of the area much, and I definitely want to make sure I am doing that. Be a tourist in your own area, wherever you might be at the time. So I took a bit of meander and found this little coffee shop tucked in down one of the streets. Among the many corner Starbucks, I thought this was a quaint little shop with lots of different options. If I am looking for something a little different, I'll definitely pop back here!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

825. Teach

825. Teach
Definition: (v) to show or explain how to do something
Location Placed: Wissahickon Library, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Date Placed: 5/20/17 at 3:01pm



All of my friends who are teachers are counting down the days until summer vacation. Some are very close, and some wish they were much closer than they actually are. I certainly miss the days of having a summer vacation to enjoy! So to all of the teachers out there, good luck for the last remaining few weeks until a few months of well deserved freedom!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

824. Lark

824. Lark
Definition: (n) a source of or quest for amusement or adventure
Location Placed: Starbucks, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 5/11/17 at 4:16pm



I am looking forward to enjoying what New York City has to offer in the spring time. As I am always on a quest for something new, I feel like there are a lot of opportunities to take advantage of when there. I am hoping to do a bit more branching out in the not too distant future now that the weather is getting warmer, and the days are getting a wee bit longer!


823. New
Definition: (adj) not existing before; made, introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first time
Location Placed: New Amsterdam Public Library, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 5/11/17 at 12:42pm



Can't think of a more fitting location to release the crane "New" than in the New Amsterdam branch of the New York Public Library system! I was extremely excited to check out a new to me library and I wasn't disappointing. I took the opportunity to pick up a library card while I was there so that I could take advantage of some of the online entities available through the library. And boy does the New York Public Library system deliver! I am excited to take advantage of all of the wonderful things they offer!

Friday, May 12, 2017

822. Focused

822. Focused
Definition: (v) pay particular attention to
Location Placed: Maryland House Rest Stop, North East, Maryland
Date Placed: 4/12/17 at 2:38pm



It's easy to lose focus on what is most important to you when caught up in the day to day aspects of life. Sometimes it is necessary to take a step back and take a minute to realize all of the wonderful things you have going on. Reach out to friends. Pick up a good book. Take some time to de-stress as the weather goes from the cold of winter to the warmth of spring. Shake off winter and open spring with open arms!

821. Bloom

821. Bloom
Definition: (n) a flower, especially one cultivated for its beauty
Location Placed: Potomac Mills Mall, Woodbridge, Virginia
Date Placed: 4/9/17 at 4:36pm



Definitely a perfect word to be used for the spring. This time of year is my absolute favorite in terms of flowering trees. All of the blooms, including the cherry all start to make the world a glorious pink haze of petals. I have such wonderful memories of laying beneath a cherry blossom in the April/May time frame and watching the pink rain down upon me. I'm not the only one who loves them as the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC is an extremely well attended event! While I wasn't able to get over there this year, I still was able to enjoy some of those pink petals before they fell to the ground.

820. Seemly

820. Seemly
Definition: (adj) conforming to accepted notions of propriety or good taste; decorous
Location Placed: Tastefully Yours, Occoquan, Virginia
Date Placed: 4/9/17 at 3:25pm



When in Occoquan... So I decided to get some delicious gelato on my way out. One of the great things about this lovely town, is that there is no lack of places that sell delicious treats! So I popped into this shop to enjoy some nice gelato. They also had a beer and wine tasting room upstairs, and a really wonderful little garden out back to sit and enjoy your treats.