Monday, April 1, 2013

A is for...


Actually A is for Abe Lincoln...


and for...

The American Museum of Natural History

The over 1700 bloggers joining the Challenge will all be blogging each day -- except for Sundays -- and will choose a theme. These photos are just hints. I will be announcing my theme tomorrow -- its a B theme -- and I think it's going to be a lot of fun. So far it's been a lot of fun for me, and I hope you will all enjoy it, too. I'm going to use only my own photos and I've been sorting through them in preparation.

The Museum of Natural History is one of my favorite places. It was built in 1875, when the Upper West Side was barely built and in my own neighborhood, about ten blocks from the Museum, sheep were grazing at the turn of the century. That last fact may be completely fiction, but I read it in a history of the neighborhood and I've always enjoyed the thought. I chose this particular photo because I worked at the Museum (1976-78) and my office was on the fifth floor, right next to this wonderful tower. It was something out of "Night at the Museum." I often worked late and left after the museum was closed. At first I was scared  leaving the museum. It was big and empty and there were weird shadows from giant bugs in the dioramas. But I got used to it and came to love having the museum all to myself. It's now one of my favorite memories. 

Any guesses about this the theme for the Challenge? One random guesser is going to get a surprise! I'm going to pick one name and there will be a little thank you for stopping by. 

Stay tuned, blog buddies. We're going to have a great April, and a big welcome to our new A to Z friends!

22 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Happy Monday. It's be fun to see your A-Z posts. Hope you have a great day

Denise D Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

Thanks for mentioning A-Z in your blog, else I would not have heard of it. I have visions of you traveling up and down 'Broadway' taking your pictures.

Ronda said...

I'm taking a stab in the dark, but I'm guessing the B word is.....BUTTERCUPS??!! Looking forward to more posts and pics from you! Have a blessed A day!

Deanna said...

hmm, I am guessing it's places I've "B"een. Have fun!!

Patricia Bacon said...

Now you have me guessing! Can't wait to see what the theme is. Nice to have you on board the A-Z Challenge.

Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

Life and Breath and Everything Else said...

I have no idea.. I'm such a bad guesser :(

Nellie said...

I'm not joining this challenge, but I will really be interested in following YOUR blog!

Happy April!

organizationandinspirationforfellowwriters said...

Love your post.
Denise
at Organization and Inspiration for Fellow Writers, participant of A to Z Blogging Challenge

Grammy Staffy said...

What a good A to Z idea. I bet broadway will be next. I might even get brave enough to try your A to Z.

Thank you for wishing me happy Easter. You are so sweet. I hope that you are having a nice Passover. Do you do anything special on the last day tomorrow?

Have a great day. Hugs

Pondside said...

I don't know your area too well, but look forward to seeing what you come up with. B for Brooklyn, perhaps?

Dee said...

Hiya neighbor! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving that comment earlier. Looking forward to seeing your B-Z blogs and knowing what your theme is tomorrow! :)

TARYTERRE said...

Like the statue. BUT I have to admit I'm crazy for museums. Loved hearing about the Museum of Natural History. No guesses here???

Maggid said...

Happy AtoZ Day One! It looks like you've done this before . . . A theme and everything. I'm impressed - AND - looking forward to your posts.
love & love,
-g-

Lynn Proctor said...

hmmm not a guess--but loving your lincoln thing today---my son was an extra in the lincoln film :)

Cat said...

Interesting post about Lincoln and the museum. Could be stand for 'blogging'?

Lynda said...

My mind isn't being good about guessing today but I am excited to see what you will post. You sound like it's going to be fun for you, too. Hope your project launch went even better than anticipated!!!

Melinda said...

The "Broadway" idea is good.

Looking forward to more.

M :)

Grammy Staffy said...

I've decided to take up your challenge and I will try to do A to Z also. Mine won't be as interesting as yours I'm afraid since I don't live in NYC.... but I will do my best. I'll see you tomorrow for Broadway or whatever your B is. Hugs, Lura

Mevely317 said...

I'm intrigued!
... and sleepy, so pardon my (lame) guess?
First instict.. like the others ... is Broadway!
but just to be different, I'll venture, "Beginnings!"

Tara Tyler said...

historic facts & figures?
great start!

Susie said...

Historical alphabet???? You know I love museums . And art galleries.I think about you in the big museum ....you have surely had an interesting job. xoxo,Susie

The Wicked Writer said...

When in NY (which is rare), I make it a habit to go here...thank you so much for the post.