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  • Sara Pinto Studio Shade Photo © Sue Schlabach

    Under the Cacao Tree in Bonnington Square

    London, September. Bonnington Square was lit dimly by streetlights as we left the busy roads near the Vauxhall Station. Sara described it to me on the Tube, and here it was, as though she’d conjured it. The corner Italian deli, the little restaurant where they held cooperative dinners when she lived here in the 80s,…

  • © Rachel Talibart from SueSchlabach.com

    Winter Postbox

    A red English postbox is the essence of beautiful utilitarian design in my book. And this snow dusted postbox seems to be the essence of holiday anticipation. Rachael Talibart, based in the south of England, is the photographer, and shares about her travels and life through photography at her blog Focused Moments. She is a…

  • Jessie Chorley shop sueschlabach.com

    Welsh Countryside on a London Street

    Where I left you on Columbia Road in London, not so long ago, was Vintage Heaven and Cake Hole. Oh to be there today, nibbling cake and sipping tea. I am, however content to be here this morning. There is a dusting of snow on the hillside and animals waiting at the fence for breakfast.…

  • One Leaf © Sue Schlabach

    Stage Plays, a Blanket of Autumn Leaves

    An autumn bed of leaves under our maple tree reminds me of a performance of Midsummer Night’s Dream that I saw in Stratford, England, when I was 19. It was the later 1980s. Life was my oyster. Before the woodland scenes the stage crew rolled out a carpet of jumbled textile pieces, layered and sewn…

  • Vintage Heaven London © Sue Schlabach

    Columbia Road, London, First Stop Cake Hole

      Several weeks ago I arrived in London after the red eye from Boston. It was a Sunday morning, but noontime by the time I’d settled in my hotel. The bed was calling me, but not as strongly as the Sunday-only markets of London. I set out for Columbia Road and its famous Sunday flower…

  • Summer © Sue Schlabach

    Listen! {in memory of summer evenings}

    “Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!” Humbert Wolfe Autumn has only arrived, in accordance with the calendar. Though leaves have been falling and the air is chill each morning for a few weeks now. It’s apple time, but I…