My Pretty Oriole

I have lived in northeast Queens for over 20 years, and so I’m familiar with all the creatures and critters in these parts. At the beginning of the summer I spotted a gorgeous colorful bird taking a bath in a puddle at the corner of my street. I stopped to observe this striking beauty but didn’t want to get too close for fear it would fly off. I wondered to myself, is that a Baltimore oriole? So I took this not terribly sharp picture of it on my phone. Lo and behold it was an oriole. It’s the first one I’ve ever seen in my neighborhood. Yay! I’m posting it here to commemorate the end of summer. I love the reflection in the water:

I also want to let my readers know that Monday is our annual blog celebration here on Museworthy, so do check out that post and join in the fun 🙂

Until then, have a great weekend, and I’ll see you right back here on September 24th!

6 thoughts on “My Pretty Oriole

  1. Enid Braun says:

    Hi Claudia, I’ve been doing catch-up since I got home from Block Island and teaching my workshop on Sunday night, but planned to email to try to reschedule our date. This posting was a prod.

    I will be in Manhattan on Tuesday morning next week, but that’s pretty early for wine and probably in the middle of your work day! The rest of next week is kinda jammed, but so far the following week looks appears more open. Let me know what might work for you! Enid


    • artmodel says:

      Hi Enid!

      Yes, our cocktails await! My schedule is all over the place for the next two weeks but I’m sure we’ll find a day that works for both of us. Can’t wait to hear about Block Island!

      Thanks for commenting, and I’ll email you very soon 🙂


  2. Yesterday it was 95° . . . I ain’t gonna celebrate the end of summer yet, at least here in Kentucky.

    • artmodel says:


      You’re a man after my own heart! Keep those summer vibes going! Unfortunately, no summer weather here in the Big Apple. Cooling down, and cloudy. Boo hoo.

      Thanks for your comment!


    • artmodel says:


      Only Jim Morrison could sing about the end of summer in a droning, druggie monotone 😆 But the guy in the video definitely makes up for it. I’d cavort on the beach with him any day!

      Thanks for sharing!


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