Greetings from Philadelphia
I just heard from Cousin Rosina Coltellaro in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The snow storm provided some great photo opportunities for her this past weekend. Here are some scenes taken from the building where she lives.
Rosina is the niece of my maternal Great Grandmother Rosina Aiello Marasco Muro. You will be meeting her and Great Grandfather Nick Muro in the Spring when we begin our postings on the Muro, Aiello, and Marasco families.
Here’s the view of Washington Square from the entrance of the building where Rosina lives in Philadelphia. This photo was taken at 8:30 p.m. just as the snow started to fall on Friday, January 22nd, 2016.
At 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 23rd the snow was piled high by the curbs. Again, this is a view of Washington Square.
This snow laden evergreen tree stands in the courtyard at the back of the building where Rosina lives. Despite the cold temperatures, I notice that the trees in Philadelphia and Brooklyn did not have any icicles. When Rosina took this photo the wind was blowing the snow off of the tree. That is why you see the top bending towards the left.
Twenty-four hours later, on the evening of Saturday, January 23rd, 2016, Washington Square in Philadelphia glows in the combination of snow and the light from the street lamps. Rosina took this photo from the 13th floor of her building. Usually the view of Washington Square is a winter wonderland of snow laden trees. Due to high winds the trees in the photo are bare.
–As told by Rosina to EmilyAnn in email of 1/26/2016.
Something to think about
Rosina’s emails to me about the photos contain two quotes in her signature line. They give one something to think about. I thought I’d share them with my blog readers.
“Let us remember…that in the end we go to poetry for one reason, so that we might more fully inhabit our lives and the world in which we live them, and that if we more fully inhabit these things, we might be less apt to destroy both.”
“Everything and everyone are interconnected.”