I want to say one word to you. Just one word.... Plastics.”
Mr. McGuire, The Graduate

Monday, June 6, 2011

You must be This Tall to ride this ferry!

This weekend drew an interesting crowd to Governors Island. On Sunday, the champagne Veuve Clicquot sponsored a polo match. At the 11 am ferry, throngs of well dressed men and women lined up to board the ferry: women in beautiful sundresses, high heels and elaborate hats were making me feel slightly under dressed, and definitely short!

My discomfort was alleviated by an adoring fan on the island, who gave me chocolate chip cookies and bought me a cup of coffee: yes, I am that easy! Rose and her husband Rich stopped by with their children. Rich, who first didn't want to learn how to knit, finally sat for a tutorial, and ended up spending a couple of hours knitting with me and Rose. As you can see, he's a very happy customer!

Although Saturday had been really busy and saw a steady stream of people stopping by, Sunday was a little slower, which gave me the opportunity to do more work and finally attach some of the panels that friends have given me the last few weeks:

Photo courtesy of Bruce Monroe

New panels from Bernette, Liz, Megan and Willie have made it possible to reach the first branch of the largest tree.

As I write this, the post office just delivered the latest shipment from my mother and sister, who have been so instrumental in making this project a success. I will hang the panels this week, and hope to give them their own tree!


  1. Looking forward to coming out this weekend, Isabelle!

  2. Me too! The weekend is going to be a blast!