Monday, May 31, 2010

When I got "off the ark," this is what I saw. . .

I hate rain . . . most of you already know that.  Raindrops are another thing. . . especially when they have finished falling from the sky!

Sunday, May 30, 2010


I'll be back blogging Monday, my time.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

It was a beautiful week weather wise. . .

                             Shot these out my window on the 8th floor!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Light on beauty . . .

I was walking to Farmers market today and saw this gorgeous HUGE flower.  The sunlight cast on the blooms makes it gorgeous.Click on it once to see whole flower and then click again to enlarge full screen to see details!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

First Friday Art Walk . . .

Our town sponsors an art walk where we can visit art galleries and enjoy (and buy) some of the new art work displayed each month. It is not just paintings; glass blowing is an art too as well as sculpture and quilting and potteryand Apple computer art and jewelry making and. . . You name it, it will probably be on display one month or another. Each First Friday is the beginning of a new display and they also provide free refreshments.

The best part of this event is that it gets people out walking from one gallery to the next and then inside each gallery. The wonderful artwork displayed is the added bonus. You can choose to visit all 15 galleries or just a couple. Restaurants stay open late on these First Fridays in case people want to grab a bite to eat before or after visiting the art work.

The artist is heating his project in a very hot oven.

The artist works on shaping his design.

He carries it back to the fire -- he has to work fast and thus the blur. Ordinarily, I would have thrown out a blurred photo but I kinda like this one. . . you have to be fast to take good photos of these artists!

We did not stay for him to finish -- it is a long process and we were anxious to see the other artwork in other shops. But he has the shape now and will work on the design on the glass next.

This is a previous glass art work on display.

One of the newer studios was in the loft above a restaurant. I didn't care for the paintings displayed -- too much like Jackson Pollack's work. . . but the window is absolutely gorgeous! I could sit and paint, etc. with that window to look out while I was dreaming. . .

You open this door and an artist steps out. Look at the floor and see that it is a painting made to look like someone opened the door to an art studio. I think it was very clever and well done!

You aren't obligated to buy anything.  I have bought one small painting of the American flag with the words of the pledge of allegiance on the stripes.  It was beautifully framed and fits my patriotic bedroom wonderfully.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

And Spring just keeps on showings its face. . .

Even the weeds have their own kind of beauty!
                                           Spring isn't over yet here.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Tulips: fringed or smooth. . .

Do you prefer fringed tulips or
                                smooth ones?  I like them both!  Enjoy!
                                  No rain on them Thursday!

Friday, May 7, 2010

White Iris at St. James church downtown. . .

Thursday, our first sunny day with NO RAIN in a very long time and even warm temperatures. . . I walked to the post office to get some ten cent stamps for part of my postage to letters I mail to France.  I had forgotten them the other day when I get regular stamps. If you enlarge, you can see the sign for this historical church. All these white Iris were on the property there.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

And delicate purple bells. . .

Not sure what these pretty flowers are called but you will have a nice treat if you click on the photo and enlarge. . .

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Even rainy white ones!!!!!!

The starkness of the white Tulip with raindrops against the darker shades of plants really stands out.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

And more rain . . .

If one can brave the elements, there are wonderful photo opportunities to find on a walk.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Rainy blessing. . .

In spite of the rain, the Tulips show off their beauty!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Another gorgeous Tulip. . .

The colors of this beautiful tulip help me to not feel so bad that we broke a record for April for rain. . . 25 days of rain!  I am so tired of rain but not tired of beautiful flower creations appearing after the rain. . .