Thursday, September 29, 2016

Wedding Celebration!


Although they did not know me, these happy guests at an Ethiopian wedding posed for me when I asked.  Below is the mother and sister of the bridegroom.  Unfortunately the happy newly-married couple eluded me by leaving before I spotted the happy guests as I drove past the church.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Well Shod

While waiting to be seated outside my favourite restaurant last Saturday, I watched the arrival of four young women, and I amused myself by taking stealth photos of their footwear.



Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Answer the Question!

These images were at the entrance of the art exhibit, Seeing Nature, at the Minneapolis Institute of Art pictures  I have shown you for the past several days.  I loved the simple question; how would you answer it?




Monday, September 26, 2016

The Grand Canyon

Three paintings of the Grand Canyon were part of the collection of the paintings in the exhibit, Seeing Nature, which I mentioned yesterday.

Arthur Wesley Dow
American, 1857-1933
Cosmic Cities, Grand Canyon of Arizona, 1912
Oil on Canvas

Thomas Moran
Amerian (Born England), 1837-1926
Grand Canyon of Arizona at Sunset, 1909
Oil on Canvas
David Hockney, English, born 1937
Oil on Canvas, 1998
Above three are details of of  David Hockney's Grand Canyon, which is huge. (Check this link for a full photo and interesting article.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Fantastic Exhibit



Because this exhibit of 39 paintings from a private collection was so impressive, I went to the Minneapolis Museum of Art twice to see them. These extraordinary paintings drew large crowds until it ended on September 18. The painting above appealed to me because it reminds me of my childhood birthplace in Door County, Wisconsin with the water, sailboat and dwelling on a high promontory overlooking the lake.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Meet Paige


Paige is resting quietly in the middle aisle of Unity-Unitarian Church in St. Paul, next to her owner, Beth, who is a member of the choir. Paige is one of two seeing eye dogs that belong to our parish. She is loved by everyone!

Linked to Saturday Critters & Camera Critters

Friday, September 23, 2016

Sunflowers


Sunflowers: Hand dyed and painted fabric 33 x 40 wall hanging

I discovered that I have neither discipline nor will power with a weakened work ethic when it comes to downsizing.  I announced to myself and others that I would take an hiatus from social media and blogging during the month of September to begin this important task to ready our home for sale in order to move to smaller living space.  Well, all I accomplished was emptying one wall unit of drawers and bookshelves.  The task is too daunting and my time was spent doing other mundane activities, none of which were half as interesting as viewing the world with a eye to photograph.  So, here I am. . . back again, eager to see y'all---lot more interesting than cleaning out unwanted and unnecessary objects of a lifetime of accumulated "stuff!"

The wall hanging above is just one of a collection of fabric art quilts and hangings  made by a very talented artist!



Friday, September 02, 2016

Guest Cartoonist!


We have slipped into September so quickly that it leaves me breathless and this cartoon accurately  depicts my feelings!

I intend to take an hiatus during the entire month of September.  I need to do some serious downsizing that I avoid nicely by using and enjoying my computer instead, but now I decided that this is the month to make some headway. Perhaps I will relent before the month is over .  .  . who knows how disciplined I can be?! I will visit FB occasionally, especially after morning walks with Wild Wendy.
Don't worry. . . I'll be back!!

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Library Windows: September Theme, 2016



In addition to a vast book and publication collection as well as a coffee shop and wifi with other amenities, the Frey Library at the University of St Thomas has stained glass windows that feature many literary greats.  It is interesting to wander around to see more windows honouring Goethe, Cicero, Homer, Sherlock Holmes, Don Quixote, and others.

Go  here, here, and here to see previous posts of these windows.
To see more libraries that CDP bloggers visit, click here.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Trader Joe's World



Trying to find a navigable route from my house to Trader Joe's is an exercise in creativity. St. Paul is still in the throes of ripping up almost all major streets and highways to make improvements.  Hard to be patient this summer for the finished products; the seasonal construction appears to have been worse this year than previous seasons.
Linking to Signs, Signs