Friday, October 30, 2015
I planted an Eastern Snowball (Viburnum opulus 'Sterile') in the backyard last summer. After dormancy, it has a very showy spring, and then disappears into the background. I was happy to see that it will someday hold its own in the garden in the fall, as well.
There's potential in that showy little shrub!
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Milan artists Sara Goldschmied and Eleonora Chiari's avant-garde exhibit Where Shall We Go Dancing Tonight? at the Museion in Bolzano, northern Italy, was meant to represent the hedonism and corruption of the 1980s.
The museum cleaning crew, however, thought that a party had taken place and discarded every bit of the exhibit. Here's what the exhibition room looked like after the clean-up.
The exhibit has been restored (how hard would that be?), and the artists are loving the publicity. They swear it wasn't a stunt.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
When I was in the 2nd grade at Garden Hills Elementary School in Atlanta, red-orange was my favorite crayon color.
I found some cool pictures of a 24-count box of crayons as I remember them in 1954.
Funny how red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet and white are the most used colors. I kinda stayed away from the funky colors too.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Approaching Highway 89 (Google street view). This is where there was a confluence of enormous and slow-moving recreational vehicles with lowly me and my ex on a motorcycle.
Highway 70 to Vinton (3) and then to Sattley turned out to be one of my most enjoyable motorcycle rides. It was a straight road with very little traffic and unlimited visibility--my favorite conditions.
I took this picture outside of the gas station in Vinton (3).
A current Google Street View of the same place. It's now a church. What a difference 30 years makes.
Two pictures of a young Joe at the Vista Point (4). You can see the Sierra Valley which stretches out to Hwy 70 behind me in the first picture. I'm pointing toward Vinton in the second picture. Highway 49 hugs the Sierra foothills.
Looking back (Google Street View) toward the Vista Point and Sierra Valley beyond.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
Blessed is he who in the days of God will engage in handicrafts. This is a bounty from God, for in this Most Great Dispensation it is acceptable in the sight of God for man to occupy himself in a trade which relieveth him of depending upon charity. The craft of every craftsman is regarded as worship.
Mosaic tile craftsman.