Too cold and snowy for a trip to the Smithsonian or National Gallery of Art this week, so I am sharing some of the art here in our own little gallery. Our collection comes in various shapes and sizes, some is new and some has been here a while. Marianne has an eye for things that will fit in well with our home.
First, on the table in our living room art in a variety of shapes.
The statues of a man and a woman have returned to our mantle as the Christmas and winter decor has been put away.
We have collected some southwestern pottery on our trips to Colorado.
We got the butterflies at IKEA last year.
Here is a bowler from our days on a bowling team, and his shadow.
And now about my header. I recently rediscovered this poem by Frederick Windsor that I had written on a note pad some time ago.
Flappity, floppity, flip The mouse on the Mobius strip The strip revolved The mouse dissolved In a chronodimensional skip (from The Space Child's Mother Goose)
It seem to fit the theme this week so I made a mobius strip and found a mouse (a gift form Marianne). I also found this link to the
Mobius Arch Moonrise.
Six inches or so of snow this morning, so my snow blower and
I tackled it a little after noon. The walk and part of the driveway behind the
pipes was soon done. It took a little more time to clean off the van and snow
at the end of the driveway. Pipes? In the driveway? Yep, still there! The
county folks were planning to start the sewer main repair today, but apparently
filling a sinkhole with snow is not the best solution, so the stuff will be
pumped for a while longer.
Watching the little ones as they explore the world and learn to cope with it is fascinating. As a parent, I was more focused on the care of our little ones. With grand-kids ages 28 to 5, we watched them as they became adults (some still are on that path). As a great-grand parent, it has been a joy to watch the first of the next generation learn to think and do things. He has approached life as "watch", "think" "do".
I think I can throw a football.
I think I can play this game!
I know I can throw this ball.
First encounter with a small frog. What's he thinking?
Dancing at his Mom and Dad's wedding.
He watched for a while and then joined the dancing.
The hole seems to get a little bit bigger each day. Before the county fills the hole and repaves the road, they want to know if it will be an ongoing problem. So the Hillis-Carnes folks are here to drill more holes (small) to see what lies below. Hopefully, they will find rock and dirt instead of air and water, and the county can fix the street so we can live happily ever after.
I joined the Header Challenge team in November. We post a new header each week on a suggested theme. Imac is the founder and head of the team. The members vote for best header and the winner gets the gold. The links above will take you to the other participants.
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I am retired, married to a smart, talented lady who once thought we computer people were geeks and now is one of us geeks. I have a long time interest in photography. We live in Maryland, about 50 miles from Washington, DC.
My main camera is a Nikon D3100 with two zoom lenses (18-55 and 55-200).
[Portrait by Marianne Oct 2, 2010]