Sunday, April 10, 2016

Art in the Garden, 2016

For several years now our arts council has been putting on an "arty face" called Art in the Garden.

For me it's always been a reminder of how rich this area is with creativity.

Here's a good sampling of what was on display (and for sale) yesterday.

It took place at the Silo here in town and it was a windy day so, hence, a crappy shot of the sign.

My apologies to the artists.  I didn't take notes so most of these pics won't be labeled.  Remember, I'm the "lazy blogger." 

As I mentioned, it was windy day but a sunny one.  It was difficult to get decent shots of art behind glass.  GLARE!

Can you see yourself in this coolio chair sitting in the shade?

These garden posts were very cool and very tall.  I wanted to snap them in all their tallness but then I would have missed some details and I love me some details.

This would look great in someone's window.  It put me in mind of Frank Lloyd Wright.

I happen to know this artist well.  Alexa Birkam makes the most wonderful pottery. She'll be at my open house May 7th in case you missed her yesterday.

I can easily see this beautiful piece in a yard among the posies.

Swirly glass.

What's a garden without a bug?

Love these colors.

Another pal of mine - Alva Morgan.  Her photos are outstanding and she'll frame anything.  I mean anything.
At the end of the day I hope people went home with something pretty and the artists went home with a lighter load.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Florida, 2016

We're back up here in the frozen north after a month in Florida.
We've been going down for the month of March for several years now and have enjoyed everything except the long, damn drive.

Now for the "flower" portion of this blog.

After four long months of "no color no where," these were a welcome sight.

Now to the food section:

Yes.  They really do serve them.  Our second trip back we saw this guy getting ready to chow down.  When I asked if I could take a picture of his meal, a very proud look came over his face.

This was what I ordered.  A delicate burger with some killer fries.

Miscellaneous pics:

Our friend Kathi helped us celebrate 9 years since my breast cancer diagnosis.

Getting our Florida on.  This is in front of the Chihuly museum.  We spent most evenings strolling downtown with the rich folk.

These guys fascinate me.

A one-shot definition of Florida.

Our last morning in St.Pete.

Welcome home?

A not-so-unusual April sight in south west Michigan.
 It's nice to be home, even with the snow and cooler temps.