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It never occurred to me

September 1, 2021

Read more about it here

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Icons in Architecture: Art Deco

August 30, 2021
Ref: My Modern Met

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What am I sappy cat blogging?

August 27, 2021

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A Road Trip

August 26, 2021

We drove with friends to lovely Toledo, Ohio this weekend. Their mission was to see an exhibit at the Toledo Museum of Art. My Sweetie’s mission was to visit his favorite painting that resides in the Toledo museum. I was along for the ride.

We had a beautiful day for a drive. We had a very good lunch at the Maumee Bay Brewing Company and then headed to the museum.

Recommended

The show my friends wanted to see was occult art, . . . yeah. It had some interesting items. I particularly liked the spirit painting by Choling Taha, “Bear Medicine.” It has bears. It has bees.

My Sweetie found his painting – and bought a print of it.

The Architect’s Dream by Thomas Cole

Then we wandered over to the Pavilion of Glass that is adjacent to the museum (think Libby and Owens Corning money.)

Do you play that game where you pick out the one piece in a museum or exhibit that you would choose for your own (thank you, Bill Bryson). My choice was this splendid miniature of a diner – completed constructed of glass. There is a tiny napkin on the floor, there is a little glass blackboard with a menu and prices, there are teeny, tiny salt and pepper shakers. I loved it.

It was created by Emily Brock

We topped off our trip with a visit to Toft’s Dairy for ice cream – oh, my!

Also highly recommended.

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Summer is waning . . .

August 23, 2021
Pokeweed berries are ripening
Jewelweed is blooming
And, it is fungus season

I call this one the potato chip fungus, but I have not keyed anything out yet.

I think lots of others will be popping up soon – it has been warm and very humid. I saw some jack-o-lantern fungi recently, but did not have my camera ready. Below is a specimen from last year.

They are pretty bright.
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RIP

August 21, 2021

Tom T. Hall, “American songwriter and entertainer, popularly known as the “Storyteller,” who expanded the stylistic and topical range of the country music idiom with plainspoken, highly literate, and often philosophical narratives. His songs were largely reflections of his own experiences, from his rural working-class beginnings to his life as a country music star and national television celebrity.” – Britannica

My favorite from his many works . . .

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What am I sappy cat blogging?

August 20, 2021
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More robot fun from Boston Dynamics

August 18, 2021
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It’s tattoo Tuesday

August 17, 2021
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More Olympic events

August 16, 2021