Saturday, January 23, 2010


Tragically, the cat passed away; but now it is safe for the birds to return to the feeder. This is a Downey Woodpecker, a tiny little member of the woodpecker family.

Backtracking my posts - didn't post the last few days 'cause I'm exhausted- a touch of something, combined with too many meetings!

Friday, January 22, 2010


What I like best about the winter sunsets here are the colors through the tracery of bare branches at the tops of giant old deciduous trees.

I didn't get this posted in time so I won't link to skywatch this week. Backtracking my posts 'cause I'm exhausted- a touch of something, combined with too many meetings!

However, here's the link to the skywatches that did get posted on Friday:

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Donna Rathert, Iconographer. Explanation is here: IconGallery.html

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Milk Chocolate

There were two chocolate fountains on Sunday - one dark chocolate, one milk chocolate.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

More Carnegie

One more Carnegie picture, this one taken from the mezzanine. Today, I spent all day in tax class (no chocolate fountains there) and my brain is fried.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Carnegie Show

Sunday was the opening for the Carnegie Center for the Arts annual juried show. There was a large and enthusiastic audience in all of the galleries. Perhaps the flowing chocolate helped!
Two photos beside the chocolate are (top) the director, Donna Grubbs, with Jim Thompson, whose piece was selected by the jurors as best in show. Below, behind the chocolate, the previous director, Helen McCauslin, chats with one of my favorite watercolorists, Don Marek. Helen now hangs out in Fabulous Fabius.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Monochrome Icy Snow

This is another one of the kids from yesterday, on ice. She has a need for speed!

I thought the scene was appropriate for monochrome- see gorgeous monochromes by lots of people around the world, just click over to The Monochrome Weekend, presented by Aileni.