Wednesday, November 23, 2011

happy thanksgiving everyone! and an answer...


a little late, it only took me a week to answer my last post's question! "walking to the sky", a sculpture by the artist jonathan borofsky stands on the carnegie mellon campus in pittsburgh.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

can anyone guess what this guy is looking at it?




























I'll give you two hints; he is standing in pittsburgh, and, this same piece was once installed at rockefeller center in 2004.

Friday, November 11, 2011

poppies for the veterans




































just when I thought I had the blogging/home renovation thing under control, all hell breaks loose and I fall behind yet again. the good news is, things seem to be falling into place. more importantly, god bless our dear veterans. hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

golden autumn leaves

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I look forward to these particular leaves turning every year. the yellow is so bright it actually lights up everything else around it. it's already sunday in australia, where I should add, they are deep into springtime! so if you like shadows and you want to join in the fun, please visit  hey harriet's shadow shot sunday meme. and a big thank you to tracy for hosting shadow shot sunday too.

Friday, November 4, 2011

this morning's sunrise

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this all took place in minutes and before you knew it, it was over. moments later, the sky turned blue and the sun became a bright orange ball against it. this post is a part of the 'skywatch friday' meme. if you'd like to add your own sky, please visit skywatch friday, thanks to klaus and his team, sandy, wren, and sylvia.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

merry christmas

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the christmas season doesn't wait for the day after thanksgiving anymore - it officially starts the day after halloween.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

p is for poughkeepsie

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I happened upon this observatory at vassar, in poughkeepsie, new york while visiting the college earlier this autumn. due to its association with the first well known woman astronomer, maria mitchell, it's considered a national landmark. though no longer used as an observatory, it now houses the education department and classrooms.
if you'd like to see other representations of the letter P, or if you'd like to add your own P representation, please visit "abc wednesday".

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

day of the dead

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an art lesson in discovering the "day of the dead" gives us an example of how children make sense of it all. I found this happy skeleton next to yesterday's witches. I like to think that my loved ones who have crossed over are happy where they are. 


p.s. please go to cha no ma-ri and check out her amazing post about day of the dead & cookies! you will be very happy that you did.