Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Last Weekend's Adventures

Even though the water was low, it was perfect for swimming.

Great Blue Heron

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis


Saturday, September 25, 2010

15 Artists: Another Facebook Meme

Oh, how we love lists! These lists on facebook are like cocktail party getting-to-know-yous. The one that I've seen making the rounds lately is the "15 Albums that have stayed with you," or some such. You are supposed to take no longer than fifteen minutes to compile the list -- so no outside research! Heh. Making such a list does not appeal to me.

However, when I saw someone post a 15 Artists list, I thought it might be fun to try my own. Other folks stuck to painters only. I included photographers and one cartoonist. I came up with this list off the top of my fifteen minute brain, then searched the happy internet for images. I am a wee bit discouraged that my brain could only come up with two women. Anyway, here are some pretty pictures for you to enjoy.

Odd Nerdrum

Duane Michals

Vincent Van Gogh

Pierre Bonnard

Dorothea Lange

Paul Klee

Egon Schiele

Yousuf Karsh

Diane Arbus


Andy Warhol
Pablo Picasso

Henri Matisse

Robert Crumb

Philip Guston


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

My Funny Friends

Overheard this morning at the Blue Tavern...

I have always wondered - when reading the demented dreams of the apocalyptic set - if they have ever considered that if everything we believe in and love is gone gone gone: then there really isn't much to live for?

-- DWD

People who indulge in these kinds of fantasies for real are people without much to live for in the first place. It's classic wish-fulfillment: In this world I'm a loser, but when everything falls apart, I'LL BE KING!

No. You will be the third extra from the left in Reign of Fire who gets eaten by a dragon while waiting for Christian Bale to come save you.
-- Athenae

Image found here.


Monday, September 6, 2010

More Bounty for My 400th Post

Look at all this beautiful food that grew in my yard. The tomatoes & basil have already been put by. And I am becoming the champion oven fry maker with all those lovely potatoes. I am grateful for this bounty.


Friday, September 3, 2010

Can We?

This picture is accompanying a headline on HuffPo


It's not all bad. I mean, the two-party system just isn't working, so if disenchanted young folks rally to help create a better system, then we all win. If instead, they really drop out, we lose.

Was it all smoke & mirrors? Was Obama "hired" by the powers that be to do exactly the job he is doing?

I know that being a parent doesn't grant one moral authority (or even clarity), but I still can't understand how Obama is explaining his actions to his young daughters.