Thursday, July 11, 2019

Inside the Gazebo: Backyard Garden #4


What a wonderful place to entertain guests during the warm summer months!  Tea or coffee, anyone?


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Backyard Garden #3


 How splendid it must feel to have 
 one's own gazebo/tea house!



Monday, July 08, 2019

Longfellow Garden this summer, 2019


Last September I discovered Longfellow Garden, a treasure that everyone else seemed to have known about except me.  I went back there last spring and again on Saturday.  I am not disappointed and know that I will return many more times before the snow flies!




Sunday, July 07, 2019

Backyard Garden #2

Two more photos from my neighbor's extraordinary garden.  Check yesterday's post for a full explanation.




Saturday, July 06, 2019

Backyard Garden


My neighbor's backyard is extraordinary.  Recently it was featured in a local newspaper, and when I read that the same newspaper is asking for nominations for a "favorite garden" I knew that "Shangri-la" should be nominated.  A brief description and photos need to be submitted as well, and I wish that I had a better camera and technique to take photos worthy of this wonderful oasis. I will post more photos next week so you can enjoy the scope of the garden.



Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Rainbow Condos



A week ago a friend and I took a paddleboat down the Mississippi River, enjoying the trees and foliage along the bank with an occasional sight of manmade structures: bridges and buildings along the way.  On Shepard Road in Saint Paul, the row of condos in varied shade of white, grey, yellow and orange reminded me of Rainbow Row in Charleston, SC.  Architecturally unlike and very dissimilar, the colors in both cities are pleasing to the eye.

Monday, July 01, 2019

Theme Day: BLUE, July 1, 2019 Virgo


Why not make this personal?! Since my birthday is September 11, I think that this astrology sign is perfect for my Theme Day contribution It also works for Mural Monday. How great is that?!

The mural is from my 2014 archives, taken in a park in Santa Fe, New Mexico; I wonder if it is still there? Certainly deserves another trip to find out, don't you think?

To see what other CDP bloggers selected for their theme day photograph, go here.
Linking to Monday Mural

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Woven tapestry-Native Women #6


At a distance this exquisite tapestry looked like a vibrant painting. Remarkable weaving on the part of the Hope artist! I only got a photo of part of the diptych, but you can appreciate its beauty from this photograph.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Fashionable Frocks-Native Women #5




I didn't record the information about this lovely dress, but from my vast store of knowledge after going twice to the exhibit, I assume (perhaps correctly) that this one is probably from a Pacific Northwest tribe.  To check my assumption, I'll just have to return for a third visit, which I intend to do! I have not seen quite as much public interest in an exhibit as this one has generated!!