Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Place of Interest-ABC WEDNESDAY "P"

A Place of Interest Where a Person of Interest 
Lived and Wrote a Famous Novel  

F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of our boys, ya know, lived in this house on 599 Summit Avenue when he wrote his first novel. In the coming weeks I will post a few of the homes in which he lived and the places where he would hang out.

Scott had met Zelda, his future wife, while serving in the army. Originally she had not wanted to marry Scott because of his uncertain financial future, but after the publication of the novel, she apparently changed her mind. They did not remain long in Minnesota and led a busy, often debt-ridden existence, as international icons of the Jazz Age.

The first non-Minnesota person who correctly identifies the title of this novel will get a postcard from St. Paul from me!!

PS.  Don't forget to post a photo tomorrow for the May 1st Theme: Squares

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Paper Cut Outs (gouaches découpés)-Matisse

Towards the end of his life after being diagnosed with cancer and confined to a wheelchair, Matisse added another artistic genre to his wide-ranging talents. . . paper cut outs.  He called it "painting with scissors."  This one is part of the Matisse exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.


Don't forget May 1st Theme Day: Squares.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Sweet Little Wall Hanging

May Theme Day ALERT: On the first of May, City Daily bloggers will be posting their contributions to the month's theme: SQUARES.  To provide a little encouragement and some impetus for myself, I found this sweet little quilted wall hanging that could qualify, but I'll keep looking.  Find a photo, or be square!!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Matisse Exhibit

 The Matisse exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts will be there until May 18th. If you go to see all his work, you will not be disappointed; instead you will have a greater appreciation for his talent. I included his self-portrait for your viewing pleasure. This week I will include more of his pieces that are on exhibit.

May Theme Day is getting closer: Squares

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Camera Critters-Lexi's Favorite Team

A few days ago the  NFL published the teams' schedules Looks like Lexi is ready for the season~
Posted, just in case you missed her photo on my sidebar~

Friday, April 25, 2014

Things are Looking UP!!

On yesterday's post I showed you the snowy scene at the beginning of April that greeted us when we arrived from our snowbird vacation, but things now look decidedly more hopeful.  After coming out of a restaurant yesterday, I was greeted by this welcoming sight in a flower box on the street.  

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Good Fences

Escaping the harsh Minnesota winter, we spent months in Santa Fe, New Mexico, our favorite winter hideaway.  Timing our arrival home at the beginning of April, this scene greeted us the first morning home!

Linking to Good Fences

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Outstanding Theatre-ABC WEDNESDAY 'O'

 The establishment of the Guthrie Theatre in the Twin Cities has been a signature event for theatre here.
The photo of Sir Tyrone Guthrie is located on the outside wall of the new Guthrie Theatre.

Although I am happy to attend performances in the current theatre alongside the Mississippi River, I still mourn the loss of the original building shown here.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Sunday

 On Easter Sunday in 2012, Jim and I attended the Roman Catholic service at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannnah, Georgia. Since taking photos was not restricted, I was able to snap a photo of an important part of the Mass. I offer this Easter Sunday image to those of you for whom this day has religious significance.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Welcome Home!

After being gone several months to escape the harsh Minnesota winter weather, it was good to be welcomed home by our granddog, Lexi. Normally she fears my Canon camera, but she didn't mind the iPhone camera.  
Guess she's just an Apple dog!

Linking to Camera Critters