Thursday, June 30, 2011

La Grande Jatte on a Wednesday Afternoon

Remember this painting?

"A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle de Grande Jatte" Georges Seurat 1884-86

In our fair state capital of Columbus, Ohio, there are numerous gems that draw visitors from other locales, and keep them coming back. One of these gems is the Deaf School Topiary Park. The Deaf School and its park date back to the early 19th century when it was founded by James T. Mason. Mason and his wife Elaine had dreamed about a topiary garden for years, and this painting was their muse. It was begun in 1992 and is a tribute to their dedication to the students they served.

This visit was a surprise outing for Gaige, Nathan and Kaitlyn. We ate a picnic on the outer edges of the park before viewing the topiary scene. They had no idea what lay beyond the rise as we ate our lunch.

The grandkids had a wonderful time in the park and Gaige kept thanking me for showing them one of my favorite places in Columbus.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Saturday Serenade

The spectacular voice of Linda Eder singing "Vole Mon Angel" from "Svengali".  And, because she is so much more, I also offer another:

Sunday, June 19, 2011

the voice

image by char

can a voice be lost,
if in passing, the presence
is no longer there?

will I remember
the whispered musings and diffuse images
without the physical shape?

i never saw her face;
she was shy that way,
curtaining herself behind sheer poetry.

ever there, a friend
whose countenance i did not know,
a chasm too large to fill.

a life ended too soon
june 6, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Saturday Serenade

We saw a lot of these license plates in the Pikeville area.
Miss Patty Loveless knows about coal and coal mining. She grew up in Pikeville, Kentucky, in the heart of coal country.

Her daddy was a coal miner and died from Black Lung Disease, and the emotion you hear in her voice comes from her 'Mountain Soul'.