Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Colors of Chicago





Monday, April 23, 2012

Spring in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Is a bird caught on "film" worth two on a tree?
Yellow Springs, Ohio  (11 April 2012)

Sam & Eddie's was NOT OPEN...
but the excellent DARK STAR (used) BOOKS & COMICS across the street was.
I came away with 4 comics and 3 books: 1921 edition on historical quilts, a 1919 Zane Gray western, and modern art book from the early 1930's. And from Village Artisians Co-op, I purchased a vibrant mountain & field watercolor by Sue Brezine.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Old Barn - Yellow Springs, Ohio

On the road to Yellow Springs, Ohio  (11 April 2012)
Before spending the weekend in Chicago,
I was on business travel in Dayton, Ohio,
where we visited the artsy old town of Yellow Springs.
My colleague paused by the side of the narrow road
for me to take a photo of this splendid old (perhaps dairy?) barn.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


In Van Gogh's Bedroom

By Matisse's River Bathers

ROY over RED

Renoir's Two Sisters with Two Sisters

Alex Katz's son Vincent and friend Tony observed by a girl, a man, and the girl's dad
The first afternoon, we went to the Art Institute and
only glimpsed the collection.
(Note to self: ALWAYS check that the camera lens is clean!!!)

Monday, April 16, 2012


Sky High (13 April 2012)

Hold On Tight!  (13 April 2012)
See the Lights  (13 April 2012)
CHICAGO  (14 April 2012)
Been away for a few days, and will be posting my
"best-of" pics of this wonderful city for the next few days.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Good Night, Marti Gras - San Pedro, CA

Night Time at LA Harbor and Marina, San Pedro (March 2012)
Going downhill "into" yesterday's view, and reaching the harbor at night.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Harbor View

View from Miraleste Library, Rancho Palos Verdes (March 2012)
Looking in the opposite direction from yesterday's post, library patrons
get a full view of San Pedro, Port of Los Angeles, Long Beach and beyond.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Color My World - Muralist at Work

Heather Soodak, artist at work at Miraleste Library, Rancho Palos Verdes, March 2012
A few Saturdays ago, while browsing thru the library, I almost ran into a sign "MURALIST AT WORK" and looked up to see Heather Soodak painting a lovely, bright mural in the children's reading area. Heather is very talented and very nice. She says she'd love to illustrate a children's book - which she would be excellent at, judging by the mural and the drawings on her blog, where she is documenting the progress of the mural:
See lots of great murals worldwide at Mural Monday at Oakland Daily Photo.

Friday, April 6, 2012

ANSEL ADAMS - LOS ANGELES (at drkrm Gallery)

727 S. Spring St., Los Angeles  (30 March 2012)
I think the Master would of enjoyed this take on LA.
View the exhibition on-line by clicking HERE.
And for a real treat -- click HERE for Hiker's hilarious Gallery Row tour and  HERE for Chieftess' super exhibit post.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tin Man

Water Tower, PV Drive North, Lomita (gateway to Palos Verdes) - April 2012
I adore this old water tower and drive past it almost every day.
After many tries, I finally got a snapshot of it that I liked.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Walking Westward

Palos Verdes Dr. South, Rancho Palos Verdes (April 2012)
Photo from the entrance to the Wayfarer's Chapel,
nearly the same spot as for yesterday's post.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


A dog and his person, Rancho Palos Verdes  (1 April 2012)
I think the caption to this could be, "Are you taking a photo of me??"
Sunday was a beautiful day (if a bit windy) for a hike along PV Drive.
This pair was heading south toward Portuguese Bend.
Way in the background is Catalina Island.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sitting (very) pretty, Los Angeles (100 Strangers)

At Mai's Mexican Kitchen, Los Angeles (30 March 2012)
I didn't get this beautiful young woman's name.
I just asked if I could take her photo and she said, "Yes",
so I snapped and thanked her. What do you think it is?
She was sitting by the door of the very narrow Mai Mexican Kitchen
restaurant on Spring St. btw 6th & 7th, in the heart of L.A.