Category Archives: Arts-a-Poppin’

Special focus on the Visual Arts (or when I am being extra artsy with the camera)

AUTUMNAL SPLENDOR in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Ed and I took some pretty pictures last Sunday in the the Brooklyn Botanic Garden…

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Mini Zen Garden

A year of miniature landscapes in sand and stone. Last Christmas’ favorite stocking stuffer gift was a Mini Zen Garden kit Ed got me. It came with a black sandbox, sand, five black mini stones, and a miniature wooden rake. … Continue reading

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MADISON BLACK LIVES MATTER MURALS

Black Lives Matter Art in State Street and Environs, Madison, WI

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GRAND ARMY FOUNTAIN

Statues Splashed in Water and Light I have already posted pictures of what I called The Lovers of Grand Army Plaza. But those spring pics are few and overcast compared to these sun drenched shots I took over several days … Continue reading

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48 FINAL DAYS OF OUTDOOR MEMORY ESCAPES

All Things Come to an End, if not this Pandemic (yet) I’ve continued posting the awkwardly named Daily Outdoor Memory Escapes far longer than I thought I would. Arguably the pandemic is worse in the whole of the USA than … Continue reading

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BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN REOPENED

After 5 months locked out, a return to the gardens Last March, on the weekend where Broadway was already shut down and schools were cancelling performances and assemblies, but the rest of the city was still open for a few … Continue reading

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108 WYCKOFF

I’ve been taking long walks in Brooklyn lately. And the other day in Cobble Hill I came upon this amazing facade festooning the brownstone at 108 Wyckoff Street. It’s a fantastic riot of mosaics and messages, colored stones and mirror … Continue reading

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BLACK LIVES MATTER MURALS ON 4TH AND UNION

A construction fence wraps around a shut down gas station on 4th Avenue and Union Street where Park Slope borders Gowanus in Brooklyn. Many Black Lives Matter demonstrations took place in this area this past month, and it is around … Continue reading

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A DAY IN SEDONA

The Landscape of Red Rock State Park – The Art in the Galleries

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40 More Days of Outdoor Memories

Covid 19 Taketh Away, but these Photos Remindeth When Covid 19 started us sheltering at home, and I started posting daily photo reminders of lovely outdoor memories, I didn’t think I would be doing this for three months and counting. … Continue reading

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LOOKING UP FROM MY LAWN CHAIR

While the world goes to hell … … I looked away from the news on my lap top and pointed my camera up and about while still perched on my back yard lawn chair…

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40 Days of Outdoor Memories

Thanks A Lot, COVID 19!   Back in early April, when it became clear we would be hunkering indoors for at least the next month, barely getting out, and certainly not doing any traveling, I started posting on my social … Continue reading

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GRAND CANYON – BRIGHT ANGEL TRAIL

  Taking a Morning Hike Down into the Grand Canyon   The morning of our final day at the Grand Canyon, we took the Bright Angel Trail down to the first rest house and back up again. These first pictures … Continue reading

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GRAND CANYON – Long Walk along the South Rim

  Day Two at the Grand Canyon (South Rim)   The day after we drove along the Desert View Drive, and a lovely sunset at the trailer park we were staying, we returned to spend a full day walking along … Continue reading

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GRAND CANYON – DESERT VIEW DRIVE

  Grand Canyon South Rim – Day One   Our first approach to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim (see the North Rim post here) was from the East. Even before one enters the East Entrance of the Grand Canyon, one … Continue reading

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LAKE POWELL & RAINBOW BRIDGE

  A Day Trip on Lake Powell to Rainbow Bridge     Lake Powell is a manmade lake, created by the Glen Canyon Dam at the Arizona side and mostly snaking deep into Southern Utah, filling the canyons carved out … Continue reading

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