Thursday, May 28, 2009

Birthday Boy, Bunnies, and Bands

Yes, there was another birthday in the family(and even another with only ice cream);
this time a nephew...

and here is our "white ball of fur" chasing rabbits...

Also had a late night out and got to see our friends who play in bands.

Here are some links: Urban John and Vehicles.

I thought we'd be the oldest ones at the gig, but were pleasantly surprised! Remember, my profile says I'm closer to 40 than 30 and I'm usually at home by 9:30 or I turn into spaghetti squash.

By the way, did you know Taylor Martin from Vehicles also has a bluegrass album? Check it out here: Taylor Martin if you like that kind of music. I think it's awesome!

From the pottery standpoint, classes are going to start up late next week. I have a teapot on the shelf waiting to be glazed, so will have it done hopefully in a couple of weeks. Am thinking of doing some more bowls with legs and also pondering on the idea of making my very own chai pet... and of course Vertigo III. Also, my instructor will probably come up with a class project and then I will have too many ideas and not enough time. Maybe I should sign up for three classes a week? Nah...guess I have to work, too. Someone has to pay for all that clay.

Monday, May 18, 2009

What's growin'


Money(have to figure out which bank will take this kind)...

...oh yeah, and my husband's growing older (but we all are, aren't we?).

I DID NOT decorate the cake, nor do I want a cake in any way resembling this when I turn said age! Love you, Honey!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Dyck Arboretum

Last Friday, I went to the Dyck Arboretum. It was during one of the two times a year when they hold FloraKansas: The Great Plains Plant Bazaar. They sell a large variety native plants...which means if you put them in the right spot you don't have to water them when they're established. I have a lot of natives in my front flowerbed.

Neff Family Farm was also there. They have a wonderful variety of herbs! I bought English thyme and chocolate mint, as I only had a $5 bill left.

While I was there, this plane kept passing by. At first I thought it was a student pilot from Hesston College...
But then I saw the crop duster paraphernalia on it.

p.s.Are any of you North Dakota readers pleasantly reminded of the lovely remake of Ghostriders In the Sky by Mylo Hatzenbuhler?

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Quick post

Am still alive...Here are some pictures from Sunday at Botanica.

Check back in a day or two for pictures from the Dyck Arboretum.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Happy May Day and other things...

Thanks to my lovely neighbor friends who "May Day'd" me with the lovely flowers!

Here are some pictures from a couple of weeks ago from the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art.

Finally got to walk the sculpture walk, and here is one of the "thinker" statues. Guess there are 20 of them around the world according to Wikipedia.

For some reason, the grounds and Nelson-Atkins Building remind me of the N.D. State Capitol. The steps face south with a big lawn,there is a revolving door with brass, the art-deco or romanesque architecture and stone steps...but instead of a statue of Sacagawea it's "The Thinker", instead of various tree specimens they have bronze bulbous sculptures along the walk, and instead of the garden of petunias spelling out North Dakota there are giant-sized shuttlecocks.

Now that reminds me, I think I need to go back again, as I missed the big pool of water that is shown in all the commercials. Where is that big pool of water?

p.s.Click here for some funny pictures.