Alas, by using selective close-up cropping I created a forest of wall to wall trees. In reality I shot a single tree that had eight trunks growing up next to one another. I guess that would have to be FALSE PERSPECTIVE.
In meteorology for the Northern hemisphere, spring officially began yesterday on March 01, 2014. But you sure wouldn’t know it by looking outside last night or this morning. That’s when Stormageddon returned with a blast of Winterpast. It didn’t start out that way, because we had a family outing scheduled for late afternoon and evening as the Saint Louis Art Museum officially welcomed spring to the museum.
After a five-year hiatus that allowed the Museum to construct the new East Building and reconfigure all the galleries in the original Cass Gilbert building, the Museum’s annual festival of fine art and fresh flowers returned to the Wicket City.
And an abundance of spring’s blooming bounty shared the galleries with works art from all ages and all parts of the world. As custom, local florists and garden clubs were invited to present their interpretations of 31 works of art selected from the Museum’s vast collections … from Egyptian mummies to native artifacts to Modern Art. Here are some of the works that caught my eye.
With my brother and niece in the background.
Sorry, Beekmann is always a bit out of focus for me.
The two flower arrangements in the center are the floral interpretations of the MUSE CALLIOPE FIREPLACE PANELS on either side of the photo. This photo was taken in the Museum’s original library overlooking Art Hill, the park and the now mostly frozen Grand Basin.
This was my favorite flower arrangement.
But before that started, we were all able to head over to the HILL for a great Italian dinner and get home. This morning we woke up to freezing rain, sleet, near zero temps and snow.
In a post created specifically for this challenge, share a photo that shows us abandoned. As everyone should know, an abandoned building is, just by the fact that it is abandoned, is a dangerous place to be. So in this day and age most abandoned buildings are boarded up or fenced in to keep people from wandering around in them and getting injured. So, for my challenge I picked a subject that is brand new, but looks ABANDONED in an almost ancient way. My subject is Andy Goldsworthy’s STONE SEA, a sculpture piece created last year for the Saint Louis Museum Of Fine Art. The work consists of twenty-five giant sandstone arches assembled together to form a sea of stone in a narrow passageway between the original classic 1904 Museum building and a new 2013 addition. The STONE SEA can be seen through multiple windows in a corridor connecting the two buildings. My view of ABANDONED is seen through a single window,
Mlle: Renee always lets me know when our mail carrier is approaching the house to deliver the mail. Actually, she knows he’s coming when he’s two houses away. When he’s walking up the steps to drop the mail in the box, she’s standing at the front door. She always has to sniff the mail and let me know it is safe to bring into the house. The President should have security like I do. Today the mail was delivered and I brought it into the house. Only the mailman returned fifteen minutes later with a parcel delivery. It was a package for Mlle. Renee.
Naturally, she had to sniff it out with her personal security system. And she alerted me that she smelled doggies within! I told her that I doubted if anyone was sending her a puppy in a cardboard box. So, I opened the box …
And to her surprise we discovered the box contained three handcrafted doggie pillows that was made by Renee’s favorite person from Texas, Miss. Becky. Renee was really happy to get a gift, but she didn’t know what to do with them. She had never owned her own pillow before. At first she shook the smallest one up. Then she throw another on into the air.
According to some new APP that analyzes photos for smiles, Saint Louis, followed closely by Kansas City, is the happiest city in the United States. I find that really strange since we live in such a miserable state filled and run by some of the bigoted, repressive, gun-totingest, Bible-belt politicians outside of Kansas and Arizona. In order to test this Smile APP Theory, I decided to review some of my Saint Louis photos for smile content.
I guess that APP was right.