Thursday, July 20, 2017
Sunday, July 09, 2017
I realize that this is not Breaking News. But for Romeo, it was pretty exciting, if brief. He was all over this little freshly dug hole smelling it stem to stern and then the entire perimeter. For clues to what exactly, I'm not sure--not even sure he knows, but he can't resist! That is until something else catches his attention and then--off to the next discovery.
Saturday, July 08, 2017
I made the mistake of going to the West Building where the NGA's Impressionist paintings are on display only to discover that this show was being presented in the Modern I.M Pei East Building. And there were these lovely posters to point me to the correct building. They featured one of his early self-portraits.
I didn't bring a camera since I assumed that photography would not be allowed, but it was allowed with the exception of select works borrowed from private collections. So I did the best I could to capture a few of my favorites with my smart phone's camera...
|"The Beach at Sainte-Adresse" Oil on canvas 1865 from the collection of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia|
|"Still Life with Heron" Oil on canvas 1862 from the collection of the Musée Fabre in Montpellier, France|
|"View of the Village" Oil on canvas 1868 from the collection of the Musée Fabre in Montpellier, France|
|"Fisherman with a Net" Oil on canvas 1868 from the collection of the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck/Sammlung, Germany|
|"Young Woman with Peonies" Oil on canvas 1870 from the collection of the National Gallery of Art Washington, DC|
|"The Ramparts at Aigues-Mortes" Oil on canvas 1867 from the collection of the Musée Fabre in Montpellier, France|
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
A Buckle is an idiosyncratically New England fruit cake/pie in the company of Cobblers, Crumbs, Slumps and Crisps. This one was made with Strawberries (RED), Granny Smith Apples (WHITE) and Blueberries (BLUE).
The basic recipe can be found at the New York Times Food section under Summer Berry Buckle. I did not, like Melissa Clark, sprinkle mine with cinnamon before cooking.
African Wild Painted Dogs
Galapagos Island Tortoise
Hyacinth Macaw and Toucan
As the Assistant Little Garden Zookeeper, I have to say that sometimes this job freaks me out! Like right now, for example: I swear one of those Meerkats just moved!
After getting up early and taking a long walk on the Park trails; where we encountered a doe white-tailed deer and her twin newly born fawns--amazing they were in their brilliant white-spotted coats with white stripes down their necks--we returned home and had only one task. Nap time!