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Art, history, photography

Painting a 20th Century Trachte Building

On our walk Monday morning we discovered an oil painter perched on the sidewalk in front of a Trachte building on Commercial Avenue. I went up to say hello. He introduced himself as John Elliot and told us the story of how the building was his favorite record store during college. Mr. Elliot went to […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Olbrich Gardens Gleam 2021

We made our yearly pilgrimage to our local botanical garden’s amazing fall show. The evening temperature was perfect to enjoy this outdoor program. We were greeted by a rainbow angel as we entered the exhibit. Her bright wings were beauties to behold. The first exhibit we saw was a rainbow light tree. We could see […]

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Architecture, photography

The Elephant Dances Flamenco

One of our family members died over the weekend. The unmentionable elephant now stands in our room. The current D version of C. We believe my father-in-law was vaccinated, since he was in a group residence (Update 9/2/21: His medical records show he was not vaccinated). He had asthma and a weakened immune system from […]

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Architecture, photography

Covid-19 Takes One of Our Own

Please see the updated version with the new title, the Elephant Dances Flamenco. The Delta Variant took one of our family members over the weekend. We believe he was vaccinated, since he was in a group residence. He had asthma and a weakened immune system from his intemperance. Those made his infection deadly at 90 […]

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