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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Art, Indigenous Peoples, photography, travel

6 Cultural Murals in Minneapolis

Just home from a week away in Minneapolis to visit family. We had fun swimming at an outdoor pool. Grandpa then Grandma were great sports taking Eagle on a dual innertube down the water slide. We saw my sister’s family and my mom’s sister and her husband over dinner. Grandpa grilled chicken and burgers. The […]

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Art, Gardening, Nature, photography

Madison Garden Tour Weekend Part 2

Day two; we loved the use of native perennials in the first garden. Also, they trained a pear tree flat on the garage. (Espalier or Cruciatus Curse?) See the next photo or description for the sight impaired. I saw meadow rue in several of the yards and have decided it will be an important native […]

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Art, writing

Finalist: 3 Madison Metro Poems

I entered the Madison Metro Bus Lines Poetry Contest this year. The theme was “Looking forward. How we will celebrate when we can be together again in community.” Three of my haiku poems were selected as finalists! This yearly contest is hosted by the Madison Poet Laureate, the Madison Arts Commission, Madison Metro and Edgewood […]

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When 2 or 3 Dragons Meet

Perhaps dragons reveal more about the personality of the artist or of the viewer than they do about mythology. See what you think of these serpentine beasts. Below is a coy, shy dragon that might sit on your shoulder and fly love notes to your beloved. The two headed Asian dragon below looks far fiercer […]

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