The Carl Sandburg Park’s pond and surroundings are best for me in the Fall with the colors and reflections. My yard and house are also a great places for colors, from the leaves to the flowers and Alice’s paints.
Alice always takes me to events with people and things to photograph including Walter Turpening, a great weaver/furniture-maker. The vendor on the phone was priceless, everyone is hooked up, maybe and the items that first caught my eye are things I want to share first, meaning there is more to come.
Today I decided to get off my duff and go out into the yard where the wetness, fog and leaves all made for an intense color and shape experience. Foggy or cloudy, dreary days make for bright, intense colors almost as if it had a built-in polarizing filter with an additional bit of saturation. You might enjoy grabbing your camera, putting on your Wellies and go shooting.
Al and I did a wander in Greenville a few weeks ago and this is some of what I saw. The first image is a story for me of a little house set in front of an old mill being repurposed I love the structures and patterns. The second is full of shape and pattern and a sort of tan monochrome. The sewer grate with dead sticks and leaves has lots to look at and think about. The last picture is delightfully (for me) a bit hard to decipher.
The Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, TN is one of the premier car museums in the US with what is probably the larges collection of European cars in the US. It started wel with a red truck in the parking lot and got better from there with a Citroen, Hotchkiss, and Fiat neatly represented. There are other cars which is for tomorrow.
After we wandered through the Lurie Garden we rested a bit and went into the Art Institute of Chicago, a great art center. The group was split into smaller groups and our docent showed us three painters’ work and I only was able to photograph two, Hopper and Seurat but they are both favorites of mine, maybe because they are somewhat photographic in the artists’ visions.
Yesterday we went out and about in the country where I found a patch of what I think are rhododendrons, an old but operational small farm, and finally clouds as well as the front of an ice machine from the front of a small gas station and convenience store. These are all things I find just riding around.