Monday, December 28, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
This is Margaret Bullock,
a curator at the Tacoma Art Museum.
Margaret was explaining how the registrar at the museum
catalogs art coming into the collection and
handles materials on loan.
She also showed us the specialized packing required
for shipping fine art.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
I thought you might like to see
some more gingerbread architecture.
This is a reproduction of the Ford Building
The gingerbread version is a creation of
BCRA, an architectural firm in Tacoma.
On display at Tacoma Art Museum,
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
With the deadline looming for my contributions
to an anthology that's going to publishers soon,
I've been neglecting my Tacoma publicity gig.
So, a day late,
here's yesterday's post
(I'll adjust the date).
It's cold and clear here.
It was around 30 degrees when I left home
in the warmest part of the day.
The creek behind my house is frozen
and the pond has a thin veneer of ice.
I bring the hummingbird feeder in daily to thaw it out
because I saw some little guys flitting around
just last week.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I got so busy today revising my writings about Egypt
that I totally spaced writing about Tacoma.
And so, with apologies
This Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12
that marvelous Scottish fiddle band
will be presenting Christmas concerts at 8 p.m.
The Mandolin Cafe
3923 S. 12th Street
Dinner service is available beginning at 6 p.m.
Tickets for the concert only are $15 for adults.
Call the Mandolin at 253 759 2317 for tickets.
If you like Celtic music, you'll love the McKassons!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
I know that this is cheating a little.
The photo today was taken in Seattle,
up the road to the north.
But I learned a few days ago
that the carnival rides at the Seattle Center
are being dismantled. They're being replaced
by a landscaped plaza with a wading pool and skating rink.
And I'm hoping that the carousel,
which stood a little to the south of the "big kid" rides
isn't going the way of the octopus.
Aren't these horses glorious?
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Decorations are out in stores all over the area.
I decided to bring the stars home with me
and a little tabletop "Peace."
We could all use some peace
all year round.