Saturday, August 23, 2014

Pic Today 8/23/14




NO ORDINARY TREE

Of all the trees in magnificent Forest Park,
there's one that's like no other.

You look twice when you spot Placebo,
a commission and installation by
  St. Louis Art Museum . . .

This tree is the creation of artist Roxy Paine:
56-feet high, constructed of 100% stainless steel.

No matter what the season,
this striking sculpture is a beautiful part
of the landscape, especially in the sunshine.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pic Today 8/22/14








MARK ROTHKO EXHIBIT
AT
ST. LOUIS ART MUSEUM

A rare collection of Mark Rothko paintings
is assembled at the St. Louis Art Museum,
and is on exhibit until September 14.

That gives you 3 more weeks to see
"Tragic and Timeless: The Art of Mark Rothko."

If you've only seen Rothko's work
in books, film and posters,
you owe it to yourself to stand in front 
of a Rothko original canvas.
Somehow the colors and subtleties
come to life when you experience him up close.
(A very emotional experience!)

Rothko (1903-1970) is of Russian Jewish descent,
and his paintings are setting all auction records.
("Orange, Red, Yellow" recently sold for $175-million
at Christie's auctions.)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pic Today 8/21/14







HAVE YOU TAKEN THE
A.L.S. ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE?

There's a social media charity fundraiser
that's taking the world by storm . . .
the A.L.S. Ice Bucket Challenge!

Here's the idea . . .

Dump a bucket of ice water on your head.
Have someone shoot a video of the "deed",
and challenge a friend or relative
to shoot a similar video,
within 24 HOURS,
or write a check, a big check,
to ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis),
better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Since its inception on July 29th,
the event has generated in excess
of $25-million (and growing.)

Pattie P (an early morning "regular" at Kaldi's Coffee)
got dunked with ice and water (see pics above),
and challenged her husband to reciprocate
with his own video and challenge.

Recent participants have included Bill Gates,
Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, George W. Bush,
Oprah Winfry, and Justin Timberlake . . .

who asks YOU to make a video,
and take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pic Today 8/20/14




MAGNIFICENT PERENNIALS
OF SUMMER

The best thing about perennials 
is that (with care and tending),
they come back next year!

This has been a wonderful year
for roses, cone flowers & water lilies.

What beauties!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pic Today 8/19/14




AFTER THE RAIN

I like to walk in the garden.

After a long rain,
after the leaves have been washed.

Nature's patterns,
freshly bathed and worth a look.