Monday, May 22, 2017

Pic Today 5/22/17





BIRTH OF
A TEA POT

With just 2 days of school left,
I am so relieved John's ceramic piece
made it through the kiln in time.

Such a creative force, and natural artist,
my autistic student worked a piece of clay,
shaped and formed it into
an original design, a shape and color
for his very first tea pot.

I love the color glaze he chose 
for the final firing.

A tea pot is born!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Pic Today 5/21/17



PINK PERFECTION

The pink lotus (nelumbo nucifera),
the most sacred of all lotus species,
is getting ready to bloom.

Each part of the pink lotus
(roots, stem, petals, leaves, seeds)
has medicinal and metaphysical properties,
with effects that are narcotic and euphoric.

My favorite part is the visual beauty
of this magnificent plant.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Pic Today 5/20/17



DANGEROUS BEAUTY

This Bishop's Cap cactus
(astrophytum ornatum)
is a real beauty, especially up close

o  Very sharp golden spines
o  With white flecks on its
     symmetrical spines 

Native to Mexico, this cactus
  has a reputation for injuring 
hikers who don't see it underfoot.


 (Ouch.) 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Pic Today 5/19/17



LOVERS GRAFFITI

Once a popular place
to record their love.

(I wonder if Yolonda & Tim
are still in love . . .) 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Pic Today 5/18/17



LOUIE IX 
ADMIRING THE VIEW

Although this jogger
picked her resting spot
at the top of Art Hill,
little did she know she gave
King Louis IX of France
(aka St. Louis)
a view of his own.

(Beautiful day in front of
the St. Louis Art Museum.)