Sunday, September 30, 2018

Lightner museum

It is fun to explore new museums when in a new area. The Lightner museum in St. Augustine is commonly thought of as a collection of collections. Lightner was a collector of a wide variety of objects and he installed them into a former spectacular historic hotel. The architectural style is emblematic of the St. Augustine central district... exotic and mysterious.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Good morning

The view out my window this morning. Should be another nice day.

Sunday, September 16, 2018


My first visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a nice regional art venue located in the revitalizing downtown of Jacksonville Florida. It is housed in the refurbished art deco Western Union office building and is now part of the University of North Florida.

About a third of the gallery space was being reset for a new exhibits so there was not a lot of art to see, but there were several excellent exhibits including a wonderful body of work by Gideon Mendel titled Drowning World (timed ironically with Florence colliding the Carolinas). His excellent huge photo prints were something amazing to see.

Another piece (which is pictured in the posted photos) was by Claire Ashley, a riot of color and bulbous shape.

All in all, a nice few hours spent, and I plan to return.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Peeling bark

I am not sure what kind of tree this was but it certainly had an unusual bark. I don't think I ever saw a tree like this in Western New York... which is one of the great things about moving to a different location and climate.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Mysterious orange and green things

Always interesting to me is the strange things you find on construction sites. Especially when they are colorful.