Monday, May 16, 2016
My fav art group met at Cabbage Rose today. All but two of us where there. We had a great time sharing and, of course, ended our meeting with lunch, our other favorite thing to do! This month, hamburgers at Goat Rodeo.
In continuing with our masterpiece challenge, this month we had a Matisse for our inspiration.
Here are a few pictures from our "show n tell", inspired by "Seated Riffian".
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Thursday morning and breakfast at DJs, still rockin' to the 60s! Then off to explore Amish Country...two towns nearby were Bird in Hand and Intercourse, both very ethnic in shops and homes. We saw many horse and buggies...I tried to take a picture as we passed one, clicking away. Here is what I captured on camera!
|Outside a fabric/gift shop|
|Half of my Reuben sandwich! Yum!|
|Just a small section of the deli!|
|One of several pretty long tunnels.|
|On the road to Mill Run, the home of Falling Water|
|An interior pic from the living room. It was FLW goal to bring the outside in. He used many natural materials and built the house into the side of the mountain, over a waterfall.|
|They had a fire going for us which really felt good! The red vessel to the left was a container for mulled wine which they could swing over the fire to heat up. The Kaufmann's entertained quite a bit.|
|Here is it swung over the fire. Your can see the depression in the stone wall to accommodate the vessel.|
|The whole place is an art museum! Tiffany lamps everywhere and original art works by Rivera, Picasso, Hokusai, and more. Also many ancient, priceless artifacts and statuary.|
|A pic taken from the guest house which was above the main house. The main house had three bedrooms; everything built in...beds, wardrobes, desks...and each room had its own bath and an outdoor balcony.|
|Wonderful use of natural wood in many furnishings!|
|One of FLW's free standing chairs. You could buy a replica in the gift shop....for a price!|
|A pic of the house as you approach it.|
|Falling Water from the grounds away from the house|
Then we drove back to Pittsburgh, took the car to the airport to turn it in and had the hotel shuttle pick us up.
Friday morning, we packed and had the shuttle run us out to the airport...once again the temperature was at 31-32 degrees and snowing! We did get aboard the plane but had to sit for a bit so they could deice it!! A first for me! Eventually we did get off and were back in Texas by mid afternoon! It was cooler than normal here...in the 60s...but definitely not freezing in April!