Leftover photos

flight

It’s a busy time of year for most everybody…here’s some scattered stuff I haven’t got around to posting. These shots from Plymouth Beach are now a week or more old – I wish I was there right now, the most peaceful spot nearby…the birds are almost all dunlin. We saw a few sanderlings mixed with them.

flight 2

feeding

dunlin

dunlin & sanderling flight

 

prints

We took the kids to the Museum of Fine Arts the other day. I’ve been going to this museum since my high school days, early 1970s. The kids always want to see the stuff they’ve seen before, so we always need to factor that in for our time allowance. The ship-model exhibit is always a big hit. we try to remember to bring a sketchbook too.

other note taker

sketching

Follansbee pointing to Follansbee-under-glass.

follansbee under glass

[Here’s that upper case back when I was making it – ]

helpers test-fitting the cupboard section

In the Art of the Americas exhibit, I ran across this New York/Western New England splint basket –

ash basket

ash basket detail

There’s a large exhibit for another few weeks of Dutch paintings – the sort of thing we used to study in detail at our museum jobs – no photography allowed in that exhibit, but outside it, there’s a painting you can pose in & take a picture. Museums love this sort of drek these days.

 

 

 

in a painting

Back at home, the principal reason for building a “tool shed” is that there’s no room to work in the house. To compound the small space problem, I brought into the room a 12′ white pine 6×6 for carving. Made a small room smaller. When the holiday’s festivities are out of the way, we’ll get on with framing it.

small space even smaller

carving done

The feeder birds are around, usual participants. But some numbers are noticeable – counted 8 male cardinals the other morning, along with some females. Every once in a while we get lots of them. Usually just four or five…it was a dreary, rainy day – I could only get a couple in each photo. Plus they don’t sit still.

other 2 of 8

2 of 8

The red tail hawk sits in a cherry tree in Marshfield, pretty reliable. Lotta spoon crooks in that tree.

rt hawk

That’s enough. I must have stuff I’m supposed to be doing. Distracting the children most likely the priority.

egypt

 

 

 

9 thoughts on “Leftover photos

  1. Hi Peter, Merry Xmas to all yours, I build model ships can you remember what model ship that was in the glass cabinet your son was looking at, I enjoy your newsletter especially the one about the cabinet maker from Hungary and his wife from the 1950,s.Thanks again. Keep the chips falling . Ian Munro ( Australia )

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  2. Does that splint basket example represent proto-pointillism? What drew your eye and what is your analysis? Is the painting applique contemporaneous with the weaving or a later ornamentation?

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