Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Afternoon of the Fawn

A view from the window the other afternoon.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Les Mis Obama

For theatre loving fans of either persuasion!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Knock for Barack

11 Days to go! It's not too late to volunteer in your state for the campaign. Volunteers continue to phone bank and canvass. To find out how to get involved in your state Go to and click on to your state and region to find out how to volunteer. If you've always wanted to get involved in a campaign but think that it's too late to do anything, this is YOUR time.

Also, hundreds are people are needed the last 4 days of the campaign for the Get Out The Vote!

To quote Carol Guest our enthusiastic field director;

"This is it. You are now engaged in the greatest voter mobilization effort in history. It was a campaign founded on the idea that an engaged electorate is the driver of progress. Every last vote for Barack Obama on Election Day is one more person dedicated to the success of this candidate and this presidency. I am asking that you take nothing for granted and get out there to help win this thing.

We have 11 days. Make each one count."

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Back "Home" in Indiana

I missed Homecoming this year and I had a yearning to get back to Indiana so Dan and I took a road trip to Shipshewana, a delightful Amish community with wonderful unique shops, and yes, a lot of tacky shops but they can be avoided.

Friday, October 17, 2008

So Many Divas, So Little Time

Community Circle Players known fondly as The Barn and now Riverwalk Theatre is celebrating its 50th anniversary. In honor of that great accomplishment we have gathered an ensemble of well known stellar performers for a night of entertainment. Relive those blockbuster memorable shows like Sweeney Todd, Company, A Little Night Music, The Robber Bridegroom, 1776, Man of La Mancha, Oliver and many more.

The show is directed by Jane Falion with John Dale Smith as musical director and starring Emily English, Janine Novenske Smith, Colleen Bethea, Ellen Brennan Campbell, Laura Stebbins, Eric Dawe, Dale Powell, Bill Henson, Doak Bloss, Ken Beachler and special featured guests.

Saturday, November 8 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets for this fundraiser are $20 with a reception following the performance. Call Riverwalk Theatre for reservations at 482-5700

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Autumn in Italy

So I posted this because, of course, I love Fall. But more importantly, I have just begun to work with some of my photos in photoshop and I'm playing around with color, contrast, brightness, sharpness etc. So this is an experiment.
I love the contrast between the rounded bunchy shape of the maple and the long horizontal reach of the evergreen branches. The color contrast, seeing them side by side is quite interesting as well.
This photo was taken at quite a distance from the 4th floor window of a room at the Hotel Oasi.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Rainy Days

The blue pod people

It's Monday and it's raining. How appropriate. Rainy days and Mondays in the Fall are a bonus. Rainy days slow us down; they stop us in our frenetic daily pace and make us rethink our options. A perfect day for "nesting" and cleaning closets, or making art, or writing on the blog, paying the bills, or cocooning. I propose that every rainy Monday should be a day off. Thankfully, I do have Mondays off but if you don't, consider taking a rainy Monday off and reward yourself.

It rained quite often in Italy and in fact the last day in Cortona it rained all day. There wasn't much we thought we could do photography wise but Jeff, my photo class buddy, and I took cover under a second level covered balcony cafe overlooking Piazza Republica and shot a series of "umbrella" photos.