Thursday, May 31, 2007

Fresh Strawberries

Strawberries from my garden.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Garden of Fame

As an incentive to the residents of my neighborhood to improve the appearance of their yards, our community council created a monthly Garden of Fame award. Recipients receive a gift certificate to a local nursery.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Saving Canceled Stamps

I thought it was a good idea, soaking off canceled stamps and drying them on the enamel surface of my washer. Most came off when dry but some still had a bit of stickum that kept them attached. Next time, wrong side up.

Sunday, May 27, 2007


The idea came from a 1998 public art project in Zurich, Switzerland, which featured more than 800 decorated fiberglass cows. It was mimicked in Chicago with Cows on Parade and in Cincinnati with The Big Pig Gig. Now, squirrels?!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Neighborhood Health Fair

Blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, osteoporosis and vision testing with a nice sitting massage at the end.

Student nurses practicing their blood drawing technique.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Boys walking home from school, tore limbs off several trees on my street. I am sadden by this senseless destruction.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Vita Brevis

Saturday, May 19, 2007

CBAS Study Group: Altered Books

We met in the basement studio of well-know Cincinnati collage and altered book artist, Alice Balterman, who shared examples of her work and suggested some techniques we might use if we wanted to try altering a book. More here.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Moon Rising

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Fading Beauty

I love the scent of peonies so I had to clip and bring some into the house. Even as they fade, they are beautiful.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Sasha, the Pit Bull

My neighbor's new puppy, sweet and hyper.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Pretty In Pink

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Dying Silver Maple

Never plant a silver maple near a house. They grow fast so that may be why some people are tempted. Mature trees can become quite large and they will break up easily in stormy weather. Their visible, shallow roots can make lawn mowing problematic and they produce a mass of whirligigs that must be cleaned up every spring. This maple was topped (a tree no-no) before I became it's owner and that has sped its decline.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

The Old Radiator

If you are mechanically inclined you can see two radiators, the large water-cooling one, and a smaller one, to cool the transmission fluid, piggy-backing on it. While the larger one had not failed, the fins on the bottom had been destroyed by the leak.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

CBAS: Bookworks 8

For more photographs, click here and here.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Wednesday, May 2, 2007


Columbine has such a pretty structure. This clump of white reminds me of a bridal bouquet.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Old Blue

Old Blue needs a new radiator, she's leaking transmission fluid. Except for a few dings, she is in good condition, only 110,000 miles. Think she should last a few more years.