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RECYCLED ART SHOW

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At Leavenworth, as part of their Salmon Festival, the Museum and Icicle Arts Gallery asked for recycled art submissions, that included a children’s category. This masterfully done crow was installed in the yard.

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Also in the yard, hanging from a birch tree, saw blades of various sizes made a nice sculpture.DSC01421 (Copy)

On the porch this giant dragonfly.

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Inside, made from wire and paper, was this delightful chihuahua, my favorite piece. There was no indication of what criteria the judges used to decide a winner, if they chose a winner.DSC01431 (Copy)

Several old windows were converted to art windows with crushed glass.

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They were all made by the same artist.

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This multimedia piece used up some unusual items, bullets and shell casings, used corks, sea shells and buttons.

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The artist chose interesting items for jewelry. The necklace on the left has cut up credit card pieces. The trouble with pieces like this is,  you can’t wear them.

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The kids entries were pretty neat.

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This boy used an old door, painted it and rigged a plaster three-dimensional, tiled sculpture of a salmon in the bear’s mouth. Lot of work and effort here.

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Sturdy feed sacks turned into shopping bags. Nice.DSC01448 (Copy)

This wall hanging was made from old sweaters, but, I could visualize it as a bath mat, washable, nice and soft on your feet coming out of the shower. Nice.

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This nice piece was made from a radiator cover, mounted on wood. I got a little art fix at Leavenworth, we moved on to a Thousand Trails Park about 25 miles up the road.  Yesterday, between raindrops, Jim and I walked the Park.

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The lodge had this magnificent fireplace and a big bin of wood. Nobody was about. It is definitely fall chasing winter here.

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I thought of my son-in-law when I saw a double football field sized expanse of grass. The sport here is frisbee golf. This is a “hole” or goal. We saw five of these, some over treed areas.

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Mushrooms the size of portabellas, looked delicious, but  I know better than to pick them. Washington would be a good state to grow mushrooms. I wonder? Wild Portabellas? Must they be imported from Italy?

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SOLAR PLANES AND FRISBEE GOLF

  Solar-powered plane ready for first international flight

Solar Impulse is on standby for its first international flight this week. Brussels has been chosen as the destination for the first venture outside Swiss borders, which follows the solar powered aircraft’s maiden flight and first overnight flight last year and will mark another important step towards the goal of flying around the world in 2012.

Yesterday was cold and windy in the morning and rained hard most of the afternoon. We decided to tuck in, watch a movie and for me, catch up on e-mails, some small housekeeping chores and play on the computer. Some trivia I saved for a rainy day:
There have been so many earthquakes and storms of late. But, the deadliest earthquake occurred on Jan. 23, 1556 in central China. In that area, most people lived in caves carved from soft rock. In fact, when I visited China in 2007, we viewed a cave residence. Cave dwelling is still popular in some parts of China. But, that earthquake killed an estimated 830,000 people as the mountain crumbled.

Did you know the term sarcophagus means flesh eater? I didn’t either. It is the name Greeks gave a special marble found in Asia Minor near ancient Troy and was used in caskets. The marble, so goes the lore, had the power to destroy the entire body except the teeth within a few weeks. Makes you wonder who “determined” that bit of nonsense. I have a ceramic sarcophagus in my living room that I dearly love. Of course, it’s a work of art.

Before porcelain teeth were perfected in the 19th century, dentures were commonly made with teeth pulled from the mouths of dead soldiers. After the U.S. Civil War, teeth were shipped to dentists in England by the barrel full. I didn’t know that. Yuk!I thought false teeth were made of wood.

On a more fun note, the Brooklyn Dodgers were named the Dodgers after the local folks ability to dodge trolley cars. They were called trolley dodgers.

Late, about five, we finally got out for a walk to stretch our legs and breathe the fresh, clean air.

This park has Frisbee golf, something I’d never seen nor heard of.

This is what a “hole” looks like. It also looks like fun. Jim said he used to have a frisbee but he doesn’t know what happened to it.

Horse tail was poking up between the rocks on the bank of a creek.

Liatris is a water lover and grows lush here. I have it at home and it struggles on woody stems and crawls tight to the soil in our hot sun. Even so, its beautiful.
We had a nice hot pea soup for dinner last night and expect to get out and about today, weather be damned.

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