Posts Tagged ‘photographs’

Hearts!

February 16, 2017

Yes, I know that Valentine’s Day was a couple of days ago, but the Winter 2017 issue of the Michigan State University Alumni magazine (MSUAlumni, Vol. 34, No. 2) had an awesome collection of “hearts” that I just couldn’t resist sharing with the world.  A huge shout out to my niece Elizabeth Vinton who simply adores anything “hearts.”    A shout out also to Paula Davenport (editor of the MSU Alumni magazine), Derrick Turner (the photographer), and the Michigan State Alumni Association . . . you all rock . . . Go Green!

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Calling All Bibliophiles!

September 13, 2009

The title (“Red-Hot and Filthy Library Smut”) really caught my eye (by design perhaps?).  But it turned out to be nothing of what you’d expect.  In reality, this referenced blog post highlighted a bunch of photographs of some great library collections.  Or, in the words of the author, “the full-frontal objectification of the library itself.”  I particularly enjoyed a comment toward the end of this post:  “Hope you enjoyed… but not too much… you filthy, beady-eyed perv.”  Check out the entire post at the following link.

http://thenonist.com/index.php/thenonist/permalink/hot_library_smut/

And to go along with this post, here is a great new vocabulary word that seems most apropos.

delectation

\dee-lek-TAY-shun\ , noun:
1. Great pleasure; delight, enjoyment.

Food Coloring?

January 18, 2009
Red Apple

Red Apple

These pictures give a whole new meaning to “food coloring.”  I found these photographs early on in my adult life and saw them as a way to brighten up the kitchen walls of my first apartment. And, the concept was just so clever and unique.  The artist, Peter Chou; the medium, photography; the effect . . . well, let it suffice to say that they are still adorning the walls of my kitchen.

Lemon

Lemon

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Green Pepper

Harvest to Begin Today! A Tribute to Wine!

September 30, 2008
Boskydel by Carla Sutton

Boskydel by Carla Sutton

The grapes are ripe and it is time to get them off of the vine and in to the fermentation tanks!  Today marks the start of the 2008 Harvest for Boskydel Winery and Vineyards.  Dad has been into viticulture (growing grapes) an oenology (the study of wines/wine-making) for over forty years now.  What started in the basement evolved into a full-fledged business (he had five sons to raise . . . they needed something to do).  And, he’s still going strong!

If you visit the website and take a tour of the tasting room (there is a slide show presentation embedded), you may recognize where I got the idea on how to “hang art” in a room (Dad’s “Wall of Bartered Art”).  This print by Carla Sutton represents the view from the winery parking lot.   Here’s the photographic equivalent that I snapped this past summer while I was home on a visit. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a shot of a thistle growing up through a vine.  Obviously, this “weed” was missed, but . . . a nice contrast nonetheless. 

Thistle Among the Vine

Thistle Among the Vine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And last but not least, a print by Scott Jacobs . . .

Chateau

Chateau