Monday, November 3, 2008

Summer in November

Yesterday and today have been beyond beautiful weather-wise and I have been fortunate enough to have been outside to enjoy it a bit.

My mother's nursing home is in a not-so-good part of town that used to be a wonderful part of town. Here are details from a couple of the mansions on her block - the first one is for sale if you're interested:

After visiting her on Sunday I felt a need to decompress, so I went to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.





I love the place - it's close enough to my mother's that I think I'll make it a regular stop. The greenhouse is particularly spectacular in the winter, but always enjoyable.

I had an unusual request for pictures to be possibly used on KnittaPlease so I had some fun with that. I hope the pictures prove useful to her, but if they don't, I'll have fun trying it again.

These were taken on campus:

And these at the Obama office where I volunteered after work today:


My most unusual conversation on the phone during my volunteer stint was with a man who said he can't vote because he's a three time felon. Well! I wondered how he could be home answering the phone if he's a three-timer, but I guess he could be on probation. Or he could be pulling my leg.

These past two days are why I love this time of year:


And this from Tom, on the other side of the world:

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry. ~T.S.Eliot

(That reminds me, I have to fill up my car tomorrow before gas doubles in price!)

3 comments:

kmkat said...

I think I recognize those houses -- is the first on Portland? and the second maybe on Park? Is your mother in the Ebenezer Home?

Great photos!

Anonymous said...

I see the bebe hat is doing double duty!!! Fabulous photos and I agree that it has been most spectacular these past few days
the fish person

Ironic said...

Dearest Soxy,

Thanks for the hat. It's awesome. Pictures will be forthcoming...as will outlines that will be given to boy child.

Hope all is well,

IT.