A Weekly Offering of This n That

Rainy Day is my alter ego. She is the little angel that sits on one shoulder and whispers in my ear to forgo that 6" piece of triple chocolate fudge with the four scoops of ice cream on it; she is also the little devil who sits on my other shoulder and convinces me that I can eat just one bite of each and be satisfied, and then laughs with such great abandon when in fact, I eat the whole thing, she falls off my shoulder. Mostly, Rainy Day helps me see the humor in living and, mostly, she encourages me down the right path. Not necessarily the straight and narrow one (how fun is that?) but the path that offers the most adventure and fun.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Rainy Day and the Mountain and Art (Can't forget Art;-)

As you all know, Rainy Day has a marvelous collection of friends. Some are writers, some are gourmet cooks, some are quilters, and some are artists, and all her friends are downright interesting. Well, that's obvious, or they wouldn't be her friends!

While Rainy D was on Mount Rainier the other day, parked at Lake Tipsoo, she met a young man named Julian. It seems Julian and his friends all forgot their cameras, so Rainy Day asked for, and received, Julian's email. When her pix were uploaded to her FlickrSite, she let Julian know.
Mt Rainier from Lake Tipsoo

 Julian sent a reply and a correspondence blossomed along with all the wild flowers that were still in bloom on the mountain. By this time of the year, the wild flowers are usually gone, but due to the late and cold spring, they are just now into their prime. It seems Julian Pena is an artist. He is also a blogger!  Gasp, Rainy Day has met a soul mate. She is thinking seriously of adopting Julian as another Grandson. Of course, she has yet to discuss said adoption with Julian, or his parents. However, Rainy Day agrees with Julian that Washington should know more artists than Dale Chihuly, so she is hereby promoting her new friend, Julian. Oh, and if I do adopt him as my Grandson of Choice, he will be my second Julian. I also have a Grand Cat, Julian ;-) Oh, Grand Cats are the same, are they?
Indian Paint Brush, Lake Tipsoo

And her other favorite fine artist is Muriel van Patten. She's known Muriel for many years, and has a print of her's hanging in her eating area. she has two favorite wildlife photographers -  Larry Lynch and Charles Krebs. Charles used to do cute and fuzzy marmots and other furry wildlife, however he has now moved over to photomicrography. When he used to do wildlife, it was the best wildlife photography Rainy Day has ever seen. Now that he does wasp wings under a micro scope, well, it's mind blowing!. Larry does wildlife and scenics. He lives in Florida, and does great shots of Florida wildlife, especially night shots of  alligators, and you know how Rainy Day is about her alligators;-) And if you don't know, well, her favorite alligator shot ever is called Night Stalker, by Larry Lynch.

Western Anemone, seed stage
Now, for those of you who want to buy Rainy Day loverly presents, any of Julian's Japanese style paintings would be wonderful. Or, perhaps you would like to buy her something, anything by Muriel, and any of the night shots of alligators by Larry. Or one of the micro shots by Charles? Whatever you want to buy her, she will be most appreciative. Honest. Trust her.

Of course, Rainy Day is, as you know, an inveterate dreamer. But, you, gentle readers, you may indulge her all you want.
Cow Parsnip with Two Bees

Are you an artist? Ever paint a picture? Draw with inks or crayons? Or both? Do you enjoy going through art galleries? Paging through those marvelously oversized books looking a photos of fine art? Tell Rainy Day. Tell her who your favorite artist is (favorite artists are). Do you like realistic art? Or abstract? Or something else? All you have to do is click on the underlined word comments below and a comment box will magically appear for you to use.

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