This past Sunday Steve and I took a drive to Colonial beach Va.. Was a warm day but very foggy. I like to walk the beach looking for driftwood and some glass. I found both. The water was churning fast and I must say it was much colder there near the water than here at home, should've known better. We had a lunch first then the walk on the beach. Must say we didn't last long on our walk.
lots of drift wood
This picture taken from bridge on the way home - still foggy
Last night was chilly and rainy. While getting my packing done in many plastic tubs for Christmas, aah for at least 9 1/2 months anyway (gonna start decorating early this year as it takes me forever to get it done).
I checked my cupboards and brought out my dried baby Lima's, Campbell's tomato soup and from out of the freezer some chopped left over ham from Christmas. I put them all together in my pressure cooker that I can not do without now. No advertisement here - just the plain truth. I got over my fear of them after using this one.
I like the fact that I didn't have to soak the beans, I just rinsed them.
after throwing all in cooker, I cooked for 17 minutes and then let the pressure go down on it's own as I wanted it to sit a few minutes - served with buttered french bread for me and it was SO good.
Chihuly an American glass artist - his works are on display here in Richmond at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Steve and I viewed the exhibit yesterday and I wouldn't mind taking it in a second time.
Following quote from Chihuly says it best: " The technology really hasn't changed. We use the same tools today they used 2,000 years ago. The difference is that when I started, everyone wanted to control the blowing process. I just went with it. The natural elements of fire, movement, gravity and centrifugal force were always there, and are always with us. The difference was that I worked in this abstract way and could let the forces of nature have a bigger role in the ultimate shape.” - Dale Chihuly
starting with first exhibit
Sitting on I assume a piece of acrylic - mimics water
I didn't get a very good pic of info. hopefully you can read most of it.
Persian ceiling - this above us as we made our way to the next exhibit
Light shimmers down side of the wall as we pass through
explanation of blankets
He proves it so
bowls are made with three layers of glass
tried several different ways to get shots, rooms are on the dark side, the one here is my favorite
The large blue pieces that look like ice are made of acrylic and not glass
I logged on google chrome and now I can post pics. I thought at first I had to use the flicker acct. but didn't want to use it. Google chrome works and now I can load as usual. Maybe a way to make us use Chrome, who knows? I didn't go into my settings to see if the red x was still checked maybe taking that off could have helped. But anyway can finally use the picture load like I used to .