The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus was recently in Asheville during one of the many festivals in the city. It has a state of the art recording studio for music and video. Staffed by some 20 somethings who travel the country from coast to coast. They sleep on board; bathroom but no kitchen - they eat out at restaurants. For more info see http://www.lennonbus.org/about_the_bus
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Today's temperature was in the 70's (F), sunny with a slight breeze and no rain in the near forecast. A perfect afternoon for a Sunday drive outside Asheville - just outside - to Woodfin and a visit to a very interesting garden and gift shop.
Interesting items for the home, lots of plants, a babbling brook and some chickens out back.
I will be back. For more info check out the link http://thymeinthegardenasheville.blogspot.com/
Monday, April 19, 2010
Earth Day was celebrated early in Asheville last Saturday - the official day is April 22nd.
The faithful gathered at Martin Luther King Jr Park and took part in music, food, beer and enjoyment.
A nice clear day with a hint of whimsy in the air. Hempcrete, solar panels, natural food....
Hula hoops were a big hit with all ages.
Something about the folks in Asheville....
Monday, April 12, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
The School of Athens was painted by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael between 1510 and 1511 in the Apolostic Palace in the Vatican. This recreation is in the Cafe of the student union at the University of North Carolina in Asheville. Under the leadership of S. Tucker Cooke, retired UNCA art professor, students, faculty, alumni and community artists spent over 18 months and 15,000 hours to recreate this masterpiece on 60 separate canvases. In true artistic license two English bulldogs were added to the lower left corner of the mural as a tribute to Rocky, UNCA's mascot.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The Public Service Building, constructed in 1929 just before the Stock Market crash, has a beautiful terra-cotta exterior in a neo-Spanish Romanesque design.
The stone and tile work at the top of the building is very
intricate and exceptional.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
I recently came across these cottages in Hendersonville, NC in an area of town known as the Kanuga Cottage district. These cottages have been painted in bright colors (inside and outside) and house a bookstore and a specialty fashion shop.
Friday, April 2, 2010
I stood upon a path today,
and realized that the fork
I followed led away
from hearth and comfort.
I strode on into chaos.
seeking for adventure,
swept up in currents
of destruction and despair.
I struggled forward
against the howling storm
and realized I was a fool.
I stayed my course no more,
turning back, and hurried home
to you—sped onward by
remembrance and dreams of warmth.
Rie Sheridan Rose