Category Archives: Personal Vision

My Inner Monet: Valentine Flowers One Month Later

It had been more than a month.  But I did make these images in March as I watched my Valentine Roses change, but not ‘fade away’.  They simply revealed new aspects of My Inner Monet:

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I had though about submitting these for the March Frugal Film Project, but decided not to.  But what I might do is find a 5th image that that works and submit it to a 5-Frames…..

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So we end the month with these Roses as a prepare a Photo Safari to my friend’s Rose Garden…..

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Doors from the New State Supreme Courthouse, Denver, Colorado

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The Front Doors from the Inside…….

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We toured the New Courthouse soon after it opening in 2016.  Of course the Thursday Doors gives me an opportunity to share now with my new Blogger Friends.

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The Court of Appeals is located in the First Floor Lobby and the first Doors you see upon entry.

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Below, Typical Courtroom Doors:

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And just a really nice hallway:

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Our Doors Open Denver Tour was led by then Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court, Nancy Rice, who was involved in the design of the Building.  She was a Great Tour Guide because she loved the building!

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See more from the Tour Here.  Some nice windows too that I will have to post some Wednesday…..

 

Through the Glass Facing 60 Part II: The Eyes have it, or so I Thought……

Reflections on Life a week after my Birthday.  I had hoped to have my eye surgery wrapped up by my 60th birthday in May.  But the surgical consultation said that I had to wait 1 year from when the problem first started.  So I am scheduled for ‘Eye Fixin’ on August 24th.  But May 9th was My Birthday and we are going to post what I’ve been up to since the last Posting (in February) and have a final wrap up in September……Also I want to call to your attention my musings on ‘stay home’ practices.

I had not included images from my Annual Sing Along Messiah Event.  I actually felt energetic enough to sing in all three performances:

 

Zooming in on me in the Chorus:

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For Valentine’s Day I attended the First Methodist Lafayette Valentine’s Tea.  A traditional Ladies Church Tea with a program focussed on Women’s History.  I attend annually with Claudia (blue sweater next to me) and her Family and Friends:

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My Recent NoBo Art Presentation.  I’ve had a long journey getting a good print of this image.  No not the one that you see, but the final print from my Scanning Journey posting.

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You can see that my left eye is closed.  This problem started to develop last September.  I’m being treated at the Rodgers Eye Clinic at Anschutz Medical School (University of Colorado).  The Tumor that was removed damaged my 3rd Cranial Nerve.  A common side effect.  But I have to wait one year to see if the nerve can recover somewhat on its own.  I had a botox injection in March to see if the muscles could be relaxed to minimize what needs to be done in surgery.  Surgery scheduled for August 24th.  So there will be an update soon after that.

I was supposed to have 3 major signing dates this Spring.  But the Coronavirus resulted in cancellations of all of my singing engagements.  On the up side, I am doing voice rehabilitation with a local specialist.  And she has plans for me to sing in a Wagner Chorus that she is training in the Fall.  Let’s hope the Coronavirus is under control by then.

Add 3 months of Frugal Film postings and discuss–The Virus has not stopped my photographic practices.  I am involved in the Frugal Film Project:  camera less than $50 and films that the Group have agreed upon for quarterly shooting.  Here My January through March Best of featuring Minolta 35 mm cameras and Ilford HP5:

JANUARY: Free Little Library Boxes

 

 

FEBRUARY: Valentine Roses

 

 

MARCH: Miscellaneous around the Neighborhood, Featuring the Sign…..

 

 

I’ve met an interesting group of semi-local photographers on Twitter.  We have tentatively planned to meet in the Snowy Range of Wyoming in July.  But no certainty of that right now.  But we shall hope that I visit this spot below with new photo friends sometime soon:

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And So, for my Birthday I celebrated with Family, with my eye improving each day,

…………and preparing for my follow-up medical visit to the Mayo Clinic:

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More after that Visit………..

 

From An Old Slave Market

This post is inspired by a recent Atlas Obscura article about the Documentation and Preservation of Plantation Slave Cabins.  At the Underground Railroad Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio (My Hometown).  It is from a Slave Market in Kentucky.  After the Civil War, with the end of Slavery, the building had been used to cure tobacco.  It was so well constructed, that when the farmer wanted to expand his ‘barn’, he built the new barn around it rather than trying to tear it down.

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When the Museum was under development, the story of the Slave Market Building came to their attention.  The Current Farmer wanted a new barn, but also knew the probable history of the strange building inside the old barn.  Somehow the Farmer and Museum made contact.  The Museum torn down the old barn, removed the historic Market Building, and built the Farmer a new barn. Later, the State of Kentucky was upset to lose this historic structure.  But it is well preserved now in the Museum Lobby.

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Another Place of Interest is the Hermitage Plantation, home of President Andrew Jackson.  This is one of the few plantations where Slave Cabins were openly Preserved and Acknowledged.

Since I found this article at the end of Black History Month,  I am posting it in Honor of my Father’s Birthday Today.  And I think this counts as a #WednesdayWindows posting too.

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I realized that I had no Door planned for today.  OMG!  And I had just been sorting doors yesterday.  So I’m giving you one of my Indoor Doors.  From the Denver Architecture Foundation’s Doors Open Denver, the Evans School:

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You know that I like interior spaces.  I know that I photographed the main entrance…. when I find it I will post it!