Posts Tagged ‘murals’

It’s that time of year again, time for me to do the two-day drive to Wyoming (about 10+ hours each day) to spend 2 1/2 weeks in the Bighorn Mountains, time I crave each year. There’s very, very limited wi-fi access there and no phone access unless you have a satellite phone. You can get wi-fi but we have yet to do so. It’s become a discussion, but I do like not being online that much. I go on to check (and delete) email or to send a text or photo to family and friends but why be on vacation if I’m on the internet all the time? So until the second week in August, keep this California mural in mind to let you know how I appreciate you. And of course, there will be photos, many photos, and a surprise or two as well.

Six-Word Saturday 6.25.22


How much is that doggie in the window?
The one with the waggly tail
How much is that doggie in the window?
I do hope that doggie’s for sale

Chorus from a popular song from the 1950’s

I founded this doggie on a window while out walking yesterday. It’s not for sale either and it doesn’t have the happiest expression but the artist did a lovely, colorful job.

If you see a tree as blue, then make it blue. ~Paul Gauguin

Mural in Philadelphia

Last fall on my way home from a visit to southern California, I drove through Joshua Tree National Park, There was a lot of wide open space, many unusual plants and trees, and trust me, when you get into the park and they say there’s no phone coverage, there is no phone coverage from the second you enter! My husband wanted me to send photos but it was impossible until I left the park. I quite enjoyed the relative solitude while there. As for as the trees, which are located at the north (top) end of the park, for me they could also be called Dr. Seuss trees.

Although there’s blue in the mountains and sky in the first photo, I’m going with this Louisville, Kentucky street art for my blues entry today. Sorry for saying earlier this was in Chicago. I was just going through files and realize my mistake.

Let’s fly back to Flagstaff again this week where perhaps we can escape our week of temperatures in the 90’s (Fahrenheit, of course.) Besides the doors we’ve already seen in previous posts, this mural hides a few more, two in fact. Let’s look a little closer.

It’s easy to get distracted by the mural, sort of like not seeing the forest for the trees.

But what an amazing forest! Very appropriate for the side of a theater/theater, don’t you think?

for Thursday Doors 4.8.21

Art about the town isn’t just the perquisite big cities. It’s popping out everywhere including Sheridan, Wyoming, one of Wyoming’s largest cities at under 20,000. When our younger daughter and I went to town one day, she asked to walk past the mural across from the library. Here are a couple shots from that, starting with her doing something I couldn’t do, even if I weren’t taking a photo.

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Door number one, door number two, and door number three are found in downtown Naperville, Illinois, while the last one is from Urbana, Illinois.  I’m sure some of you remember “Let’s Make a Deal”, where host Monty Hall would ask people if they wanted “Door number one, door number two, or door number three.”  If you think it was a simple choice, there’s actually a lot of math/logic behind it.  Read about it here but for choosing a winner without any risk, take a look at the variety of doors on “Thursday Doors” or grab your camera and participate. Norm is our Monty Hall and all participants are winners.

© janet m. webb 2016

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I’m in the midst of hockey mania.  The first round of the Stanley Cup finals is drawing to a close with our Chicago Blackhawks in a seventh win-or-go-home game, so I’m occupied with trying to help them win.  Not much time to do an in-depth post.

But as we enjoy the end of a day of summer-like sun and temperatures just ahead of a much cooler day tomorrow, I thought I’d share a shot of this lovely mural on the side of a building in Hillsdale, Michigan, part of a project to bring murals to the town.  I’d say that as bricks in the wall go, these are winners!

© janet m. webb 2016