So the Holidays came and went, the New Year did the same, and I suppose it's time I catch up on blog posts. I'm not really sure I ever got fully in the spirit this year, and I'm still not celebrating with my parents till the end of January, so I guess I'm allowed to be really off kilter about the whole thing. I did manage to fit in some fun things, and of course I took pictures!
I went to the Carnegie Museum a couple of times, and since I used to work there, it's always a little like going home. I have to stop myself from going down staff hallways and snooping where I'm not supposed to be anymore.
|Aww, your wittle hands!|
|Should have been a geologist, I love rocks...|
I had been trying to get there to see the International exhibit at the Art Museum, so when I found out they were also having a ceremony for the raising of the Tlingit Totem Pole that they had commissioned from artist Tommy Joseph, I had to go. The teensy tiny part of me that's Cherokee responds very strongly to all things Native American. Some day I'll learn more about that part of myself, but till then I'll just look at this awesome carving.
|He's holding a seal with his teeth.|
|I would use this giant cage, but not for my hosiery.|
|It's like a sideways sci-fi city.|
|These guns make music.|
|These blocks of pressed paper will fall apart through the course of the exhibit.|
|Pancreas pain is a real thing.|
|Orange cat in the tree.|
|I really love these. Remind me of 'What Dreams May Come'.|
It's just a short walk up the hill to Phipps Conservatory, and how could I pass up their Winter Garden? Especially since they have evening hours to show off all the lights. I love it so much, I even renewed my membership, so expect a whole year of flower photos.
|Magically creepy tree.|
|Cathedral in the background.|
|Garden room. My favorite.|
|Dino chase. :)|
|Winter garden orbs.|
|This tree is fabulous.|
|Winds in the east, mist coming in. / Like somethin' is brewin' and bout to begin.|