Days Out

Trips and visits away from home.

Joy, shunned – Once again, photographically, ‘Sappho’ and ‘The Bubble’ stole the show. Five-minute read, 3 pictures

Old Self: Portrait of the Artist as He Will (Not) Be. Variation #2. Artist: Evan Penny. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Old Self: Portrait of the Artist as He Will (Not) Be. Variation #2. Artist: Evan Penny. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. 3 pictures

Black and White photograph. Architecture - Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Museum Architecture (black and white) – I had not done any research prior to visiting Crystal Bridges – I was completely blown away by the architecture. 6 pictures

Photographs of the Dale Chihuly Exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. 17 pictures

Black and white photograph of the Crystal Bridges Restaurant - 'Eleven'

We chose to visit on a record breaking day for the museum. I think that helped with these pictures taken in the restaurant. 8 pictures

Wall Drawing #880: Loopy Doopy (orange and green) Artist: Sol LeWitt (1928 - 2007). Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Wall Drawing #880: Loopy Doopy – Yes, the colors really are that bright. Artist: Sol LeWitt (1928 – 2007). Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. 4 pictures

Twentieth Century Art Gallery at Crystal Bridges

Unfortunately, this gallery was closed. It made up for it by making a great picture though.

Black and White Photograph of the sculpture Sappho by William Wetmore Story (1819 - 1895). Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Working in the dark provides its challenges and rewards. I came to Crystal Bridges hoping to be inspired, I was. One-minute read, 4 pictures

Photograph of an Ozarks farm field

‘The Field’ – I asked Ginger what this field on her parent’s farm was called. Her answer? “Dunno, ‘The field?'”.

Three Fishing Lures

Fishing Lures – No fish at all today.

Another Short Hike on the Silver Trail at Busiek. 17 pictures

Cider Days and The Little Mermaid – The day started with church and camera problems which luckily were resolved by the time we visited Cider Days. Video: 7 minutes. One-minute read, & 5 pictures

Jim and CD.

Labor Day Weekend With The Parents – Saturday, contrary to expectations of a sleep-in, I was up at 6:30 am to accompany Jim to my first Midwest auction. One-minute read, 3 pictures

Spent the day with cap’n John getting the boat ready for some real sailing – he has a mainsail. Unfortunately the ‘iron Topsail’ is currently broken, and beyond my knowledge to repair.

Anchored in Stockton Lake

John asked if I fancied going sailing. He had to ask? That’s a given. Five-minute read, 14 pictures

I’ve had a long outstanding arrangement to take Jonathan out in one of our kayaks. Last week we agreed some mutually convenient times, and today we finally got out on the water. 8 pictures

Today was the last appearance of the St Cecilia Choir before the summer break, and Lanie’s last appearance in the Junior Choir. This year the choir visited another Episcopal church in Springfield – St. John’s.

Sailing with John on Stockton Lake -When my friend John said he wanted a sailing buddy to help him out on his first day sail in a keelboat without an instructor I jumped at the chance. Video: 1 minute. Five-minute read and 15 pictures

Christ Episcopal Church EFM Retreat 2013

EFM Retreat – I’ve now finished my third year of EfM – Education for Ministry. Ministry in this context refers to service, not as many of my UK friends and family thought, ordination. Two-minute read, 2 pictures

I’ll be writing more in a few days. For now, we camped at the top of this 260ft. bluff last night. It took a bit of bush-whacking to get there but it was worth it. | Read about our trip

Spring Break 2013. Sam and Kat’s wedding, St. Augustine, Florida. 190 pictures

Our second evening in Florida and we get to go out on the lake in Sam’s boat.

Spring Break 2013 – Day 1 Drive to Cheaha Mountain State Park, Alabama – No backpacking for us this Spring Break – we’ve got a family wedding in Florida to go to, which is going to involve lots of driving. If we’re lucky we’ll get a chance to do some hiking in Florida. 6 pictures

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