Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The small world of Leopolds & Lamps

I stopped in to the crowded isles of Leopolds. A local retail landmark. A souvenir shop, a dusty book store (featuring a 1960 Boy Scout Handbook) and an array of lamps and lampshades that would make the life of the party envious. I wander around with a camera taking photos of some of the articles of interest. My little world The house cat walks up to me and rubs its body against me. I know it is marking me, but I prefer to think that the cat just thinks I am cool. I have had my lamp repaired at Leopolds. I have purchased vintage postcards. I have perused books on knitting and 1940s Farm Economics. That’s Leopolds.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Crossing patterns of March

Friday, February 27, 2015

At the end of the dock

boat tie latch

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A window on Water Street

Today's special 6am and Ty was window shopping when he found today's special. It was 5 below at the time so he did not linger.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A bit a skew

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Numbers on the skids.

The sun was setting on the Carson’s Bay. I was more focused on the shoreline that looking out. It is February, the unlucky month. Julius Ceasar borrowed days from February to pad his own. Numbers on the skids. 119 121

Monday, February 09, 2015

Big Island and Back Cross Country Ski Race

Note: Big Island was not to be a part of the race. I do not know the complete details, just that the open water was an obvious danger. I arrived at the start as the instructions were being called out to the participants. An alternative course had been mapped for a 7 kilometer race. It involved a few circles at the midpoint in order to achieve the distance. That's all water under the bridge. But it is February. The C.C. Ski race to Big Island and back never made it out of St.Alban's Bay. I watched as a throng of about 150 skiers shooshed and shuffled to circumnavigate the shoreline of St. Albans Bay. The sun was high and snow blindess effected my photographic abilities (Glaucoma and all that rot).

Friday, February 06, 2015

February monochrome

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The Narrows Horizon

The horizon narrows. Tonka Bay Narrows, pole_holder

Monday, February 02, 2015

Kowalskis on Waterstreet Excelsior Illustrated

It was once Mason Auto. Inside Masons there were signs touting it as one of the top award winning GM dealerships in the country. I remember this because my wife’s vehicle was serviced there and she enjoyed their service. Mason Motors is gone now. And after some wrangling the empty lot will be filled again. The prime attraction will be Kowalski's Groceries. One has an insight into the marketing approach of Kowlskis when you look carefully at the artist rendering. The cars in the parking lot all seem to be small, compact vehicles with no luxory SUVs. Does this foreshadow a youth marketing orientation or simply the illustrator’s vision. 

kowalski_market Note: Also,the illustrator envisions a half-full lot. One must assume this was a conscious decision. The illustrator, no doubt, is envisioning a Kowlaskis with a fair percentage of walking or bicycling customers. As an artist I can say I have done these illustrations and they are considerations.