Tuesday, March 29, 2011
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Monday, March 7, 2011
Talk about foresight, in 1888 Rochester's Board of Park Commissioners created open space for the first parks according to the Landmark Society.
Olmsted's three major parks in Rochester each represented different landscape styles: Highland Park, created on land donated to the city by horticulturists George Ellwanger and Patrick Barry, is an arboretum of plants and shrubs emphasizing vistas both internally and for a hundred miles to the Finger Lakes. Genesee Valley Park was designed in classic pastoral style along the Genesee River. Seneca Park's rugged terrain north of the falls inspires. Thanks for the history, LS.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
- "Snow Falling on Cedars" because it's the perfect image
- anticipatory spring fever ~ crocus, daffodil have already poked out
- the coffee smells intoxicating
- rhododendrons, cedar, hemlock are green against the white
- the silhouette of maple, oak, ash branches on a blue-gray sky is for watercolorists
- reruns of film noir are on TCM
- you can see the wind in snowspouts
- it's not Siberia
- there's nothing like a group of people pushing someone out of a snowbank for happy comradarie
- it gives you time to think . . . think about spring.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Earth Day falls in the Spring welcoming longer and longer days.
He said that the values of the 60s came out of suburbia - a resurgence of individualism in order to open up people's tolerance and acceptance of things that are different.
Read this CBC report on Reich today.
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