Thursday, April 29, 2021
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
oh my goodness, we have a tulip in our yard!!! every year i'm envious of the neighbors' nice tulips and all we get is green leaves without any flowers. yesterday afternoon we found a flower and i had to take a photo to document it!
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Monday, April 26, 2021
Friday, April 23, 2021
Thursday, April 22, 2021
after visiting the mercer museum and visiting fonthill castle, we walked over to the moravian pottery and tile works for a tour. the building is maintained as a working history museum and tiles are still handmade and produced like they were when henry mercer ran the site. much like the museum and the castle, the building is made of concrete and decorated with the elaborate tiles.
it was really neat to see how the tiles are made and the amount of work and time that goes into making each one. (it totally explains why they are so expensive!). a few photos . . .
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
much like the museum, the castle is built of concrete. it has 44 rooms, 18 fireplaces, 10 bathrooms, and over 200 windows! the interior of the castle is covered (and i mean totally covered from floor to ceiling) with mercer's handcrafted ceramic tiles.
this place also gave me lots of harry potter hogwarts vibes with its narrow curvy staircases and hidden passages. it was so unique! here are a handful of the many photos i snapped . . .
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
the museum's collection features over 50,000 pre-industrial tools in order to offer a glimpse into 60 different crafts and trades in pre-industrial america. it was a wild building to walk around and honestly i kept feeling like i was walking through sections of hogwarts from harry potter! i'm glad i had my camera along for the day. it took a ton of photos, here are a few . . .
Monday, April 19, 2021
Friday, April 16, 2021
as the weather starts to get warmer, the insects start to come out. just the other day in the parking lot of the dance studio where i teach, i opened my trunk and found some type of bee sitting on the ledge of the trunk. it caught me by surprise and i jumped. ryan found another bee dead in our garage too.
i'm not a fan of the various assortment of yellow stripey things that fly around when it's warmer. my friend nicole shared this guide on facebook. it's both informative and funny (i never thought of bumblebees as flying pandas before, still not sure i would want to pet one).
enjoy the weekend (and beware of the yellow stripey things that fly)!
Thursday, April 15, 2021
i've mentioned before that the theatre where i work is in a building shared with 58 senior apartments. one of the residents has these cat statues which she often decorates for each holiday. during the pandemic she made them little masks and they have been wearing their masks ever since. for easter a few weeks ago, they had the cutest pastel easter bonnets. this week they got new spring sun hats with holes for their ears. yes, she makes all of these cat statue accessories herself. it's always the highlight of my day whenever these guys get new outfits!
and yes, there have been many times that they have caught me off guard and i have thought they were real rounding the corner to go down the hallway. ha!