Friday, August 19, 2016
Friday, August 12, 2016
The Perseid Meteors
This is a map of local light pollution. I was able to drive out toward Canandaigua, into a yellow area. It was partly cloudy between 1-2am.
I saw about 20 big ones in an hour, with dozens of teeny tinys in between. Some of the big ones had red and green tails, and I saw 2 at once, too! It was better than fireworks: all natural, organic, and no crowds.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Patrice, Mame, and I went to Richford, New York, and got to work with this wonderful artist. We helped finish tiling a wall on an outdoor park pavilion. We worked mostly on the top right corner (that's Patrice on the ladder and Annemarie Zwack on the left), and Mame built the railroad tracks in the lower right corner.
This project was planned by the artist and the community, and used children's drawings and ideas. The kids and others made tiles of animals, local plants, fish, the river, and a large tree with a tire swing. They started this mural in April, 2016, and as of Sunday, some of the grouting was in.
It's a very special piece of art, and I feel privileged to have helped a bit.