Friday, May 17, 2024

Not Your San Francisco Fog --- Days 13/134 & 135

Walks: Errands.

Distances: 3.5, 5.5 miles

Fog Bow on the Denmark Strait in East Greenland. 
© Reinhard Huber / GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2024 

So Ciwt has been a bit frazzled with an unexpected - but good - project (Stay tuned for news...).   If you have been too, she thought you might enjoy this peaceful scene as much as she does.  

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Wonderful Pictures Ahead --- Days 13/130-133

Walks/Lopes: Hood, Open Houses:

Distances: 2 miles average 

Ciwt HEARTS Dogs 💓   And here are a few pouring their spirits into the 2024 Westminister Kennel Club Dog Show.

Here's more!

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Cat Mother's Presents --- Days 13/126-129

Walks/Lopes: Hood: errands, open houses,

Distances: 1.9 miles (nose to grindstone finishing will update), 4 miles, 4 miles, 5.5 miles

Happy Mother's Day.  Ciwt's cats mostly give her the gift of company and a few soft, colorful 'mice' here and there. No cards.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Where'd That Office Go? --- Day 13/126

Walk/Lope/Stretch:  Hood and Neighborhood Park

Distance: 3 miles

Has Ciwt shown you what she likes best about having her office in a closet?

All messy

And now....

All gone; even her cats can't find the mess

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Chocolate, Books, Life - In Miniature --- Day 13/125

Walk: Hood

Distance: 3.5 miles

Tatsuya Tanaka, Sweet Time, 2021. MINIATURE CALENDAR.

Japanese artist Tatsuya Tanaka started publishing his miniature works on instagram where he now has 3M followers.  His playful minature landscapes are put together using commonplace objects along with figures from Tanaka's collection of diorama figurines.  Shortly after his first post a follower commented that he wanted to see a new miniature post every day.  So Tanaka did just that then got so involved in his daily posts he created a Miniature Calendar.

Monday, May 6, 2024

Favorite Drawer --- Day 13/124

Walk: Just a few errands

Distance: 1/2 mile

So, its the little things in life that can bring so much pleasure. For instance,  Ciwt's limited closet and drawer space keeps her carefully folding and hanging her things.  But she allows herself the luxury of one Completely Messy drawer.  After getting her bedroom in order with  things neatly put away, she just loves to pick up the last little pile and just heave it into her designated any-way-she-wants drawer.

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Caution: Lemons Ahead --- Day 13/123

Lope: Hood

Distance: 5.5 miles

Pieter Claesz, Still Life with Lemons and Olives, 1629, oil on canvas

Readers, take heart.  Ciwt is nearly done with her will update project so the CIWT palette should be brightening very soon.

But, while she's on the will theme,  a note on another dark work of art.  Probably you know that the Golden Age Dutch still lifes are filled with symbols.  And that virtually all of them are a version of memento mori, Latin for 'remember you will die.'  So glasses can be tipped over, everything on the table can be near the edge and therefore precarious, about to fall. There's usually at least one piece of fruit that is sliced, peeled and beginning to rot.  

And in this painting, that fruit is clearly the lemon. Lemons were very expensive in that era, so they are a sign of wealth.  On the other hand, they are also bitter and one of them has been sliced and peeled.  So what we have is a moral warning for the viewer: You may enjoy your costly objects but remember earthly beauty is deceptive and fleeting.

As Ciwt said, brightness is on the way around CIWT.....

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Falling for Stars --- Day 13/122

Walk: No, rain and cold wind

Distance: yoga

You know who: Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt

So Ciwt took advantage of good weather before the coming storm to go to The Fall Guy.  Really to be able to gaze at that Ken and other roles guy, Ryan Gosling, and that Quiet Room and other roles woman, Emily Blunt.  She was duly rewarded with numerous 20' high close ups of each of them throughout the movie.  

The plot was thin so those huge headshots, and some great car rolls and myriad enteraining stunts, were about all she got from her movie outing.  But, given the talented, eye candy stars, that was Plenty.