There must be a big air show somewhere close by



This is the second major warbird that I’ve seen this weekend.  I saw a F6F Hellcat yesterday when I was walking but I did not have a camera or my iPhone with me when it flew overhead.  You could tell something big was coming my way just from the sounds of the engines.  Fortunately I was at home and my camera was handy.

I thought it was pretty cool!  🙂

Art Sunday #131: Hugo Simberg – The Wounded Angel


The Wounded Angel (Finnish: Haavoittunut enkeli) (1903) is a painting by Finnish symbolist painter Hugo Simberg. It is one of the most recognizable of Simberg’s works, and was voted Finland’s “national painting” in a vote held by the Ateneum art museum in 2006.

Like other Simberg works, the atmosphere is melancholic: the angelic central figure with her bandaged forehead and bloodied wing, the sombre clothing of her two youthful bearers. The direct gaze of the right-hand figure touches the viewer.