Sunday Evening


The winter wind blew, the temperatures starting dropping and snow returned tonight once again in central Minnesota.  I somehow imagined that the bunny that I attempt to feed would be sitting hunkered down under one of my neighbor’s pine trees trying to stay warm tonight.  Maybe it made a hutch of the pine needles that fell to the ground.  Maybe it didn’t but it would have a need to survive by staying warm.

I refilled the bunny food dish.  It will need food to stay healthy and survive these cold nights.  I checked the bird feeders and checked the level of water  in the heated bird bath.  The birds would need something to eat and drink as well since tonight will be cold and long for them as well.

I expect to wake in the morning to find a number of inches of new snow has fallen and left me stranded in my own home.  That’s really  not a bad thing if one works from home; it sucks if you have to commute to work.  It will give me reason enough to use my new snowblower since I suspect the snowplow will fill the end of the driveway with whatever snow it pushes down the street in front of it.


Sunday Afternoon


I’m just kicking back and waiting for that icky bad white stuff to fall later on today.  I baked up some cookies this afternoon to kill some time.  They are good and better with a cup of tea.  It’s too bad the gummys weren’t here to help me.  They would have had a lot of fun helping plus they are much better of rolling out Play doh to make a long snake.  I tried but I’m out of practice hence some gaps in the center of some of these.  I need more practice but first I have to get rid of these.

Nom, nom, nom!  Here’s the link if you want the recipe.

Art Sunday #210: Emmi Whitehorse – Red Start


Emmi Whitehorse (born 1957) is a Native American painter and printmaker. She was born in Crownpoint, New Mexico and is a member of the Navajo Nation. She currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Whitehorse grew up on the open land northeast of Gallup, New Mexico in a family where only the Navajo Language was spoken.

In 1980, Whitehorse earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in painting from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque (UNM). She earned her master’s degree in art in 1982, also from UNM, majoring in printmaking and minoring in art history.

Whitehorse’s paintings draw upon a personal iconography, based on her reflections of her natural surroundings. She brings together Navajo cosmological perspectives with abstraction in her work. Whitehorse’s work is deliberately apolitical. Her paintings are usually oil on paper, mounted on canvas, such as Movement, in the collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art. This work, from 1989, demonstrates the luxuriant, atmospheric, and meditative abstractions for which she is known. Her work is represented in public collections throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Uzbekistan and Morocco.

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