Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Election

 The big news for November 2012 was the reelection of Barack Obama.
There were long lines at polls, a narrow margin, and a very divided country and electorate.

Pennypack Garden and Fields

 Planting a Hop Hornbeam, Ostrya virginiana, in the Courtyard Garden at Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, above.  The garden was laid out by Marjorie Bayersdorfer.

Some of the hundreds of acres of meadows of native grasses at Pennypack.

Futurist Paintings from MOMA

"Working in the years just before World War I, the Futurists depicted speeding trains, cafes illuminated by gaslight, charging military vehicles, and strong, machinelike human bodies - all hallmarks of the modern world."

Fernand Leger,French,  Exit the Ballets Russes 1914

Gino Severini, Italian, Armored Train in Action 1915

 Mikhail Larionov, Russian, Rayonist Composition: Domination of Red 1912-13

Gino Severini, Italian, Visual Synthesis of the Idea of War 1914

90th Birthday Party

Sign for the birthday girl, below.
Some of the gentlemen above who hosted the birthday party.
Daughter June and granddaughter Maddie below.