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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Shadows and Reflections on Sunday








This next one is full of fun.

1. Mom is outside looking in the dining room window
2. I'm on the table looking outside at mom
3. The bird feeders reflecting in the dining room window are behind mom
4. the neighbors house is behind mom too 
5. The microwave and cabinets in the kitchen are in the bottom right hand corner. 
6. Fridge is pictures too
7. the domed light is the kitchen ceiling light



Saturday, April 21, 2018

Caturday Art


If it is Saturday, we are having fun with 


I might need to limit mom's caffeine intake.
Tuesday she was sitting in the recliner chair in our office having a cuppa java.
She was looking at the back of the office chair
If you see something other than a chair, raise your hand.

A light bulb in mom's head went off and the party started.
She used my eyes but could not get my mouth quite right using the 
cut out tool in Pizap but she found a cat mouth in Pizap.

She said the back of the chair looks like a top hat
the arms like the brim of a top hat
Yep she definitely needs to be cut off from caffeine


P.S. to  yesterday's post about the new James Hunt Library 
on N. C. State Centennial Campus.  The original D. H. Hill Library is still on main campus.  This is a regular library with stacks and shelves full of books.  D.H. Hill is where all dissertations are kept too.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Futuristic Flower Friday





Thursday Afternoon Mom and Dad took a ride over to N C State University to see the new state of the art Library and the resident BookBot... more on that further down.  
They could have stayed for hours but parking is an issue, only 1 hour at a time and you have to keep going back to the pay station to add to it.  Let me just say with
mom and dad's normal morning walk, buying groceries and then this field trip
they logged 12,376 steps on Thursday... 
Here are a few photos mom took outside and inside.
 First thing seen when entering the Library
It changes colors
 ALL of the stairs are YELLOW!!
 One of the many student lounges.
What a colorful building.  Mom was in TECHNICOLOR heaven

 She also saw some pretty flowers while walking around this beautiful building.
Lovely purple flowers
then she noticed what was shaped like cattails behind them.
She and dad both thought..they must be solar powered

She saw more futuristic cattails surrounded by the lovely yellow flowers
and a close up below

When she got home she did a search, and sure enough they are solar powered flowers.
Below is a photo of the building at night
courtesy of James B. Hunt Library on NC State Centennial Campus 
Mom says they must go back to see them for themselves at night.

Click here to read all about this very futuristic Library

Now for a few photos of this gorgeous new Library.

Here is the book storage area there are over 1 million books.
This state of the art storage allows for more room for students
and other services.
 Even BookBot is yellow.
There is one central location/control area where one goes to
enter a book request.


Click here to see a video of BookBot and here a demonstation


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thoroughly Poetic Pictorial Thursday

Today we join Two  SPOILED CAT 
Angel Sammy and Teddy for their poetic pictorial poem.


Today's prompt ....inspired me to write two types of poems.


If I were brave,
Up, up and away I would like to
float in a hot air balloon 
Maybe I'd go to the moon.
I'd soar and I'd roar and be so excited
I might snort.......
BUT


The truth is...
I am blessed to have a party in my head.
Wild dreams often come when I'm in bed.
The places I go in my mind's eye are full
of fun, adventure and glee.
Often there is scheming about all
 kinds of crazy and amazing things when I'm dreaming,

HOWEVER;

I promise you my friends
never in 87 million years would you see me
jumping freely  into the clear blue sky
from a perfectly good flying machine.'

Sincerely
The Old Gray Mare





Wednesday, April 18, 2018