Sunday, June 27, 2010

Week 43


After helping Sarah move, she, Jeremiah, and I went to a Mexican restaurant in Nashville, The Local Taco.  I had vegetarian burritos that were quite tasty, and I enjoyed relaxing and spending time with friends after finishing with the moving stuff for the day. 

More info about The Local Taco here.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Week 42


For this week, I went to see a sculpture off Bell Road that I had seen only in passing quickly by in the car.  It is at the entrance to Mission Mill Creek Apartments in Antioch, Tennessee. 

It is a kinetic sculpture, and it has various lovely finishes to the metal and lots of light-catching sparkles at the top.  It is surrounded by a bed of roses, and I must have looked quite strange trying to get the perfect picture of it.  :^)

More information about the artist and the sculpture, "The Gift," here.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Week 41


On the way home from Colorado, we went through Kansas, Illinois, Missouri, and Kentucky to get back home to Tennessee.  Somewhere in Kansas, we stopped to get a bite to eat, and we discovered this lovely billboard I like to call "Jesus in the Prairie." 

I looked it up, and found some information about the folks that made this billboard happen!  Here's another article, too.  The artist is Phyllis Shanks

More information about Kansas and about Jesus here.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Week 40


While we were in Colorado Springs, Darrell took me on a side-road to see a private sculpture garden.  The sculptures are magnificent, kinetic sculptures that soundlessly glide with motion when the wind stirs.  It is mesmerizing, however we couldn't linger, because there is controversy about the sculptures.  People aren't supposed to stop there, and they aren't allowed to give tours.  It is quite a strange and twisted story!

More info about the sculptor, Starr Kempf, here.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Week 39


Darrell and I took a vacation this year to Colorado.  We went through Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico to get there.  It was quite an adventure!

We went in the Jeep, and we slept in the Jeep at this Welcome Center in Texas, just west of Alanreed.  It was a gorgeous stop!  In the morning, we woke up refreshed, took in a beautiful view, and got to see a wild roadrunner. 

More info about this rest stop here.