Larchmere Holiday Stroll:
|Bingham's Antiques Christmas window|
|Santa and Kent|
|Larchmere Boulevard Mural Project (2010) by Ted Kurz|
|Conservation Studio holiday decorations|
|Unique bird cage in the Dancing Sheep Shop|
|Unique clock in Dancing Sheep|
|Free horse and carriage rides|
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
This year we tried hanging strands of lights, as we did at the entrance to Osprey Pointe in Florida.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Holiday Lantern Tour at Hale Farm & Village, in Bath, OH.
|An old truck at the Gatehouse|
No photos were allowed as we wandered from house to house in the village with only candle lanterns to guide us. As a group, we were collecting items for a Christmas stocking to "send" to a Union soldier who had no family. We were asked to sing Christmas carols, take part in a skit of the "Visit from St Nicholas" (better known as "The Night Before Christmas" poem), and were given hot chocolate and Snickerdoodles.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
|German nutcrackers and smokers|
Friday, December 26, 2014
Unseasonably warm and sunny, so we walked another section of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail:
|Pedestrian bridge over Warner Road in Valley View|
|Kent and Brynne on the bridge at Bacci Park|
|Under I-480 at the site of former brick factories|
|Cleveland Block bricks|
|Dried thistle seed pods|
|Dried milkweed seed pods|
Monday, December 29, 2014
"Deck the Hall" event at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron, OH.
|In front of Stan Hywet Hall|
|Grape arbor lights|
|Brynne and Kent with the poinsettia tree|
in the conservatory
|Molly's Café in the former stable|
|Chicago Coins Band Box restored in 1977|
With Fernando and Josephine, we went to the Asia Plaza for a Chinese dim sum lunch at the Li Wah Restaurant. There was a huge Asian supermarket next door.
As we drove towards University Circle, we took a detour to Gallucci's Italian Foods & Market to salivate over the offerings.
Our destination was the Museum of Contemporary Art to see the exhibit: Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity. An avant-garde chef, Adrià used drawings to visualize and create innovative dishes.
|Adrià's sketching and resultant dish|
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Cleveland Museum of Art:
|Holiday tree in the atrium|
|Han Dynasty Reflections, lanterns by Robin VanLear|