Sunday, December 23, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
With his top hat, his microphone, and, finally, with his lamby, Jeff Goodman prodded, cajoled, and entertained a lively crowd at the Arthur Morgan School auction and helped raise thousands of dollars for the AMS scholarship fund (not to mention the upcoming AMS zipline!).
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Grandmaster Raskin explaining the potential hazards of leaf-covered roots and rocks to the assembled company just before the annual Celo Inn Pre-Prandial Turkey Trot (an informal 5K run/walk).
And off they go to boogaloo down Hannah Branch.
Carol Henry's grandson Caleb McMahon showed off his beautiful new Bach trombone in the Celo Inn parking lot when it was all over.
My friend Betsy and I taught a pinhole camera workshop for some Mitchell High School art students. My grandson Luca came by to visit and was good enough to sit still for 5 seconds while I made this picture of him. The craziness behind him is the Northlight building at Penland School. The camera was made from a tin can, so the film plane was curved rather than flat, which is why there's so much extreme distortion.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The snowcapped Blacks from Blue Rock Road during the insane sunset on the evening of October 31.
Here's the picture Tal Galton took near his house around the same time.
And here's a jaunty cloud over Celo Knob a few days later, seen from Penland.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
For the tenth year in a row, Phillip Mitchell and family plus a bunch of pumpkin carving volunteers made magic on the bridge by displaying 100 Jack 'O Lanterns. Word of this phenomenon has spread and there was a steady stream of cars. Here's a selection.
Pacman and ghost.
Mari carved the characters for fall, winter, spring, and summer.
Warning! Zombie! Run!
Excellent black spider.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
After 15 years of service, the old bouncy bridge over Little White Oak Creek on the path from the soccer field to AMS needed to be replaced. Yesterday, 40 people, including many AMS students and staff, helped move three 35 foot locust logs into position, cut out the old bridge, and install new decking.
Gib lends Eric a hand as he installs a pulley on a tree in Silver Cove to pull out the first log.
AMS students, staff and friends carry a log to the creek.
Gib and Randy contemplate engineering choices.
Logs are rolled into place.
Brian and Emmet look on.
The crew stays late to nail down the decking.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
This is how good the food was at Knife and Fork last night. My friend Chris said he'd never drunk from a plate at a restaurant before, but he didn't want to waste the tasty pool of loveliness on his plate. I got Wendy to come over and encourage him. She told him it was the highest form of praise.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Many of you probably remember Jeff's pendulum wave project from this winter. If not, you can catch up here. The first version was a temporary construction behind the soccer field, but this summer Jeff made a permanent installation at his house. A few people got together to help him set it up.
Here's Polly attaching the bowling balls.
Here's the finished project in action. After it was set up, Jeff had the idea of putting little clappers on the bottom of each bowling ball and then putting a pot or a vase or a piece of metal or something that makes a sound when struck underneath each ball. So now when you release pendulums you get a little percussion piece that changes as the pendulum wave goes through its cycle.