Wednesday, December 19, 2007

It’s beginning to look a lot like.

Happy Christmas everyone! No tree here this first Christmas in New Harmony. We’re both headed south to see families. But there were several strings of lights and a garland here and there to add a festive air to the work-in-progress house. xo.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Roofless church.

Philip Johnson’s Roofless Church and I came into the world in the same year, 1960.

From the University of Southern Indiana website: “The architect’s concept was that only one roof, the sky, could embrace all worshipping humanity.”

Walking into it at night with my buddy Mickey Grimm is one of my best first memories of New Harmony. You think you’re walking into a regular building and all of sudden there's nothing but sky and stars and peacefulness.

Then the first time Lexie and I walked into it one night, hoping for a repeat performance, there was a mother skunk who had birthed some babies in the little stand of trees inside. She was having none of us. I wondered why this sweet little black kitty was rushing at us rather menacingly...

Saturday, December 8, 2007

921 Granary Street

Some of you pushy lot have said, “OK, fine...but what does your new HOUSE look like?”

Well, I’ve been getting to that. So much of the inside is still in progress, I was waiting to put house pix up. But realised that waiting for the perfection of the inside might take a while, so here’s a nice shot of the outside for now. More to come. Bonus pix of the Owen-Rapp Granary for which our street is named (and a little kitty friend I made there). There’s a little new moon peeking above the granary in the second image, but it was prettier in person.

My favorite thing right now is watching the excitement at the bird feeder. Would take some pictures, but they tend not to hold too still. Lots of varieties of finches, and titmouses, chickadees, sparrows, cardinals, and the occasional woodpecker...