Saturday, February 03, 2007

Too Much Fun Not To Share Right Now

Souper Bowl XI

It's Souper Bowl Saturday!

Yes, Saturday.

The local chapter of Habitat for Humanity hosts a yearly fund-raiser they call the Souper Bowl. For fifteen dollars, we can each pick out a hand-thrown bowl from those on display. My Darling B is having some trouble making a decision ...

Souper Bowl XI

High school students throw lumps of clay into graceful pottery, some for next year's Souper Bowl.

Souper Bowl XI

Your faithful reporter shows off our catch. Darling B's bowl is on the left, and my pick's on the right (your right, not mine).

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Evening Geometry

A downtown parking ramp catches the last rays of the setting sun.

Monday, January 29, 2007

At the Antiques Mall

Sometimes they dig stuff up out of the midden heap that ignites a flicker of nostalgia or catches the imagination ...

... and sometimes it's just garbage. A Gulfspray aerosol bomb? Would somebody actually decorate with that?

Spotted at the antiques mall on Cottage Grove Road yesterday morning ...

Sunday, January 28, 2007

An Odd Fish

On a stroll through an antique mall on Cottage Grove Road, I ran across this contraption, advertised as a German-made "folding boat."

The strange boat's skeletal nature made it quite eye-catching. I'd never seen anything like it before.

A clever system of hinges and hooks allowed the boat to be broken up and stowed into five canvas bags, according to the sign.