Saturday, September 23, 2017

Peaceful Doves

I have some pictures of doves I want to share with you today for Saturday CrittersI'd Rather B Birdin and Camera Critters. Hope you enjoy. These were made when I was visiting my daughter in New York back in the summer and I just never got around to using them on the blog. Well.... now's the time.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Art and a Visit

#1. Today is the first day of Fall. As I dragged out my 'fall' decorations for the house, I decided I needed to have something on the wall so I did a quick watercolor of a pumpkin.

#2. I just spent 5 days with my eldest daughter, whom I had not seen in a long, long time. It was wonderful to catch up.

#3. We did a lot of eating out while she was here and we got to view the quilt guild exhibit at the local art museum.

#4. We also went to an exhibit of bronze sculptures at the Cultural Art Center. That was amazing.

#5. We watched a bunch of old home movies, reliving all the fun times the children had when they were younger.... and a super movie (a tear-jerker) "Light Between Oceans". The cinematography was amazing in this movie and the storyline, well, it was something you should see! 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mr. Peanut

                                       Love the new look and day for My Town Shootout!!

My town is Suffolk, Virginia in the USA. We are the home of Planters Peanuts and their mascot, Mr. Peanut! You see Mr. Peanut around all over town. Here are a few shots I got of him.

n 1916, Planters Nut and Chocolate Company ran a contest for a trademark. Antonio Gentile, a resident of Suffolk, Virginia, the peanut-growing capital of the state, began sketching possible entries for the contest. He drew a friendly, humanized peanut tumbling, serving nuts, and walking with a dignified cane.

A young man by the name of Antonio Gentile won the contest and the $5 prize. Below is the home where Antonio grew up (and probably drew the sketch). It is on the historic tour of Suffolk. In later years Mr. Peanut gained a monocle and a top hat as part of his attire.