Monday, September 17, 2007

Busy Tiggers

Tigger and I have been quite busy since our last post. On Friday, we had a few errands to run at the Lake, then I baked two batches of chocolate chip cookies in anticipation of a cocktail party we hosted in honor of the arrival of my mom’s friends from Copenhagen. A good time was had by all.

Saturday morning dawned with a beautiful patchwork of clouds in the sky. We had to leave the Lake by 8:30 am in order to make it to Buffalo in time for the first stop on our Frank Lloyd Wright tour. The sky would be a common theme in this 300+ mile day of driving.

We had fun at the Darwin Martin House. They are in the middle of a very major renovation, and I will make a point of going back when the restoration is finished. The above photo is actually of the carriage house, not the main house, which is covered in scaffolding. The carriage house made a better picture.

Yeah, I’m a Wright fan. Tomorrow, mom, Jette, Hannah (our Danish guests) and I are going to Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob, so it will be a busy day. I’ll return home after the FLW tours while the traveling trio is off to Charlottesville, Va., and plantation hunting in the American South.

The sky on Saturday was awesome all day, and I took a stupid number of pictures. I won’t bore you with the lot, but here’s ONE additional one.

Today, my phone rang at 7:45 am, and mom reported that we were leaving for Phipps Conservatory and the Dale Chihuly exhibit at 9 am.

It’s pretty cool. If you’re in the area, I recommend it. It’s at Phipps until Nov. 1. I’ll certainly be dragging the Hubster over for the evening viewing some time between now and then.

I had previously seen a Chihuly exhibit at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

Some of this stuff was familiar from that

But I was really impressed by how seamlessly this installation works with the Phipps. It was very cool and it was quite an enjoyable morning.

I’m almost through with my first pair of Cat Bordhi baby socks (“test socks”). A very quick knit. I’ll take some pictures of those, plus my Fleece Artist socks on their kick-ass Turtle Daddy sock blockers around the FLW trip tomorrow.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures of our field trips! Back to “normal” hopefully by the end of the week. Including Hurricane Knitters on Wednesday night. Be there or be square!


Jenn said...

I keep meaning to get to Phipps because they have the Tropical Rainforest: Thailand exhibit. Is it still there? The real problem with Phipps is that Tom and I are allergic to half the place!

SJ said...

I really need to get to Phipps. I don't think I've been there since we went for our first Valentine's Day together.

Yvonne said...

I've never been to Phipps! Sounds like a field trip, ladies!!

MollyBeees said...

Great post! I live 20 minutes from Taliesin in Spring Green and we have a # of FLW houses in the area. What an amazing man!

mehitabel said...

Love Chihuly's stuff! I saw an exhibit at the V&A several years ago, and some of the pieces have become permanent. There's also a nifty one at the Mohegan Sun casino, of all places, and some pieces at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Maybe I need to make a trip to your neck of the woods!