Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Maxfield Parrish in Reno

Valley Fog We took a drive to Reno this morning.  Because of all the rain we've had in California, the mountains are alive with wildflowers right now.  We enjoyed the drive from Chico over the mountains to Reno (about 3.5 hours).  This picture is blurry, but you get the idea that there were lots of flowers, and the valley fog was pretty at 6:30 in the morning.

Basket Man Wooden Horse

When we got to Reno, we were about 1/2 hour early so the Nevada Museum of Art was still closed.  They are modern, so the statues out front reflect that. The Basket Man looks like a creative use of gabion basket material, and the horse looks as if he could have been collected in the desert, piece by piece.

Mparrish_daybreakThe Maxfield Parrish exhibit was lovely. This image was taken from the museum's web site.  Remember M.P.? I have a book about him, history and art, but have never read it. Maybe now's the time!

Graegle Mill Works Graegle Mill Works Sign On the way home we stopped in Graeagle, CA, and had lunch at one of my favorite restaurants. Jan had cream of zucchini with blue cheese soup, with 1/2 a sandwich. I had taco soup. We both thought we made the better choice.

Let me just say that driving over mountain summits with a head cold and then home again leaves you with ears so stopped up it's hard to hear!

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