Wednesday, February 02, 2011

A little culture — St. Jean Baptiste (Rodin) — MidWeek Blues

Did you know that all the Houston ISD High School soccer games today were cancelled? We did not get any snow (could be on Friday) but it sure got cold.

I should have known there would be some work of Rodin in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. I happily visited with Tim and Mrs. Jim mainly to see the large collection of impressionist masterpieces by popular painters such as Monet, Cézanne, and Renoir. (Link)

This is one of the six casts of Rodin's St. Jean Baptiste in the world. I have seen three now, this in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, another at the Rodin Museum in Paris, and the third at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

I'll have to scan my prints from the Rodin Museum some time. His work is scattered all over there, inside the building and outside in the pretty garden.

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If you like art then go to Europe. We found this Cézanne original in the Lautrec Museum in Albi, France. It is by Paul Cézanne (1839 to 1906) and yes, he was pretty quirky. (Cézanne Wikipedia link)

For more of our trek to the Albi click here.

Click here to register your guess for my Dog Bone in the Jar guessing contest. You can take a peek at the other guesses while you are there.
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If you want to post a MidWeek Blues picture, go get directions from Rebecca by clicking on the logo picture on the right. She has a Mr. Linky and good directions . Just do what I did.

Or do less. All she requires is a BLUE PICTURE or BLUE THOUGHT, you don't have to write.

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Sunday, January 30, 2011


Look Sam, answer to my prayers!

No it's for you Sam. Lil said she could smell you a mile away.

Ingrate! See if I pray for you again!

140 Characters
Story Copyright
© 2010 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved

Fishermen's Delight picture, suggested by
Susan, is posted on her blog, Stony River.
She got this week's picture from Dover Publication's free sample newsletter.

I wrote this for Susan's microFiction Monday. You can too! Just write a short tale (fiction preferred) about this picture in less than 140 characters and spaces. Then tell her and wait for the critique and praises!
Please enter my dog biscuit in the jar contest. Click here I will end it this week.


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