It was indeed a brilliant idea! I could achieve an entirely different perspective on Forest Park by mounting my camera with a wide angle lens on top of a painter’s pole. So I went to the hardware store and bought a bright yellow fiberglass extension pole and a package of three quick release pegs to mount my camera connector. Then I took an umbrella adaptor
I may be the only person you know who has actually walked the perimeter of Forest Park. It has an odd shape, sorta like the state of Massachusetts; mostly rectangular with an extension on the south east corner. That extension now hosts the Kingshighway
The sun was shining when I got up this morning and the first thought I had (well, the first cheerful thought, anyway) was “This is a great time to go to Forest Park!” So that is what I did. I take it you are not surprised by this revelation. I talked my wife into going with me, as she had the day off, and we tramped through yesterday unexpected snowfall, making footprints in
It wasn’t a very long sojourn in the park today. I wasn’t feeling up to par and the temperature was a bit on the low side. In fact, it took me about an hour indoors in front of a fire to get my toes back to feeling normal after this walk. But my son-in-law gave me some warmer boots tonight, so perhaps tomorrow won’t be quite so chilling.
Yes, it is a challenge finding time to go exploring in Forest Park every day, particularly when it is wet and cold. Today was not as cold nor as wet as it is predicted to be this weekend, but it was still both, conditions of which I am not very fond. The challenge, however, is the constant creation of art, discovery of the new hidden in the familiar, and the practice of the seeing.
Out on the edge of Picnic Island, near the Grand Basin I stood and listened to the hushed rumble of the fountains behind the clucks, cheeps and twitters of the winged creatures of the park. A jet was passing somewhere nearby and in the distance I could make out sounds of the city. The morning’s fog was enough to dull my photos, but not quite
It seems appropriate, my excursion into the Art Museum today. And enjoyable! And maybe even prescient, as my wife just shoved a book under my nose entitled “Art Before Breakfast - A Zillion Ways to Be More Creative No Matter How Busy You are”, by Danny Gregory. This is the third time she has checked it out of the library, she informed me, so I figure I have to read it.
Forest Park Forever, the citizen’s organization that can be truly given the credit for rescuing America’s greatest urban park from decay and neglect, claims that the park contains 45,000 trees (give or take a few). This seems on the low side for a 1300 acre park that is called Forest, so it is important to consider all of the open spaces in the park.
I have a knack for meeting people. Perhaps it's because they want to know what I’m up to! Tired of the gloom of heavily overcast skies, I ventured inside today to see what I could find. The Panoramic exhibit in the History Museum is an interesting one, complete with 1920’s automobile, several cameras (one incorrectly labeled as to both manufacturer and purpose) a ball gown