Tuesday, January 4, 2011

because it's January

(Top image is a filtered view of Mt. Rainier taken from our deck at sunrise. Middle two images taken at Ella Bailey Park. Bottom image from the beach across the street.)

Have you noticed? - the days are already just a little bit longer. I could see a glow on the horizon last evening as I was making dinner until around 5:15pm; the sunrise illuminated our breakfast table.

Because school resumed yesterday, Alexi and I were able to enjoy some time alone together. We walked around downtown, enjoying the sun, shivering, trying not to inhale too deeply in the frigid air. We visited the Seattle Art Museum to view an exhibition of the works of Picasso drawn from the collection of the Musée National Picasso in Paris, comprised of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs. The exhibit contains iconic works from every phase of his career. It was exhilarating and at the same time exhausting to take it all in. Such creative genius, so much to think about. Interspersed on the walls were things of interest he'd said throughout his life. The one that really caught my attention: “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

6 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

I enjoy Picasso's unique artwork. It makes the mind stretch and imagination work harder. Glad you had a nice afternoon date with Alexi.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Thanks, Kathy. xo Lecia

Char said...

today i noticed as i walked to the parking deck, it was still light instead of dark. i smiled.

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

Happy New Year, Lecia!
I noticed...this evening, I was startled to look at the clock at 5pm, because it wasn't fully dark out yet.
Beautiful photos!
Nicola

Francesca said...

I haven't really noticed in my neck of the woods, it's almost 8am, and it's still night:( Perhaps, if I didn't live so deep into the woods, I'd notice the earlier sunrise:)
What a lovely day you must have had with Alexi, visiting an art exhibition together.

KPiep said...

It's been way too long since I had an opportunity to go and enjoy art. I think I'm going to have to make it a priority the next time I go to my parents' to visit the Nelson.