Despite the fact that central Ohio is supposedly in line for another bout of ugly wintry weather this week, I really won’t be able to get away with sharing snowy photos like this one with you for much longer, will I? Not only is spring nearing, I suspect most of us are thoroughly sick and tired of winter, this one in particular. Even so, this log cabin is so winsome—it seemed the perfect cure for a Monday (the Monday after Daylight Savings Time, no less).
You’ve probably already guessed that this cabin stands at the aforementioned Dawes Arboretum, and you are correct. The Dawes family built this cabin, for use as a summertime retreat, during the 1920s, using hand-hewn logs as well as beams from a barn built in the 1800s already on the property. Personally speaking, I thought the chimney was just beautiful—it almost seems to have an Arts & Crafts influence (I’m probably wrong). Continue reading →
Recently my husband and I took a trip over to Dayton to visit the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Neither of us had been there in many years, and certainly not since the Museum’s expansion. Thus we had no idea what to expect other than an enjoyable day looking at some beautiful aircraft and learning about the history of the USAF—quite good things on any day, really. The Museum can also boast of being the world’s oldest and largest (hey, this is America, kids!) military aviation museum, so we knew there’s be plenty to make the drive worthwhile.
Welcome to the Early Years gallery! We actually went through the Museum a bit backwards. Still had fun, though.
Well! I’m happy and even eager to tell you that our expectations were vastly exceeded: The Museum is wonderfully arranged, full of fantastic ships and tons of history on the easy-to-read-even placards, and it’s a terrific way to spend a day (particularly a very, very cold winter’s day!).
Sliver of the Museum’s O-47B, an observation ship developed in 1934.
Nor are they exaggerating about the size: Three gigantic hangars are filled with ships, and there’s also a missile & space gallery as well as an IMAX theatre, outdoor exhibits (it was too cold & windy for us to enjoy these during this trip) and a memorial park, as well as smaller galleries connecting each hangar. Continue reading →
Originally posted on hovercraftdoggy: Sail Away – a constantly expanding, large-scale installation in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern in London, consisting of hundreds of small boats made from paper money bills, maps and tickets from all around the world…
My plan was to share some vintage aircraft with you today, but yesterday I did a fine job of tearing my back up doing something I oughtn’t have. Therefore, instead I’ll leave you with a video first shared by Ron at Route 66 News—a video about the Mother Road in Missouri. Seeing Ramona Lehman, famed and beloved owner of the Munger Moss, was an especial treat—every time we stay at the Munger Moss, she and I stand there in the lobby gabbing for at least half an hour!
While recuperating this weekend (happily, I’m feeling much better), I did some fantasy classic-car shopping, because that’s what everybody does, isn’t it? That activity put me in mind of a Stude we saw at a classic car show, one I fell immediately in love with (Detroit gals fall and fall hard for cars sometimes…me, it’s often).
Clean, sporty lines (thanks to the smart styling of Raymond Loewy), a great colour combination reminiscent of a favourite ice cream—but alas, we just were not in the market at the time, however tempted I was! I do seem to recall that it was respectably above the car’s original sticker of $3,253.
Beside a fellow beauty, one more grown up and wearing her own style of elegance well. Truth be told, there’s room for both in my garage. Ahem.