Sunday, August 27, 2017

KatrinaplusKyle Wedding (8/26/2017)

Saturday, August 26, 2017
A gorgeous day for a gorgeous wedding!
Photo collage (by Mary Jane) at the rehearsal
dinner for the Kyle and Katrina wedding (8/25/2017)
Kyle, Kent, and Brynne before the ceremony
at Tillinghast Farm in Barrington, RI
The gazebo was turned into the bar,
with wall hanging by Katrina
Yarn and ribbon "chandelier" (by Katrina) for tying
up the wishes written by the wedding guests
A wish tree is a Dutch wedding custom.
The ceremony backdrop (by Katrina!)
Ceremony seating with programs that could be used
as fans, and bags of birdseed in lieu of rice
Pre-ceremony music provided by Barney
Officiant Tom, Kyle, Erich, Ben, and Joe
Katie, Elyse, Katrina, and Officiant Tom
The missing bridesmaid, Emily, could not attend today because she gave birth to a baby four days ago!
We behaved and did not take any photos when the professional photographer was shooting.
Sisters Karen, Mary Jane, and Marty Ann
Pete, Erich, and Dylan
A few weeks ago, Dylan broke his arm in a fall with his bike.
Kent and Brynne
Tamiko and Brynne (KSS)
Katrina and her bouquet
Elyse and her bouquet
Katie and her bouquet
Katrina made the bouquets.
Elyse and Katie "bustle" (hook up) the train
of Katrina's custom-made wedding dress
The view from the hilltop at Tillinghast Farm, with Narragansett Bay
Wedding cake and cupcakes (PBB)
Pete has already enjoyed a cupcake
Katrina and Kyle cut the cake
Joe's son Hollis, Pete, and Dylan
Apparently a Dutch tradition is wrapping
the bridal couple in ribbons as they do a slow dance
Katrina's parents, Marianne and Terry
Fiona and Maddy
Maggie and Alex
Erich and Dylan
Fiona is "spotty"
Alex looks for moving dots
A wonderful wedding for a wonderful couple!
The A D Lippett/A E Tenney House
(1876, in late Victorian, Second Empire style)
Kyle and Katrina live on the second floor

Thursday, August 24, 2017

RI Museum of Art (8/24/2017)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Arrived in RI and the first order of business was to meet at Mary Jane's and Barney's for a pizza dinner and a chance to meet Katrina's parents, Terry and Marianne.
Sunset seen in Tiverton, RI

Thursday, August 24, 2017
After a lunch at Caserta's of WimpySkippies, I went to the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum of Art.
Untitled (2012, by Paul Cowan)
that has a fishing lure
Big Baby Accretion with Navajo Striations (2016,
by Nikolai and Simon Haas),a vessel
imitating the natural layering process
St Jerome Beside a Pollard Willow (1648,
by Rembrandt van Rijn), an etching
Yvette Guilbert Taking a Curtain Call (1894,
by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec)
Desk (1915-1916) and window (1904) designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Etruscan gold jewelry (7-3C BCE) with part
of the center pin seen behind a magnifying glass
Pendleton House (1926 rendition of the
1799 Georgian house of Charles Pendelton),
built as a wing to the museum to display
the Pendleton Collection of decorative arts
Ceiling lamp of the glass collection?
Blue and white ceramics: Chinese plate (c. 1810),
Dutch plaque (c. 1700), and Chinese tea caddy
(early 19C), but there are no longer small
blue and white ceramics for sale in the gift shop!
Walked over to the RISD building complex between Waterman and Angell Streets.
Mosaic tiles in the Freshman Housing Quad
Tile art in the entrance to South Hall
Mosaic wall in the entrance to Homer Hall, which leads to the Met Courtyard
Katrina had reserved a room off the cafeteria to arrange the flowers for the wedding.
Most of the flowers came from Mary Jane's gardens
Most of those who worked on arranging flowers:
Elyse, Alysha, Ilija, Mary Jane, Katrina, Maureen, and Tamiko
(photo by Keith, who also helped!)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

South Williamsport, PA (8/22//2017)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
On our way to RI, we stopped in South Williamsport, PA for the Little League World Series.
"Welcome Little League World Series"
Distances to countries from which
the teams come
Free admission, first-come-first-served seating except for the
sections behind home plate, and lawn seating beyond the outfield
We watched Mexico play against the Latin American team from Venezuela. Mexico won 8-0.
Landscaped grounds
Little League World Series Divisions: eight in the United States
Bracket and eight in the International Bracket
I was going to say kids, but adults as well, sliding down the hill on cardboard
Statue of Mighty Casey (2004, by Mark Lundeen)
to recognize the Garth Brooks Teammate for Kids
Foundation (including 28 former and current
Major League Baseball players) endowment to
support the Little League Challenger Division
that was created to allow children, regardless of
ability, the opportunity to participate in baseball
Television camera boom
View of the stadium from the lawn seating
Flags of this year's participants in the Little League World Series
The Little League Museum
The Little League was founded in 1939 by Carl Stotz in Williamsport, PA. The first World Series (initially called the National Little League Tournament) was in 1947. From a three-team league, the organization has grown to over 6,500 programs in 90 countries, and is volunteer dependent.
The first bases were hand sewn canvas
filled with fine wood shavings
President-autographed baseballs
The ultimate pin collection!
Little League uniform shirts of Kent Tekulve (who
played Little League in Hamilton, OH) and Ed Ott,
who both later played Major League baseball
with the Pittburgh Pirates
Tarp covering the infield as there was a rain storm