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Friday, March 4, 2016

Willy Nilly Friday Five - March 4, 2016


It's Friday and time to join Tanya (Around Roanoke) for some

1.  I'm out taking a walk the other day and as I walked past the steps to a church I happened to notice this copper kettle sitting on the stoop below the stairs.  I just thought it was really an odd place for the kettle to be sitting so I snapped a photo of it (just because).  It made me think of Soup Kitchens for some reason.  If you click on the link you can read about the history of soup kitchens.  It's quite interesting especially since Al Capone even set up a soup kitchen.

2.  Huh? - Coleen and I spotted this graffiti on our walk yesterday.  Does anyone have a clue what kind of a statement they were trying to make?

For some fun check out this link (Art Crimes:City Walls) which will take you to various links for Graffiti around the world.

3.  I took another walk around the Whitman College campus the other day and happened upon another sculpture that I was not familiar with.  I snapped this photo of it.  It's called "Moongate" and you can read more about it by clicking on the link.

They certainly have some interesting pieces of art on the campus.

4. We've had some really nice days lately with temps in the mid-60's.  The sun was shining through the kitchen window the other day and I happened to snap this cute shot of our cat, Bandit enjoying the sunshine.

So for fun I decided to do a little editing and share with FELINE ART FRIDAY
Here is the edited version:
5.  Finally since spring is just around the corner (16 more days) I thought I'd share a fun little Fairy that Coleen and I spotted hanging from a tree while on one of our walks.
Have a beautiful day!  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. interesting place for a pot. i would be afraid someone would steal it. no idea what the graffiti means, can't even come up with a guess. i love to find large pieces of art like that moongate...

  2. Love both photos of Bandit, great capture. Interesting about A. Capone. I have no idea for the wall art, I am a big fan-love that it is done on the sly and often superb designs. Neat moon art only 16 days until we can say the Spring word 😊

  3. #1 in such a wealth national, it's sad that soup litchens ar necessary
    #2 thanks for the graffiti link
    #3 a great nation needs great art
    #4 working on it's tan
    #5 spring has sprung

  4. Oh, Ida, I love the poem and the photo of Bandit...such a cutie. And like that sculpture, too. Have not clue about the one photo and what it means. Hope I can remember to come back here and see if anyone knows.

  5. Somebody will miss that kettle! I don't get the graffiti message, sorry!
    But I love the picture of your kitty enjoying the warmth! Love the artwork also!
    Have a nice weekend,

  6. What a fun sculpture! The mural/art is cool too, interesting and thought provoking.

  7. Good job on this thank you for sharing

  8. Bandit is the cutest little thing ever!! :)

    Mersad Donko Photography

  9. One word for Bandit - content!!
    Spring on the calendar may be in 16 days but I'm sure it won't be here yet where I live. Last year I remember we got a few inches of snow the first day of spring.
    That's okay though cause we have wonderful summers. : )

  10. Love all the shots. My favorite is the cat.

  11. That graffiti is interesting, but I have no idea what it means!

  12. Interesting photos.

    Have a great weekend.

  13. Bandit looks great in both versions. I was inspired to do my own cat art.

  14. Oh Ida, the picture of your cat made me say, "Awww!" What a precious shot, my friend. Enjoy the weekend! Hugs!

  15. You have a beautiful blog. I loved every picture and my favorite is the fairy in the tree. I am really happy to find your blog.

  16. I love the effect of Bandit's photo-Al Capone and soup kitchens who would have thought, and I love wall art and often cannot make heads nor tails of the intended message if these is one...(i left a comment here yesterday by chance I came in again today to read the soup kitchen link)...

  17. aw bandit really does look to be enjoying that sunshine, how cute!! you find the most interesting things on your walks! thank you for linking and have a great to check out the links!

  18. Oh, Ida. I love these captures! The sidewalk graffiti is very forensic-looking. I like fairies, so that is also nice. Of course, I cannot resist Bandit!
    Have a great weekend. Hugs!

  19. You are full of fresh ideas and information. Love your "just because" pictures and your sun worshiping cat ... Was a pleasure it has been to come here.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  20. The man's face should be laughing on the graffiti...looks like the hand is tickling him! :-) Love that sweet cat. Joy in the warmth of the sun! :-)

  21. what a great cat Love from Poland

  22. Fascinating that one of the most notorious crime bosses of our times, still new how to provide for the less fortunate.
    I cannot even imagine what that graffiti art might be...??? The fingerprint makes me think it might be related to identity perhaps. Interesting though. I remember visiting NYC and seeing the same graffiti tag all over the place, and eventually learning it was a gang tag placed on areas that were their "turf."

    Our cat wants outside so bad too, because the sun is really shining, but it's still quite cold out. Better safe indoors for a few more weeks kitty.

  23. I love the interesting stories you have included in your post. As far as what the person is trying to say with the graffiti? I have NO IDEA lol. I love the picture of your kitty.

  24. Lovely photos, Ida. Especially your edited photo of Bandit. It looks like a piece of art. Yes, I've got my fingers crossed for spring here too. All the best, Bonny

  25. A lovely series of photos Ida. My favorites were Bandit, what a pretty cat, and I also loved your fairy with the quote, but they were all great shots. Happy Sunday to you :)

  26. You got a great shot of your kitty! I love what you did with the editing too. Lovely little fairy. Makes me want a fairy garden.

  27. Lots of fun stuff Ida, I like the fairy, very whimsical!


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