July Quarterly Report–Images That Caught My Eye!

Ah July 1st! A new Quarter begins.

Here is my post to celebrate

First I offer an image from archives that reflects the Tenor (Not Soprano) of Our Times

NEW COMPOSTING TECHNIQUES IN PETALUMA…

From my current inventory of images I offer the following…

THIRSTY SNAILS REPEATEDLY INVADE OUR RAIN GAUGE DURING RECENT RAINY SEASON…46.5 INCHES OF RAIN—25 SNAILS

PETALUMA STOREFRONT…“EVERYTHING HAS BEAUTY”

SANTA ROSA STREET MUSICIAN COURTHOUSE SQUARE

 

PETALUMA’S AMERICAN ALLEY…A NEW PLACE FOR A TREAT

IN CLOSING…REMEMBER…NO GUM ALLOWED

PUT IT IN YOUR POCKET…

A Good Match–Art & Bottle Caps

This week we are challenged to “…share a photo of a satisfying pairing from your own life. You should by no means limit yourself to edible stuff — You can mix and match places, people, objects, and activities that represent your idea of a harmonious, pleasing combination.

In response I offer images of a mosaic art work recently placed in Petaluma’s American Alley–A mix of a back alley window framing and mosaic art—MADE FROM BOTTLE CAPS…a recycling mix, if you will…

American Alley Bottle Cap Mosaic

American Alley Bottle Cap Mosaic

American Alley Bottle Cap Mosaic

American Alley Bottle Cap Mosaic

American Alley Bottle Cap Mosaic

American Alley Bottle Cap Mosaic

For other submissions to this week’s challenge go to A Good Match

ALERT–IMPORTANT UPDATE–4:30 pm February 22, 2017: Since posting this article I Identified the artist as Rachael Lynn Hernandez. Her page provides more information about the work.  It will be hanging there for three more weeks! Also see O# Rachael and Petaluma ‘upcycle’ artist turns trash to treasure

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Life Imitates Art

WordPress Weekly Photo ChallengeLife Imitates Art

The challenge this week is to “…find inspiration in a piece of art, and go further: imitate it.”

Now this was a challenge for me.  However I recently stumbled on another photo shoot in Petaluma’s American Alley and captured an image of one of the models.

For some reason I think of a scene from a Cirque du Soleil performance when viewing this photo. Perhaps it is one art form imitating another in real time…and in another context?

American Alley, Petaluma, CA

American Alley, Petaluma, CA

American Alley…Images…Art springing to life…or life imitating Art?

While processing photos from recent “walk-a-rounds” in Petaluma, these two photos from American Alley struck me as a possible combination.

First, a photo taken at American Alley and Western Avenue…

American Alley & Western Avenue

American Alley & Western Avenue

Then this photo of one of the panels of Fernando Nugent’s WPA Mural at American Alley & The Golden Concourse…

 American Alley & The Golden Concourse

American Alley & The Golden Concourse

While the above scenes are not in proximity, I elected to see how they might work together.  Through the magic of photo editing I offer two versions for your consideration.  You decide! 🙂

VERSION ONE

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VERSION TWO

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