Friday, May 3, 2013

Random Stuff…

Since it is Random {5} Friday, I thought I would share some pics of some random graffiti I took in Northampton last week.




Sort of a kind of natural graffiti.

1)  I happen to like graffiti, even though I know it is technically vandalism.  It is an interesting way for people to express themselves.  Certain places like alleyways seem to actually benefit from graffiti making them kind of rustic art galleries.

2)  I went to the movies three times within the past week and a half.  I think that’s a record for me.  Greg, Evan and I saw 42, which is the movie about Jackie Robinson for those of you who don’t know baseball.  I recommend it to those who like baseball and those who don’t.  It’s an uplifting human story.  Then, Carrie, Evan and I went to see the movie event of Star Trek:  The Next Generation.  It was the combination of two Star Trek: TNG episodes when Captain Picard becomes a Borg.  It’s great to see on the big screen!  And last night, the three of us returned to see the nationwide simulcast of Wait, Wait..Don’t Tell me!   This is one of my favorite NPR shows and the podcasts of it save me on long plane rides.  It was fun to see in person with Steve Martin as the guest.  Now we have to remortgage the house to pay for all that popcorn…

3)  Spring is out in full force here and has been for more than a week.  But we had few April showers.  Regardless, we have many May flowers.

4)  We are leaving for two weeks in Norway in just over a month.  I am beginning to panic.

5)  Greg and I went out yesterday and bought a Buddha to put in the bird bath I bought last week.  Seems the birds won’t use a bird bath that is too deep.  We are hoping the birds will perch on the Buddha.  Buddha seems pretty comfortable with the idea of it.

14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i usually just put a rock in my birdbath if it is too deep. :)

i like the natural graffiti, but i agree - if artfully done, graffiti itself can be beautiful. i like the little running guy. :)

Sandra said...

i love that natural graffiti.. and the other is interesting. i have not seen any here except in a part of town i would not even drive through. some of it is beautiful, and these are great photos of it. some of the artist that do this are truly gifted...

Mary said...

I admit i like graffiti too. And these are great photos. I can't decide if the word in the third pic is buffed or boffed. Either way, it's interesting!

A trip to Norway. How exciting! I think i'd be nervous too. Have a beautiful weekend.

Chatty Crone said...

You know if they would let some really good graffiti artists paint it could help some ugly and old sites. sandie

barbara l. hale said...

I agree, Sandie. They have an area near the Danube River in Vienna where they have allowed that. It is a riot of color and ideas.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I like to see the creativity of the graffiti and imagine the stories behind it. I like the natural graffiti, too. It's art, too, I think.

A trip to Norway sounds wonderful! Lots of picture-taking opportunities!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i have often wonder about graffiti, like you said it is not right, but so fun to check out. love the smiley face. too cute. enjoy your trip. sounds fun!! i have not been to the movies since the last Twilight movie ... so wild how it happens - you will probably go for months without seeing another, right? have a good weekend. ( :

Deb said...

I like graffiti as long as it is not profanity....but your shots are awesome...wow going to Norway what a cool trip...

Rose said...

I love to watch trains go by to see all the graffiti--cause I sort of like it, too. Just so interesting to look at.

I like your rustic, natural graffiti, too.

Nicki said...

Graffiti is interesting - sometimes art, other times clearly vandalism. Now on to the important stuff - Norway? Did I read between the lines "we desperately need a luggage carrier." Why yes, I am free in 2 weeks (I'm sure my husband won't mind driving to Boston, packing the kid's stuff and driving back. alone. by himself.) No hurry - you can get back to me on that. {wink wink}

Debbie said...

i do the rock in the birdbath thing, martha stewart told me about it ;)))

i love graffiti but when it's a little more artful....

i have a friend from high school who lives in norway. i have featured her barns on my blog for barn charm. you are going to love it, and you will see a lot of barns!!

have a fabulous weekend!!

MEcoy said...

simple yet cool graffiti!
i love the last one the most mother nature sure is the best artist

Lynn said...

Graffiti a tender subject here, I'm inclined to like it a lot, Norway is on my wouldliketovisit list, it will be an amazing trip

Deanna said...

Graffiti can be so fun to capture in a photo...you captured some good ones. I saw 42 a couple of weeks ago, loved it!! Norway...wow!! I am envious of your travels.