UPDATE: Now I'm actually feeling inspired by this project. This is the kind of thing I'd love to be able to do to update the look of our property and make the whole campus look more cared-for. However, I'm leery of having the time and resources to work on it alone, so perhaps I can get a volunteer team together this spring or summer. Here's another photo from inside the building (from those two joined windows straight back) so you can see more of the weedy mess. But think of how nice it would look with some mowing, new plantings, and attention.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
The last few weeks at another museum:
October 17th delivery of small pumpkins for Harvest Supper and kids' Halloween Party
October 19th cleaning & prep of small cobbler's shop for upcoming 17th century programs
October 19th view of reproduction 1657 house soon to be completed/opened
October 22nd view of a sun-dappled copper beech
October 22nd view of haunted house preparations. Love the Elvira at the end of the hall!
October 24th shot of medieval-looking hearth at 1657 house
October 24th - overly dramatic shot of marble bust at Harvest Supper. I blame the red wine.
November 5th peek at the loft of the 1657 house. I love that I get paid for this kind of thing!
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Here are a selection of images from the last couple of weeks at one museum:
October 23rd mixed media collage workshop for local seniors
October 30th hearth cooking program for intergenerational after-school program
November 1st scavenger hunt brainstorming & morning coffee
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Wow - has it really been three weeks since I last posted here? That's crazy, especially since I've taken some great images of my museums lately. I'll try to post those in the new week or two, but in the meantime, let's take a page from my personal blog. I'm doing a silly little series over there called "Put A Bistro Set On It" or PABSOI. It's a play on the Portlandia episode "Put A Bird On It." I always seem to want to put bistro sets in any little outdoor nook and that impulse carries over to my museum work, as well. So here are three of my PABSOI images from my museums:
Come on, this little brick nook by the back door of one museum's visitors center totally needs a bistro set. To the left is a view of the river and the terraced lawn. I already sit on the bricks here to eat my lunch in nice weather - why not PABSOI?
This is the back entrance of one of my museums and the attached tenant apartment. We're renovating it right now for new tenancy. You know the incoming tenants would love a bistro set on this little slate patio, right?
This PABSOI is kind of a cheat, because it usually does have a bistro set in it! This is the courtyard of one of my museums and as of last year, we've had a nice metal 4-chair & table set right by the urn. My co-workers and I don't eat outside as often as we should, but it's nice to have the option!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The 1710 house at one of my museums in the shade, full sun, and dusk. All taken today - the first two this morning before 10am and the final one as I was leaving around 6:15pm. And yes, I totally waited around this morning for five whole minutes for the sun to come back out in order to get the second photo!
Monday, October 15, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Too tired to post more tonight, but check out this cool roof from the round barn I was in today. I took my summer camp kids to the New Hampshire Farm Museum and it was pretty cool. :)
Friday, July 13, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I got to spend almost two hours down on the Merrimack River today, taking my summer camp kids fishing. I really wanted to post a photo of one of the little girls posing with her bass and a grin, but I felt creepy posting photos of other people's kids.
Instead, I Instagram'd this shot of the river, looking upstream and the following conversation ensued:roguestell
me: Where I was around noon today (whilst at work). :)
(college friend): You always seem to go to such nice places whilst at work!
me: That's very true! The perks of museum and historic site work. :)