Saturday, July 6, 2013

America, I love my Country

Have you ever seen this in person?
I was in Nebraska, but never made it to South Dakota.
The more I watched the story of the Man responsible for
 the art work on the PBS movie. The more
I thought about this post. What an achievement this was.

 Town of Keystone in the Black Hills of South Dakota,
 it belonged to the Lakota Sioux Tribe. 
Carved into Granite ( we have Granite in Maine too. )
It was started in 1029 during the great Depression, 
(like now) It was finished in 1941






Many were put to work during the depression. It look scary.


Gutzon   Borglum Danish-American and his Son Lincoln
were the Artist's. The Idea was conceived by Doane Tobenson

Gutzon died in 1941 and the funding was lost. His son Lincoln stopped.





















I would love to take that flight.
The site covers 1,278 acres. The Natl. Park Service has control.
If you get the chance watch the PBS movie RUSHMORE.


I need to put this on the bucket list.
Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
 Comments are welcome

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

would you believe these birds are in Maine

Surprised to know these were in Maine.














The wood Stork














The Mute Swan













The Merlin Hawk










Now the Bufflehead is out back in the cove along with Canadian Geese,
cormorants etc.














Golden eye  ducks are in the cove too.



















Bet you didn't know the Black back Gull is 30 inches long, biggest SeaGull
in the world, on my roof at present. I love them.



















The black cap Chickadee is the state bird.













The little yellow finch and Evening Grosbeak are my Favorites



































This Turkey was in my yard.
Happy bird watching  Have a great day.

Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
Comments are welcome

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I made a Bucket List

I have been planing this for years,

















so I made a Bucket list.

#1 is a Hotel  in upstate New York, not far from Maine
sounds  plausible , for this Fall. The Mountain House New Paltz, N.Y.



better shot Of The Mountain House Hotel



















A change in spelling from "Moggonck" to "Mohonk" is first seen in a 
New Paltz Times article of July 6, 1860, where it is reported that 
"A Mountain-House is being built at the north end of Lake Mohonk, at Paltz Point." 
This is also the first instance found of the name - any name - being applied to the lake.
Built by Quaker twin brothers Albert and Alfred Smiley between 1879 and 1910. 
It has 259 guest rooms, including 28 tower rooms, an indoor pool and spa,
and an outdoor ice-skating rink for winter use. 
The picturesque setting of the resort on the lake was featured in 
a picture print by  Currier & Ives.
The property has been owned and operated by descendants of the Smiley brothers 
since 1869. It consists of 2,200 acres (890 ha) 
The property adjoins 6,400 acres (2,600 ha) of the  Mohonk Preserve
which is crisscrossed by 85 miles (140 km) of hiking trails and carriage roads.
The Smiley Family conveyed portions of their property into the Preserve; 
they have received awards for the stewardship of their land and their early
environmental awareness. A reciprocal agreement allows preserve members and day
visitors to visit the resort grounds, and there is a network of well-maintained trails 
that visitors can follow in all seasons. Both the original Smiley brothers 
were temperance advocates, and banned liquor, dancing and playing cards on the premises.
 The hotel obtained a liquor license in the  1960's               
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The GRAND HOTEL on Mackinac Island
#2  Is the Grand Hotel, Ever see the movie Somewhere in Time?
I have dreamed about this hotel since about 1960, we walked in after the start
of the movie, I said to my friend, I bet that'
s the Grand, it was.









The Grand Hotel
































This trip to the Grand Hotel may be next year
 GOD willing..





Have any of you been to  The Mountain House
or the Grand Hotel ?
Tell me about it..Thanks yvonne



Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
 Comments are welcome

Masquerade #88

Masquerade #88

Winter Deers in Maine # 89

Winter Deers in Maine # 89

Nun in St. Augustine #90

Nun in St. Augustine #90

Abe # 91

Abe # 91

Teddy Roosevelt # 92

Teddy Roosevelt # 92
unfinished still working

FDR # 93

FDR  # 93
Franklyn D. Roosevelt

Duke Himself # 94

Duke Himself  # 94

Yorkie # 95

Yorkie # 95
Silky

Poodle dog # 96

Poodle dog # 96
Precious

Boxer #97

Boxer  #97
Max

Boston Terrior #98

Boston Terrior #98

what's Cooking? # 99

what's Cooking?    # 99
boxer

Cocker # 100

Cocker # 100

Mr. Hobo # 101

Mr. Hobo # 101

Mr. Pug # 102

Mr. Pug # 102

Where are You? # 103

Where are You? # 103

West Point # 105

West Point  # 105

General Eisenhower #106

General Eisenhower #106

Rockland Strand #104

Rockland Strand #104

General Geo. Patton # 107

General Geo. Patton # 107
WW 11

Gen.l Douglas Mac Arthur# 108

Gen.l Douglas Mac Arthur# 108

Abe #149

Abe  #149
Took it's toll

Russian Samovar # 150

Russian Samovar # 150
Russian Samovar # 150

sheep heading home #151

sheep heading home #151
sold to Dan and Liz Finberg

Liberty Belle Farm #152

Liberty Belle Farm #152
my old farm for sale

My Thor #153

My Thor #153
Thor at Christmas

Winston # 154

Winston   # 154
Bull dog blue ribbon

Penobscot Indians camp # 155

Penobscot Indians camp # 155
Penobscot camp Maine

After the ball # 156

After the ball # 156
oil in board framed for sale

Belted Galloway # 157

Belted Galloway    # 157

autumn in Maine # 158

autumn in Maine # 158
Autumn in Maine

October # 159

October  # 159
Spruce head , in october

Maple Syrup #160 sold

Maple Syrup  #160 sold
Party in Maine- sold

Ravens sold #161

Ravens   sold  #161
Ravens are here

Some headache # 162

Some headache # 162
Why Me? Sold June 2016

Cassa Blanca's sold #163

Cassa Blanca's sold #163
cassa blanca's sold Schupack

Albatross # 164

Albatross # 164
Albatross

Southern Magnolia # 165

Harrington Cove # 166

Harrington Cove #  166
Harrington Cove

The Endeavor # 167 #167

The Endeavor # 167                           #167
The Endeavor On harrington cove

Russian Cossacks #168

Russian Cossacks  #168
Cossacks Three

Fishing boats # 169

Fishing boats # 169
2nd Prize Winner - Lobster Festival Art Show - Rockland Maine - Summer 2008

Three Guy's in a Dory # 170

Three Guy's in a Dory # 170
Three guys in a Dory

The Babe # 171

The Babe # 171
Babe 16x20