Showing posts from April, 2018

Restaurant Review; Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant in New Bern NC

On this particular day, I have walked up and down the lovely streets of historic New Bern.  I have photographed churches, Victorian-style homes, and the occasional New Bern Bear.  After all that walking in the hot sun the big question is where I should go to enjoy a nice lunch and cold glass of wine?  I wanted to be on the water, and I had heard the food was good at Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant, so I decided to give it a try. Here is a quote from their website, "Opened in August of 2010, Persimmons is a locally-owned waterfront restaurant located on the shores of the Neuse River in New Bern, NC. We feature an elegant yet casual atmosphere and three distinct dining venues: our downstairs great room, our private upstairs dining room, and our picturesque outdoor waterfront dining area. Persimmons focuses on modern cuisine made from locally-sourced ingredients by our award-winning chef and hosting a variety of special events with waterfront dining, fresh food, and the frie

A Visit to the Museum Park at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh NC

Museum Park a the  North Carolina Museum of Art  in Raleigh NC. When you drive past the NCMA in Raleigh you can see several sculptures from the roadway.  I decided it was high time I checked out The Museum Park. Quote from the  NCMA  website... "The Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park connects art, nature, and people to encourage creative experiences and human interactions. It features temporary and permanent public art installations by international artists, environmentally sustainable landscapes, colorful and contemporary gardens, miles of recreational trails, and a terraced pond." According to the park brochure, there are 28 works of art in this park.  I viewed 15.  I will have to go back and find the sculptures that I missed. The park itself is lovely.  There are walking trails, areas to picnic, and of course artwork.  It made for a pleasant stroll on this beautiful spring day. I saw folks relaxing on benches, a family picnic underway benea

Caleb and Nana's Adventures; Kudzu Children's Museum Chapel Hill NC

Caleb spent most of the week with me during his spring break last week.  The big question was what to do to get out of the house each day.   We decided to take local adventures.  We visited three museums in three days one of which was  Kudzu Children's Museum  at University Mall in Chapel Hill.  What a great place! Here is a quote from their website... "At Kidzu —make, build, explore and learn— an adventurous expanded Museum experience for age infant to tween. Kidzu’s new 8,500 square foot space is multi-sensory, play-centered, and focused on providing area children and their families, teachers, and caregivers an ever-changing menu of exhibits and programs that inspire creativity, collaboration and community. Kids Children’s Museum is a hands-on museum dedicated to inspiring young children and the adults in their lives to learn through purposeful play. " Caleb enjoying the Tree House. I like the artwork on display at the museum.  My favorite is the farm

North Carolina Trivia

UNC opened it doors to students on February 12, 1795. Wikipedia As I was researching this I found two other universities that claim this title.. The University of Georgia received its charter in 1785 but did not admit students until 1801. and The College of William and Mary ranks up there as one of the oldest schools. UNC does hold the distinction that it was the first to hold classes as a State University. All good to know. I hope they ask you this question at your next trivia game. KathieyV:-)

Art In Bloom 2018 at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh NC

I have heard about the Art in Bloom event held at the  NCMA  in Raleigh NC, but I have never attended.  Until now, one of my Meetup groups was going, and I jumped at the chance to go with them. I met up with my group at the museum entrance.  Then with camera in hand, I began my exploration. Here is how the website describes the event... "Art in Bloom features more than 50 floral masterpieces created by world-class designers  inspired by art in the Museum’s collection."  NCMA This was one of my favorites.   The inspiration was the falcon, I think it is a falcon, could be a hawk, I don't know,  let's say it's a bird, in the right-hand corner of the photo.  I did not get photos of all the lovely arrangements but below are some that I captured.  Enjoy:-) I liked the interpretation below.  The box used for the arrangement was much like the wagon in the painting.  I also could appreciate the flowing orange flowers that depict what appears