Friday, April 25, 2008

Currently reading...

Newberry winners.
...picked up and put down Caddie Woodlawn (Brink)which I never read as a child. Maybe I picked it up and put it down then as well, after I saw the word "squaw" being casually thrown around and the American Indian shown in such a bigoted (if not in full benevolence) way. So, put that down and picked up The Tale of Despereaux (DiCamillo) - Winner of the 2004 Newberry ...and am immediately and completely in love. Just as Despereaux was immediately in love with Princess Pea. "I honor you!"

I leave you now, in honor, in appetency...a vision of my humble town. Once deemed the "Ugliest City in America", Knoxvillians defiantly planted dogwoods all over town in addition to the blooming foliage that already graced the area, and started the Dogwood Festival. Since last year's festival, sculptors have graced Krutch Park downtown with their creations. These, mixed with the urban/natural beauty of Downtown, reflect Knoxville perfectly. This is a wind-powered one:

...and this is a simple marble one (pink marble is native to Knoxville - - just a few miles away from where we live is a giant quarry):

...have a gorgeous Friday.

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