Peculiar Children–On My Nightstand

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs was just recommended to me by my sister, Gayle.  It is the story of a boy who embarks on an adventure following photographs left by his murdered grandfather. The photos lead him to a remote island off the coast of Wales  where Miss Peregrine’s orphanage is in tatters.   As the boy explores the hallways and bedrooms of the orphanage, he realizes that the children were not just peculiar, they may have been dangerous!   The plot thickens…   While I am just pages into this novel, I am intrigued by the mix of vintage photography and fiction.

A sequel, The Hollow City-with more vintage photography and more mystery is set for publication in January 2014.

Reading, Vintage Camera, Photography

Reading, Vintage Camera, Photography

Has anyone else read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children?  What’s on your nightstand right now?

The Walker Art Center-A Minneapolis Jaunt

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Yesterday, my daughters and I headed to Minneapolis for a quick tour of the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

The image of the Spoonbridge and Cherry by Claes Oldenburg has become an unofficial symbol for Minneapolis since it’s installation in 1988.

Most of the Walker Center was closed for reconstruction, leaving just a few special exhibits open.

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Even, their construction signs are creative!

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

It was a fabulous day to browse the sculptures outside.

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Not surprisingly, my favorite place was the gorgeous flower garden…

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

It was overflowing with color and comfortable benches!

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

The next time you travel to Minneapolis, why not try an afternoon at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.  If you like Modern Art, try the Walker Art Center--just make sure it’s open for business!

For more on Minnesota’s outdoor sculptures you might like:  Franconia Art Park