Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Greeting! Hello! Hi! Hola! Bonjour!


Please excuse my absence . . . I’ve been busy Christmassing!  Sunday we spent a beautiful day at the Mill Avenue Art Festival near ASU.

100_3952For those of you in snowy conditions, I will reframe from revealing the temperature.  Let’s just say it was sunny blue blue blue.

100_3935 There were interesting people to meet,

100_3959 yet I found myself fascinated with the local architecture

100_3948and contrast.

100_3945   **sigh**  I need a bunny.

100_3943 A big, giant bunny.

100_3954 And one of these in my yard.

100_3938Oh, I most definitely need this!

100_3962  Sunken entries and inverted buildings,

100_3949And lot of sparkling glass.

100_3957Interesting signs,

100_3958   Signs from my era,

100_3940 and more shiny glass and angles.

A Mountain.

No, really, A Mountain!

The Tempe Normal School class of 1918 was responsible for installing the first letter on Tempe Butte. When the school changed its name to Tempe State Teachers College in 1925, students retained one side of the "N" to form the stem of the "T."

The school changed its name to Arizona State Teachers College, and in 1938, the letter "A" was installed on the butte. In 1952, a bomb blast destroyed the letter. The present "A" stands 60 feet tall and was built of reinforced steel and concrete in 1955.

Guarding the "A"
Each year, during the week leading up to the ASU vs. UofA football game, the Student Alumni Association coordinates the guarding of our beloved gold "A" from being painted by UofA students.



Oh my, he IS handsome in red.


So now ya know!

About Sunday.

Saturday is another story for another day!

I hope to catch up with all of my beloveds this week.

**blows kisses**


Carousel Dreams said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! I love the giant bunny too - go figure x

Manon said...

Awe..... I'm coming out soon!! I will let you know!!
I need a bunny....yes, yes.....I want a bunny!! LOL

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

We ALL need the giant BUNNY!!! I want him in my front yard... ;D
You post all these wonderful photos and what are we all dithering on about?
Well, I have been a little *hare*-brained of late....
Okay bad pun. Off you go Anne.


Ces Adorio said...

Aaah, I shall live vicariously through you dearest Deborah. Enjoy yourself. Arizona is a beautiful state. Conservative to boot!Heaven. Tsup!

Kaerie Faerie said...

thanks for sharing all the fab pics
I want a big bunny in my yard too!!!
In fact there is a place in the neighborhood that makes big rabbits Heheheheh
Happy Holidays

yoborobo said...

Look at that sky! We have had cold, wind, cold, cold, cold. Even that giant bunny (who I would lovingly name Harvey) would be freezing his little cotton tail off! ANYWAY, enough whining, I am glad you had fun! Merry Christmassing to you! xox Pam

audrey said...

Oh my goodness, Deb, what a fun fun day you had! Such interesting things to see.
I cannot believe the size of that bunny....
Christmassing is fun, too. You've been a busy girl.
It's nice to have you back.
♥ audrey

Georgina said...

Love those Mill St. fairs!!! Have attended a couple while visiting my sis. Have you ever visited the ceramic research centre on campus...FABULOUS!! My baby girl, niece, will graduate from there in May, so I love ASU!!

Have a great weekend and yes, let's not mention our weather...have the same blue skies here in West TX!! LOL


~Babs said...

I love many things about Arizona.
Jan being one of them.
Of course I want the Bunny,,,it's what I've always called my daughter, and I have a collection,,,but I need this
Great fun, this post and pics!

illustration poetry said...

hello :D
i like your new pic, heheh


illustration poetry said...

i dont want a bunny, i want my lover :D

Bella Sinclair said...

Please tell me that bunny was made of solid chocolate. Not the cheap hollow kind. Solid.

That 'Be afraid' sign is awesome!!!

Tristan Robin said...

I'll arm-wrestle you for that fab bunny! - AND I'm totally grooving to the hippie signs (testaments to my misspent youth!)

Looks like a really wonderful day!

Ces Adorio said...

If that giant bunny is made of chocolate, I think it will be a pool of chocolate in the hot desert sun!

Rhonda Roo said...

Well of COURSE being a bunny fan I dig the giant hare, but i gotta say...some of those signs are TOTALLY GROOVY!!!

I wanna be a hippie gypsy...and happy, healthy, and hor-

hor-horticulturally appropriate.

And acclaimed. Yes. Highly acclaimed.


You take great pics!

The law-abiding monogamous Roo.