Every kid dreams of a party like this …
. .. with ice cream
… and cake
… and cookies
… friends and happiness
… and our imaginary friends too
All for this young lady
… It’s a good day for her.
Ice Cream Daydream is a vibrant mural created by ArtWorks at 33 East 12th Street in Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine district. This mural is full of imagination, fun and joy.
ArtWorks is a unique non-profit organization that employs and trains local youth to create art in the community. To date, ArtWorks is responsible for over 100 murals throughout Cincinnati – which many are in the main part of the city.
This post is for Resa, Toronto’s lady of style who also captures street art in Toronto and Winnipeg as a hobby. Resa recently declared March as Kid’s Month on her blog – so this is the first of my two posts for her celebration.
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. (Luther Burbank, botanist)
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. (Joseph Addison, writer)
Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. (Rainer Maria Rilke, poet)
The rose is without an explanation; She blooms, because She blooms. (Angelus Silesius, poet)
Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet)
Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly? (Emily Bronte, novelist)
I draw flowers every day and send them to my friends so they get fresh blooms every morning. (David Hockney, artist)
It’s winter for us in the northern hemisphere. Those of us in the upper half experience cold and snow. This Explore is about the days to come … and a dose of spring for those who need it.
Nature is home to countless wonders, there’s time for one more. For all living things, reproduction is about the continuation of the species – and this also true for plants. Enjoy this exploration of the pollination world with fabulous slow-motion photography. Sharing your thoughts after viewing.