Photo Challenge – Kennett Square/Weather Vane Wednesday

I spotted this cat weather vane across the street from the Encore Consignment Shop in Kennett Square, Pa. The vane appropriately sits atop a veterinary office. I didn’t go into the vet’s office, but I did browse a bit in the Encore Consignment shop.

The shop is a few miles away from Longwood Gardens and the Brandywine River Museum.

There are many Wyeth family paintings displayed in the Museum, and we even saw a signed print of one of Andrew Wyeth’s Helga paintings in the Encore shop.

I suppose in reality, the shop is just an upscale thrift store. It certainly has a charm missing in most Goodwill or Salvation Army centers I’ve visited, but then the bargains aren’t as good either. All proceeds from the shop benefit Chester County Hospital.

Thanks to these bloggers for taking part in last week’s challenge.
Exploring Color – Anglican Wind Vane
Geriatri’x’photo gallery – Weather Vanes in the Snow
The 59 Club – Called to Duty in 1894
A Day in the Life/Daily Musings – Weathervane Wednesday
Exploring Colour – Which Way Oamaru

The Photo Challenge: Each Wednesday, I post a photograph of a Weather Vane with a short description of where it can be found and any history connected to it. The main focus of the challenge is the photo of the Weather Vane and the location. The challenge can be Wordless if that is what you choose. If you would like others to see your post leave a link to your blog in the comment box. You can also tag the post #weathervaneweds. If you place a link to my post in your post you will create a pingback that will appear in the comment section. The challenge is open all week for comments and posts. Thanks so much for taking part in my challenge.

Many thanks to Cee, of Cee’s Photography, for including this challenge in her listing of WordPress Challenges. If you love challenges take a look at this page and while you are there check out some of Cee’s terrific posts. Thanks Cee!

Pages – A Piece of the World

I recently finished reading Christina Baker Kline’s fictionalized account of Christina Olson in the book ‘A Piece of the World.’ If you love a good story that has many actual events woven throughout, this book is a perfect choice.

Most of us have seen the famous painting of a girl in a pink dress looking towards the house depicted on the novel’s book jacket.  Christina Olson is that girl/woman. Christina’s World, a painting done in egg tempera, is one of Andrew Wyeth’s most well-known works of art.

I enjoyed every page of this book. I felt like I was living alongside Christina Olson throughout the story, and very much enjoyed the insights into the painting style and life of Andrew Wyeth. Terrific read!