Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.
Another excursion from here at Vantage House. This time to the American Visionary Arts Museum in Baltimore. Their exhibits for the year revolve around food: the history, fantasy and future.
Notice the sign below the corners look like someone took a bite but they are that way because in Biblical tradition farmers were to leave the corners unharvested so that the poor could glean what was left there.
As you enter the sloping upward hallway on your left are old lunch boxes with postcards under them. Do you see the hands? I didn't see them until I looked at my photos.
Someone in a local Maryland town passed out empty postcards asking people to write about their food secrets and then mail them back to him. Here are a few of the submissions.
Which one is your favorite? Do you have any food secrets? One that I can think of involves in-laws. My sister in law would not tell her husband the ingredients in a favorite potato casserole because he detests one of the key ingredients. He loved the dish without knowing there was sour cream in it.
More to come from this fantastic art museum in future posts.
On our second full day at Martha's Vineyard we drove to Edgartown and found parking on the street near Fuller Street Beach. My daughter, Emily, had read that it was a good spot to look for shells. There were some very large houses fronting on this beach.
We walked to the lighthouse and then to the street.
We moved the car to be closer to the main part of the town and walked around.
The Pagoda Tree was a stop.
We got lunch and sat out on a bench to eat along the water.