Friday, March 8, 2013
Saturday, March 2, 2013
One recent sunny day in Florida,
four friends ventured into the interior
in search of the famous
Accompanied by GPS they found it.
Sculptor, painter, author,
builder of castles, maker of dreams,
Howard Solomon is king and resident host
at Solomon’s Castle
Waiting for a tour of Solomon’s
art museum and castle.
Although the castle exhibits imaginative sculptures and mixed-media objects,
Solomon’s Castle proved an excellent place to meet friendly creatures.
Jerry, the museum guide, revealed that Howard Solomon covered his castle
with used printing plates obtained from a local newspaper press.
Way to recycle, Howard!
The Art Museum:
Some of Howard’s sculptures ...
a 50 barrel elephant
clothes hanger unicorns
----- Beyond the castle -----
View from the Castle Wall toward the Boat in the Moat Restaurant.
Howard’s drought-striken, land-locked ark
houses a home cooking
operated by members of the Solomon family.
Transforming the familiar into the special,
built his back door,
the land of Oz.
Howard and his wife live above the museum.
Overnight bookings in the Castle’s
Blue Moon Room
for incurable romantics.
someone is always posing
at a castle
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
It is December in Florida
"Thank goodness for the vine" some people say because it seems to be holding the fence in its present vertical position. "Thank goodness for Virginia," I say as I pull out my iPhone camera, "because she blesses my eyes and soothes my mind."
No matter where I look along the northern fence line I see an incredible, edible display of natural color, shapes and textures. Yes, life is good. And I agree that a beautiful wall makes this good neighbor happy.
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