Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Temptation Was Too Much




Ok, so after seeing the James Turrell, Skyspace, Twilight Epiphany at Rice University last weekend, that has lights at night, the temptation was too great...we had to see it for ourselves. I have to say that I was a little bummed as there was no accompanying music, but it was pretty zen and cool to view.  My son soon discovered, it was more pretty to see from outside of it! No pets allowed inside, but next time since now we know what we're doing we could take Max outside to see it! There is also a Shepherd School of Music there that performs free and we met a lovely gentleman named Enoch that showed us around and was there for religious studies before he'll head back to Nigeria where he is from. He was also kind enough to show us this pretty piece by Jaume Plensa, Mirror but I thought it was really odd that this morning I was catching up on my blog reading and What Remains Now has posted another piece very similar by the same Artist! Weird!
My son took this pix by actually laying in the floor of the Skyspace and looking up, the blue is the actual sky!





That same fountain from yesterday's post with the pretty lights now :) 

I think my son was right...very nice from the outside and all of these are his shots

A nearby building with cool light on top too! Kinda a trippy night :) 

Jaume Plensa, Mirror (about 12 feet high)

My son took this one so you can see the detail


Of course we can't forget about the STAR...Max NEVER digs in the yard but he did today...rather frantically!

This was sorta bittersweet...Max had dug up an old bone that my old pup Zaya had buried long ago. Sorta felt like Zaya was there with us for a minute and offering to share with Max :). Stranger still that Max would dig for it as he doesn't really care for this kind of bone particularly :) 



Max has his own unique way of posing eating bones :) - Gotta love Max!
Have a beautiful today full of bright lights and hidden surprises!











42 comments:

  1. glad you had such a nice day, and those lights are lovely

    urban hounds

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    1. I was thinking you might really like that Star Treck look ;)

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  2. What a fantastic light show.....it really does look like an UFO when lit up....and yes some music would have added ti it. Love max's play bow while bone chomping....he is so darn cute.

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    1. It was pretty cool looking!

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  3. What stunning photos! My favourite's are the fountain lit up, the 'mirror' in detail picture and of course the last photo of Max! He really is a little cutie! Glad you had a good day!

    Jessica, Charlie Boy, Roman and Brooke xxxx

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    1. Thanks Jessica! We did have a nice time! We sure liked all your photos too!

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  4. The lights are lovely and it does all look very good in the dark. LOL Max finding and digging up the old bone. Max we love the way you chew with your butt in the air. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. I had to laugh at the butt pose too!

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  5. Those are some cracking lights- especially in the fountain. Dina does that pose too- gotta love them dogs!

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    1. Max hadn't ever done that pose before so I was really laughing!

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  6. The Skyspace makes me think of a spaceship when it is lit at night....

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    1. It was kinda out there looking!

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  7. I thought Max was digging up an alien!

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    1. Ha :) - it was so weird because I have never even seen Max dig!

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  8. WOW!! Those photos and the lights were completely amazing!

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    1. It was a cool little trip there

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  9. Great photos! I especially love the "Mirror" one.

    So funny - I have a picture of Rita chewing on one of her bones in the exact same position!

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    1. Did you see the one at What Remains Now's blog too? That was so strange that they had just posted that days before and I didn't read it until after I was back from taking those pix!

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  10. AnonymousMay 28, 2013

    Oh it was looking like from outer space or totally magic! That's touching that Max found just this bone. Maybe Zaya buried this bone for Max....
    (from easy the gremlin says I can't comment LOL)

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    1. Lord knows how long it's even been there!

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  11. Love the lights, they look amazing.
    Bridget eats all her treats like that - must be a chihuahua thing.
    Lynne x

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  12. Magical!! the doggy pics are so cute too!

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    1. Thanks Yoda and thanks for poppin' by too!

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  13. That is one fancy pants university. No wonder tuition would be a bajillion dollars per year! But in all seriousness, I think I should have gone to RICE University, seeing how I'm Asian and all :)

    Can't believe you kept Zaya's bone in your yard for so long. She must've meant a lot to you.

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    1. Ha, you crack me up!
      Oh, no...I didn't like keep the bone laying around...I am not THAT nutty...ok, well maybe I would have :)...no, that was what was so strange is that Max dug it up from being buried! Max has never dug ever!

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  14. These pictures are sooo cool love the skyspace, the first picture looks almost like a cartoon! And that foutain! Pure gorgeousness!

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    1. It was fun to go see it..felt Star Trekie :)

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  15. Your sons pictures are lovely! Very talented. Love max digging up the bone - so cute, a little tail wagging from the beach in the sky! :-)

    Cuddles,

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    1. That's sorta how I felt especially since it was soo out of character for Max to dig at all!

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  16. Isn't that funny about Jaume Plensa! I've enjoyed your touring. I love seeing new places and your photos are beautiful. I also just finished reading about how Max came to your family. What an adventure story!

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    1. Can you see why I was so shocked when reading your post - what are the odds? Yep, Max sure came to me after going through a lot!

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  17. Great photos.
    Maybe that's Zaya's seal of approval for Max!

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    1. I like to think that too ;)

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  18. Gosh Rice is even pretty at night. :)

    Cool about the found bone. That is really something. I think sometimes animals just know things. We used to rent a cabin in the UP every year. The owners of the cabin had a dog that got along really well with our Golden Retriever. They were buds and always played together. One year we got up to the cabin and the owners told us that their dog had died over the winter. As we were talking we noticed our dog had wandered off. When we went to see where he was, he was laying on his doggie friend's grave. It was not his norm to wander off an lay down in strange places. For what ever reason he picked that exact spot.

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    1. Aw, thanks so much for telling me about that! I think the same thing! That's a beautiful story! Thanks!!

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  19. Everything always looks so different at night! Very cool art and buildings!

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    1. Yes, completely different look and vibe!

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  20. Wow it's amazing, thank you for bringing us all these wonderful things for us to see :) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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    1. Thank for such kind words ;)

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  21. These are all really cool. I especially like the two Jaume Plensa sculptures. I have never heard of that artist before, but I am definitely going to look him up.

    Thanks for sharing!

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