Blog Post – Exploring Indiana’s Museums

One of the things we like to do when traveling about the state is to visit one of Indiana’s 348 museums or state historic sites. Scattered about in just about every county in the state, these museums range from local historical museums to themed museums like Dr. Ted’s Musical Marvels in Dale, Indiana, which features restored musical instruments from around the world. Continue reading Blog Post – Exploring Indiana’s Museums

Pick Your Dinner

Pick Your Dinner
We have reached the stage in the garden season where I can go out in the garden and pick our dinner. The spring lettuce has been harvested two or three weeks ago. The winter squash and pumpkins have taken their place in the garden. The peas have already found their way to the compost heap, after yielding a good crop of both shelling and snap peas. Continue reading Pick Your Dinner

Batesville’s Umbrella Sky Project

Batesville’s Umbrella Sky Project
Residents and visitors to Batesville have undoubtedly noticed the colorful display of umbrellas in the skies above Sesquicentennial Park in downtown Batesville. Part of the Umbrella Sky Project, the vibrant display has its origins in the small Portuguese village of Águeda, Portugal. The display began as a quest to attract customers to the village’s downtown area. Each year the Ágitagueda Art Festival displayed public art on a store filled street in the town. The problem was, the art works on display kept disappearing. Local artist Patricia Cunha began pondering an idea that would put the art out of reach and thwart would be thieves. She drew her inspiration from a fantasy-like scene from the popular movie starring Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews called Mary Poppins. Continue reading Batesville’s Umbrella Sky Project