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Weekend Coffee Leathers for You and Me

Each week Natalie the Explorer invites us to share our week’s events over coffee. Because we moved into our rental, where Vince’s sister lived, this has been a super busy week for the Ingrao family – all three of us. So this afternoon, even though my garage is packed so full that only one car will fit into it, I’m going to relax with a cup of coffee and a visit with all of my online friends.

Terri Webster Schrandt has a leather theme going this week on Sunday Stills, so I will weave the public art together with Terri’s leather challenge. Since all the pictures are taken with my cell phone, I’m linking to John’s Cell Pic Sunday as well.

Weather in Prescott

It’s 56 with sunny skies right now perfect Arizona weather. It’s been great moving weather, but not so great for sitting inside in front of a fire reading. I’ve been working on the book about Katherine Johnson, one of the inspirations for the movie, Hidden Figures.

PPAC Vancouver Public Art

During our memorable blogger meet-up in Vancouver, Terri from Second Wind Leisure, Kirstin from Loving Life, and I found several pieces of public art I haven’t shared with you yet. Without the mountains in the background, this mural has only minor amounts of brown in it. The mural tells the history of the shipping industry in the early days.

Once you see the entire mural and even the one next to it, the leather brown colors pop.

More Leather Looks in Vancouver

I loved the rich brown in these next pictures and they’ve just been waiting for the theme of leather to show themselves.

Thank you again Natalie for hosting PPAC and combining it with Weekend Coffee Share.

Coming up on Always Write

  • WQW Quotes for each Wednesday – Two more days to share your memorable trips. Be sure to visit the links to see some amazing trips.
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Cup of Irish coffee

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  1. We woke up in Albuquerque this morning and after a long day of travel yesterday, I’m finally getting the opportunity to review and comment from my laptop.
    My iPad, for some reason, doesn’t let me log in to sites not hosted by WordPress. In any case, I really like that leather image with the hanging furs. It has an abstract feel that I find interesting.

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    • Thank you so much, John. Terri, Kirstin and I took similar pitures at Ft. Vancouver. I loved Terri’s hook picture which was nearly the same thing, just higher up. I’m glad you are back into laptop territory. I’m sympathetic after being without internet service except for my phone for a few days. I’m finally getting back into the swing of it a little bit. 🙂

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  2. Hola Marsha, Good luck with the move and ‘sort out’… So enjoyed all the art-work! Our eldest son is a natural artist. I ‘dabbled’ but no comparison (water colours ages ago.) Don’t forget to put your feet up! Hugs x

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    • Thank you, Joy. I am so amazed that people can paint what they see. I can paint or draw what I take a picture of, but somehow the three dimensions illude me. So good for you to have dabbled. You should compare yourself to someone different, LOL. A little girl that my mother taught in pre-school years ago was the youngest of seven children. She would do some amazing drawings for a four or five-year-old, but would crumple most of them if Mom didn’t get to her first. The reason: they weren’t as good as her teen-aged sister’s drawings. Here’s to a good cup of coffee, and putting our feet up and sipping life’s bounty! 🙂

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  3. Marsha, Thank you for your weekend coffee share. I love the beautiful and colourful murals and the leather containers in Vancouver. Hope you have a great week this coming week and a happy Thanksgiving.

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  4. Isn’t it great to dust off those leathers and share them today? Those are some great shots, Marsha! I still shake my head and wonder why I didn’t see those, LOL! The mural looks pretty amazing too from both perspectives. I see the artists signed them too. That Irish coffee looks double-delish about now. Let’s try to chat tomorrow–we have family visiting starting Tuesday. Hope all is well as you get moved!

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  5. when you say Vancouver,I always think of Vancouver by me and not the one down the coast.
    I love the murals! Too bad they can’t have something like that in Vancouver’s Chinese district. It would get destroyed by taggers and others alike!

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    • We didn’t get to the Chinese district. We squeezed a lot into a few hours, but had to miss that. I love your Vancouver, too. The Bouchart Gardens are my favorite place in the world. 🙂

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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