|Marja (left) and Robin (rt).|
Robin found this cool elephant grass bike basket from House of Talents at Flagstaff Bicycle Revolution recently. It's called the Asungtaba Bike Basket and sells for $49.99. House of Talents donates 5% of company profits to support a scholarship fund for the children who live in the Ghanaian community where the baskets are created. Don't hate me Robin, but I had to go pick up one myself.
After chatting with Robin and Marja about a second Tweed Ride fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Northern Arizona, Bob and I pedaled another block over to Mountain Oasis, one of our favorite Flagstaff restaurants. Excitement! Pumpkin Pie Soup was on menu.
We were seated at a table that allowed me a closer inspection of the decorative art deco tiles that I always admire from across the room.
Biking to work justified a plate of warm spinach dip and a glass of wine.
I couldn't take my eyes off of local artist Lyn Matthew's landscape paintings on display at Mountain Oasis through August 31.
I love landscapes and these really capture what drew Bob and I to Flagstaff in the first place and one of the things I love about biking here - pedaling through the rick colors and textures of nature. If you are in the area, she is participating in the Open Studio Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, August 27 - 28 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. It's located at 13 N. San Francisco, downstairs in #3. I plan to be there and camp out in front of her work until Bob carries me out. Note to self: reload art account!