Art, Edgar Allan Poe, Hobby, Horror, Fiction, Leisure, Memorabilia, Poetry, Richmond Virginia

Rare Edgar Allan Poe letter sells for over $120,000 at RR Auction By Simon Lindley 2020-10-13 in Just Collecting News

Here is a short article about a letter hand written by Edgar Allan Poe that was auctioned and sold for $120, 000.

Art, Botanical Garden, Leisure, Richmond Virginia, Summer Fun, Virginia, Tourism

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden reopens

After a long wait, during the pandemic, The Lewis Winter Botanical Garden has finally reopened with many spectacular gardens, exhibits, events and fun!
Having visited there many times, I can attest it’s something to see, adding to summer fun.
Be sure to read their safety tips so you can enjoy many wonderful hours there.

The botanical garden is located at 1800 Lakeside Avenue | Richmond, Virginia 23228 | 804.262.9887

©2019 LA Photography/Graphic Design
©2019 LA Photography/Graphic Design
©2019 LA Photography/Graphic Design
Art, Hobby, Leisure, Richmond Virginia, Summer Fun

A Landscape Saved: The Garden Club of Virginia at 100

Hello everyone!
I thought this to be an interesting story about the garden club of Virginia turning 100 years old.
The story is from The Virginia Museum of History and Culture and has many wonderful images, stories and facts.
I have been to Virginia on many occasion and can attest to its inner beauty!

©2020 Virginia Museum of History and Culture
Art, Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, Baseball, graphic design, Long Island, Long Island Ducks Baseball, Long Island Events, Louis Abbatepaolo, Minor League Baseball, New York, Richmond Flying Squirrels, Richmond Virginia, sports, Summer Fun, Virginia, Tourism


Hello everyone.
This is not a new item. It is one I had from last year. 2019 Eastern League All-Star Game, The Diamond in Richmond, Virginia. The Diamond is home to The Richmond Flying Squirrels. What an event it was!! A four day event! Kicked off the Sunday before with a celebration on Browns Island, Monday in Downtown Richmonds 

Business District with prizes and giveaways, and later that night a Country Music Jam at Richmond Raceway (my friend and I did not go to that event), and Tuesday night was the Home Run Derby with an event at The Diamond around noon to have some prizes and giveaways, finally The 
Eastern League All Star Game at The Diamond, it was an outstanding weekend!

Before the All Star Game, fans were invited to get autographs. I had won the poster in the image and had the entire Western Division autograph that poster. 

Unfortunately, due to the amount of people and time, many had time for one All Star Team. I was fortunate enough to get the division I wanted.

The other item, is a poster I designed last year of Long Island Ducks manager, Wally Backman, who was nice enough to sign it for me prior to a Sunday afternoon game.

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©2020 Richmond Flying Squirrels
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©2020 Long Island Ducks
Art, New York City, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Richmond Virginia

Art Museums

There are many here enjoying art very much, no matter what your genre is, I thought some museums might help to bring some positive fun into someones life.
I hope the beauty of art lifts everyones spirits! (The 3 part series from the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, had it broken up into 3 parts, while the others had just the 1)


Virginia Museum of Fine Arts part 1 (Richmond Virginia)

Virginia Museum of Fine Art part 2 (Richmond Virginia)

Virginia Museum of Fine Art part 3 (Richmond Virginia)

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA)

International Center of Photography (NYC)