Monthly Archives: July 2010

A last summer in Pennsylvania, apologies to Gary Snyder

My beautiful gardens, the last apple tree and twilights drilled by cicadas and frogs. July steam that doesn’t end at dusk. Chiggers plague, or is it poison ivied ankles? Another journey, leavings turn melancholy. Places change, memories shift, grasses grow wilder. … Continue reading

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Heat wave paintings

New paintings from my garden series. 99 to 102 degrees this week. Today, a mere 88 and the first time I could stand to be out on the sun porch and paint. Monarda (scarlet bee balm) with trumpet daylilies, and … Continue reading

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Save the bees

Bee up Image ©RoxanaVilla Bees need protection. You may be aware of Colony Collapse Disorder, but you may not know that scientists haven’t yet figured out what’s causing it. I watched a PBS program last week about the bee population … Continue reading

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Two designers

Selling my paintings online has offered exposure to a variety of artists, artisans and designers who are using the web as a similar tool. Two of those acquaintances are interior designers; Caitlin Creer of Salt Lake City, and Victoria Smith … Continue reading

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