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Serenbe, an eco-development

Took an interesting road trip this past Saturday with my sister, Gina, to Serenbe, a planned community about an hour south of Atlanta near Palmetto. It looked like an easy drive, until we missed the very first exit on the … Continue reading

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Peonies, poppies and a heat wave that won’t quit

A few new small paintings in acrylic that I haven’t yet posted about. I like doing these small works and have gessoed several more panels. Acrylic isn’t as luminous as oil, but cleanup time is much faster and there are … Continue reading

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Decatur Spring Garden Tour, Sunday

Continuing my photo essay on the Decatur Garden Tour, here are Sunday’s finds. I volunteered in a lovely garden and my shift partner coincidentally lived in my neighborhood; we spent a very enjoyable afternoon chatting and welcoming visitors. The time … Continue reading

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Decatur Spring Garden Tour, Saturday

It was the perfect spring weekend for attending the Decatur Garden Tour, an annual event in its 23rd year. The ticket included both days and a saturday evening twilight tour and entertainment at Rose Hill Garden. On saturday and sunday … Continue reading

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Gardens in Decatur, GA

I volunteered for the Decatur Garden Tour this weekend and my friend Kathleen and I were able to visit a few gardens in the morning, before long awaited rains began just before my shift in the afternoon. Longtime garden designer Ryan … Continue reading

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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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Hommage aux pommes, a new painting

Hommage Aux Pommes. Acrylic on canvas panel, 14″x16″ 2010.

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Storm and loss of Liberty

Yesterday afternoon my neighborhood came through a freak storm of high winds and heavy rain, but despite not losing power, or having a tree fall on the house or car as some in the area suffered, I lost one of my … Continue reading

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New paintings for June

June Gardens. Acrylic on canvas panel, 9″ x 12″ 2010. The painting was inspired by the riot of color in my gardens. Daylilies, roses, peonies and a wonderful dusky green mullein (verbascum) plant just beginning to bloom. Tropic of Capricorn. … Continue reading

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