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Strawberry season

I have no excuse for not posting since February. I’ve had a painting block since early March that I don’t attribute to returning to a (wonderful) full-time job. Although it means that I could once again buy a $60 tube … Continue reading

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Decatur Garden Tour

I volunteered a few hours of my time at the Decatur Garden Tour last weekend, specifically at a garden with pool and beautifully cared for antique roses. Pat Maddux, owner and gracious hostess, spent the entire shift with us volunteers. … Continue reading

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Tier IV and new paintings

My neighborhood is finally gentrifying. A white barred owl sat in my street the other night as I pulled into the driveway and I realized she’d probably been displaced by all the tree removal behind my back 40. My property … Continue reading

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Avondale Holiday Tour of Homes

Avondale Estates has a holiday tour of homes every year. Before my hostess hours began on Sunday afternoon at one of the homes, I shot a few photos. This was my first year as volunteer member of the sponsoring Avondale … 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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Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation

It’s not often that one finds a space as grand as the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation in such an out of the way location. Watkinsville is a town, village really, twenty minutes south of Athens and an hour or so … Continue reading

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The greening of Atlanta and my new/old house

Atlanta has remained one of the greenest cities I’ve either visited or lived in. Amazing, considering how little rain the region gets. It’s been a solid +90 degrees daily since I landed here three weeks ago. Evenings are at least … Continue reading

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