Gurgle gurgle…

Golden Alexanders There may not be any new paintings for awhile.  This morning, much earlier than I am accustomed to, I awoke to an odd gurgling sound.  With drips and splashes as accompaniment.  Hmmm.  Thinking I’d better see what that was all about I headed for the basement and, “oh nooooo”.  Like thousands of othersContinue reading “Gurgle gurgle…”

Garden Dreaming

Abstract Garden Urn $65, available at http://www.melissabluefineartandgardendesign   Well, I started out the new year with such a bang that I ended up sick in bed!  Turns out nothing fatal, just a bad cold, although I suspect I can get out of making dinner again tonight.  cough cough…. my family have been wonderful and I’veContinue reading “Garden Dreaming”

The Way Forward

Good morning, and Happy New Year! I chose this painting today for two reasons.  It depicts some gorgeous boulders I found one day.  They must have been tossed there by the long-ago glacier, but the way they are arranged in a circle reminded me of wise old elders sitting in a sacred circle, worshipping God.Continue reading “The Way Forward”

Where’s the truth?

I have been thinking about trees a lot lately, and, coincidentally, so has my forest preserve district. When I was in college I was taught that the climax forest in my area was the oak-hickory forest.  I interpreted this to mean that if a forest was left alone, it would arrive at a community ofContinue reading “Where’s the truth?”

Be Gentle With Yourself

Lately, the gap between where I am and where I think I should be has been making it hard to get up in the morning.  Then, yesterday when I did, I heard my neighbor and friend knocking on my door, asking me to come down for a minute.  She shared that she has been having a veryContinue reading “Be Gentle With Yourself”

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