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…”
I wanted to share this wonderful dog with you because she represents a big life lesson for me. Like most people, I expect, I found myself doing a lot of things I really hated. Too much of a “pleaser”, I could not say no to requests to paint signs for businesses or toy trains forContinue reading “Sandy”
Here are some summer roses, fresh off the easel! I don’t know about all of you, but I needed a reminder that the earth can do something besides hard, cold and grey. Although this river is called the “Dead River”, it is anything but. It arises in the heart of a sedge meadow that IContinue reading “Dead River Roses”
“Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?” -Danielle LaPorte, The Fire Starter Sessions.
When my family moved to Lake County, Illinois back in 1974, the roads were narrow, the fields were wide. Wetlands and pothole lakes left over from the last glacier stretched to the horizon. The weather here was, um, dramatic, compared with what I was accustomed to. Being a kid, I thought snow drifts taller thanContinue reading “Still Waters”
You may remember my telling you last year that my favorite place, Illinois Beach State Park, was closed due to fallen trees. Freak winds turned the woods into jack straws~ I’ve never seen anything like it. I rejoice to say that most of the trails are open again. Getting to walk “my” trails after aContinue reading “Oh, Deer”
Leaving the land of the Redwoods was a bit of a shock, but just look at the beauty to be found here in the heart of our country!
In college I learned about ecology, and the fairly new endeavors to restore habitats like prairies, wetlands, and woodlands. Did someone say wetlands?? I LOVE to get my feet wet!