Saturday, October 23, 2021

hues of calm

Took a minute or two, or maybe lost myself for a half an hour or so, just staring at the beautiful autumn colors again, and listening to the calm on Olive Street today after a bit of rain... which seems to make everything more vibrant. The brook was singing it's song. The occasional leaf fell through tree branches. A slight chill in the air.  It was good for my soul. 

It could be good for your soul too.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021


Showing the flowers last gasp of autumn colors perhaps. Could be. Acrylic painting tucked in the corner, unfinished, untitled, in the little studio room at the cottage.

Some works of art, in any medium, are simply like that. Put on pause. You have to set them aside for a while and come back to them again later. Don't over-think, don't crowd the colors. Step back, take a breath. There's no rush.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

winter container gardening

Current project: winter container gardening. Did you know that there are several woodsy perennials and shrubs that you can root ball and lovingly swaddle in burlap that will wait the winter out with you? I suspected as much, but am doing the research and the work and am (as ever) making plans for some temporary landscaping on Olive Street for the snowy times