Archive for 2015

Summer Now, South of the Equator

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

It’s Summer in the southern hemisphere. Hot in the southern temperate zone while the northern temperate zone shivers. Of course six months ago things were reversed, so it’s fair, I think. Once, I was in Chile in February. Instead of a snow storm I got sun poisoning for my birthday. When I was very young […]

Forests Are for Dancing

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

“Autumn Goddess” flitted through the woods easing green foliage to the warm colors of her namesake season. After her passing, the changed leaves fluttered to the forest floor, a carpet of randomly scattered browns, reds, oranges, and yellows. She whistled to the forest birds reminding the migrators of their long trips to warmer climes; reminding […]

The Balance of Chaos and Harmony

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Chaos is associated with an emotional sense of frenzy while harmony seems to evoke tranquility and quietude. People often ascribe the former with negative and the latter with positive connotations. I don’t know why. Chaos is bees, hummingbirds, flowers, and the shape of a coastline close up. Harmony is a close relationship of musical notes, […]

Greyed Out, Contrast without Color

Friday, September 25th, 2015

What if you couldn’t see color? Would your world be boring? Without color there would be only the many varied nuances of every possible shade of gray from black to white. Only? Indeed not, as any aficianado of film noire or Ansel Adams photography would likely insist. Some fine art painters today, like their 1500s […]

Mystery of the Missing Dark Skies

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

How bright the night, (Give me a night that’s dark. A night that’s clear. A sky that is full of glittering stars. A sky looking back in time. Give me a sky that’s clean. A sky of the darkest hue. A night full of happy dreams. A night looking back in time.) The farthest light […]

Look Past the Shoreline

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Humans like water. I looked it up: almost 40 percent of the population of the USA lives near a coastline. Many other people live near the shoreline of a large lake (Lake Superior, for example). As for me, I can’t recall a time I did not live near any large body of water, but I […]

My Mother Turns 90 into Fun

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

On 17 June my mother turned 90. She has advanced Alzheimers Disease but has managed to remain loving and has kept her sense of humor. And, she still enjoys a good party. So, back in March, I decided to give her a birthday party. When I was small, my mama and I would have tea […]

Red Sky Warning

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

The pair of earrings shown here are called “Red Sky.” Sometimes, I also call them “Sailors Delight.” Do you know that rhyme? There are several variations. The one I know goes: Red sky at night, Sailors delight Red sky at dawn, Sailors be warn’d. I imagine in the distant past, when our coastal ancestors were […]

Remembering Mothers Day

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Mothers Day is the 10th of May. It’s coming up fast! The best gift is one that required consideration, one that will make her smile. The best gift is exceptional. We almost always gave my Mother jewelry and handmade cards. I recall one year with astonishing clarity. That year, my mother received matching bracelet and […]

Tale of an Autumn Goddess

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

I know it’s Spring, but today I want to tell you the story of “Autumn Goddess.” You see her work every Autumn; the affect of her dance through the woods changing green foliage to golds, oranges, reds and deep burnished purples. After her passing, the changed leaves flutter down to carpet the ground in rich […]