Clearing the Air

Now that the long winter and wet early spring are behind us, it’s good to raise the spirits.  Sad things piled up over here…our son and daughter-in-law and grand kids took off for a couple of years far away, a good friend died leaving an unfill-able space, maybe a health issue or two…one does adjust […]

Fall in CCRHD

The Court Chemeketa Residential Historic District (CCRHD) is one great neighborhood.  It’s close to downtown, to Willamette University, to the State Capitol and campus, walk-able and tree lined…but best of all it’s just a neighborhood of exceptional people and staunch GARDENERS.  Last week in the middle of a beautiful but scarily warm and sunny fall […]

Floating

Some years, around my birthday, I’m cut free from my moorings…just floating.  The new year direction hasn’t kicked in…it isn’t orderly yet, anything could happen.  So I review the messages… Clean the studio… review the day: look at completed work: start something new… on line shopping??  (new lights) visit friends… (Kay Worthington’s “anatomy of an […]

The Eclipse…

The media is filled this morning…eclipse photos of great telescopic/cellphone beauty…ecstatic exclamations…large groups all experiencing together this moment of science and imagination…great fun.  I didn’t think I’d write about it since my pictures are blurry and unremarkable in every way…but…why not. Maybe many of us though decided to experience this phenomenon in our own backyards…to […]

The Life I Lead

Life changes in a second or two…we have come to know that.  A misstep, a speeding paint truck, a diagnosis, a sloppy politician who has the nuclear codes, a tsunami or earthquake…poof…our beautiful lives are gone or irrevocably changed.  While we are in these lives though, it is worthwhile to notice them, to be impressed […]