Well the month is half gone…the light remains until 9:00 p.m….there’s lots of time to do stuff. Things comes into the house as shares … there are the activities of house-holding… play… …oh…draw… sew… look at art… send off the last Circle 8 drawing book… Draw… and draw… and it isn’t even summer yet…ahhhh.
I haven’t been in the studio much…Italy, 4th of July, grandbaby….so today I sort of sunk in for a while. It’s cool out there in the studio (temperature wise, I mean) totally shaded by a walnut tree and a bay tree intertwined. As is my habit, I try to find some past work to look […]
Oh bliss…this is it, don’t you think? Berries… pie and birthdays dinners with neighbors (and here R had to borrow Evan’s garden gloves to open the champagne…) drives to the beach… More dinners… Thanks for the evening, you guys! heading home with a view of the Bay… …and GUYS…it isn’t even the 4th yet!
Wow…busy week around here…but kind of a miscellaneous week to make a narrative out of… It WAS a week with ART in it though…Elizabeth, Alex and I spent two days in Corrie’s summer studio (a generous offer on Corrie’s part)…she the first artist in residence whereby the CCC gallery is turned into a big studio […]
Summer. Got to try to live in the moment, so the narrative suffers. Here’s a digested version of what’s been happening in the far west: The beach. A week. So hot in the valley most all the beach views are misty and cool… and the sunsets were, well, muted, let’s just say… There was outside […]
Coffee on the deck this morning looking down into the phlox, making me happy to be in this garden, but ESPECIALLY to have such a lovely summer day. We took a bike ride to Minto Island, where last year about this time we were picking Queen Ann’s lace for the wedding! But today…we just had […]
SUMMER!!!! So after visiting the MIG fruit and veg stand Saturday (and getting lunch, of course) I got up this morning with the urge for more blueberry chutney. I made some at the beach on the fourth and we’ve eaten it all already…yum. I got the recipe out of the “new” (2012) Oregonian cookbook (“The […]
The fourth of July is really the beginning of the mid summer celebration of flowers and good warm weather and just being outside all the time. Our habit is to be at the beach on the fourth and the last few years Z & A and friends Amy and Ian have joined us…for reading, good […]
After sort of smugly watching the national weather chart all summer and seeing one cool band in the whole country, here in the northwest, we have now got our comeuppance. It’s so hot we’re sort of hallucinating…seeing “eyes” on logs and stuff: It was so hot today we got an iced coffee and headed for […]
Yesterday the sky was soooo blue. Just pure blue. I love summer. I love lettuce. I love watching Alex work… and I LOVE “Play Me I’m Yours”…11 pianos located all around Salem for people to play…it ends Sunday the 29th and I’m very sad to see it go. But now we start the wedding countdown…one […]