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Lackluster Fall

I don’t know about you but the colors this year here in my part of New England have been lackluster at best, downright browny dull.  I miss the brilliant oranges, the red golds and the deep mahogany of the maples.  Today I was reading one of my favorite blogs iArt Chronicles by Geri Centzone, her royal […]

Rain Cancels Foliage

Rain Cancels Foliage

It rained leaves yesterdayas the gusty winds andtorrential downpoursstripped the trees. The ground is a yellowand brown blanketsleeping, awaitingthe rake. The birches are bare,the oaks brown anda mere few maplesstill show the orangesand red of Fall. Funnily enough thereis more green than color. Journal pages reflectedthis canceling out of thefoliage. Hope some sun peek through […]

The Way I Think Of Fall

The Way I Think Of Fall

Fall is my favorite season bar none.The air fills me with energy, the crispbreath make me want to be outsideas long as possible even though thedays are growing shorter. Leaves drop like gold coinsonto the water and therusts and reds are the viewfrom my windows to themaples across the pond. Turquoise for me is everywhere,on […]

Watercolor snow, snowy sheep and a milky quartz

Watercolor snow, snowy sheep and a milky quartz

We awoke this morning to watercolor snow. Yesterday I took the long drive out to Cummington, mato meet with a Kerrifrom the Conway School of Landscape Design.In a nearby property were these snowy sheep,shorn, huddled together grazing.Guard llamas stood among the flockto protect them from bear and coyoteas they languished in the frosty 33F air. […]

Fall Collage/Trash Menagerie

Fall Collage/Trash Menagerie

A fall journal page withreal oak leaves.Temps were 39Fhere this morning-woodstove was lit -ughtoo early. Playing today. Off to thePeabody Essex Museumto see the Trash Menagerieexhibit. 30 works made entirelyof trash, plus some coolnative american art thathas been on exhibit fora while, but have to see again. Halloween has hit Salem alreadyso if I can […]

First Fall

First Fall

Maple red.Turquoise water.Swimmers in wet suits now,the first fall colors have cometo the pond, mallards flockingeight ducks and a drake, grackelscowbirds, red-wings gatheringsquawking from the oak tops,more crows, hawks huntingmovementgetting readyfirst fall.