• Green Glorious Green

    “Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?” “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…” Frances Hodgson Burnett “The Secret Garden” Early early… the light is…

  • Dirty Turkey

    Good Bye to Spring Flowers

    Spring is such a lovely time of year in my spot on our small blue planet. We aren't into summer yet tho our days are warming. The early spring wildflowers have passed and already the…

  • Casein Painting of the Meadow Deer

    This painting is a little diversion into casein. Casein is a water-based paint and contains casein, the protein in milk. You can read more about it here. As you might expect it has a lovely creaminess…

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    One Weird Hail Storm

    We hear of so many supposed rain storms that are approaching our area of parched California, we hardly pay attention now. I guess a good gully washer would be "News" if it were to actually…

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    Very Big Snake~Surprise!

    I couldn’t fit the whole snake into the photo because she’s about 54″ long! I wondered how long she could hang there, bouncing on the wall. The branch in front isn’t holding her up. She…

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    Fawn at My Backdoor

    I was distracted and irritated. BUSY. Struggling with the fruitless task of forcing a long desk to fit into the mud room at the foot of the stairs leading up to my studio. Frustrated and…