• vineyard + volunteer Daffs

    Vineyard in Winter

    Spring has returned.The Earth is like a child that knows poems. ~Rainer Maria Rilke A cold wet morning at 7am. The vines have just been pruned back, grass is mown {or awaiting it’s turn…} and…

  • 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…

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    Seraphine de Senlis, Visionary Artist

    Seraphine Louis (1864-1942) or "Seraphine de Senlis" was an artist during a time when women, especially impoverished women, never became "serious" artists. She was compelled to create soaring, lush paintings, some over two meters high.…

  • 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…