31 Oct, 2016

Gravestone Errors & Corrections

October 31st, 2016|Tags: , , |

While we were visiting Minute Man National Historical Park last weekend, we stopped for lunch in the nearby colonial town of Concord, where I noticed two old graveyards in the [...]

26 Aug, 2016


August 26th, 2016|Tags: |

{August Break 8/26: Oranges} Osage Oranges! I LOVE those guys! They are my favorite "crop" to hunt for along waysides in the fall.

25 Nov, 2015

The Smells of Fall

November 25th, 2015|Tags: , , |

There's no denying that we are at the tail end of fall here in the Midwest--the temperature dips below the freezing at night, the trees are almost bare, and the [...]

29 Oct, 2015

Happy Pumpkin Time!

October 29th, 2015|Tags: , , |

Isn't this the cutest potholder ever? A knitted pumpkin? I fell in love with this pattern in the KnitPicks newsletter. Fall is my favorite season, and I love pumpkins (two [...]

26 Oct, 2015

Fall Abstract

October 26th, 2015|Tags: , |

Inspired by a Digital Photography School article, a recent golden hour (just before sunset) on our country property found me trying my hand at creating fall abstracts, achieved by softly [...]

3 Nov, 2014

Joy is… 31 Walks

November 3rd, 2014|Tags: , , , |

The sound of fall: Walking through leaves October went out with a bang here in Chicago; we had such a mighty storm that the waves were swapping over and Lake [...]

16 Oct, 2014

The Challenge of Daily Walks

October 16th, 2014|Tags: , |

For October I've given myself the challenge of going for at least a 20-minute walk every day. This is part of me digging deeper into Julia Cameron's book The Vein [...]

14 Oct, 2014

Paper Pumpkin to the Rescue

October 14th, 2014|Tags: |

My daughter who's been in Israel for a while now misses pumpkins. It's fall but there ain't any pumpkins to be found in that desert land. She's been on the [...]

18 Sep, 2014

My List for Celebrating Fall

September 18th, 2014|Tags: , |

Temperatures have been unseasonably nippy here in Chicago; clearly, fall is in the air. It's been a while since I've done a seasonal list, but I am so looking forward [...]

26 Nov, 2013

Osage Oranges

November 26th, 2013|Tags: , |

  Osage oranges are one autumn's delights for me. I never knew about them until my first residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts a few autumns ago, [...]

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