2 Mar, 2018

To the Lighthouse

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How can a public place can be so personal? How can I be so attached to a place I don't own,  maintain, nor have a say in its very existence? [...]

4 May, 2015

Missing the Japanese Garden

May 4th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

  I miss the Osaka Japanese Garden; now is the time of year when I would seek it out on a spring time walk. My kids consider it "theirs." Goes [...]

28 Mar, 2014

Joy is…

March 28th, 2014|Tags: , |

...discovering that the parsley I sowed ten days ago is sprouting! PS: Because "joy" is my word of the year, I've decided to record moments of joy. I hope that [...]

20 Mar, 2014

In Search of Spring Flowers at the Garfield Park Conservatory

March 20th, 2014|Tags: |

I'm usually not a spring person, but this year I am hungry (hungry!) for spring flowers and vibrant colors, and so yesterday I took myself on an Artist's Date to [...]

4 Jul, 2013

Happy 4th from Mount Vernon!

July 4th, 2013|Tags: , , |

 Mount Vernon - the main house as seen from the East - you can see it's early spring as the big tree hasn't budded yet. Yesterday I was hunting [...]

13 Jun, 2013

Two Friends Go to Starved Rock

June 13th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , |

LaSalle Canyon Wall, photo taken by my friend Barbara Schlund Starved Rock is one of my favorite places to hike, and when my friend Barbara was visiting, we stopped by [...]

2 May, 2013

On Getting to Know a Place

May 2nd, 2013|Tags: , , , |

We bought our property in northwest Indiana almost five years ago, and getting to know this one place on Earth, exploring it over and over again, has been one of the joys I [...]

30 Apr, 2013

Spring Fatigue

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Dogwood right in front of my cabin on the banks of the Potomac at the writers' conference I attended the week before last Even though the trees are finally budding [...]

5 Apr, 2013

Happy Spring!

April 5th, 2013|Tags: |

Here's wishing you a happy spring with a burst of yellow, a treasure brought home from a day in the country - the first daffodils from our property in Indiana!

22 Mar, 2013

A Walk through the Master of Nets Garden in Suzhou

March 22nd, 2013|Tags: , , , |

Moon gate at the Master of the Nets Garden in Suzhou, China - If you remember my earlier photo essay about the Blue Waves Pavilion - moon gates like this [...]

31 May, 2012

Photo Essay: Starved Rock in Spring

May 31st, 2012|Tags: , , |

Starved Rock State Park - Illinois Canyon in Spring This is the last day of May, and one could say spring is officially over, since in the U.S. we tend [...]

20 May, 2012

At the Hyde Park Garden Fair

May 20th, 2012|Tags: , |

It's one of our family traditions to go to the Hyde Park Garden Fair, held in our neighborhood the third Friday and Saturday in May, to buy the plants for our porch. (It's [...]

20 Mar, 2012

My Spring List: Things to Do in Spring

March 20th, 2012|Tags: , |

Spring began officially today at 12:14 a.m., flowers and trees are budding early in Chicago since we've had unusual temperatures in the 70s and 80s for a week now, so [...]

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