• Put on Your Bonnets

    Your Bonnets

    Fantine There is a new Andrew Davies production coming to PBS in the future, (think Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth's Pride and Prejudice), that I have really hig... Read more

    Posted on 16 July 2018 CREATIVITY, CULTURE
  • Necessary


    The offerings of summer are the little beauties we can only dream about in the mid-winter cold. Now they are abundant and everywhere you look. Summer begs us... Read more

    Posted on 13 July 2018 CREATIVITY, CULTURE
  • What Is Nature?

    What Nature?

    What is nature but the intelligent and nurtured creativity by the hand of our God. We crave it. We need it. It exists for our own nurturing and well being. Read more

    Posted on 21 June 2018 CREATIVITY, CULTURE
  • The Blooms Won't Last Long

    Blooms Won't Last Long

    This is the first spring in the new home and there is a brilliant surprise that I just discovered. Someone had planted white peonies in the backyard. Read more

    Posted on 03 June 2018 CREATIVITY, CULTURE
  • Feather From A Crow

    Feather From Crow

    Today I found a crow feather. It is simple and beautiful. I read some Native American meanings of feathers that I share here. A feather from a crow symbolizes... Read more

    Posted on 23 May 2018 CREATIVITY, CULTURE
  • Windsor Wedding

    Windsor Wedding

    They have put up this pretty archway overnight at St. George's Chapel. Can't wait to see it later today. Read more

    Posted on 19 May 2018 CREATIVITY, CULTURE
  • Roses On the Mind

    Roses Mind

    Got roses on the mind after seeing this pretty new art ~ I will be the gladdest thing Under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers And not pick one. ~Edna St. Read more

    Posted on 14 May 2018 CREATIVITY, CULTURE
  • Lou & Scott


    Does anyone else watch Heartland? I have been waiting for these two, Lou and Scott, to get back together. We now have a season 12 that is yet to be filmed. Read more

    Posted on 28 April 2018 CREATIVITY, CULTURE
  • Jane Online

    Jane Online

    Join me and hundreds of others taking this free Jane Austen online course! What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you'll be able to... Read more

    Posted on 15 April 2018 CREATIVITY, CULTURE
  • The Woman in White - BBC One

    Woman White

    BBC One is currently filming/airing? a new production based on one of my favorite books by Wilkie Collins, "The Woman in White. Read more

    Posted on 10 April 2018 CREATIVITY, CULTURE
  • Gathered Words, the Blog

    Gathered Words, Blog

    I've been posting a bit on my new blog, Gathered Words. My latest post ... "It is well documented, my love for Henry David Thoreau, his love of nature and for... Read more

    Posted on 31 March 2018 CREATIVITY, CULTURE
  • Where They Stepped

    Where They Stepped

    The setting for this painting is St. Mark's Square, Venice. I have been to the real place and the birds were joyful and plentiful there. These three ladies out... Read more

    Posted on 24 March 2018 CREATIVITY, CULTURE
  • Listening - A Sound Feast

    Listening Sound Feast

    The spring awakening is happening to all senses, not only the visual ones which I crave so ardently, after a long wintery sabbatical. Read more

    Posted on 17 March 2018 CREATIVITY, CULTURE
  • Moodyness


    The curator in me is drawn to moody art scenes, like this one by William Henry Chandler. I want my art to be pensive and pondering. Nearly dark, but not quite,... Read more

    Posted on 17 March 2018 CREATIVITY, CULTURE
  • March Breaths

    March Breaths

    It's March and we all know what that means. The winds are coming, and they will want to play. “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet... Read more

    Posted on 12 March 2018 CREATIVITY, CULTURE
  • Old Pages


    She's a seeker, wanting to taste the mystery of places she's never been. Her mind whispers the words that take her there, in a moment. Read more

    Posted on 06 March 2018 CREATIVITY, CULTURE
  • As Far As Wings Can Take You

    Wings Take

    As the bird that I am, I am flying fast away from winter, As far as I can. As far as wings can take you away from bleakness. As far as the eye can take you to... Read more

    Posted on 04 March 2018 CREATIVITY, CULTURE
  • The Bird Feeding Kind

    Bird Feeding Kind

    The Spruce dot com Overnight we had a big storm and are now covered in heavy white snow. I've put out a new bird feeder with lots of fresh birdseed for my littl... Read more

    Posted on 19 February 2018 CREATIVITY, CULTURE
  • In Vintage Form

    Vintage Form

    The new old books have started to arrive. I'm loving what's been popping up in the mailbox. This will definitely be a process that will take months, but the pla... Read more

    Posted on 11 February 2018 CREATIVITY, CULTURE
  • Jean Valjean

    Jean Valjean

    I've been listening to the broadway production of Les Miserables and continue to feel such a connection to the character Jean Valjean. His story is my very... Read more

    Posted on 09 February 2018 CREATIVITY, CULTURE