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October comes lovely

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October comes lovely each year, whether cold and wet or crisp and windy ... for me it is the most lovely month of  the year.  Our trees are at what looks to me like peak or near-peak color today.  It is rainy and dark, but the autumn leaves glow far and wide bringing a strange brightness to what would otherwise be a gloomy, moody day. My son is visiting, and yesterday afternoon we all took a quick two-mile bike ride; Grandpa, me, little Sweet Pea in a trailer pulled by Grandpa, her mom (my daughter) and my son.  It was...

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Blue Friday

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Today is Blue Friday for two reasons, 1) it is a gorgeously beautiful day with a deep blue sky and plenty of white fluffy clouds, and 2) I am not feeling well so have already taken two naps today and wishing for several more if only I could find the time. At a minimum, I need to announce the winner of the July Sock Yarn Give Away ... so here goes. Her name is "Debby", and she left this comment to my gratitude challenge: Our lives seemed to crash as we lost half of our retirement, all of the equity...

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July is here, July is nearly gone

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Hello dear readers, I have been absent from my blog during the month of July.  As it turns out, I needed some time to recuperate from months of intense fine art painting.  Summer also brought with it many activities including a day of plein aire painting on the Master Gardener's Garden Path tour along with other painters from the county, our annual Chicken Barbeque fund raiser at church, and many chores around our property. Even today I don't have as much time to write as I would like to.  However, you have been promised a July Sock Yarn Give Away...

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Moments Show Opening

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My summer art show, "Moments", opened this past Friday night at Shawn's Gate Gallery in Medina, New York.

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I Love New York

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I have to say this-- though I never would have thought I would--I love New York.

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