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Art Show at the Winery

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This weekend marks the beginning of the six-week art show of my oils and watercolors atThe Winery at Marjim Manor in Appleton, New York. The Niagara Wine Trail Wineries are hosting Art Weekend, August 18th and 19th and I am the featured artist at Marjim Manor. My husband and I traveled a portion of the Niagara Wine Trail on our anniversary, visiting a total of six wineries that day. Of the six we visited, Marjim Manor was by far the most beautiful in my opinion. It is situated near Lake Ontario in a beautiful fruit farming community. Owned by Margo...

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The Pike's Peak Promise

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We have had a busy couple of weeks here, beginning with Memorial Day weekend. The lawns have needed mowing two or three times, my husband designed and engineered a pergola for some gourds my sister-in-law and her husband wanted to grow up at our place, we had that to build, the gourds to plant, and some geraniums to put out in pots around the place as well. Then, of course, we have quite a few other routine responsibilities to take care of: earning a living, Blu to love and care for, duties at Church, chipping in at Habitat for Humanity,...

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I call her "Rhoda"

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I used to say this flower was a rhododendron. I created an oil painting of one of the blossoms and titled the painting "Rhododendron" because that is what I thought she was (I have since renamed the painting to avoid confusion.). One morning last spring I went out to the street to bring in the newspaper and something on the right of our garage caught my eye. Large pink ... no, huge pink flowers where there had been no flowers. I remember gasping, literally. I ran inside and got my camera to capture the phenomenon for proof or reference material...

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