October 31, 2013

October 30, 2013

October 29, 2013

October 28, 2013

Take an Autumn walk with me?


October 22, 2013

I've added prints
of two floral wreaths that I recently painted
to my Etsy shop!

Inspired by Washington's Olympic Peninsula
(from which I shared some photos
a few weeks back)
and my Mother's beloved shade garden,
they are available here
and here.


October 16, 2013

I shot these photos
almost exactly one month ago
on a fluke 90 degree day (!) in September.
I was having trouble
coming to terms
with Summer's end--
all the inevitable
"But we only did ____ once this summer!"
"We never got to ____ while we had the chance!"
My husband was out of town,
and I was feeling a little sorry for myself.

After work, I decided to turn a sweaty bus-ride
up to the dahlia garden
into an adventure.

How can anyone feel any kind of Summertime lack
when standing in front of these magnificent blooms?

The heat, the sunshine, the flowers--
it was the most spectacular finale to the season,
and helped me make peace
with Summer's bow
from center stage.
It was such a gift.


October 9, 2013

Agnes Obel has a new album out!

I rediscover her Philharmonics every Autumn,
so I am so pleased to have a new one by her
to enjoy this year.

Her records are perfect for painting.


October 4, 2013

& brambles.


October 3, 2013

October 2, 2013

October 1, 2013