In the Bleak Midwinter – 2/1/2021 to 2/7/2021

In the Bleak Midwinter – 2/1/2021 to 2/7/2021

2•1•2021I See You Dear Nature, It’s a bit of a blizzard outside right now, but I know that the barred owls are thinking about Spring! February marks the start of their breeding season, so they are a little more noticeable than usual. I know a few owl pairs that live...
What to Paint Next…an Artist’s Eternal Dilemma

What to Paint Next…an Artist’s Eternal Dilemma

It’s the first few weeks of the first month of a new year… what to paint next. Starting a new painting is always an uncertain time for me. I have so many images in my mind’s eye that I want to paint. There are exhibition deadlines on the not-so-distant horizon, but...
Hello California! – 1/18/2021 to 1/24/2021

Hello California! – 1/18/2021 to 1/24/2021

1•18•2021Joshua Tree National Park Dear Nature,Dr. Seuss wrote:  Think and wonder. Wonder and think.   This magical place called Joshua Tree is a wonder indeed, that makes me think about what a wonder it is. The namesake Joshua trees are something out of a Dr. Seuss...
A Time of Gloaming – 1/11/2021 to 1/17/2021

A Time of Gloaming – 1/11/2021 to 1/17/2021

1•11•2021Bald Eagle Soaring Dear Nature,Yesterday we watched as a bald eagle soared into sight, catching an updraft and lazily swirling upward in a slow, mesmerizing spiral. It struck a course for a man-made perch, a high-power utility tower. As it descended, legs and...