A lot

What it is about too much? We seem to value the two extremes, the one and only thing, and the way too much of something. We love and fear them, afraid to lose the single thing, afraid to lose the bounty. And afraid to be buried under it. I was reading today about a woman […]


Not all that autumnal, though the orange suits the season, right? On the last afternoon before a cold front passes through Florida, I thought I would get tropical one more time. I don’t dive or snorkel, I have oxygen issues, as in, if the air comes through a tube, I’m somewhere I don’t want to […]

Secret Garden

Okay. Not an absolute secret. But if you were driving past this strip mall, and didn’t need a wig, or a fan, you would see little reason to stop. Maybe the pink posts flanking The Girls would give you brief pause. Most likely, not. But if you knew what lay behind it, you would stop, […]


I get my brushes and ink and canvas and paint at a small art store, but I’m not there nearly as much as at the gigantic craft superstores. Where I’m just another cog in the wheel with a plastic shopping basket, bleached blue under fluorescent lights, wandering past the faces of a thousand silk flowers. […]


       Inconspicuous to me, normally, without a macro lens. Though I’ve always been pretty low to the ground, I’m not this close.  a cassia petal plumbago hibiscus stigma Two petals were scattered on the sidewalk, the plumbago grows wild near the air conditioner, the hibiscus bush is next to the garage door, and […]

A few minutes under the sea

Mom and I went to the Norton Museum yesterday to see different kinds of things that seemingly have nothing to do with each other, like the pill-infused paintings of Fred Tomaselli and Chinese funerary miniatures and Paul Allen’s collection of sci-fi movie costumes – (ok, I’ll say it, I went to see Captain Picard’s uniform […]

Friday Night Lights

It’s the time of year now in Florida when the heat rolls in, this time with drought, so the day-lit colors that I obsess over are starting to bleach. Summer is night’s favorite season here. The sky deepens from aqua to cobalt to indigo blue, then retreats completely. The lights come up, and everything that […]

Teahouse found

I love wandering weekends because you find out that the wonderful crayon colored place you love to walk by has been transformed into a restaurant/teahouse- The Rectory is one of those painted houses that you daydream about living in, a tin-roofed turn of the century tucked away off the main street, painted purple and pink […]

What Spring was, and is

I finally flew up to New York to see “Flowers, Follies”. (It was better than I had guessed from photos, and I was able to really see the work of the artists I shared the room with, how intimate and complex and beautiful their pieces are up close). I moved south almost twelve years ago, […]

Such Green

We’ve been lucky with nature this month, around this little suburban house. Dragonflies on the screens, orange butterflies outside Dunkin Donuts, a nest full of baby mockingbirds in the young yellow and green Cassia tree outside my studio window. They gape at their mother dropping them insects, baring their lemon yellow mouths. They sound like […]