A rare mid-week night out, with my favorite people, all lamp-lit and spot-lit and chandeliered. Pictures of pictures of pictures, all glowing little screens. And an Edgar Allen Poe craft show. And Clematis Street’s penultimate night light. More lights: Chris’ Light Show Yayoi Kusama’s Lights and Mirrors

Joyce’s Garden (part 2)

Closer up in Joyce’s mountain-side garden. Still-lives from a place not at all still, from the hum and fizz and whir of the smaller things. Even the colors seem to make their own sounds. One gift that Joyce’s garden has given me was this: that one early evening, a few years ago, I went outside to […]

Joyce’s Garden, (part 1)

In May, I wrote a little piece about my friend Joyce’s house. A few days ago, she sent me photographs of her garden. And, of course, I had to share them. Joyce’s home has always been more than a house, it’s the focal point of her many talents and a gracefully composed poem about what she […]

Joyce’s House

I would like to take you inside my friend Joyce’s house. I have known Joyce my entire life. My parents and Joyce and her husband were close friends, and we would drive up on weekends to visit them. Going to visit Joyce and Dick was a true adventure for me, because Joyce was an artist […]