Peonies in Bloom

Isn’t everybody wild about peonies? That romantic profusion of color, endless ruffles and a divine SCENT that permeates the house. The wet weather jumpstarted my peonies and I barely had time to stake them before they burst open at five feet tall.
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Green Flash

The hot new color in the top ten for this Spring is Pantone’s Green Flash. With the first snowfall here in Litchfield behind us, thoughts  turn again to planting. Well, planning for it anyway. Consider repotting some houseplants. Several of mine are patiently waiting for me to help them out.
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An Artist’s Passing

At the time of a person’s passing, people often comment on how they were personally affected. I remember more about David Bowie’s voice and his legendary style as an artist than specific songs. David Bowie was a person who crossed many lines. I think he’ll most be remembered as a change agent- an androgynous soul at the forefront of music and the arts.
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Water Time

Memories of summer have always included water. My parents knew that given the heat of DC, we had to get to water. Ocean, lakes, summer camp – even the ammonia -scented swim hall at school. And in desperate times- the hose out back. That blessed sensation of WET somehow made it all right.
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The Sound and Sights of Summer

Summer is the time for getting away from the everyday. Reaching out for something unknown and far away. At least that’s how I like to practice it. I had taken my son and his girlfriend out to beat the LA heat and took this photo overlooking Catalina Island. The day was idyllic and the island of perfect size for our one-day exploration up hill and down in an electric golf cart. I’m sure the photo reminds me of southern Italy in its looks- color, sun and water. Very similar feeling to the island of Capri and those romantic Italian movies.
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