Wednesday, November 30, 2011


You wouldn't have to con me into painting a fence.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Color of Fall

I love the color combination of blue with orange and gold, and to find it along my path is a treat. These are English leaves and American pants; I just had to seize the Kodak moment.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Google Gobble

Even Google is ready for Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sacred Sunday

The Ennunciation with Saint Emidius by Carlo Crivelli 1486

I came across this painting several months ago thanks to Sister Wendy. It is a beauty. Makes me wonder if it's a student piece: one to prove to the master that the artist can paint anything.

Well I noticed that it was in the National Gallery in London and so I looked it up and made note of the gallery number. Then I made a trip to the gallery to see specifically this painting and one other. And there it was! Only one problem: that gallery was closed for rehanging. Fortunately only a rope kept me out and I could peer around the ladders for as good of a look as I was going to get. It's a large painting so even from across the room it is a visual feast.

Sister Wendy says: So much is going on here that it takes a long time to enjoy it all.

Next Sunday is the first Sunday in Advent, and the good news is delivered to Mary that she will have a son, Emmanuel. Maybe this is a heavenly view of the event.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011