Friday, February 03, 2023


 Not much new to share. Today is the anniversary of the attempted coup in Caracas, 1992. I remember everything about that day. But I've posted the story and photos here before so I'll not go into that today.

Painting is improving,  slowly. Getting back into technique and drawing. I'll share one, of snow drops.

Friday, January 27, 2023

January in the rear view mirror

"To be interested solely in technique would be a very superficial thing to me."

Andrew Wyeth

I've been dipping my brushes back into the watercolors and I'm very rusty. Two attempts, two in the trash. But I'm committed to keeping up the effort. 

Friday, January 20, 2023

My heart is normal

 Had a cardiac MRI yesterday and received my results this morning. NORMAL!

It's a good day. 

The MRI  procedure was most uncomfortable but the results are worth the discomfort.  

Friday, January 13, 2023

Winter reprieve


Blackberry Cobbbler, the angst. Finding the right recipe. Finding the right pan for said recipe. But it is delicious. 


Monday, January 09, 2023

Tulip Time


Tulips are such formal flowers and yet a view below the blooms themselves reveals almost abstract shapes.

I love tulips. ⚘️

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Goodbye 2022

 Here we are again, saying farewell to another year. My hope for 2023 - minimal pain, tears, and sadness. Setting the bar low? Geeze,  I hope so. 

Looking back at twenty-two vis-a-vis Pbase:

I have no '2023' paraphernalia;  no glasses, no champagne glass,  no glitter. Meh. The new year will come regardless. 

This post sounds very low energy but I'm actually quite positive about the coming year. 

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 23, 2022


I told myself I should stop talking about the weather but DAMN it's going to be cold this weekend! Eleven. Degrees. 

Pumpkin bread

Santa and rain


December has not been kind. I swear it's always the worst month for me. But it's almost over.