Saturday, November 27, 2010

Leaves for Thanksgiving Table

I gathered this variety of leaves in our yard. Some of the trees belong to neighbors but the wind brought them for me to enjoy. Yesterday they were lightly covered in mist and they dried on the platter in the center of our table.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving 2010!

I am thankful for new tree growth after Hurricane Katrina
I am thankful for food and home

I am thankful for family and friends. They are like the Blue Daze--just keep rewarding me with their beauty and faithfulness

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fall Color in Mississippi

Crepe myrtle
Red leaves on tall oak tree, green crepe myrtle on the right

Last blooms on the penta

Nandina loaded with berries
South Mississippi is a riot of color--yellows, oranges, reds, and every shade in between. Our crepe myrtles had green leaves just two weeks ago--see them in the picture of the tall red tree. Today they are brilliant yellows and reds. The nandina bushes are heavy with red berries, just ready to bring into the house for holiday decorations. Of course, we have pine cones available all year, with a thick carpet of pine needles on the grass--which needs to be raked into the azalea beds to serve as mulch over the winter.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Donation for Lauren Rogers Museum of Art


"Gondola" (16 x 16) was donated to the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art's 2010 annual Gala, The Azure Ball, A Grecian Island Fantasy. The preview party will take place at the Museum on Thursday, December 2.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Profile on Becky Wolsk's Blog

Becky Wolsk from Washington, DC, asked to interview and profile me on her new blog about her three favorite interests: quilting, writing, and cookbooking. Becky has published two books (Food and Worry, and Six Words), which can be found on Amazon. I am honored to be selected for her first profile! You can find it here: