Just Visitin’

Just back from a quick trip to NY again, trying to fit it in before the summer fills up. Funny how a trip back to your chilchood town can be both something you look forward to and resist doing. How is it possible to be both? Perhaps it is the childhood memories, or the changes or even the loss of part of your life. Whatever it is, returning home is always fraught with a mix of emotions. Maybe if you never move out of you hometown this isn’t an issue. Anyone in that group want to comment? For me it is no longer “home”, but a place I lived decades ago where some family still lives. It gives me a melancholy feeling I find hard to shake. Which is better than feelings of anger that some people have when they visit thier hometowns! Part of me is intrigued by those who stay in their hometown and know everyone, and the ins and outs, and part of me knows I would be suffocated by the weight of the legacy of that.  So, for me visiting is the best of both worlds because it keeps  it fresh when I visit.


All Around the Town

This is the image that got selected for the 2012 Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft at the Fitchburg Art Museum. I’ve been fortunate to have a photograph selected for each of the past 3 years. It is a great show, art of all sorts are displayed. This door is actually not too far from the museum, there are so many great shots in this old mill town.


Silos in the city! Who Knew?


Just some cool texture. 


There is no door 1.


Making best use of available space!


In My Garden

Spring has come to my garden bringing out my peonies yet again. They have survived in spite of heavy rains that can fill the blossoms with raindrops and flatten them to the ground. If you don’t have any peonies please enjoy these. I want to get some burgundy ones, and maybe the deeper pink ones. They make beautiful bouquets, theri scent fills a room. No wonder brides of years ago used them in their bouquets.





Degas Dancer Skirts












Just checked out the Rochester Contemporary Art Museum’s 6x6x12 fundraiser, all 7400+ pieces, and loved it! What a great idea to get peoples interest and raise some money at the same time. Over 1,000 have sold so far, but great ones are left. And the variety! You will be hard pressed to not find something you like. A terrific way to get some original art for your space. So glad ‘I Love Upstate New York’ gave the heads up on this, I never would have known about it otherwise. Set aside some time, go take a peek at what’s available. Or if you live near Rochester, go see it in person. Either way, ENJOY!