Archive for the ‘Sketchbook’ Category

The Little Wreath Girl

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

A Winter’s Tale: Selling wreaths door-to-door for the class trip.

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Jimmy

 

October Idyll

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Despite looming deadlines, my husband and I finally celebrated our [August!] wedding anniversary with two days in Lewes, Delaware, strolling through the pretty town, hiking along the beach, relaxing and being dreadfully spoiled by the delightful owners of the beautiful Virden House B&B, whose garden I sketched.

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Duck, North Carolina, Part III

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Starry skies, sunrise, and sea maidens.

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Johanna

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Karuna

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Katherine

Duck, North Carolina, Part II

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Creatures of air, land and sea; and a search for gifts.

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Bill Elvin

Duck, North Carolina, Part I

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Watermelons and wild waves.

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Marta

Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Basque Culture

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

A day on the Mall at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival learning about Basque music, dance, textiles, pottery, fishing, salt, and cheese.

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Solstice Moon

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Don your leafy crown and pagan garb and prepare to dance ’round the bonfire, for (in the Northern Hemisphere) ’tis the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, a time to celebrate our warming sun, our greening earth, and fertility in all its forms. And this shortest night is graced by a full moon, an unusual conjunction of events. Reason enough for dancing!

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Don 2006

Mothers Day/Mr. Darcy’s Birthday

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

A double celebration: today the tribute to mothers was shared with the dog’s 11th birthday. And where our family’s dog is concerned, this is of equal significance. Celebrated with a trip to the Palisades Farmers Market, brunch on the porch, and a visit to the last day of “Wonder” at the Renwick, a stunning exhibit well worth the long lines. (Mr. Darcy did not attend.)

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Celeste

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Uncle Mike

A Bluebell Sunday

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Because the weather has been unusually cool, spring is moving in slowly, so it’s not too late to stroll along the gorgeous bluebell walk at Riverbend Park. When we hiked the path Sunday, there were quite a few still in rose-colored-bud stage, and a dozen other less showy wildflowers opening up as well.

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Alex

 

Winter Snowdrops

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

The first of March is still winter—and yet here are the faithful snowdrops emerging beside the front walk, a perpetually hopeful sign of growing things to come. I had to run and fetch the sketchbook.

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