A stand of Quaking Aspen I caught last summer

….before they were plowed over for a parking lot… :’-(

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Earlier tonight….

gloriaswanson:

His Girl Friday (1940)

I love Rosalind Russel. Check out her expression.

(Reblogged from tracylord)

A painting in my studio I’ve started of my studio with deuling easels and a rose from a plant I gave my late Mother in one of her simple vases from a collection of glass objects I had painted two decades ago.

I’m very sentimental. Another way I look at it is continuity in my life.

Some crysanthemums, or simply, mums, and an aster before planting for a client yesterday.

There’s something star-like or galactic in their arrangement.

A painting in my studio I’ve started of my studio with deuling easels and a rose from a plant I gave my late Mother in one of her simple vases from a collection of glass objects I had painted two decades ago.

I’m very sentimental. Another way I look at it is continuity in my life.

Common Hackberry.

I hate when my sister calls it, “Common” :-\

Great crown and cork tree-like fissured bark. They’ve become a staple of street trees here in America.

Moss, and moss green, though technically there are many shades of “moss green”, has always been one of my favorite plants.

Along with ferns they are one of the earliest plants on our planet. They have no roots nor stems. They’re basically a green sponge that absorbs water through their leaves.

I like finding them in cracks in asphalt and other barbaric places and winking at them, knowing they’ve found a home under such extreme conditions.

One of my favorite (er, of 30) garden rocks. I hate anthropomorphizing seemingly everything but it does have a certain “swagger”.

"And in my hour of darkness, she is standing right in front of me, Mother Mary comes to me, let it be…"

Not sure that’s the reference Paul meant but it’s the one I use…in addition, the version from the film, Across the Universe, by a young black kid, is gut wrenching and very beautiful.

I’ve always collected statues of The Virgin Mary. This one’s about 2’ in height.

I’m going to uplight it with a candle this winter.