AWAKENING in Caspar, CA: An Artist’s Home

The artist is Mary-Ellen Campbell. She is a tireless traveler who paints and makes little books of found objects.

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One of Mary-Ellen Campbell’s Books: She also writes poetry.

Mary-Ellen has been to Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet. She set up this little shrine in her home:

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This is her living room. All the art on the walls is hers:

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Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Rise/Set 2: In the Kitchen, Redwood City

8:36 a.m., Monday, 2 April 2018

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Kitchen Sink, Redwood City

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Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Flower of the Day, 1 April 2018: Clematis Montana Rubens

Self is taking inspiration from Cee Neuner, who posts a Flower of the Day.

On the front porch, her clematis montana rubens just started blooming. Most of the year, it looks like a dead twig. But, suddenly, a few days ago, self saw flowers!

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Clematis montana rubens: Started blooming a few days ago

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HAPPY EASTER!

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

More Irises! 31 March 2018

More irises began blooming in the side yard today:

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Blooming Today: Saturday, 31 March 2018

Which photo do you prefer, the blurry or the sharp?

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For more gorgeous flowers, here’s a link to Cee Neuner’s Flower of the Day!

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Work-in-Progress: The Rorqual

(Self hopes this story, which she started writing last year at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig, can go into her newest collection)

This has always been, from the very first draft, the opening paragraph:

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Sunrise, Albion, California: January 2017

The report came from somewhere on the Bering Sea. The pair had left Yellowknife the previous morning. The woman, it appeared, was headed for Baranof, the man for Kuiu. Both were on foot.

The story was born New Year’s Day 2017, in Albion, California.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

I’d Rather Be . . . On a Boat

San Pedro Marina, this morning. Just behind the forest of masts, the San Pedro Naval Shipyard, the largest shipyard self has ever seen.

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San Pedro Marina, the Day After a Reading at Philippine Expressions Bookshop on W. Sixth Street, San Pedro

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

I’d Rather Be . . . : The Daily Post Photo Challenge, 14 March 2018

I’D RATHER BE IN A GARDEN.

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Backyard, Redwood City: 15 March 2018

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sunset to Sunrise

Cee’s current Fun Foto Challenge is: Sunset to Sunrise (including any nighttime photography)

Here’s a picture I took at sunset on Main Street, Mendocino, California, February 2018:

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Twilight, Mendocino: February 2018

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

 

Still More Faces in the Crowd: Backyard, Redwood City, California

Spring is just around the corner. Buds are beginning to open.

Here are a few of her flowers, just “faces in the crowd” :

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In Bloom Today: Japanese Anemone

More on their way:

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More Blooms Are on the Way

Plum tree’s covered with tiny white flowers:

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Been Blooming for a Week Now: Plum Tree

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Sentence of the Day: THE ROMANOVS, 1613 – 1918, p. 86

Self is now on p. 86. There have been many great individual sentences.

Nevertheless, she must get a move on.

It is extremely cold here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and she needs to exit the house tonight, to pick up someone from SFO. Lacking a parka, she must layer. Not only must she layer, she must wear her UGG boots, which Marie Claire told her years ago was only suitable for under 30s. She hopes she doesn’t encounter people with rheumy coughs, as she did yesterday at Walmart. She wanted to run screaming out of the store, but she was stuck in line and had no choice but to stiff-upper-lip it.

Here’s the Sentence of the Day:

The Jolly Company were toasting the trip at Lefort’s palace when, as General Gordon wrote, a “merry night” was ruined by “the accident of discovering treason against His Majesty.”

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

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