Making the Bed

Making the bed

“Sunlight is painting.”     – Nathaniel Hawthorne

Morning Walk

Winter Warmth

Winterberries

I look forward to the change of season, especially the relaxed colors of winter and the exposed structure of all things normally hidden in foliage. Some plants, though, take advantage of winter to show off, like these fiery red winterberries, a type of holly. I paint these guys every year. Plus Lee cuts sprigs from our shrubs and places them in small vases around the house to brighten our spirits throughout the holidays. Their vivid display amid winter’s starkness is a reminder of God’s invitation to experience his grace during dark times in our lives.

Museum and Shuttlecocks, a Progression

The South Lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City features two of the museum’s four Shuttlecocks, designed by Claes Oldenburg and Coojse van Bruggen. The playful sculptures envision the museum as a net and the lawn to its north and south the badminton court.

Thanksgiving Apples

Apples from the Farmers’ Market in downtown Overland Park, Kansas, where you’ll find us most Saturday mornings from May through November.

Bookshelf Favorites

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.
No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
                                                                      Robert Frost

Autumn Harvest

Against the Wind

John Singer Sargent Notes