The Essence of Beauty

The Essence of Beauty

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. – Friedrich Nietzsche     Some days it is the sunrise, color so rich it can’t possibly be real. Other times it is the power of words which bring meaning to a moment, Or it is a clash...
Daffodils

Daffodils

After a long and arduous winter filled with snow and subzero temps, the prospect of spring coming soon seems impossible. It feels as if no green will ever grow through the heavy snow, no new life will ever thrive in this frozen tundra again … and yet it will, I...
Autumn Beauty: a Photojournal

Autumn Beauty: a Photojournal

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.” ― Stanley Horowitz   This mosaic called autumn is a feast for the eyes. The leaves on the Ash trees along our street have turned slowly this year, from deep...
American Gothic by Grant Wood

American Gothic by Grant Wood

“Technique does not constitute art. Nor is it a vague, fuzzy romantic quality known as ‘beauty,’ remote from the realities of everyday life. It is the depth and intensity of an artist’s experience that are the first importance in art.” – Grant Wood...
On Light, Darkness, and Garden Beauty

On Light, Darkness, and Garden Beauty

People are like stained – glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross   I haven’t always loved flowers, or...