September • Colors of the Month

Focus on Earth Tones


“Brown is the color of hearth and home — of dried herbs and stone-ground bread and freshly baked cookies. It represents all of the nurturing, life-sustaining, down-to-earth qualities of terra firma, the very shade of earth itself. Just as in the sturdy oak, brown represents roots, a steady, stable source of security, comfort, and normalcy. It is the color of fertile soil and plowed earth, buckskin and rawhide, weathered redwood, bison and mustang, frontier land — rugged and outdoorsy. It is pine cone and bracken, chipmunk and acorn, beaver and doe. Brown is considered a classic shade of solid substance.”

- Leatrice Eiseman, “Brown: Earthy and Real,” Colors For Your Every Mood


September 3, 2017 (246/365) 

“Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain."  - Henry David Thoreau


August 3, 2017 (215/365)

"Coffee is a language in itself." - Jackie Chan

As a nod to my Scandinavian heritage, I occasionally enjoy a fika. This Swedish coffee break usually includes something sweet -- a simple pastry or a conversation with friends.


July 10, 2017 (191/365)

« Le véritable voyage de découverte ne consiste pas à chercher de nouveaux paysages, mais à avoir de nouveaux yeux. » | "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust

Flotsam and Jetsam

January 17, 2017 (017/365)

"For some days now, the temperature wavered between freezing and thawing and it was difficult to tell whether the sediment thickening the atmosphere was rain or sleet or smog." - David Lodge... In the wake of the January thaw, flotsam and jetsam blur the lines of the changing seasons.