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Vain expectations

‘One has to spend so many years in learning how to be happy. I am just beginning to make some progress in the science, and I hope to disprove Young’s theory that “as soon as we have found the key of life it opens the gates of death.” Every year strips us of at least one vain expectation, and teaches us to reckon some solid good in its stead. 47 more words

Art Everywhere US, August 4 - August 31, 2014

58 Works of American Art from Five Major Museums Pop Up on 50,000 Digital and Static Displays across the Country 171 more words


Ancient Stones / Field of Graves (Haiku)

ancient stones /
leaning at meadow’s edge – /
hard words, soft grass //

Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Family, where the prompt was “meadow”.  157 more words


Today was a series of impressions — a shifting palette of colors and moods. From the softness of morning fog to the glistening clarity following an early evening rainstorm, the day presented a pageant of tones in and around Celia Thaxter’s garden. 183 more words

Garden Highlights

Hassam's Flags

I am a big fan of the flag paintings of Childe Hassam, the American Impressionist painter who lived from 1859 until 1935.  His flag series was perhaps the most popular work in his long career and started in 1916 as America sat waiting to enter the war that was taking place in  Europe, which  I wrote about in a blogpost from 2010.  315 more words

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