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Sketchbook Pages: Welcome back to autumn!

Summer has its benefits — the longest days of the year, fresh peach cobbler, bare feet in the grass. I think autumn and spring feel more miraculous. 65 more words

Adrienne May

Yessie at 15: Quinceañera Portrait

My next door neighbors are like family so I was delighted when they asked me to participate in Yessie’s Quinceanera, a very special and elaborate traditional celebration for Mexican girls on their 15th birthday, that marks the transition from childhood to womanhood.  338 more words

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Lilly Pond at Ruth Bancroft Gardens

It was a gorgeous day at Ruth Bancroft Gardens in Walnut Creek when my plein air group visited. I walked around looking at all the beautiful plants, sculpture exhibit (and buildings in the private area we were given access to, where the 105 year-old Mrs. 109 more words

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