Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Yellowing Tobacco Fields



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A bit of comfort sketching after dashing to NY to visit my mom who suffered a stroke. Coming back to NC I'm astonished to see so much yellow is in the fields and woodlands and especially the tobacco that remains in the fields. Of course the drought has affected the yellowing -- but it does feel like we'll have an early fall. I found the leaves on the bottom of my persimmon tree have already turned red.


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Gate in Italy





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It's always a joy to return to Italy even by browsing my photos.  This is one of the wonderful garden gates I saw while there.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Thursday, August 13, 2015

At DosToquitos



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Girls night out - waiting for friends to join us.  We sat outside DosTaquitos before having dinner at Relish followed by a reading by Margaret Maron of her newest book at Quail Ridge.

Fun night!

Monday, August 10, 2015

My tomatoes



Journal - these salad tomatoes keep coming ... and coming... and coming ....

Friday, August 07, 2015

Rose of Sharon





Journal -- Despite the lack of rain and high temps, this shrub is in full, dazzling bloom.