The Weekly Bleat

  This beautiful work of art was given to us by our good friends, Donna Tuten and Doug Frassa.  I love its colors and texture as well as its composition.  The artist, Susan Miller Bradbury is a fine artist who resides in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Roanoke, Virginia.  She enjoys painting with both acrylics and oils.  To learn more […]

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Tuesday Tunes

  The Tuesday Tune for today’s post is one of my favorite hymns.  “For the Beauty of the Earth” is a Christian hymn by Folliott S. Pierpoint, M.A. (1835-1917).  Folliott was born at Spa Villa in Bath, England and was educated at Queen’s College, Cambridge, graduating in classical honours in 1871.  “For the Beauty of the Earth” was first published […]

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The Gift of a Good Friend

A little over a year ago, my dear friend and talented artist, Donna Tuten graciously invited me to paint at her art studio at 202 Market Square in Downtown Roanoke, Virginia.  She suggested that I bring a photograph of a painting I admired, and she’d give me a mini art lesson. We would also have lunch and visit. It sounded […]

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The Weekly Bleat: Remembering Maine and Edna St. Vincent Millay

I would like to dedicate this post to my husband’s 102 year-old grandfather.  He is affectionately known as “Bump” or “Bumpy” to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, because he always bumped foreheads to say goodnight when tucking them into bed at the family’s summer retreat in Maine.  “Camp,” as this summer place is lovingly called, has been an important part of […]

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