Jason and I took a photo walk around campus.

butterflies and bees




good morning, monday


Went berry picking with my sweet Mama.


Andrew Wyeth died yesterday. Some criticized his paintings for being overly nostalgic and claimed he used the muted pallet as a gimmick but I’ve always liked the cold light and spareness in his works.

Images are from The Helga Pictures.


My beautiful Christmas amaryllis from Linda and David.


Photographs of British Algae by Anna Atkins from the New York Public Library.

new orleans

Quick trip. Two days driving one day visiting. My favorite part of the drive was coming over the bridge friday evening and seeing the city. It was nothing but darkness and cars and water (intracostal waterway?) and then voila – New Orleans sparkling. Beautiful.

Everyone was friendly and between my guides I had a whirligig tour of a few different areas that seemed to blend seamlessly from affluent, charming, colorful and cozy to beaten. Would have been nice to have time to photograph and sketch. So much stunning architecture, tasty food, new to me flora and there’s a quirky feel to the collective interactions. Locals vs. tourists? I don’t know what it was. Not uncomfortable though.

Given more time I would have loved to attend Prospect.1 New Orleans which looks fantastic and takes place in different museums, historical buildings and such across the city. I’ll have to hitch back before January 18th.

Thanks to Kevin for letting me crash his moving weekend.