Do you entertain very often?
I really haven’t done much in the way of entertaining for the last four to five years. But this year, my sister and I decided to give my 91-year old mother the “gift of lunches” for a Christmas present. She really doesn’t want or need anything, and the gift of time and company means more to an elderly person than any present you can buy.
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I thought I would be content with my Christmas mantel throughout the duration of winter. After all, it was more wintery than Christmasy. But I felt the need to declutter and simplify the look using some of the same elements. I started with the winter print that I love so much, and worked around that. The point was to keep it simple in order to … Continue reading winter mantel
Expecting a wintry mix overnight, but hearing the sound of rain on the windows, I was surprised to wake up to a world covered in ice. Knowing that the temperatures were headed upwards to 40 degrees today, I wanted to capture this beautiful stage of weather that halted overnight between snow and rain. Winters in Ohio can be very brown, grey, and just plain drab … Continue reading fleeting beauty
I had been toying with the idea of filling all the containers I use in the summer on the deck with greens. I have a growing collection of black wrought iron baskets, plant stands, and window boxes that look so forlorn and empty now that the summer flowers are long gone. I have a variety of pines in my yard that I usually use for … Continue reading pines on the deck
On a sunny afternoon over Christmas break, I spent a few hours with my daughter, Kate, using her home as a backdrop for a photo shoot for my maps. She lives in an area near downtown Columbus, called Victorian Village. It is a neighborhood with mammoth, ornate Victorian homes on lovely tree-lined streets with brick sidewalks. Her apartment occupies one half of the downstairs, and … Continue reading an afternoon photo shoot at kate’s place