In June I visited McLeod Plantation in South Carolina with my daughter and my mother. It is newly opened, and it is the first plantation I have been to where the majority of the narrative was about the Africans who had been enslaved there. We had a really fantastic tour, and enjoyed a picnic lunch on the lovely grounds. I'm afraid I didn't get the best pictures, since it was midday, but I think you can get the idea from this single shot what a stunning place it was to spend a day.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Hello everyone! I am excited to announce that I have been chosen as one of the artists for the Wings and Wildlife Art Show at the National Aviary here in Pittsburgh. If you are feeling fancy, join the artists (and the birds) for the opening black tie soiree on November 6th. Ticket sales benefit the aviary, and you'll have the chance to bid on one of my works during the silent auction. You can get your tickets here.
My work will also be available during the marketplace, November 7 and 8, with admission to the aviary. I can't think of a more fun place to exhibit, so come on by!
Friday, October 16, 2015
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
We spent another summer vacation with Grandpa at Cacapon State Park in West Virginia. We had such a great time there last summer that we decided to do it again. There were lovely late sunsets behind the mountains, lots of fishing, and more hiking this year since Wyle was up for longer walks. We did the Tower Trail which led to, you might not be surprised to hear, a water tower. We picked blueberries on the way back to the cabin, a surprise and a delight.
Even though we went a little later this year, the water was colder than last year. So we didn't do much swimming, but we watched everyone else, wondering how they weren't hypothermic.
I am not sure what this structure is in the woods there, but it was fun to explore. West Virginia has some wonderful state parks and I highly encourage you to visit them. We really enjoyed our second summer there.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
This old brick building stands at the beginning of a bike trail we enjoyed this summer. When we finished our ride, the sun was high overhead and made this beam of light right to the door.