Posts tagged: blue

6/20/22 Just Plunge In

6/20/22 Just Plunge In
Tomorrow's solstice brings the summer in earnest.   Woo hoo!   To celebrate, we're heading to Nantucket and I'll be taking next Monday off from writing the Love Notes.   Last week, I wrapped up my binge watch of HBO's light docudrama/comedy series "Julia", based on my beloved hero Julia Child.   Her program, "The French Chef", basically invented food TV - to say nothing about breaking the gender barrier and the stereotype for leading ladies of the day.  Read more

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11/08/21 My Blue Heaven

11/08/21 My Blue Heaven
John Singer Sargent never fails to enchant, and his portrait of Lady Agnew - in her languid pose and all of her elegant assurance - was a triumph at its debut in 1893, and thus launched Sargent's meteoric career.  Has there ever lived a better master of loose brushwork or the mixing of cerulean shades of blue than Sargent?   But what may set him most apart is his mastery at capturing an expression which conveys the soul of the sitter.

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6/07/21 - Blue Water

6/07/21 - Blue Water
I've been holding onto this idea for a love note for awhile, sort of like holding an ace of spades in your hand.   Penny Ashford is a nature photographer, specializing in the light and movement of water, and she captures its nuanced beauty like nobody's business.   Above is a detail from her "Splash Series".   Can't you almost feel the sea spray hitting your brow?

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5/21/21 - The Door To Summer is Opening

5/21/21 - The Door To Summer is Opening
Memorial Day weekend is four sleeps away.  The excitement is palpable - like an evening's symphony of cicadas building to a cresendo.  Summer is coming!!!  This time it will include cocktail parties, weddings, dances, houseguests, and even hugging.   If I were to inventory everything I love about summer, the internet would crash before your spam detector could even block this email.   So I'll pick just one highlight - The Ocean House Resort in Watch Hill Rhode Island. 

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