Monday, June 22, 2009

Italy Still Does It For Me

Even though I was just there a month ago, I still feel inspired by the Italian landscape and architectural style. What a beautiful place!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


This time of year can be really hard to get through with its harsh temperatures and difficult weather patterns. But Winter is not without its charms, not least of which is the delightful opportunity to light fires. There's nothing like a fire to warm the heart, soothe the soul, and cheer the day. Let's drink a hot cocoa toast to fireplaces and the joy they bring us!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Autumn in the West

Autumn in Virginia is the one time in the year I feel as if I'm not that far from my childhood home. Unlike the rest of the year, there is a crispness and energy in the air that used to be a constant when I was growing up in Colorado. Virginia's autumn sky deepens its hue until it is nearly as blue as the Colorado sky, and at night you can even see the Milky Way, just as one can on any clear Colorado night.

Of course, Virginia will never be as rugged as Colorado, and that's as it should be. I wouldn't love Virginia so much if it were not what it is. Virginia is one of the most beautiful states I've had the blessing to see. But Colorado is a state of spectacular scenery. It is grand and sweeping; it can be a little harsh at times, but you cannot witness its wild beauty without experiencing a sense of awe. Here it is in all its autumn glory!