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Hope to see you there! FYI there is plenty of parking and the gallery is wheelchair accessible.

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… prepping prints for a new group show. More details soon!

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What a pleasure to have had my work on view at the honeyjones gallery in Cambridge as part of the Meditations on Climate Crisis: Inspiring Change 2022 Exhibit curated by Adriana G. Prat. Closing reception is this Sunday November 27 2-4 pm. Nibblies and beverages will be available. Hope to see you there, and meanwhile take a look at all of the other activities taking place at this amazing gallery.

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If you haven’t had a chance to view the group exhibit Meditations on Climate Crisis at the honeyjones gallery in Cambridge, MA you still have time. It is a beautifully curated show featuring the works of very talented and passionate artists.

The gallery is an airy yet intimate space and located in a very artsy neighborhood of Cambridge near little antique shops and eateries. One could very well make a nice afternoon of it with friends and family visiting the exhibit and then exploring the neighborhood in its autumn glory.

Closing reception is Sunday November 27th 2-4pm. Hope to see you there!

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This area was once filled with pothos that had way overgrown and once upon a time was lush and green but after much unattendance this summer had become gnarly and brown so … I cleaned house so to speak. Many a pothos tendril is sitting in jars of water waiting to root so this area may be pothos-strewn once more but for now light falls upon summer garden herbs and flowers that will hopefully find this to overwinter.

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cucumber and red onion pickles

Cleaning up in the garden still … a slow process … and found a bit of thyme that was the perfect excuse to slow down and make some pickles. Not bad. 🙂

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Outside this window, down below, there is a yard chaotically divided into lots of pocket gardens. There is a trio of pots that still have remnants of basil though I think they will fade to black when the night time temps drop into the 30s this week. There are raised beds bright green with red clover growing and the bright gold flowers of tall stalks of mexican tarragon. I specifically placed pots of orange and burgundy mums in the furthest bed right next to a forest of rosemary. I wanted that burnt beauty to be part of his line of sight once he returned home. And now that Steve is home, practicing his steps deliberately, he can walk from the living room to the distant kitchen window and see the wider world, the gardens that he helped plant and dream of what we will plant in the spring.

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mexican tarragon

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On the porch are two pots of sweet basil, two pots of Mexican tarragon, Thai basil, pineapple sage and to fill out the corners and spill over the bannisters, a large pot of magenta petunias and a small pot of ivy. And then there is the evolvolus hybrid or dwarf morning glory. A completely random purchase because the pickings were kind of slim at my Home Depot garden center but I needed to buy something even if it wasn’t edible.

Of late I’ve been pinching the basil and making little caprese salads. They are little containers of summer for Steve as he recuperates. The pineapple sage is flourishing but I can’t think of what to do with it. I see recipes for cocktails but I’m not making any cocktails to go. For now I’ll simply enjoy the green of its large leaves and hope that it might bloom though it is a bit late in the season.

I haven’t completely forsaken the larger garden … some things have bounced back after the recent rains but it is nice to have a tiny discrete spot to work with. Taking care of the plants is a bit like a morning meditation.

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Artists Jeffrey Nowlin, Cedric Harper and Me

Lucky for me I was standing next to two incredibly photogenic people. Via the following link you can read more about the opening reception for the exhibit, “Inspiring Change for the Climate Crisis,” at UVA’s Arthaus Gallery in Allston. The exhibit can be viewed through September 16th. Drop by if you can and then check out some of the local restaurants in the area.

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