I love to see a good snow before I head south for the winter-but wow!-I
didn't ask for this one. It was a doozy. Waynesboro, Virginia, got 28
inches! Can you believe that Mathews only got a light dusting?
Before I left for Mathews Sunday, I had been at my daughter Ginny's
house. When she and Corrado took me back to The Barn, I told them to
drop me off at the bottom of the hill and I'd walk up. They didn't want
to do it, but I insisted. Walking proved to be more of a challenge than
I had bargained for, however. The snow plow came flying down the hill,
and I had to jump into a drift to get out of the way. A good Samaritan
by the name of Carl drove up in his truck and offered to give me a ride,
which I gladly accepted. Thank you, Carl!
I made these tracks in the snow from a neighbor's driveway. The
snow was hip-high!
Looking toward The Barn from The Cottage.
A corner view of the deck at The Barn.
A picture taken from my window.
I'm awfully glad that I'm going to Florida right after my show with
Kitten's Korner, which will be held at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur
Springs, West Virginia, December 29-January 1. I hope a lot of my friends
will come and see me at The Greenbrier, where gallery owner Ruth Miller
and I will release my new print featuring a Greenbrier landmark. The
Old White features the Golf Club, which is the clubhouse at which
each of The Greenbrier's three 18-hole championship golf courses begins
The Old White will be released during my show with Kitten's Korner,
which will be held at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV, December
29-January 1. For more information, please contact the gallery at 304-536-9206.
I have a mountain of work that I want to start when I get to St. Petersburg.
I've been taking notes in the form of small drawings, and our wonderful
framers Dennis and Jason are stretching canvases for me to take down.
The Art Basel Miami Beach inspired me to do some large paintings, and
I'm going to move my studio around and set up some easels. I never know
what I'm going to produce, and I'm looking forward to the challenge
of the painting season. I'm also looking forward to warm weather and
walking with my special group of walking friends, known as "The
Streetwalkers." We walk three miles every morning except Sunday,
and I'm not sure if we get together more to talk or to walk. We talk
as much as we can and walk as much as we can. It's great therapy! We
start out at 7:30 a.m. and get our walk in before the Florida sun heats
it up too much.
I'm spending Christmas this year in my home in Mathews on the Chesapeake
Bay. It will be a quiet one with Patty and her friend Mary and their
dogs. My son John may come down, but I hate to see him brave the weather
as there is more snow forecast for the mountains. Mathews is supposed
to have rain, with a high temperature in the 50's, on Christmas day.
I wish all of you a blessed, peaceful, safe, and merry Christmas; and,
to all our soldiers who are away from home, our love and admiration
are with you!