Tuesday, June 01, 2004
The cold and damp have returned after a really beautiful weekend. This is the time of year that I begin a transition into Italian Gentleman Farmer for the summer. Even before I met and joined Fritz for life, and began planting and establishing an orchard with him on his land, I gardened heavily on my property--fruit trees, vegetables, decorative plantings, and luxuriant English ivy beds. Unfortunately, the brutally cold, snowless January we had did a huge amount of damage. Most of the ivy is gone. It goes back at least 25 years, all of it started from six clippings I took from a friend's front yard. There are a few signs of life here and there but mostly big patches of bare, dead branches. Opportunistic weeds and vines have moved in very quickly in the heavy rains we have had this spring. The azelia's gone. Then the caterpilars arrived, stripping both apple trees, the blueberry bushes (including all the flower buds, so no crop this year) and anything else they took a fancy to. Luckily, they had no taste for gooseberries.
I did a little blogsurfing yesterday during breaks from the heavy yard work and have added a few links some of you might find of interest. Gay Athiest is the work of a yong man trying to establish a forum for various issues of interest to gays and lesbians who stand outside religious tradition. It seems to have been up only since this past April and is actively looking for members. I got a very nice welcome from the site owner when I left my first couple of posts. The gay Spirituality and Culture site is a group venture a couple of whose contributors are friends who have offered workshops and programs at Fritz's center. The site has a valuable link list. Lastly, Jake's NoFo blog is a real find; Jake's a Chicago-based writer who is literate and entertaining, has a refreshingly self-deprecating sense of humor and who has NOTHING to be self-deprecating about when you follow a couple of links to his pictures and profile.
With over 600+ paintings and prints in stock right now, Hamilton-Selway Fine Art is possibly the largest Warhol dealer in the US. We maintain a very comprehensive web site with a great art-blog that we have just started.
You can find our web site here: http://www.hamiltonselway.com
Would you kindly add my site your listing of fine art resources?
Hamilton-Selway Fine Art