Tuesday, July 31, 2012

End of July Garden Update


This morning
the view from my office


and on closer inspection


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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Do You Like Eggplant?


I have so much eggplant growing in my garden.
What I picked a few days ago:


If you do like eggplant,

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Kitchen Still Life


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Friday, July 20, 2012

God's Fireworks


In my garden:


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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Garden View


The view from my office.
Thursday.
Morning.
July 19, 2012.


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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Return of the Goldfinch


In my garden:


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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Goldfinch and the Daisy


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Sunday, July 15, 2012

OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING

 Oh what a beautiful morning,
Oh what a beautiful day,
I've got a wonderful feeling,
Everything's going my way.

~Music by Richard Rodgers, lyric by Oscar Hammerstein II 


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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Garden Still Life


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Friday, July 13, 2012

Zinnias in Garden Still Life


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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Self Portrait with Tomato


My garden gives us
 our first ripe tomato.


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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Backyard Ballet


I started growing garlic
after seeing how beautiful
it looked in the garden
of the country home of

This I photographed
at her country home:


And here in my garden:


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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Summer Beauty


I love the daisies in my garden.


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Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Finch and the Globe Thistle


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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Inspired by Celerie Kemble


 On Sunday morning, inspired by Celerie Kemble, specifically her beautiful new book, "Black and White (and a Bit in Between): Timeless Interiors, Dramatic, Accents, and Stylish Collections," I went outside in the blazing noonday sun and photographed my garden in Black & White (antique lighting added in Lightroom):




















Thank You Celerie Kemble!

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

May I Recommend


Mary Queen of Scots
It is rumored from whom
I am descended, it says here
Questa famiglia originaria della Scoizia
E nobilissima in molte citta,
Ed e divisa in molti rami
The Barone family, my family
Originated from Scotland
Mary’s son King James VI of Scotland
Became King James I of England
King James great grand daughter married
The King of Itlay
It is noble in many cities and
Is divided into many branches it
Had many fiefs and illustrious men in court
In the magistrature, in the army
And in the church it was
Conferred high chivalrous honors and
Was vested with the holy orders
Of Malta from the 15th Century
It includes, as branches, the Counts
Of Casola and the Marchesi di Liveri
The title was granted in 1710
To the celebrated literary figure Domenico
Director, San Carlo Opera, Naples
Praised even by Giambattista Vico
In an assembly of praise of him
Made by the Academitrician in 1735
The family is listed in the Registry of Neopolitan
Feudal families and numbered among
The patricians of the Republic of Marino
The Republic was represented in Lisbon
By the Court of Casola and Marchese di Liveri
By Napoleon Barone son of Marchese Pasquale
Who had as his grandmother Maria Filomarina
Of the Principality of Bocca
Title to Alfrede Domenico Barone
Held from 1869-1952 also as the Count
Of Casoli in the Registry of Nobility
Melchizadek descendant of Pasquale
And likewise Alfred my father
Or so the story goes there is
A castle and a title
Or at the very least a story
That belongs to me in Italy

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