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A fresh start

by cheri sabraw Light at the beginning or end of day is the best for photography and painting. To that point, I arose early this morning to hike the road while the light was low in the eastern horizon. I … Continue reading

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Light

by cheri sabraw Spring has begun to show her petticoats but Winter, well, he refuses to go away, hibernate, and return next November. Fall, my favorite friend, never does this. Oh sure, sometimes she flares up in late October like … Continue reading

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March Miscellany

by cheri Our friends Don and Donna came for an overnight visit last weekend in order that Don (a lifelong citrus nurseryman) could help the good judge to prune his 58 olive trees before they start to bud. Donna and … Continue reading

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An Evening Walk

by cheri Painters and photographers know that the best light often comes at the end of a day, like a stimulating conversation over a cup of tea or a glass of wine. As I set out the other night for … Continue reading

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Release your “kid” inside!

by cheri One of the secrets to living a zesty life is to remember what you loved when you were a kid. When paying attention to that “kid” buried in work, adult responsibilities, or sappy nostalgia, you may find that … Continue reading

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Beep! Beep!

by cheri sabraw For twenty years I have told the story about what a sharp-shooter my father Hugh was. Why, as the family lore and legend go, while in the military at White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico, in 1954–when … Continue reading

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A novel with no tension

by cheri sabraw Can a great novel be without conflict? Without an antagonist? Without growing tension? Will a reader take the hands  of a contented narrator and accommodating likable characters for 100 pages? Will pleasant conversation enjoyed on a warm … Continue reading

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The Shelfie

by cheri sabraw Crossing the Arno River last May on the Ponte a Santa Trinita, I was struck by the number of African immigrants selling selfie sticks. Gone were hawkers pushing feathered-ball trinkets that danced like frenzied Pinocchios along the … Continue reading

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Quail in search of love

by cheri sabraw As March approaches, each adult Gambel‘s quail begins the vital hunt for the precise mate. Not any quail will suffice. As you can see, a physical inspection takes place clandestinely when the female has taken her eyes … Continue reading

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A desire for simplicity

by cheri Several weeks ago, while attending a fine arts  show in Scottsdale, Arizona, I viewed one artist’s take on landscapes, houses, barns, and oceans–all done in a starkly simple manner, emphasized by shadow, complementary color and linear expression. Not … Continue reading

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