This essay examining the pragmatic attitudes of Winslow Homer is included in my most recent book The Modern Salonnière. The 34 other essays in the book…View More Winslow Homer In Situ
Category: Nature Writing
For many years before I became a working journalist, nature writing was a balm for my soul, the ability to express what I saw healing. Many of the essays I’ve crafted that are published her on The Modern Salonière were recorded in my writer’s notebooks over the years and then fleshed out when I had the time required to work on them. I don’t often know where I will publish them when they come to me—two examples lately are an exploration of a day spent in the Appalachians for an Earth Day post, and a piece that brought me a heartfelt experience during a beach mass in Costa Rica.
Art photography was the inspiration for a post about zipping through Italy on a train, enjoying the nature beyond the window. And being in Maine had me channeling Rachel Carson, whose writings on nature are some of the most powerful ever to be penned. After seeing an exhibition dedicated to her at the New York Botanical Gardens, Beatrix Farrand was the inspiration for another post. I hope you enjoy them if you choose to click through to them!
Traveling Italy with Henry James
This essay following Henry James through Italy is included in my most recent book The Modern Salonnière. The 34 other essays in the book feature…View More Traveling Italy with Henry James
The Tides In Our Veins
The Tides in Our Veins One of the most evocative trips I can remember taking as a young woman was a four-day escapade to Carmel,…View More The Tides In Our Veins
A Definition of Fleeting
“O nature, merciful and cruel mother, when do you have such power and such contrary wills, to make and unmake things so charming?” —Petrarch Petrarch,…View More A Definition of Fleeting
I can’t believe summer almost flew by without a trip to the rocky coastline of Downeast Maine! I am missing the beautiful landscape I wasn’t…View More Downeast Maine
Poem at Streamsong
I’m visiting Streamsong Resort near Tampa to experience the natural beauty and incredible architecture, the latter created by Alberto Alfonso, who was featured in my…View More Poem at Streamsong
Beatrix Farrand Gardens
Powerful things happen in a garden. Beyond the miracle of riotous color and the vibrancy of burgeoning life, momentous occurrences have transpired on the garden…View More Beatrix Farrand Gardens