I spent 15 minutes this morning trying to snap a picture of the illusive woodpecker in the tree by our driveway.  I had just returned from walking Kitty, our Lab puppy, when I heard it peck, peck, pecking away. I love woodpeckers so much! I feel sorry for the trees of course, but I love…

music…the soundtracks of life

I love music so much. I am always spinning vinyl while I paint. What I listen to really depends of my mood, unless I’m unsure what that may be at any moment then my standard line up will always begin with Fleetwood Mac and usually end with them as well. It’s funny how memories and…

Country Breakfasts, Blankets and Memories

Greetings this morning from the barefoot home. It’s going to be a glorious day. It’s dawning chilly and clear with a sky the color of an antique chenille blanket…off white with dashes and baubles of cream mixed in. It makes me think of frosty country mornings at my Nona’s. I would wake up to the…

The Barefoot Home And Cozy Socks

Okay, so there comes a time at the barefoot home when it’s just too chilly to run around barefooted. When this time arrives, which it usually does around this time of year, it’s the perfect opportunity for cozy socks. I love socks, all socks… argyle socks, tube socks, wool socks, lacy socks, hand knitted socks,…

living the barefoot life

For me what living the barefoot life means is this: comfort, family, peace, laughter and love. It’s warm buttered toast and jam, it’s impromptu painting outdoors “en plein air”. It’s warm puppies and jack-o-lanterns on the porch steps. It’s shoes by the door and scarves on the coat rack waiting to be grabbed in a…