Sunday, July 26, 2009

Glacier Food: meringue w. blackberry pudding

Dedicated to the poets Shelley and Coleridge. In a new book by Richard Holmes, called "The Age of Wonder, How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science," the author writes: "Though Romanticism is often presumed to be "hostile to science," the Romantic poets seem to ha been positively giddy - sometimes literary so - with scientific enthusiasm. Darwin's voyage aboard the Beagle is an example of explorations in this "age of wonder". His passion for discovery quite romantic.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

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Glacier Food: cauliflower with eggplant, and oyster mushrooms

Dedicated to Robert FitzRoy, 26 year old captain of HMS Beagle, who chose Darwin as his companion and roommate and fellow naturalist.

Glacier Food: rice pudding with blueberries, on a Wedgewood plate, dedicated to Emma Wedgewood, Darwin's wife and cousin.

Why Darwin? I was captivated by the glaciers in the Beagle Channel, named for the HMS Beagle in which Darwin sailed, studied and thought. He was 22 when he became the companion of the ship's captain and 28 when he returned home to England. In his diary he writes this about seeing glaciers in Tierra del Fuego: "Several glaciers descended in a winding course, from the snow to the sea-coast: they may be likened to great frozen Niagaras; and perhaps these cataracts of blue ice are to the full as beautiful as as the moving ones of water"

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Art in the Garden - Redwood Art Association's yearly EN PLEIN AIR painting celebration

The event was held in the former Carson family hunting lodge in Freshwater. This verdant property now belongs to Dr. Peter Burgess. We were shuttled in on narrow dirt roads and arrived in this paradise of lily ponds, log cabins, narrow footbridges, and extensive natural gardens.
All the paintings reflected the muted greens of the cool and foggy morning.
I have included a painting the depicts the main house, and shows the green hues on the palette, used in the painting. The photo is a triptych of sorts. Unfortunately the artist was not present when I walked by so I don't have his or her name. Sara Starr, with the pony tail and purple west, paints a watercolor at the edge of he pond, Rachel Schlueter, with straw hat and generous grin, is working on bringing out the foreground, Jim McVicker just added three green spots, Beverly Harper painted a solid red background on which to anchor her greens. This is a very small selection - there were thirty artists spread out on the grounds.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Fortuna Jazz Singer by Claire Iris

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Hank's Coffeeshop in Bayside is showing art

Hank's, our neighborhood coffeeshop on the corner of Old Arcata Road and Hyland Street (right across the street from Jacoby Creek Charter School) has new management, homemade treats and great service. My favorite is the asparagus and spinach quiche. Stop by to meet Sandy (on the photo) and Gary and to see my monotype: Summer Moth.