Photo Friday

Heroes shift in popularity through time. I think of the hats and costumes of my childhood: army combat; sailors; cowboys, jungle guides, caped superheroes, and the list goes on. But right now, COVID-19 has made heroes of the doctors, nurses, aides, technicians, researchers; and this list goes...
All indications are that in the future we will see more homes on less land. There’s lots of reasons for living closer together, in urban areas, and nearer to jobs. Some are economic and other reasons are related to conservation of resources, reducing carbon emissions, and hopefully...
I’m continuing to pose a question based on a statement by poet John O’Donohue. He said that good architecture demands a second look. I started this series with very modestly sized homes—just one bedroom. This week the homes are slanted more toward luxury living, and I ask...
Last week I repeated a poet’s remark that architecture is good if we want to take a second look. Is there more to see or a pleasing order or beauty beyond that first look? This is the first time I have shown shots of this project. 
Like many sheltering at home waiting for the virus to run its course, I have been catching up on my reading. A recent pleasure read is Beauty, the Invisible Embrace by the late John O’Donohue, a treatise on the role that beauty plays in uplifting us, especially...
With so many ordered to work from home, this week I’m featuring a sampling of home offices. For those working from their kitchen table or a in dark corner of the back bedroom, this might seem a little vexing, but the intent is inspiration. In the opening...
An interesting part of sheltering in and self-quarantine is the desire to create special moments so that the experiences make the day stand out and become more memorable. It’s easy to have days blend together without work outside the home and the socializing and outings we are...
If you are tired of looking at the four walls after weeks of home isolation, this week I’m inspiring you to remove a wall or two and let the outdoors in.  I can imagine it is pretty easy to maintain a cheerful disposition if...
When did you last take time to run a bath and have a good soak? As we continue to shelter in place and self-isolate during the continuing contagion of COVID-19, perhaps it’s a good opportunity to grab your rubber ducky and splash in.  Luxury...
In just a week, most of our lives have changed dramatically as we seek to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities from the contagion of COVID-19 by voluntary self-isolation. Today, I’m celebrating staying in and staying close and the spaces in homes that make it easier...