Sunday, June 26, 2016

North Sea Farms en Plein Air

A cloud of dust indicates a red tractor at work.
Eggs, poultry, fruit and vegetables. 
Fresh picked lettuces. Local Strawberries.

An essential part of the community, North Sea Farms has been owned and operated by the King family since the 1940s. What isn't grown on site is sourced through a network of community growers. A continuous selection of fresh lettuces come from the field out back. Fresh raspberries are being picked right now. Next week there will be corn harvested in Riverhead. Artisanal cheeses come from Mecox Bay Dairy. Of course there are baked goods from Tate's Bake Shop founded by Kathleen King.  Named for her father, Tate's chocolate chip cookies are legendary. 

Herbs and beautiful flowers for patio pots.

Finally. A visit with painting gear.
photo by Hugh Gallagher
I was serenaded by hens. The clucking and cackling sounded like laughter. It gave me a better understanding of the phrase "hen party".
Beautiful Day.
1060 Noyack Rd, Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-0735
Beloved father, farmer and community icon, Richard 'Tate' King passed away 
on June 29th at the age of 90.  He will bemissed by all. 
Tribute from 27East here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

WetLand by Mary Mattingly

A rickety looking vessel is docked at Long Wharf.
I took a walk down the private boat dock for a closer look.
A sign out front said, "Welcome aboard WetLand". WetLand, a modified houseboat by ecological artist Mary Mattingly, is part of the Parrish Art Museum's Radical Seafaring exhibit. Mary Mattingly launched her first WetLand project in 2014 on the banks of the Schuylkill River. She brings her combination of art, architecture and ecology to Sag Harbor for this special Parrish Art show. According to the Parrish site it will be open to visitors until June 23rd.
A floating sculpture.
Lovely harbor views. 
Something completely different.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Hampton's Saturday

It is a pleasure to buy dinner at Serene Green.
I picked up strawberries and striped bass.
Hello beautiful painting by Scott Hewitt of a tractor.
A farm stand with art, what could be better?
Friends called to say, "Come over, we're having a yard sale." 
Hugh and I were offered an assignment.
Paint something on an old weathered door.
Whatever you are inspired to do.
Oh my.
We hauled two doors out to the Jeep and drove home.
On the way home, a RED TRACTOR.
I need to get busy.

Monday, June 13, 2016

A Garden's Gift

The garden is fresh and lush. Early summer unveils its first blooms. Peonies replace rhododendrons, roses stretch towards the sun. Wild mountain laurel fill the woods. From the old garden bench, a beautiful view soothes the soul. Time to breathe and reflect. To pray for those who suffer loss. To think of those I love. To be thankful. To choose to love and not hate. To create rather than destroy. This day is a gift.
Wild Mountain Laurel
The weather turns rainy. Indoor art therapy is the order of the day.
Thank you to Lois Bender for her watercolor tutorial.  A special thank you to Monique at La Table De Nana for her extraordinary encouragement and the gift of fine sheets of watercolor paper.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Homeopathic History

The gorgeous garden in the front yard drew me into the Annie Cooper Boyd House. Inside, the Sag Harbor Historical Society is displaying an eclectic collection of artifacts from the practice of 19th c. physician, Doctor Edgar Miles.

At a time when arsenic, mercury, copper, leeches and bloodletting were popular, a medical rebel named Dr. Edgar Miles broke with the “killer cures” and used plants and herbs to create his own compounds, said Deborah Anderson, a society trustee. via
It is always a pleasure to visit the Annie Cooper Boyd House.