Juniper Berries, Ginger, and Eucalyptus — but now I know why the Juniper lives more as Spice than as Berry

As so often, I had an idea for one of my frozen frames. Ginger is something I prepare on a regular basis — almost daily. Wanting to capture a bright light through glass, ginger, and eucalyptus, once the water was hot, I poured it over, after a spontaneous decision to include Juniper berries. Beautiful hues!… Continue reading Juniper Berries, Ginger, and Eucalyptus — but now I know why the Juniper lives more as Spice than as Berry

The Life You Give: William Blake! *1757

William Blake, born Nov. 28, 1757, in London, England, was engraver, artist, poet, and visionary, author of exquisite lyrics in Songs of Innocence (1789) and Songs of Experience (1794) and profound and difficult “prophecies,” such as Visions of the Daughters of Albion (1793), The First Book of Urizen (1794), Milton (1804[–?11]), and Jerusalem (1804[–?20]). These… Continue reading The Life You Give: William Blake! *1757

The Life You Give: Stefan Zweig *1881

Stefan Zweig, born November 28, 1881, in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire [now in Austria] was a writer who achieved distinction in several genres — poetry, essays, short stories, and dramas — most notably in his interpretations of imaginary and historical characters. Zweig was raised in Vienna. His first book, a volume of poetry, was published in… Continue reading The Life You Give: Stefan Zweig *1881