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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Moon Memories

"Iowa Moon," 5 x 7 watercolor Christmas card

Full
moon again tonight, the last of this pandemic year, a year when we need beauty, stability, promise more than ever. Such is a full moon.

Memories, photos, paintings, writings, travels, histories, and more through the ages--most of them intensely personal for countless people. In the past 11 years on this blog alone,  I've painted the moon, and/or written about it and its effects, its tides, on me alone, more than 20 times.  You only have to search the word on this blog to see.

As the year nears end, and my annual holiday card project, there have been some certain cards for special people. So it is with today's post.

"Iowa Moon," 5 x 7 Christmas card, from memories of years in Iowa, and of a specific farmhouse for my friend, Iowan Mary Carver.


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