The Natural World Goes West

Nature, Places, Places, Travel, Travel

Some of my photos are up at my dear friend Tamar’s gallery in Fitchburg, MA.

Papaya!

Spider Crab and Grey’s Beach photos at Gallery Sitka

 

Head over to Gallery Sitka West to check out selected works of The Natural World on Washi, as well as a bunch of amazing art by local artists at her inspiring gallery space.

Gallery Sitka West

454 Main Street

Fitchburg, MA 01420

My friend and I visited when I dropped off the photos; we had fun peering at the wonderful paintings, and getting to know Meagan, who not only works there but has some of her art on display.

Works by Meagan St Laurent

 

Wonderful paintings command your attention as soon as you walk in:

Artist Unknown please contact Gallery Sitka for artist and more information

By Zen Saito

 

Paper Connection International, who supplied the Japanese paper, or washi, for my show, also has some other decorative sheets of handmade paper for sale. These hail from Japan, and include hand painted kozo, as well as katazome, or resist dyed sheets. Cute stationery from Japan is available too.

Gorgeous handmade papers from Paper Connection International

Tamar, the owner of Gallery Sitka, works very hard supporting the arts in the area. She’s in a great location, right near the Fitchburg Art Museum. She also runs a studio in Shirley, MA, where she guides clients with web design, social media, and other digital marketing.

Visit Gallery Sitka for some refreshing and inspiring experiences, meet some nice people, and support the arts in central MA.

And thanks, Tamar!

Medford Herring and Bird

Nature, nature walks, Travel

Have you ever been to the Mystic River Watershed?

We visited the herring run there earlier this month. While observing the comorants feeding and sea gulls circling overhead, we were hoping the herring could make it safely to the other side, continuing on their spring journey.

Watching these diving birds, however, was impressive. It’s amazing how voracious their appetites are.  The area is pleasant to visit, and you learn that an important wildlife migration takes place right here in Massachusetts.

You can count herring too, learn more right here.

In the meantime, enjoy the cormorants and sea gulls.

 

Snow in Spring: Cherry Blossom Time!

Japan, japanese, snow, Travel
Who hasn’t been enjoying the longer days since we had to Spring ahead this past weekend?And the unusually warm weather earlier this week didn’t hurt.
What would be even better is a firsthand look at the cherry blossoms this Spring in Japan.

For those who can, check out this site to know the best days in March to check out the blossoms. For the rest of us who are doing some wishful thinking, enjoy the photos above and below:
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