a late 19th century gilded age romance set on the st lawrence river seaway
Meredith Wells is an accomplished botanical illustrator of an upstate New York island region’s native plants. The return of her erstwhile friend Tristan Wolfe brings intimate memories to the surface, and with them an expansion of her artistic repertoire. Wolfe and Meredith’s reunion is a spectacle, but nothing compared to the accidental circulation of her anatomical studies. Of him. Cover Art Tracy Hetzel.
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Edward Penfield. 1896. For Wolfe Island sequel. Chloe Swann carries headstones on her bicycle for her father, who carves them.
For Wolfe Island SEQUEL. Simon's story. NYC. Henry Siegel’s Department Store c.1900. Part of the Ladies Mile, at 14th Street and 6th Ave., NYC.
Heart breaking!! Teddy Roosevelt’s diary entry for February 14th, 1884 - the day his wife Alice died from Bright’s disease. He was 25 and she was 22. Only two days before her death, Alice Lee had given birth to the couple's daughter, Alice. And his mother, Mittie died from typhoid fever on the same day x theodore roosevelt, histori, wife die, teddi roosevelt, theodor roosevelt, roosevelt diari, diaries, quot, diari entri
Teddy Roosevelt's Diary the day his wife died.
Rome, Watertown, Ogdensburg -- the RWO. This is a schedule from June 1893. Trains arrived from the city in the early morning, and left again in the afternoon.
Empress steamers. The near future of Wolfe's "big ships".
The Empress of Ireland. Sunk on Wolfe's international seaway in 1914 twenty years after the Seaway Commission was launched. 1,015 passengers and crew lost their lives. No shipwrecks in Wolfe Island. Maybe in the next book....
He wanted to know why she had drawn his anatomy. She had been unable to stop thinking of his anatomy as soon she learned he was scheduled to return. She couldn't very well tell him that. “You happen to be the only man I’ve seen…” She waved a hand in the direction of the page. He might have made a small growl in the back of his throat. “You couldn’t have seen anything. I wasn’t naked.” The emphasis made his meaning clear. “I didn’t see it. I felt it.” There. He did growl." drawing:SCnudepainting.
"What in the world had she been thinking? Therein lied the problem. He knew what she’d been thinking. And it thrilled him. He was thrilled. From the moment he’d awoke that morning, he had been fighting the urge to grin like a madman. He had encouraged her last night. He couldn’t help himself. He ached to encourage her again. She had sketched him, naked. The idea again brought a smile to his lips, which he tamped down with a mask of sullen disapproval" (c. G. Torre, Wolfe Island)
Meredith cleared her throat before making the introduction. “Holly, this is Dorothea. Dorothea, this is Holly Van Ogden.” Meredith’s own erotic drawings paled in comparison to Dorothea’s near-scientific renderings. She cleared her throat again. “Dorothea is working on a botanical series to highlight the beauty of a woman’s reproductive system" (c. G. Torre, 2014). Calla Lily 'Night Cap'. Longfield Gardens
Calla Lily Night Cap
Rutland Water this week welcomed back its first ospreys of the year. Field officer John Wright was able to capture the precise moment when this male osprey returned to his nest after a long migration from his west African wintering grounds. He started rebuilding his nest almost immediately, in anticipation of the arrival of his mate. rutland water
"Every year since the Wolfe’s first arrival, Meredith sketched Wolfe an osprey’s nest and had the picture waiting for him each spring. For the last four summers, she had continued to deliver the pictures to Wolfe Island. He may have been absent for five years, but perhaps he had not forgotten her. She had seen the name of his boat. He had christened her The Osprey’s Nest" (c. G. Torre, Wolfe Island, 2014).
The week in wildlife – in pictures
Frédéric Dufaux born July 12, 1852 in Geneva, Switzerland died July 2, 1943 (90) in Geneva, Switzerland
Reading and Art
Fashion Illustration - I want a dress made of wildflowers
Plum Pretty Sugar
Mrs. Elliott Roosevelt (Anna Hall, 1863-1924), 1893. Artist: Katherine Arthur Behenna (ca. 1860-1924). Eleanor Roosevelt opened her autobiography with the declaration: “My mother was one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen.” miniatures, histori, gild age, 1st ladi, miniatur portrait, eleanor roosevelt, beauty, 18601896the gild, miniatur paint
Mrs. Elliott Roosevelt (Anna Hall, 1863-1924), 1893. Artist: Katherine Arthur Behenna (ca. 1860-1924). Eleanor Roosevelt opened her autobiography with the declaration: “My mother was one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen.”
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Zorn exhibit was at the Legion of Honor, San Francisco. Although Zorn is a household word in Sweden, he is not as well known here but he should be as was, in fact, one of the most important portraitists of the Gilded Age. sweden, fancyportrait, households, art, ander zorn, paint, dog, anders zorn, the great
Zorn exhibit was at the Legion of Honor, San Francisco. Although Zorn is a household word in Sweden, he is not as well known here but he should be as he was, in fact, one of the most important portraitists of the Gilded Age.