Nature’s Haiku

trees cast blue patterns against a blank sheet of snow nature’s own haiku Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Photos Public Domain Day ten of Carpe Diem’s Spring Retreat 2017 fragile beauty Chèvrefeuille has welcomed us to the Spring Retreat 2017. Last year we had two retreats: one in summer and one in winter. This year […]

Musical Dreams

in musical dreams fingers conjure golden notes echo of cello Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Carpe Diem #1092 Fantasy in G-moll for Cello and Piano by Fanny Mendelssohn Our musical inspiration for today is by another female composer, Fanny Mendelssohn, a German pianist and composer who composed over 460 pieces of music: Fantasy […]


frost in the garden allegro con spirito everything glitters Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Carpe Diem #1091 Sonata in E, Op. 1/3 by Cecilia Maria Barthélemon Chèvrefeuille has shared another piece of music by a female composer, Cecilia Maria Barthélemon (1767-1859), an English singer, composer, pianist, and organist who published sonatas and occasional […]