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One Woman's Opinion

Order Mary Buxton’s books
imageLife and love in the rural tidewater area of Virginia is a common thread that runs through nearly all of Mary Wakefield Buxton's books. The push and pull of old and new, North and South, man and woman, life and death, are discovered, illuminated and reflected upon in each of them. Such is the heart and soul of a writer.


French Connection, Part 3
Two of my favorite French artists painted in Provence, France—Van Gogh and Cezanne. (A famous writer, Emile Zola, friend of Cezanne, also went to school in Aix au Provence.) In spite of having zero painting skills, I ached to paint the bright red and yellow apples of Cezanne or capture Van Gogh’s splendor of the “Starry Night.”


French Connection, Part 2
imageThe next morning, miserable from jet lag, I dragged myself out of bed and threw open the window of my Adagio Hotel suite. The blue skies of Provence, an explosion of pigeons and magpies, and a cascade of red-tiled roofs stretching as far as I could see awaited me. Oh alleluia! Vive la France!


French Connection
When one enjoys reading, it is not unusual to have multiple books “going” at the same time. What I really love is going “one-on-one” inside a writer’s brain. I like to think when I write about Urbanna…


On the go in Middlesex County
imageReturning to Urbanna at the beginning of March this year offered a special boost of joy. We were welcomed back to the town in full blossom… forsythia, daffodils, jonquils, pear tree blossoms, and japonica, even the blue, white and pink hyacinths in the flower pots on the back patio were in bloom.


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