Georgia. . .

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Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532

 

Georgia. . . 

On My Mind

 

It wasn’t Ray Charles or even peaches in honor of the Empire State of the South but thoughts of a different Georgia that came to mind the other day.    Actually it was Georgia O’Keeffe who visited.  Well, at least in my thoughts.  

 

Sit back for a second and what comes to your mind when I mention her name.  I understand some may draw a blank.   For others it may be simply one word:  Art.  Maybe oversized flowers.  Or New Mexico and its landscape.  But for me, those things are a part of what comes to mind but so is a starker image of urban life 

 

and skyscrapers which I saw last year on a trip to Santa Fe and the museum named for her. 



Where I was born 

and where and how I have lived is unimportant, 

it is what I have done 

with where I have been 

that should be of interest.  

                                                     Georgia O’Keeffe

 

I was reading some essays by author Joan Didion and the above quote was shared.  Ms. Didion had her insights.    To me, it was about a life journey. Not only one part, they take on multiple meanings.   Individually as well as collectively.  



Now, I have a craving for peach pie which coincidentally seems to be a bit of a theme since earlier in the day I read an article about restaurateur David Chang whose culinary empire includes Momofuku restaurant group which he has said means giant peach in Korean.  

 

Yes, ah the possibilities of peach.  Simple and uncomplicated.  Think of the possibilities.  





The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com







Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

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Comments (36)

Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Michael- i immediately thought of Santa Fe!  I love peaches and always sad to see peach season come to an end. I make a really good blueberry-peach cobbler!

Sep 17, 2020 09:01 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - I agree that the quote could inspire a commencement address.  

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - one of the things I noticed while visiting the area was a freeway sign that indicated Denver.  Relatively close I guess but must not have been on your "to do" list when you lived in Colorado.  

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - a peach daiquiri.  I can't say I have had one but Magnolia was the name of my high school.  It seems so Southern, doesn't it although it was, as you may likely know, in Southern California.  

Sep 17, 2020 09:05 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Kathy Streib - that sounds like an interesting and delicious combination.  

Sep 17, 2020 09:06 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I'm hearing Willie Nelson's version of "Georgia On My Mind." Wonderful song.  As for Georgia O'Keeffe, I think of bright colors and flowers and of course, Oriental Poppies comes to mind. I also like her paintings showcasing the sights of New Mexico. Farmhouse Window and Door seems as if it was painted by an entirely different artist. So subdued - and, I like that about her. It could be a Wyeth. 

Sep 17, 2020 09:41 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - your comment creates a nice image.  Thank you for that!

Sep 17, 2020 11:21 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, now that it is the middle of the day, and good peach does sound good.  I will pass on a pie though.

Sep 17, 2020 01:32 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

She had a bold style of painting, she seemed that way as well. I do enjoy warm Peach Cobbler with a dollup of vanilla ice cream on top Michael!

Sep 17, 2020 06:34 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I never leave a post, you have written, without more questions to ponder in my mind Michael Jacobs 

 Happy Thursday....

Sep 17, 2020 08:26 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael Jacobs  I loved Georgia and Peaches as well and still do now with that said so as the saying goes I loved Georgia O'Keeffe too:))Endre

Sep 17, 2020 10:29 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Michael.

You were right, when I read her name I drew a blank. I do like peaches, however

Sep 18, 2020 12:49 AM
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Howdy Michael, Peach pie does sound good even in this early morning hour. I have to admit I don't remember "Georgia O'Keeffe. I Goggled the name and was nice to know she is a renowned artiest. Her flower photos are so beautiful... Have yourself a safe exciting day.

Sep 18, 2020 04:07 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Joan Cox - a peach, all by itself, is a refreshing treat.   

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - BOLD indeed.  

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - thank you for the comment.  

James Dray - I know her name would not likely be a source of everyday conversation. 

Bob Ratliff - I am glad to hear this post led you to an intereresting learning experience.  Good to "see" you - hope all id well in your part of Texas.  

Sep 18, 2020 04:33 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Michael, I do like her quote very much. But, now I can't stop thinking of the song Georgia on my mind...

Sep 18, 2020 06:27 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - it's a good one!

Sep 18, 2020 06:43 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

You certainly got my attention with peach pie.

That sounds soooo good right now!

Sep 20, 2020 06:59 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Tara - I agree.  

Sep 20, 2020 07:33 PM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Michael,

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Her life was as vibrant as the colors she painted.

Oct 03, 2020 04:43 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Kris Collis, Associate Broker - I especially appreciated the monochromatic themes in some of the urban scenes I saw though I like her more vibrant images too.  

Oct 03, 2020 06:17 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Michael!

GAONMYMND was my mother's license plate for years - she was living in NC but, missed GA SO much! Anyway, your post reminded me of that first...

Secondly, I taught Art Appreciation as a volunteer for many years in our local school system. Georgia O'Keefe was one of the students' favorites. The girls all loved the Zinnias & the Calla Lilies and the boys all loved the New Mexico landscape...and, of course, the Buffalo Skull! 

Oct 07, 2020 08:44 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Debe Maxwell, CRS - I am glad that the post and the title brought back good memories of both the state as well as the artist along with associated memories.  

Oct 07, 2020 09:32 AM