Ursula Freer

Greetings, Savorians. Another month of quarantine has passed and I hope you are all safe and well. I just checked our stats for zip code 87508. We have a population of about 20k (including Rancho Viejo and our other surrounding areas) and 35 confirmed cases of COVID. That’s less than .2% which is EXCELLENT and a testament to how careful we’re being. Let’s keep it up! Blessings all around – Hope

See some of our friend Ursula’s lovely artwork below. Ursula’s work expresses her interest in nature, the planet and the Universe. She relates to Einstein’s words: “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.” Creating art is a meditation on these mysteries and a desire to explore their secrets. You can order some of her prints and learn more about Ursula’s extremely interesting history on her website.

Marko Ginsberg

Greetings from Hope! May this note find you enjoying a safe and healthy holiday weekend! It’s my pleasure to continue featuring art from our community during this COVID time. If you would like to be one of the artists (who was not already featured at a party) please contact me.

Marko’s art is a combination of nature photography and digital image processing. He starts with an image of some natural scene and uses digital processing to emphasize the critical elements of the image. Visit Marko’s website.

Let’s Share!

Greetings dear Savor Eldoradoans. I miss you! I hope that this sheltering time feels as good as it possibly can for each of you. Like so many, I’m doing some cleaning and organizing. I just came across Linda McPherson’s business card. Sadly, we canceled the party at her and Fred’s home due to COVID. But it occurred to me that we could start sharing our creative  works, just like we did at the parties, online. Would you like me to send out a newsletter featuring your work? I’m happy to start doing this, monthly-ish. All I need from you is:

  • a description,
  • half a dozen photos and,
  • ideally a link to your website or social media page.

Please contact me if you’re interested. I’m also open to recommendations for other artists/craftspeople whose work you follow and/or purchase. Ask them to send me the same information listed above, along with your name as the referrer. Priority will go to Savor attendees who have not yet shared their work.

In this spirit, I’m happy to promote Linda McPherson this month. Here are some shots of her wraps and ponchos. You can place orders at Linda’s website.


Blessings to all of you! I wish you safety and health. Let me know if there’s anything helpful for me to share with the group. And please feel free to add comments below so we can hear from each other.

Happiness Now!

In the middle of COVID 19 social distancing, Eldorado Savorians Gary Nelson and Dolores Smart bring us happy news. They got married Friday, 3/27/20 at their Eldorado home. So nice to share happy stories at this time. Congratulations, you two!

Please give Gary and Dolores your good wishes in comments below.


Does this meme ring painfully true for you, while making you smile? I hope I’m not being insensitive but it cracks me up!

It’s time to check in with my Savor Eldorado peeps. How are you doing? Need anything? Let me know, okay? Maybe I can help or at least put the word out.

I have some fun news to share virtually here and physically at our next party, whenever that may be… After the last super fun gathering at the Kaisers, treasurer Kay Castelle informed me that we were in the black. Then Savorians Julie Mann and Anne Percival inspired me to upgrade from plastic cups to actual wine glasses. This got me excited about a logo, so I set to work. Julie had some great feedback and we placed the order!

wine glass with logo

I’m dying to open the recently delivered box but sadly, it will live in our shed until any COVID traces are surely gone. But for now I can give you an idea of how these little 12 oz stemless glasses will look. What do you think? Feel free to comment below. I miss you all and look forward to a toast as soon as it’s safe. Blessings to you and all your beloveds. May we all ride this wave in strength, well-being and a deepened appreciation for everything we may have taken for granted.