Monday, May 29, 2017

I've been thinking about...


They are such fascinating creatures.  They are the 'thinkers' of the forest -- perhaps they serve as judges, mayors, psychiatrists and guru's in the animal world.

My  owl study has made a bit of a flurry in my studio. Rather than feathers, I'm dealing with floss.  I'm experimenting with this and that.  I'm having a great deal of fun with these serious creatures.

"The owl", he was saying, "is one of the most curious creatures.  A bird that stays awake when the rest of the world sleeps.  They can see in the dark.  I find that so interesting, to be mired in reality when the rest of the world is dreaming.  What does he see and what does he know that the rest of the world is missing?" - M. J. Rose

Monday, May 22, 2017

Hitch Hiking Dragonfly

There is always room for a dragonfly to hitch a ride, wouldn't you think?

I love these beautiful darters and love this time of the year when they are flitting here and there.  I hope this has been the most beautiful of all Springs for each of you.

"The Dragonfly brings dreams to reality and is the messenger of wisdom and enlightenment from other realms." - Unknown 

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Dragonfly Attack

What fun to be surrounded by dragonflies as they zip this way and that way capturing unsuspecting prey.

It is magical to watch all the flitting here and there. Did you know they can fly backward? They intercept their prey in midair?  Watching them I felt as if I were in the middle of a miniature World War I air fight.

Their aerial ambushes were a wonder to see but you have to look quickly. What a wonderful world we live in...

"Important lessons: look carefully, record what you see, find a way to make beauty necessity beautiful." - Anne Michaels

Monday, May 8, 2017

Hitch Hiking Lady Bug

What have we here - upon a kite - waiting for a strong wind?

Perhaps these little bugs became hitch hikers in order to save their strength.

Perhaps they will land in a brilliant green garden where they can munch their way through these lovely spring afternoons.

"The Ladybug wears no disguises.
She is just what she advertises.
A speckled spectacle of spring,
A miniature fashion on the wing...

A miniature orange kite".
- J. Patrick Lewis

Monday, May 1, 2017

Once again its spring!

I am called outside to take in all the newly blooming color.

Who can stay within four walls at this time of the year?

These days I don't have to look for beauty, it is all around me...
....if I choose to look.

"The sun just touched the morning; 
         the morning, happy thing, 
supposed that he had come to dwell,
 and life would be all spring."
 - Emily Dickinson


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