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Solitude

Solitude

The snow lies 5 feet deep on the deck. The sky is gray; the leaves are still. No birds sing; no wind blows. No light shines, from within or without. Breath comes clear and deep. Mind wanders and returns to breath. Now. . . . . . .

Painting a winter scene

Painting a winter scene

It was a perfect weekend.  I painted on Saturday and Sunday and finished a small snow scene which I really like. In 2003, I took a picture of a barn and a lean-to(?) It was in Spring and flowering bushes and grasses surrounded the buildings.  In the Fall, I took another picture, same view, and […]

“Happy” New Year?

“Happy” New Year?

Today is the first day of the rest of my life; today is the first day of the year 2009. Wow! The days ahead are open and welcoming, just like my shoreline visions. I wouldn’t use the word “happy” to describe today or any moment in time; no-one has ever defined “happy” or “happiness” to […]