“Flower Power”

In the middle of a busy town, this tiny fawn sleeps on my back lawn most every night under the constant watch of her protective father. I call her “Flower” and am completely and totally in love.

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“Flower” in the yard

June 2016

Flower or Betty Grable? …You decide.

Welcome to the World, Hoda!



DSCF0001Welcome to the World, Hoda!
A little opossum with great promise
A little opossum with limitless possibilities
foraging her way through this big old mess
Stay strong, little one
It won't be easy, but will be worth every minute
We need you, Hoda 
Doing your 'possum stuff
Contributing to the cause
Making the World a little bit better
just by being here
Welcome, Hoda!
We need you.

Chester is Gone

Chester, Summer 2015

Chester, Summer 2015

I have no pets. I have never had pets.

I care for animals far too much to ever subject myself to so much pain.

The love. The loss.

But then came Chester.

Chester.

Guarding his sugar-water.

Perched proudly like a little eagle upon a wooden skewer

gripping tightly with his tiny Hummingbird feet.

“Stay away!” he would say. “This is my sugar-water!”

Months passed.

September came.

Chester is gone.

The sugar-water remains as a sad reminder

glistening outside my window.

How stupid was I to ever even think of naming a wild creature?

Nothing but a guarantee for heartbreak.

Bon Voyage my “Little Bumblebee”

Bon Voyage.

 

 

 

“Haddie Speaks”

Haddie speaks in kisses
Haddie lives in love
Haddie dreams of bubbles
filled with prayers from above

Haddie plays with Starfish
along the Ocean floor
seeing brilliant colors
we’ve never seen before

Haddie jokes with tail-flips
teasing everyone she meets
Dipping headfirst in the water
– splashing for a treat!

Haddie sleeps in stillness
her eyes open wide
A peaceful demeanor
masking fear held deep inside

Haddie cries in secret
her tears we cannot see
A strong little warrior,
she fights for you and me

Haddie works in earnest begging
“Please help save my home!”
’til peace comes to the Ocean
her mission carries on

You Can Paint!

Still life by S. Roesen (L); my rendition (R)

You will most likely amaze yourself when tackling your next project simply by not rushing. We can achieve most anything, and usually quite well, when not placing time restraints on ourselves.

Wanting a turn-of-the-century still life, but not having the means to afford one, I slowly, (very slowly), copied a favorite oil-on-canvas work by artist Severin Roesen from the cover of American Art Review – painting the leaves and petals one-by-one each evening. At the end of six weeks, I was the owner of a beautiful, though not original, painting to enjoy. My first work ever.

Allow yourself time to slow-down and do things in a comfortable time frame. You will be surprised at what you can accomplish!

 

“Flower Power”

In the middle of a busy town, this tiny fawn sleeps on my back lawn most every night under the constant watch of her protective father. I call her “Flower” and am completely and totally…

Source: “Flower Power”

If a Fish…

If a fish could speak in kisses

If a fish could live in love

If a fish could dream…

scheme…

work…

 fight…

play…

pray…

and sacrifice all,

 and everything in her life,

simply to save the Oceans…

That fish would be named “Haddie”.

“Someday in the Sea”, from “Haddie and the Bucket” (Lyrics)

“When I look to the Ocean’s horizon

When I find unparalleled peace

I see what I know has meaning

I see what is to be

Gracing our lives with beauty

She played upon our soul

With a dignity and courage

Borrowed from the Sea

To many she was but a Spirit

Touching our hearts like an Ocean breeze

But to me she was the reason

We still believe in dreams

How can you put a name on love?

Who could ever be so bold?

Haddie, the waters call you

and Haddie, you will go home

Haddie, the waters call you

and Haddie, you will go home”

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