Friday, 28 February 2014

lambie love

Last day of February embodies layers of meaning for me.

an urge to get into the country overwhelms me

the Gaspereau Valley is only minutes away
yet we don't get out there nearly often enough
the Gaspereau River runs through the valley
land or orchards
and vineyards
and other types of farms
today you may want to brace yourself for blurry shots of
and lambs
and lots
of lambs
pretty rare
and precious
for a city girl like me

I love watching the little critters
Their tender smiles
their innate innocence
too precious

too dear
and then suddenly they are bubbly
bounding about with abandon
no purpose no particular direction
even on mamas back
oops, a little confusion
and on another mamas back
it's all a bit much for mama
a fine sheep she is
a noble placid profile
and donkey watches on
a careful eye on the babies
Tomorrow, another installment of our country drive, so good for the soul.

let the animals show you how it's done

Monday, 24 February 2014

it's been a long time

It's been a long time since I've shown your any of the creative stuff I've been doing.

I started this piece about 2 weeks ago
and lay down a whack of colour today
Like my dying bouquet, I've waited too long
and lost my initial impulse
but that doesn't mean something special
can't still happen.
keeping peace

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

everything is more beautiful

The gods envy us

 They envy us because we're mortal
 Because each moment could be our last
 Everything is more beautiful because
we are doomed 

 you will never be lovelier than you are now
 we will never be here again.
from The Iliad

Friday, 14 February 2014

love and fog

This morning I woke up to FOG.
After last night's snow it is now 9 degrees Centigrade ( that's 45F)
No wonder the fog
The view from our bedroom window of our garden in snow,
the field obliterated by fog
Out in my pajamas to catch the view to the southeast,
kitty tracks (not ours) leading to the field,
snowmobile tracks circumferencing the field,
Ah, and the trees beyond.
Last night was like a party here
Babu and I entertained ourselves with ribbon
All the funny action shots are too blurry to share
But an occasional few were salvageable 
beginning to flag
and a little rest before the next session
This time using the chair as an extra challenge
How to access a ribbon the hard way
tangling up at sixes and sevens
Muji watches the show
intrigued but not impressed
too much goofy
too much crazy
But Muji knows better
Prince Muji, the Count er Balance of Cool
Let's not forget that Love is where we put our Attention.