Ambush

Carrying the huge white plastic laundry basket up from the laundry room at the main house along the horse pasture fence I caught sigh of Denali grazing the plentiful late spring grass. Captivated, I set my basket down on the driveway, ignoring the internal thoughts of chores and the mundane. I climbed through the fence, grabbed a generous handful of mane and swung on bareback. … Continue reading Ambush

Dragons in the Garden

Dear Lydia Hope, I bought reduced priced flowers at the grocery store for only $1.00 a bunch. I can’t wait for spring and summer when I can pick wildflowers here at the house and paint on the porch. But it was a cozy night painting with the woodstove and vase of flowers on the table – just like when you were here. I picked a … Continue reading Dragons in the Garden

Their Gold

“Surrender” Only small pockets of aspens hold out with their gold. But my heart surrenders to fall with the warmth of the wood burning stove. I paint Remembering the colors of fall when grief blinded me. I paint To take in what I missed. I paint their gold. “Their Gold” and “Hold Out” Plein Air Painting on Mill Creek Road Continue reading Their Gold

A Dog Named Liberty,

is the reminder of what’s important.  (Plein Air Watercolor Sketch: Liberty) Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.  Galatians 5:1″ “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ― Benjamin Franklin, Memoirs of the life & writings of Benjamin Franklin Continue reading A Dog Named Liberty,

The Last of the Asters

The last of the asters bloom All but spent. It’s been happening too fast Since… The oaks were brilliant As they surrendered to fall But I can hardly remember. The aspens were brilliant But I wasn’t ready to see them turn. I try to take in the waning warmth Left in fall Since, Snow dusted peaks warn. But the present is lost Since, Our Goodbye. … Continue reading The Last of the Asters