Tag Archives: TakingTimetoLook

Light and Clouds

Today I saw an impressive cloud stack to the north while I was driving home: In my rear-view mirror I caught glimpses of the sun and clouds settling to a bright colorful show before sunset. All I could think was … Continue reading

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There is nothing like looking up and seeing a bald eagle fly over, (middle-bridge Brainard) gleaming in the bright morning light.  Later in my commute I spotted a pileated woodpecker flying over I-90 west of exit 6. 

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View to the East

Looking to the east around here often looks something like this: close trees, distant hills (right now with that just coming into pinky-pre-budding color) and then sky. I’ll take it. OK off to do some editing now on two projects.

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Painting for Cheer in Mud Season

Mystery is what happens to us when we allow life to evolve rather than having to make it happen all the time. It is the strange knock at the door, the sudden sight of an unceremoniously blooming flower, an afternoon in the yard, a day of riding the midtown bus. Just to see. Just to notice. Just to be there. — Joan Chittister Continue reading

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Poetry and Postcards and Watercolor

I work at my watercolor (not as often as I’d like) and I work at my poetry (this month very regularly indeed) and they often cross paths when I’m sending out postcards of poetry. These are the three postcards I … Continue reading

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