Friday, April 18, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sonnet: Look!

Sonnet: Look!
By Arthur Stilwell

The reluctant  east graduals into light,
Morning's cheeks blush gently, high tops of trees
Receive the sun's first kiss, and stand at ease
While that soft embrace slides down warm and bright,
Nothing now remains of dimness or night,
All things are moving, leaves and grain, new breeze
Whose scents the early-morning people please,
Paint-box butterflies glint uncertain flight;
Such shows befriend us. But much intervenes:
We live inwardness, seek busy self-ends,
Scrabble like rats in mazes and routines,
Till on such things our main life depends.
Let not winter make you cry, What've I seen?
What have I felt?    In what world have I been?

Published in Western People, Saskatoon

Sunday, April 6, 2014

R.I.P. John Pinette




He was so funny, was on Broadway, had amazing vocal talents.

He never did  the urbane, ideological, pornified nastiness and vulgarity so common among comedians who believe themselves to be subversive geniuses.

He kept it light. And from that particular center he could be so damn funny.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Monkey Puzzle IV!

Those three different sprouts between the monkey puzzle seeds in the last two pictures are apple seeds.

Oh, and Urban Huntress has a great post on monkey puzzle nuts/seeds, replete with an interesting recipe.

Painting oil

Title: Willow Wood

Medium: Oil on canvas paper

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014