Tuesday, May 31, 2016

late afternoon

the view from the front porch on a late spring afternoon.

Monday, May 30, 2016

bike ride to lakefield

a bicycle - a hot day - loads of sunshine - and an open road.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

late spring

the sky. the blossoms. the river . . .

Saturday, May 28, 2016

the little purple beastie

in a corner of my back garden . . . 

Friday, May 27, 2016

late spring . . .

the view from the front porch. the trees have burst. the ground is covered with wise weeds. there are all kinds of brave flowers and the air is thick with sunshine, heat, and some humidity . . . .

Thursday, May 26, 2016


here are some pics of a new painting i'm working on.

i've just finished the central element - a "mandorla".

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

first ride of the season

after over a year and a half with no riding of any substance (except for the ride for refuge fundraising ride in october of last year), i put on my riding shoes and headed out into the countryside at the urging of my friends kris and devon.

the weather was mixed with sun, clouds, and several rainshowers all vying for the meteorolgical front-and-centre.

it was, needless to say, a beautiful ride  . . . .

Monday, May 23, 2016

the back garden

how can i cut my back garden when it looks like this?!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

going to seed . . .

and soon
more little
golden stars
will grow . . . !

Saturday, May 21, 2016

yard duty . . .

yard duty on as near perfect a day as i can imagine . . . warm warm sun and cool silky zephyrs of air . . . .

Friday, May 20, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016

the closing of the day

"... it was the closing of the day: 
she loos'd the chain, and down she lay; 
the broad stream bore her far away ..."
(excerpted from "the lady of shalott" alfred, lord tennyson)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

more blossoms . . . .

i took the long way to school this morning. the river was still as glass. the blossoms deep pink, and soft with sunlight . . . .

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


on my way home . . . .

Monday, May 16, 2016

blossom reflections

the trees are unfurling and waving their blossom flags . . .

Sunday, May 15, 2016

a finished painting

i just finished this painting for my little bruvver!

Saturday, May 14, 2016


working at schoool in a yard filled with laughing kids . . .  under a sun . . . a sun that has so much to give, and then . . . this little beasty flying twice around me in perfect circles . . . and settling close to me ... letting me get so close to its tiny body . . .

Friday, May 13, 2016

dandelion sun

the sun has been pouring down to the ground for days now . . . do you think the little seeds and critters can feel it?!!!!

Thursday, May 12, 2016


i took "the long way" home after school. deliberately so that i could really experience the transition that is unfolding both in my own little world, and in the world i share with you . . . .

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


this little groundhog played peek-a-boo with me for quite some time.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


this beautiful spring day - my heart is filled with the exploding glory of it all.
“wherever you stand, be the soul of that place.” 

Monday, May 9, 2016

into the wetland

into the wetland with my class . . . .