Saturday, October 31, 2015
"Silence... is indeed golden" - oil on canvas 12x20 inches SOLD
The crisp, frosty early morning air and the river stillness are punctuated only by the "Chip-Chip-Chipping"
Of gathering testy male robins readying themselves for a hasty retreat from the imminent cold
My morning star hanging high and ever bright soon disappears
As the fading night yields to the reddening awakening of the morning fireball sun
The once dark island galleons soon lit... reveal the oranges and russets which vibrate against the purplish distant shoreline
The flat planes of sky on still water soon shift in shape and hue
As the river current pushes them willy-nilly where it wishes
The river is changed this morning... its misty river spirits rising in the new light of dawn
It seems an urgent journey bent upon
"I would watch the river longer
But I too... must journey on"
PS: Two lines noted within parentheses above are borrowed from one of the poems of a friend Mary Fleming Graham in her anthology of short verse Great Blue. Thank you Mary!
A safe and Happy Hallowe'en to all trick-or-treaters!!!
Our resident rogue-Friend... Deb's beloved "Mr Chips" (Long Tail) into the Hallowe'en spirit... stocking up on his favourite treat black sun flower seeds. Nice costume Chips!
Happy Hallowe'en ... ALL!