Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Swamp Treasures

Yesterday I visited the Marsh-Marigolds (Caltha palustris). They belong to the radiant family of Buttercups. A goldfinch crossed my path moments after I left the flowers, and by comparison, the bird seemed almost drab. 
I feasted on a plate of fiddleheads today, fresh from Goulais Bay. Mmmm … Thanks, Jack!
The most alive is the wildest. - Thoreau

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Snowshoe Snowflake

This was made with wax resist and a swirl of Prussian blue watercolour with mica fragments for sparkle. A visitor to the studio said they resemble sand dollars.
The Book of Kells was decorated with crushed oak apples (galls), lapis lazuli, and beetle's wings.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Tip-Toeing in Good Luck

Back again.
The yard of this old house is famous for its four-leaf clovers. Yesterday, the little boy next door (who is quite nearly nine) sleuthed out a dozen. All have been duly pressed in a telephone book with a brick on top.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Smiling Winter Rainbow

It's the night of the second full moon in December, the blue moon. 

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Clothes Peg Dolls

Me & Gary as a pair of clothes peg dolls. I sanded several millimetres off my feet so I would be in the correct proportion to Gary's height.

Yet Another Window Ice Pattern

They do fascinate me!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

White Pine Christmas Tree

It's snowing flurriously, and too fluffy to do anything but delight in.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Window Ice Patterns

We've been whoomphed with snow. It's beautiful. After supper (which includes squash from the garden now residing in the pantry) I'll go out and shovel the steps and paths again.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Balsam Christmas Tree

I found this tree discarded at the side of a snowmobile trail after a trail-clearing crew had gone through. It rode home in my backpack. The moon on the wall behind is a calendar.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Holly Winterberry

Holly Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) glowing rosy under newly fallen snow.