Tuesday, August 28, 2007

work in progress 3

Here's the next stage, not yet finished,
so , 'to be continued'.

work in progress 2

I 've worked on it a little bit more,
here is where it stands now.
I started blocking in the dark and the light shapes

to add depth and lines.
I have to wait for the paint to dry,
before I can do the next stage

work in progress

this is only the start of two paintings of birds visiting a very small house.
it's just a quick rough sketch ,
I hope to be doing more work on the first one tomorrow.

Monday, August 27, 2007

visitor ( part 2)

At this season I seldom had a visitor.
When the snow lay deepest

no wanderer ventured near my house
for a week or fortnight at a time,
but there I lived as snug as a meadow mouse.
[Henry David Thoreau

Friday, August 24, 2007


“A house may draw visitors,
but it is the possessor alone that can detain them”
Charles Caleb Colton

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

flowers in tints

my child,
I understand why there is such a play of colors on clouds,
on water,
and why flowers are painted in tints”
Rabindranath Tagore

Monday, August 20, 2007

little captain

and diverting myself now and then
finding a smoother pebble
or a prettier shell than ordinary,
whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”

Saturday, August 18, 2007

face to the sun

“Turn your face to the sun
and the shadows will fall behind you.”

Friday, August 17, 2007

Love is like a balloon..

Love is like a balloon..
when you push your relationship with someone forward,
it is like blowing up the balloon.
If you blow too hard and too fast,
the balloon pops and likewise the relationship breaks.
But if you take things slowly
and let the balloon of love stretch on its own,
it grows into a huge, prosperous balloon,
full of love.
Also, if you don't push the relationship at all,
or at least hold it at the same level it was at,
the air will flow out of the balloon,
deflating it,
and your love will shrivel up and become flat & lifeless.
So when you are in love,
push the relationship forward slowly and gently
and the balloon will grow comfortably into a strong,
immense love.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Emergency Bird Care 2

Hold fast to dreams,
for if dreams die,
life is a broken wingedbird that cannot fly.
Langston Hughes

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

a fine bird

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Emergency Bird Care

Our cares are the mothers,
not only of our charities and virtues,
but of our best joys and most cheering and enduring pleasures.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

sweet heart

she gave me ears;
And humble cares,
and delicate fears;
A heart, the fountain of sweet tears;
And love and thought and joy.”
William Wordsworth

Friday, August 10, 2007

the songs of our birds

“I never for a day gave up listening to the songs of our birds,
or watching their peculiar habits,
or delineating them in the best way I could.”
John James Audubon

Thursday, August 9, 2007

I miss you

You may not be here with me...
But thoughts of you are always in my heart!
I Miss You!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

flower of love

Let the flower of love grow in your heart

flower of love

Let the flower of love grow in your heart

Monday, August 6, 2007

missing you

you know I love you still.
Will I wait a lonely lifetime?
If you want me to I will.”

Sunday, August 5, 2007

panorama of colors

Although our plumtree was planted only two years ago,
we had lots of plums and they are
about as beautiful as a plum can get!
There are few fruits that come in such a panorama of colors
as this juicy sweet tasting plum.
It's a feast for the eyes , I just had to take a picture.


but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart.”
Kay Knudsen

Saturday, August 4, 2007

small harvest

Broad beans still in the pod
Broad beans got their name from the seeds which are large and flat.
Is there a more versatile vegetable than the humble broad bean?
Okay it's a very small harvest,
but what a pretty sight.
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