Thursday, May 24, 2012


'Low Tide' Neckpiece 24x2" sterling silver, oil pastel, paper,
glass lenses, pearls;  Kathleen Faulkner

We've had low tides these past few days 
Our weather has been below par  
glimpses of winter.

Today is a breath of fresh air    light breeze    warm sun    
another low tide.  
I watch the bumble bees pollinate the raspberries.   

Days like these will be remembered years from now.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Bee's Knees

Bumblebees pollinating the broccoli flowers;  Kathleen Faulkner

Ah, the lovely, charismatic bumble bee!

Unlike honey bees, bumblebees are much less aggressive.  They will only sting if their life is threatened
and the good news is they won't die if they must sting.

Not the bee if you want honey but quite the bee if you want to pollinate your flowers.

Unfortunately, their biggest threat is man and his pesticides.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Visit

One never knows where one's mind might wander..

I've been thinking about The Poet's House and Robert Sund's new book, 'Notes from Disappearing Lake'.  

I love this book because it is a visit with an old friend.
I drink my tea and read the book and Robert comes alive. 

and what is good and what is beautiful lives on

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mind's Eye

'Mindscape' oil and soft pastel, charcoal;
Kathleen Faulkner

The Monday after the full moon and weekend craziness abounded.  Plants grew faster and my head still spins. 

What to do to counteract?  Mindscape series continued:  
all I can do is listen   
and draw.  

This came from a place I don't go often 
a place I'd like to get to know, 
a place I will re-visit.