'Kwelshán', Early Morning' 10x12" oil pastel on paper;
This has been my home for 32 years.
I have always had a view of the mountain.
I keep track of the weather by its look
and the seasons by its snow cover.
Developers showed up recently
and took two thirds of my view.
Now the neighbor's oak trees have taken that last bit.
The good news is that
this beautiful mountain,
called Kwelshán by the Lummi, is still there
and I can see it when I step outside my front door.
'Kwelshán, Afternoon' 10x12" oil pastel on paper;