Friday, December 26, 2008

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Holding Hands

The Last Time I Held Hands

A walk through Gumbo Limbo butterfly garden
filled with flowers, butterflies, he came up to me
slid his hand in mine, said Grandma come see
I thrilled to the sound of Grandma, his voice
his excitement, his small hand in mine

A walk on the beach where all three got wet
along the lake with the dogs, one of them
then another, would place their hand
gently in mine, look up at me and smile
taken by surprise my heart danced

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Another of my orchids

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One of my orchids

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Chilly Florida Day with Max (in red) & McGee

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closed hand

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Hands and feet

I began a second drawing class. We've been working with a live nude model. I had no clue upon my first day of attendance. I never thought I could draw a nude, or even a live figure at all.

Homework assignment was hands and feet.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Loxahatchie Lew

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Along The Lake

Limpkins dig apple snails
shells picked clean necklace
lake's lush green bodice
turtle heads slip beneath
great blue spears bass
slams it on the ground again
again ducks tip tails at pink sky
orange legs stick above water
two great white egrets land
black legs, pointed yellow beaks
enormous white wings raise
territorial dance around each other
one gives swoops across snagged
alligator thrashing under moon black night


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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Happy Halloween

orange fruit
round and smooth
sectioned by Mother
Nature's yearly harvest
many purposes abound
jack-o-lantern lights path
treats for costumed tots
pies, breads, cakes yum
baked with love and care
seeds roasted, salted
Happy Halloween

Friday, October 31, 2008

This is my new car, "Mini Driver." I love her.

George Clooney After All

Celebrity Sighting

Out from the hedge
a dog bursts into view
stops dead, regards us
my dogs and me
on our morning walk
her owner appears
apologizes for letting
her get away said he
was distracted by an Eagle
Osprey, no, a Bald Eagle
yellow talons, has sighted two
excited I rounded the hedge
beheld a huge bird of prey
perched atop an electric pole
Monk Parrot nest beneath

White head, black body
green sky of frenzied parrots
paparazzi like I raced home
grabbed camera, binoculars
returned to find majestic bird
still perched head swiveling
slowly back and forth regarding
screeching green menace
I steadied the camera
pressed the shutter just
before the bird took flight
binoculars to eyes, Osprey
sighted, no George Clooney
but this Brad Pitt would do

George Clooney

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Reinterpretation of 1st painting

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My first painting

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On my street one day!

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My apple interpretation
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