Quickly posting. Hopefully just in time. Sharing my January painting from A Year of Mary offered by the lovely Effy Wild (check her out on Patreon). I painted mine in February and totally loved everything about her and the process. She's very Effy-esque but that's okay. The quote is from Mary Oliver's poem, The Summer Day. And i totally love the question. The poem is all about pausing and observing and absorbing nature.
She fed my soul. February was a trial in many ways and I'm very thankful for so many things which had broekn being fixed. Covid is rampant in Thunder Bay, it feels, getting closer at work and we have another lockdown tomorrow with schools closed again for 2 weeks. But still so very much to be thankful for. Zoom call tonight with family for my stepdaughter Nessa's birthday. Chaotic and lovely to just sit back and absorb the laughter and chatter.
Posting a couple of photos. One with its accompanying haiku.
Look closely at this last photo. Look again. Do you see the heart? I took the photo at Kakabeka Falls and was taken with the patterns of the stripped bark. Not until I got home and studied the photo further did I spy the heart. LLesson learned. That's how my February was. I had to look closer but the joy and the love were all still there. I just had to keep looking.
Wishing you days of love and joy.
Welcome! I'm Sue Blott: a writer of all things, a poet at heart, mom, wife, daughter, step-mom, grandma, tea drinker, tai chi-er, mystic, artist, dreamer...and now a blogger! This is my world.