Art and the philosophy of life

Can I help you?

the ewe looked at the human
a camera in his hand
my lamb and I are busy
she said softly
and would like to be left
in peace
this is OUR home
you see
and you were not invited


Photo: Andrew Svk

Labrador Retriever, Santa, Christmas


two turtle loves
and a Chicklet in a pear tree

The chicklets do this every year.  They make the chicklet tree and then someone gets hungry, or their feet hurt, or their claws dig into the chicklet underneath them, or someone has to go to the bathroom, or any number of things.

They’re very excited when they begin, but a “live” tree like theirs just can’t last very long.  But there’s no stopping them and they do look sweet.  They chirp carols and the lights flash on and off.  Everyone loves the chicklet tree.  It’s one of the things the chicklets look forward to each year.  The tree chicklets may change, but the tree stands, sometimes missing a bird, but it’s there nonetheless.

Dash was sitting in the coffee shop staring at the red notebook in his hands it was afternoon  but so dark  christmas lights were shinning through the steamed up window next to him he had left his notebook on the counter of the shop  when he picked up coffee on his way to work she found […]

DASH AND LILY’S BOOK OF DREAMS – Georgiann Carlson — Brave & Reckless

Photo:  Rod Long

If you’re looking for a book filled with amazing pictures of animals, check this out.  Every detail is there and the animals are so beautiful.  Easy to fall in love with every single one of them.

Couple, Snow, Winter, Artwork, Cold

“I’m so sorry,” he said.

“It’s okay.”

He dusted the snow off the book he had knocked out of her hand and gave it to her.  “I read that last month.  How do you like it?”

“I don’t,” she admitted.  “It’s tedious.  Slow and boring.”

“I felt the same way.  I barely made it to the end.  Actually, I skipped whole chapters.”

She smiled. “So many authors write one amazing book, or series, and then nothing else I want to read.”

“Happens all the time.”

“The book they are touting as the best book of the year…isn’t,” she said.  “At least not to me.  I read it and I don’t know what the fuss is all about.”

“Can I buy you coffee, hot chocolate, or tea, at the cafe across the street?  To make up for getting the cover of your book wet?  I’d really like that. We could talk about books.”

She hesitated, then nodded.

They crossed the street, and drank coffee until the cafe was closing.  They both left with lists of books they were going to read and discuss when they met again next week.

Sometimes, on a snowy winter day, in the middle of December, an unexpected gift may just walk into your life.  It happens more often than you think.



the stillness of the water
the silence of the trees
the beauty of the landscape
the boats
and free


Photo:  Robert Bahn


…two turtle loves
a chicklet in a pear tree

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