“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” – Pablo Picasso
Chickens and Flowers
I pretty much gave up painting for the nine years I lived in an RV. Just not enough room to piddle around with it the way I do. I’m trying to get back to doing it these days, Just for the fun of it.
And sharing is part of the fun. I know it’s not great art, but doing it cheers my soul and satisfies my creative side.
“If you know sometin’ well, you can always paint it, but people would be better off buyin’ chickens” – Grandma Moses
And this is the poem I think of when I think of flowers:
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze
Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
~William Wordsworth, 1804
Bean Pat Birding Thailand http://tinyurl.com/ksl9p4v Some armchair birding for species not you won’t see unless you travel. There are nearly 10,000 bird species worldwide, of which not quite 1,000 can be found in North America. I would truly like to see all 10,000 in person, but since I can’t this is the second best way to go birding.