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Monday, 21 January 2013

A Promise of Spring

Oh wind, if winter comes can spring be far behind?
Study in Grey ( january day on the island)

pre dawn gleaming with Arcturus peeking from the clouds before winking out in the morning light
Selkirk Waterway
Heron Zen

Evening Beckoning

A Painter's Dawn

Just a short drive down Burnside Road East takes you into the Saanich area where you can find fields and woodlands and small lakes. Wildlife abounds so don't drive too quickly as a family of deer may be crossing the road before twilight and owls fly low with a loud swooshing

Through bushes and through briars

Farms and ranches are part of the scenic drive which lie just outside Victoria, BC.
Pastoral skies

I had to throw this one in though it was taken last year. I came across it in one of my albums as I was sorting - a young and solitary, moulting elephant seal that I almost stepped on at the beach last spring.  He was blissfully dreaming- but of what I wonder?  perhaps of when the seas were boiling hot,or shoes and ships and sealing wax, cabbages and kings?
anyway, a beautiful, silly faced creature who reminds us to take life slowly and to smile.
Blissful slumber- "e dolce far niente"

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Dream studies

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” - Oscar Wilde

I sometimes use Gimp brushes by Obsidian Dawn and Frostbo
and have begun making greeting cards and prints of my images

the fairy queen
Morning is my beginning
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things" (Jesus of Nazareth)
This was taken in a field outside of Peachland in the Okanagan

The gardens of Victoria are delightful and magical and definitely enhance an evening walk on the estuary

Breathing the light of the garden

Night Falls on Fairieland

Fairieland Vespers
Tread carefully in the tulgey wood
The woods were made for the hunters of dreams 
Bravehearts in inclement weather

Almost Winter in Portage Park - Nov 2012

The peace of this place is always so soothing.  Snow berries line the path and  soon the winter unicorn will appear and finally a snowfall in the meadow. I can't wait.

I took the road less travelled and that has made all the difference  R.Frost
woodland magic
 More chapters for dreamers - dream shadows