Featured image: cherry blooms in Southern California and are for Wordless
The beginning months of the year are more challenging for me than December with its flurry of activities and celebrations. Now all the leaves after the storms have gone from these branches, I can finally see the bird house.
One of the first things in the new year is:
What my focus will be this year?
while waiting for the art studio to be built …
Down view slope – will be a while before I know what to do with this back yard!
In spying, this is how everyone’s yard looks like in these woods.
I love to have at least roses, but who knows deer like them (to eat) too!
If not knowing what to do I start cleaning up things I started, but didn’t finish last year. That inevitably leads me back to …
Oil, 12 x 9 inch, St Germain
The “intro” on the right of the dilapidated gazebo with the bird house , the eye travels to the black oak tree on the left.
One of my favorite spots are these little yellow-green patches. I look at them every day. They’re trees on the bottom of the property – which is further than it looks like – painted with the sun shining on it. The big pines on the right take up most of my living room view. A hint of a light fog rises between these tall trees (last pic).
Somehow painting for a few afternoons take care of the questions swirling in my mind, second guessing myself, the who’s why’s and where’s what .
By that time I can see the “je suis Charlie’s” from an anthropological perspective. Middle Easterns not understanding something fundamental as a Western and democratic concept such as “freedom of speech!” I have the same dips and upsets (my own word) as you do, only I have learned to
change my framework
… that gives me a whole new picture
One of the Camellia you see in the background above in Huntington Library
Am not into politics, but I am concerned what is happening close to me! Such as at UC Davis – are you kidding?? We want to live here, enjoy the wealth in the USA, go to your good schools, but don’t ask us to follow your rules/laws, because they’re not good enough for us.
Am with Italy – if you don’t like it here, just go back from where you came.
There are road signs around here that say “You see a crime? Call …” then phone number follows . Hmm I think I just saw one.
Nonetheless, there are a few universal laws to hold onto, no matter where I come from. One of them is that water reflects what is above!
for Rubbish and modified for Mandarin Orange
It’s easier to be reminded why we need fences, as there are so many around me, here in Northern Cal.
As sure as this fog rises between these pines in the beginning and end of the day, the same way the sun will rise and set at the horizon.
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