Tuesday, June 30, 2015

wood and plastic surgery

oh canada

one hot summer night
after the rain
when the clouds parted
to reveal a silver of moon
to the jack in the pulpit
and to all of his friends
and a glistening 
in the canopy
merging with the stars and
the fireflies came in 
from the fields
to dance in the sky
leaving traces 
of light to a
chorus of

oh canada

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

boatmeal cookies

360º f  

1 lb. butter, preferably unsalted
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup white
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. baking soda

3 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup walnut pieces
1 1/2 semisweet chocolate chips (optional)
1/2 cup currents  
6 cups large flake oats

flatten with fork
360º f  for about 10 min. 
until as golden brown as you like

boat ends

to be re-imagined
in light of decades 
of development in 
and return the 
bow and stern to
more closely resemble
it's origin 
in the H28
of  L F Herreshoff

june seventh

june 7 2015

“Since humanity, collectively won’t see
 the necessity of preserving the natural environment, 
I’m looking to the intelligence of the biosphere 
for insight”.”

perhaps the image
is of bees dancing
as they do
to spread the news
that it has been
finally recognized
in canada
that neonicitinoids
although good for the
corporate bottom line
are bad for life
as we know it

there was a 
up in the trees

jays squawked
as if hard-done-by
smaller birds were
diving at them

i suspected the 
phoebe kids 
were about to fleg
and the jays were
looking for 
an easy kill

the nest above 
my painting wall
is in the shadows
behind the beam
so i got my camera
and they all took flight
right over my head

that night was
warm and humid 

with fire flies
to entertain 
mimicking stars
darting about as they do
companied by the sound
of rain falling in the form
of caterpillar shit

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

group portrait




snake tongue, and an orchid perhaps on the third of june