Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring, and the guise of something special.

The early spring weather has lured me outside, and lately I have spent most
of my days enjoying this most exiting and beloved time.

 I observe how others celebrate being alive and 
notice its effects can be very uplifting.

The red winged black bird, you come back to your beloved wet lands
 each year, again and again.
You flit from branch to branch to get the best view
performing one hundred sun salutations and rejoice
in your gladness in being here. 

 Tail held high, the labrador, my sweet Baily, loves to feel the cool water
as she glides effortlessly across the pond.
 Feeling her limbs move in ways that she was bred to do,
she is at home in the water. 

  Shy and elusive, the Sand Hill Crane blends in with her surroundings, can you see?
There, look how beautiful! a red crown shines on its head!

Later, I carry these early spring colors with me and they show up
in a watercolor painting.

A woman pauses from her gathering and offers the
light of the sky in her eyes, 
and the warmth of remembrance
in her smile.


  1. I KNEW her immediately! Such a wise and loving soul, gentle and as powerful as an oak. Might she be the wild and wise one living in you?

    happy spring equinox!

  2. Dear Ramona, the joyful peace, the strength, the love and peaceful wisdom of this woman is flowing into me as I am looking at your artwork. Thank you !!!

  3. Dear Ramona, it was - is - a beautiful walk with you through the nature with these wonderful animals.

    Princess Auguste from Bavaria said: "If I should come into heaven, and there would be no animals, I would not like to go in there."

    Your meditation in this early-spring-sun-light is like a shimmer
    from the eternal light. The eyes you have drawn are also like having seen this light.

  4. oh ramona, a sand hill crane!! i dearly love this magnificent creatures. you got fairly close to him/her...

    smiling at all of this... : )


  5. Ramona, I celebrate the return of light and warmth with you. Sometime soon the sandhills will be passing through our islands here in Southeast Alaska. Blessings to you, sus

  6. Anonymous10:49 AM

    Hi Ramona,
    I enjoyed seeing your photos and art - so inspiring!
    I hope you have a great weekend!
    ~ Zuzu

  7. Thanks for your sweet words on my blogg!
    I love your painting, those watercolours are beatifull.
    Hug Gerda

  8. When I see what folks have written here it makes me feel that no more can be said, nevertheless I just want to tell you how much your world feels familiar to me... and these eyes with a constant gentle stare..