Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Autumn color and gleanings

The pencil drawing of a woman and her cat
from an earlier post.

An abundant palette to choose from,
the colors I find here show up
in the drawing, 
The character and mood in this wild
place, elevate the painting and give
it life.

Calico Asters and the sparrow
live together season after season..
your presence when the earth tilts on its axis and 
the days turn to night early, becomes

I have come to know you a little and you teach me
to let things be as they are.

The aster likes to lean over as her time comes to a close
and I leave her to this, 
for the sparrow uses the
dried remains for food and shelter
when winter comes and
 the snow is deep.

russet, golden and pale dusty green,
curled ends and
sharp shadows invite me
to look close

Raspberry leaves on bathroom floor.

There is no better adornment.


  1. thank you for this beautiful post, ramona. i love the colors you added to the woman and cat drawing. so delicate... xoxo

  2. You and the nature are friends, I see!

    The drawing is very, very amazing and lifely. So peaceful and full of soul. The colors you added fit extrano!

  3. I also love the series, how the photos of the autumn-mystery and the drawing - details and complete view - flow one to another. EXTRA-EXTRANO!!!