Saturday, August 26, 2006

My favorite place

THIS evening I fired up the burn barrel in my back yard. I have so many tallow trees (11) its not funny. I get a lot of dead limbs from over 17 mature trees on my property. (including oak and pecan tees) Tallow was introduced to Texas from China in the 1930s; they grew rampant and filled in the open prairies...... that's why the Texas prairie chicken is almost extinct. Tallows are now considered "rubbish trees".
I seem to collect skulls on my swing, I have many more skulls indoors. The swing is one of my favorite places for morning coffee and I can watch my chickens from there.
Diamond coyote likes the yard.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


The towhead girl

Now slow and greying

Feel the turning of the wheel

Hear wolves baying.

I left my dark haired child

In the forest to run wild

Under the leaves I moulder

As my body gets colder.

She will find her way

Her dark eyes alight

I will stay and guide her

In the frost of the night

As her fire kindles

I turn to bone

While my fire dwindles

This grey eyed crone.

Sunday, August 20, 2006


As and artist, I draw what I love & I love birds. More art to come: every Sunday!