The Psalmist

My heart tapers. Rest becomes life; Night genuflects day. CKS L27 Intimate grove of trees across a rolling field in the Pacific Northwest. The Palouse is a magnificently vibrant region in the Pacific Northwest that encompasses parts of North Central Idaho and Southeast Washington.   My lasting memory is of the rolling agricultural hillsides as we…

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Scourging Sky

twist, curl, coil, wander boisterous energy rise wisdom, love-joy, teach CKS L/BK894 one square mile stormy day Pacific Northwest Life has a funny way of being life sometimes.  It twists; it curls, coils and we wander.  I twist, I curl, I coil, and I wander.  Tomorrow, I will be; I whisper.  Oh Mary! I do…

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The Human Road

Light smiled. With herself,  She laughed. She stood still; And danced The journey Come true. CKS L752 Kathryn Albertson Park Boise Sesquicentennial in search of the iconic dancing with friends. What a weekend this was!  Boise was celebrating 150 years!  The city decided to have a Plein-air Art Competition.  I am a pretty solitary soul, however this weekend…

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Within the Emptiness

Holy Darkness River of unbroken rigidity. Resonate the overcast softness; mitigate my distress. CKS L123 Plains in the middle of nowhere; I simply stopped; to paint my words. Always armed with supplies, I enjoy simply driving out on the back roads and finding what I find.  Sometimes, like here, I simply am struck by the…

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Monumental Intimacy

Paradise could be My deliberate seeker Tiny spirit bright CKS L673 Tiny, tiny painting Western sky moment caught seeking We do what we can.  We do our part.  We are willing.  We are enough. Parker Palmer writes, in his book, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation, about burnout.  I gave to little he…

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Evening by the Lake

Wet gravity speaks Ancestry wades tingling Tide’s trembling wit Exhales us yellow thirsty Restoring slumber’s whisper. CKS L992 Tiny painting Lake Lowell Nampa, Idaho Quiet evening alone Sometimes when the house is quiet, you don’t know what to do?  Sometimes, there is nothing to do, but rest.  And, still others, you wish to share in…

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When Night Calls

Maledictus Arousing timbers Dark night callers Drift-sleep walking Negate our scandal Echoes of modernity Sky fire blazing Skinless daymare I do not see. CKS L536 Fire-breached forest Night Sawtooths near Stanley, Idaho A magical weekend camping with friends. A rare time when my husband and I were not camping by ourselves.  Dear friends.  Very dear…

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Mountain Mama

Memory is music safely intruding; waking my weary eyes with misty mountain affections. CKS L967 unpaved paths lazy day with my best friend There is simply something about being outdoors.  Nature blankets me with emotional and physical safety.  A safety I know, no where else.  It just is.  I can’t explain it. Here, my husband and…

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Aspen Love

Memento of two; lovers’ whispers; gentle delighting. CKS L145 Aspen grove Intimate moment Spring Morning I believe this tiny painting is the foreshadow of great love. Aspens grow in colonies from a single seed.  Often they are seen as evidence of ancient woodlands, because their root systems can live for thousands of years.  Another beautiful fact; Aspen colonies are…

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Succor Creek

Desert Cliffs with Sun-drenched festivals of light cascading. CKS L352 Spring View Cliffs at Succor Creek Oregon My husband introduced me to Succor Creek and Leslie’s Gulch, Oregon.  It is the High Desert landscape located not far from the Idaho border. If you time it just right, you will see the desert flowers blooming in…

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