September

September

September was the 7th month of the Roman calendar, but is the ninth according to our reckoning.  The Anglo-Saxons called it 'gerst-monath,' - Barley month! Feast Days: September 21. St. Matthew September 28. St. Michael or Michaelmas Day Mottoes "Fair on September first, fair for the month'.  'Plant trees at Michaelmas & command them to [...]

Before

Before

Back at the fountain, BEFORE the sun set.  A chill was in the air. The sound of a hooting owl was heard in the distance of the dawn, and in the still of the early morn, of a cloudy day. Rained in the afternoon.

At the birdbath

At the birdbath

Sitting at the birdbath I painted this picture. Summer lingers in the feathery green leaves of the coreopsis. The yellow flowerets of seven petals sprinkle around. Water in the bowl reflects dark shadows of a limb. The air was still.

Gentle Soul

Gentle Soul

A rainy day,  I walked from the opening of the bridge seen in the background.  When I got to the other side I encountered this Gentle Soul, whose name is forgotten to me, if I ever knew it.  She asked me if I would take her picture with her iPhone to send to her son, [...]

William Butler Yeats ~ An Irish Poet

In Dublin, I happened upon one of the many public institutions, free of charge to enter.  In this case, the National Library of Ireland.  What a treasure!  It was serious inside.  Quiet, like a library, ought to be.  I didn't go far, when I noticed a special exhibition for the poetry of William Butler Yeats. [...]