Monthly Archives: September 2010

Light Growing ~ Part 4

24 September 2010

Golden arches, pale yellows, blues

Grasses paint a wall of light...

Forest floor of shifting hues
Golden arches, pale yellows, blues
Grasses paint a wall of light
Dancing sparkles do delight…

Crystals twinkling in the air

Lead to jewels, gems galore
In nature’s gallery treasure store…
Necklace here, bracelet there,
Crystals twinkle in the air

At journey’s end, some breakfast fare
To break the fast, food to share
A single berry, wet with dew
To end this forest feast with you.

A single berry, wet with dew

The Last Blueberry - of course I ate it!

May your day be filled with dancing light and delight!

(To enjoy this walk in the woods from the beginning click here .)
~Starbear
copyright 2010 Betsy Lewis

Light Growing ~ part 3

23 September 2010

Gems at my feet...


Glistening ferns at my feet,
Droplets flow, in veins they meet.
This forest path, does often seem
A life of living in a dream…

More crystal gems await in pines,
Dangling now in groups and lines,
On single needles, evergreen
Background chorus, not unseen…

May your day be filled with delight, joy, and the beauty of living your dream with wild abandon and a chorus of friends singing in harmony with you!

(To enjoy this walk in the woods from the beginning click here. To continue your walk in the woods, see upper right, above picture and click on Light Growing – part 4 or click here .)
~Starbear
copyright 2010 Betsy Lewis

Light Growing ~ part 2

Emeralds in the woods

In search of simple drops of dew
More treasures dew surround.
Sparkling gems in beams of light
Jewels nurturing the the ground…

May your day be filled with Sparkling Jewels and gems of friends!

(To enjoy this walk in the woods from the beginning click here.
To continue click here .)
~Starbear
copyright 2010 Betsy Lewis

Light Growing…

Sunpath... Irresistable Invitation
























Light beams beckon “Follow me”
Enter this magic play
Waking early in the forest
As dawn begins the day.

Tree curtains stand, darkened, wet
Frame players in this forest set
Lightshafts dance through canopy
Invite and light the path “this way”…

(To continue your walk in the woods, see upper right, above picture and click on Light Growing – part 2 or click here.)
copyright 2010 Betsy Lewis

Surprise Gifts…

2010 September 14

Full Spectrum Symphony ~ Minus the Blues

Summer does not sing the blues
As Fall begins to orchestrate
A symphony of changing hues.

Ahhh.. color veins, weather vanes




For Robie and everyone else who lives where it is always summer… a little gift from a friend.

~Star Bear

Treasures…

11 September 2010

Was Longfellow ever here? Schoolcraft? Wondering...







Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem, published in 1856, Song of Hiawatha is a reminder of why we live here. Largely based on work by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (March 28, 1793 – December 10, 1864) a reading of Schoolcraft’s bio brings to light the source of many of Michigan’s “Indian” place names… Interesting reading, both the poem and the history.
I just live here… write and photograph, read, learn, watch, listen, often wondering whose footprints I was following…
yesterday I flushed a quail as I walked a trail. Both of us startled, quickly displaying it’s neck ruff and fanned tail, it vanished with a whisper of rustling leaves, blending into thick underbrush… too fast for my camera… at the beach, a very large agate lay waiting discovery.

The Treasures of an hour…
May your day be filled with treasures rich and quiet ~ sources of joy.

~Starbear

Experimenting…

2010 9 September
An experiment… learning, with limitations. Recycling in new ways.
Click here for experimental work “in progress” ~ Magic Beach accompanied by Vivaldi. Lake Superior loves music…
(The beautiful “dancer” is my great/grand niece, Sarah – Thank you Sarah!)
May your day be filled with magical dancing and imagination!

~Betsy

Golden Opportunities

Friday, 3 September 2010 Chilly Rain
Awake early, a rainy chilly morning,
high on the doorwall overlooking the woods, appeared this lovely
amphibian, seemingly from out of nowhere.
Glad I have a stay at home morning. Leaping with Joy.

Golden

Dawning Gold

My! Such elegant toes you have!
Did they help propel you to this height?
How long will you stay,
attracted to this glass by light?

Long enough for dawn to break,
the rain to cease, the sun to shine?
Long enough to share your golden glow?
Just how long do you plan to stay?
(No plan. I’m sure.)
The camera wants to know!

Exposing your underbelly there ~
you must be quite aware,
frog legs are not our choice
of early morning fare!
Your breakfast of bugs?
Enjoy the feast.
No envy here, not in the least.

Daybreak

Daybreak Glory

Backlit by rainbow woods you stay,
moving not an inch.
How patiently you wait to eat,
without a micro flinch.

The sun now full, you stay an hour,
long enough to watch,
I turn my back and you are gone,
another bug to catch.

You’ve come before, in darkness,
no light to share your way
I thank you for your visit
between the night and day.
Copyright 2010 Betsy Lewis
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May your day be as fun as mine!
~ Starbear

A Postcard from Jail

View from a jail cell...

Three days a week I go to jail! Yes, a jail with cells, barred windows and locks and keys… I work in a museum which is the former sheriff’s residence and jail, built in 1894 and in use up until the early 1970’s.
Part of my assignment has been to develop a series of promotional materials and saleable items, starting with a set of postcards. I will post the rest later, but this is one of my favorites!
A sunny morning view from inside out through barred windows, barred walkway, barred cells. Reflections of reflections of bars and old bottles. The Sunday morning sight to which prisoners awoke after a Saturday “night on the town”?
It is time to go to jail. Do not pass go. Go directly to jail. Have a wonderful day!
~ Betsy Lewis
copyright 2010