Sunday, April 17, 2011


It's a good thing we'll be painting indoors today because it's blowing outside like it's March 1. (You remember, right? March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Well, not in northeastern WI.) At least the sun's shining. Last night around sundown it snowed. Not much and of course it didn't stick around but it was demoralizing at the end of a rainy day to see snowflakes, sleetflakes, flying horizontally out there. There was a very depressed robin sitting on the back fence for about a half hour. Durwood was thinking it had frozen to the spot but it was just huddled up and eventually flew off. We're a block from a mall so all the litter from there and the surrounding streets blows into our yard in the spring. I went out and picked up trash 3 times on Friday afternoon. There was so much of it that I took a rolling garbage can with a locking lid out there and nearly filled it. I let the rain deal with it yesterday. Yuk.

April 16--Iran, Parthian, Clasp, Eagle and Prey.


Golden bird
encircled by patches of blue

buckled the garb
of a Persian noble.

Handed down the centuries
from warrior,

to nobleman,
to robber baron,

gifted to the museum
as public proof of his

culture and taste.
Can the golden carrion bird

clean the bones of his


Time to go off and paint DS & DIL1's new house! Toodle-oo!

1 comment:

Aunt B said...

So happy for David and Abby with their wonderful new home. Know you had a good time painting. But is winter EVER going to be over up there??