Category Archives: Pine tree

WINTER WINDS OF LONG AGO – JAPANESE HAIKU

Winter Haikus Brush Paintings 12-1-2015 - 2 W

Thinking of the huge wind storms hitting B.C. lately & all the damage the wind is causing with huge surf makes people want the winds to stop & the ocean to calm.  This Japanese haiku seems to remind us that the winds are living entities & carry energies from long ago.  – Pine Japanese brush painting with calligraphy.

Mountains in the Clouds – Japanese brush painting

Mountain & Clouds triptec 3-2015 WATERMARK

 

Three small paintings of mountains, clouds, pine trees & a tea house.  Japanese brush paintings 5″ x 12″ each.

KING TIDE, SAN DIEGO FLORA & FAUNA IN DECEMBER – ART JOURNAL 2014

December 2014 Art Journal - Page 148 WATERMARKDECEMBER BY-THE-SEA IN SAN DIEGO means yards decorated for Christmas with lights on palm trees & gift-wrapped surfboards, Pepper trees with red berries, Bird of Paradise flowers  Magnolia tree seed pods & Star Pine trees reaching for the sky.  La Jolla Farmer’s Market has wreaths made of pine, pepper berries, Eucalyptus leaves & chili peppers.  I love the big baskets of just-picked tangerines.  December in San Diego is when citrus is picked.  King Tides of more than 7 feet cause giant waves to break in massive sea fireworks where we all Ooooo & Ahhhhh at the glory of King Neptune showing us his strength & power.  Winter sunsets in San Diego are the best because we now have some clouds in our skies & the orange pumpkin suns with amber iridescent afterglow on the sands are some of my favorites.  The highlight of this week though was the Osprey that flew directly in front of my car windshield & looked me right in the eye as he flew by.  It’s a miracle I didn’t swerve off the bridge I was on crossing the bay.  Life is lovely.