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In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on August 11, 2021 at 3:19 pm

watercolor 8/2021

When the soft winds blow

I can hear the trees whispering.

Their leaves rustling

as they share their thoughts

with the universe.

They talk about the sun, the sky,

the people that roam the earth.

They say we are all one.

……….Christy Ann Martine

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dream chaser

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on January 21, 2021 at 4:16 pm

watercolor 1/2021

O’ Great Spirit

help me always

to speak the truth quietly,

to listen with an open mind

when others speak,

and to remember the peace

that may be found in silence.

…..Cherokee Prayer

One day when I was living on the mountain a family of raccoons visited my cyclone fenced yard. They didn’t seem to be aware of my two dogs until the dogs chased them. The raccoons then scurried up the trees. And there they stayed throughout the night even though I kept my dogs inside the house. It was quite a sight….6 very large raccoons draped from tree limbs. Sometime before dawn they exited. Nice visit for me but not the raccoons.

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In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on January 4, 2020 at 4:07 pm

watercolor 1/2020

“Love is the bridge between you and everything.”


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In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on July 1, 2018 at 3:05 pm

watercolor aceo 6/2018

‘May your life be like a wildflower growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day.’

……. Native American proverb

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ripe corn moon

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on July 8, 2017 at 3:01 pm

watercolor 7/2017

Raccoon is a lot of different things to a lot of people. Probably one thing that all would agree is that they ‘get into things.’ They are so curious and resourceful. Years ago I lived in a huge old house in the middle of downtown Mountain View California built in 1906. It was on a big piece of property with a full size barn in back of the house. Located on the large back porch was an enclosed single toilet and a laundry room. There were the resident raccoons and opossums who knew no boundaries and in the middle of the city. My family of raccoons used to periodically raid the bag of dog kibble stored in the laundry room. Then, as it is their habit to clean their food, they would wash the kibble off in the toilet. So resourceful. We coexisted….like I always do with the wild things. My son dug a fish pond in the yard and installed Koi. What was I thinking? The raccoons helped themselves and ….no more Koi. Living with others does not always meet all your needs and expectations now does it.

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little bear

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on February 8, 2016 at 2:29 pm
watercolor aceo 2/2016

watercolor aceo 2/2016

‘Teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, my inner knowing, the senses of my body, the blessings of my spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my sacred space and love beyond my fear and thus walk in balance with the passing of each glorious sun.’ ……lakota prayer

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walks softly

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on January 6, 2015 at 9:48 pm
watercolor aceo 1/2015

watercolor aceo 1/2015


Earth teach me quiet…as the grasses are still with new light.
……….  excerpt from a Ute prayer


In Art Watercolor Gallery, Red Cottage, Wild Things on August 5, 2014 at 8:04 pm
watercolor aceo 8/2014

watercolor aceo 8/2014

The fearless bandit of the night.

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My two cattle dogs appear to both be related to raccoon.

Maus with a black double mask

Maus with a black double mask

Buddha with rings on his tail

Buddha with rings on his tail


In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on November 2, 2012 at 2:40 pm

watercolor aceo 11/2012

‘Arckunem’ is the name that the Algonquin tribe calls raccoon. It means ‘hand scratcher.’ I know that raccoon can administer some nasty wounds with his ‘hands.’ My dog, Buddha….the great killer of prey, dispatched a teen raccoon outside my door last winter. Buddha came in with blood all over his head and bloodshot eyes. I had to clean off the blood to make sure that his eyes were OK. I was sorry for the coon’s death but this is the wild and my dog has mountain street smarts. The raccoons on the mountain are as large as my smaller 50lb dog. Very surly and you want to give them the right of way. They look so sweet too. Buddha’s offering was much smaller otherwise he might not have survived.

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