my life source and sustainer is Jesus Christ

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

these days

We have had some really beautiful days here in Fredericksburg.  For about a week at the end of October there were these trees that were like candles ablaze with light that fell all over the sidewalk and lawns.  Here is a little poem for you:

Remember finding four leaf clover
along the driveway?
Bent down, fingering through the green
round leaves.

Those were days of sitting while
you played in the sandbox
and chased fireflies in the semi-dark. 

I want to sift through and lift them out
to comb the half forgotten,
flattened out picture show
tangled maze of memory.

Pull them out and dust them off
the miracles.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015



Sometimes I feel like each canvas
is a piece of the puzzle.
And if I could paint enough
it would all make sense.
Where the Artist paints in the perfect medium
completeness in motion,
I paint in finite, stop and go
with brief brushes of transcendence
as momentary as a leaf fall in November.  

Monday, November 2, 2015


Gari Melchers was an impressionist artist living in Stafford, Virginia.  He had several outbuildings constructed around his grounds that are very picturesque.  Perfect for painting pictures of!  The main house and gardens are beautifully maintained- it's a great place to go sketching!