27 September 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Autumn: Annie Dillard

“A kind of northing is what I wish to accomplish, a single-minded trek towards that place where any shutter left open to the zenith at night will record the wheeling of all the sky’s stars as a pattern of perfect, concentric circles. I seek a reduction, a shedding, a sloughing off.”

Art for Autumn – Part I of V: Mike Svob (Canadian, contemporary)

Below – “No Borders”


For Your Information: 27 September is National Chocolate Milk Day in the United States.

Art for Autumn – Part II of V: Randy Hayashi (Canadian, contemporary)

Below – “Entering Squamish”


Worth a Thousand Words: The Matterhorn.


Art for Autumn – Part III of V: Edward Robert Hughes (British, 1851-1914)

Below – “Night”


For Your Information: 27 September is National Corned Beef Hash Day in the United States.


Art for Autumn – Part IV of V: Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys (British, 1829-1904)

Below – “Love’s Shadow”


Musings in Autumn: T.S. Eliot

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.”

Art for Autumn – Part V of V: Sydney Long (Australian, 1871-1955)

Below – “Sadder than a Single Star that Sets at Twilight in a Land of Reeds”


Remembering an American Writer on the Date of Her Death: Died 27 September 1961 – Hilda “H.D.” Doolittle, who was, in the words of one writer, “a poet, novelist, and memoirist known for her association with the early 20th century avant-garde Imagist group of poets such as Ezra Pound and Richard Aldington. She published under the pen name of H.D.”

“Sea Rose”
By H. D.

Rose, harsh rose,
marred and with stint of petals,
meagre flower, thin,
sparse of leaf,

more precious
than a wet rose
single on a stem—
you are caught in the drift.

Stunted, with small leaf,
you are flung on the sand,
you are lifted
in the crisp sand
that drives in the wind.

Can the spice-rose
drip such acrid fragrance
hardened in a leaf?


This Date in Art History: Died 27 September 1917 – Edgar Degas, who, in the words of one writer, “was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings.”

Below – “Dancers”; “Landscape with Rocks”; “Woman with Loose Red Hair”; “Blue Dancers”; “Women Ironing”; “Horses in a Meadow.”


Musings in Autumn: Jim Harrison

“He looked around the clearing in recognition that he was lost but didn’t mind because he knew he had never been found.”


This Date in Art History: Born 27 September 1946 – Tommy Wayne Cannon, who, in the words of one writer, “was an important Native American artist of the 20th century. An enrolled member of the Kiowa Tribe with Caddo and French descent, he was popularly known as T.C. Cannon.”

Below – “His Hair Flows Like a River”; “A Remembered Muse (Tosca)”; “Zero Hero”; “Indian Dandies”; Untitled”; “Self-Portrait in the Studio.”

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