Sentient in Seattle – 25 April 2018

Musings in Spring: Willa Cather

“I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do. I feel as if this tree knows everything I ever think of when I sit here. When I come back to it, I never have to remind it of anything; I begin just where I left off.”

Art for Spring – Part I of IV: Lionel Dougy (French, 1952-2008)

Below – “African Memory”; “China Pearl”; “Midwest Warmth”

For Your Information: 25 April is National Zucchini Bread Day in the United States.

Art for Spring – Part II of IV: Jerry Wayne Downs (American, contemporary)

Below – “Carmel Cypress”; “Introduction to an Alien Culture”; “Locomotion No. 3”

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Birth: Born 25 April 1873 – Walter de la Mare, n English poet, short story writer, and novelist.

by Walter de la Mare

Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon;
This way, and that, she peers, and sees
Silver fruit upon silver trees;
One by one the casements catch
Her beams beneath the silvery thatch;
Couched in his kennel, like a log,
With paws of silver sleeps the dog;
From their shadowy cote the white breasts peep
Of doves in silver feathered sleep
A harvest mouse goes scampering by,
With silver claws, and silver eye;
And moveless fish in the water gleam,
By silver reeds in a silver stream.

Art for Spring – Part III of IV: John Doyle (American, 1939-2010)

Below – “Keno & Twenty-One”; “Pool Players”; “Bingo and Bookie”

Worth a Thousand Words: A view of Mount Rainier from Seattle.

Art for Spring – Part IV of IV: William Doyle (Australian, 1932-2001)

Below – “Ghost Gums”; “Uninvited Guests”; “Au Cafe”

Musings in Spring: Lucy Maud Montgomery

“‘I love to smell flowers in the dark,’ she said. ‘You get hold of their soul then.’”

American Art – Neal Doty (1941-2016)

In the words of one writer, “Neal Doty was born in 1941 in Glendale, California. Doty studied at the Art Center School of Design (Los Angeles, 1967); Los Angeles City College (AA Degree, Fine Art, 1971); and California State University at Northridge (BA Degree, Fine Art, 1973). Doty served for the US Forces during the Viet Nam war. Neal Doty has achieved worldwide acclaim as well as many highly regarded commissions and awards for his artistic talents.”

Below – “Ghost Dance”; “Destiny’s Child”; “Mardi Gras”; “Eyes of the Dove 2”; “Queen”; “On Golden Pond.”

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