Flowers, Bees, Musics

I had been neglecting this geranium and over the years it became a spindly length of stalks with a few leaves. But late this summer I re-potted it.

I had no idea what kind of flowers it would produce.

I’m so happy to find out. It’s quite lovely.

This chrysanthemum, also. I had left it out all winter. In the spring, it seemed like it wouldn’t recover.

But there was one root with a tiny set of leaves. I potted that root and put it in a nice sunny place with lots of water. These fall coloured flowers are my reward.

The pollen is the bee’s reward. Here on a marigold, I suspect the pollen jacket on the bee is actually from that mum.

Another thing of beauty that comes with much care and tending is music. I got to listen to some excellent music last night. This is Lucila Al Mar.

Lucila is in the process of driving and gigging across Canada to Vancouver. Check out her powerful voice when she comes to your town.

And more excellent power came from our local Sarah DeCarlo.

Another excellent songwriter and musician worth watching.

Here’s to the staying power of flowers, bees and excellent musicians. May they all continue to grow as the seasons pass.

Going Down to Jackson Video and Portrait Special

Here it is!

My Going Down to Jackson video is being projected for two more nights in downtown Peterborough (time and location details available by following the link). But for those of you who can’t make it, here’s the video to watch in the comfort of your own home. Or wherever it is you happen to be while you’re watching it.

Enjoy! I certainly enjoyed making it. Read more “Going Down to Jackson Video and Portrait Special”

Going Downtown With Jackson

jacksoncreek_bill_laurelI’m finally finished my rubber boot photo project.

This is Bill Kimball and Laurel Paluck. They’ve been working to help make Artsweek happen. Read more “Going Downtown With Jackson”