Live, Love, Celebrate . . .Spring!

livelovecelebrateacrylic, Masa paper, acrylic faux encaustic, collage on w/c paper

live love celebrate the moment of emergence
the trumpet of vine
twining of stalks
popping of pods
fluttering of seeds
dandelion acrobats of springtime

i wonder how they know the moment
do the stars telegraph signals
on your mark, get set, go?

or do they tug on us all the time
til our resolve to stay boxed up finally weakens
and we begin to live and love
to celebrate emergence once again

A rainy equinox day for which we are grateful, we the people and the plants and animals.  Grateful for Spring’s official beginning, though we’ve had an abundance of Spring days lately here in northern California.  The first blossom on my studio’s apple tree just “popped” and the grape vines are budding out. A Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly was spotted fluttering up in the pipevines where soon the gaudy caterpillars will be eating their fill.

Also blooming is the lovely little weeping cherry tree we will plant in our garden this Saturday along with my mother’s ashes for a memorial celebration of her life.  She passed peacefully in December at the age of 93.  Her 94th birthday would have been March 31, Easter this year, a fact which adds even more magic to this powerful time of transition and resurrection. We will also celebrate her pride in her Scottish Irish heritage by having a bagpiper join us for the occasion.

Wishing all of you a joyful emergence of love and life this Spring!



  1. I will be thinking of your family on Easter when you celebrate your mother’s life. My best to you and your family.


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