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NeverMind the Mess…

deer skull

I wander the hills, at times finding animal bones that sustained coyotes I heard celebrating into the night. Knowing they howl when they make a kill, the bones are a stark confirmation ~ they do rejoice!

At 2AM I lay awake, listening… Sometimes they come so close, I open my window and howl back, imagining their surprised brown eyes staring back at me. I hear them lope away thru the rustle of grass.

“Coyote under Red Moon” 🌙 critter painting for sale- $78. Gouache on Arches fine art wc paper. 8″square.

Now, after fall caresses the air and summer’s heat has done her work, I pack my treasures home. I’ve always collected nature’s gifts.  These bones are cleaned by nature’s whim, slowly stripped white.

Bones of a living being are metaphors that all is slowly evolving into something else.

sacral spine of deer

Deer Sacrum

 

deer spine found

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

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11 thoughts on “Collecting the Bones

  1. Akuokuo says:

    I love your work!

    1. L'Adelaide says:

      Ah, you’re a sweetheart🍒 Thank you.

    2. L'Adelaide says:

      Thanks much!❤️

  2. Joss says:

    All truly is slowly evolving, moving, dying, decomposing, furnishing another life with its energy. A lovely reminder.

    1. L'Adelaide says:

      I am not surprised you see it thru my eyes. Thank you so much, Joss. I hope the coming week is a beautiful one for you.

      1. Joss says:

        I will wish you the same my friend. After a few days of dark, exhausting energies, I’m ready to get back to writing.

        1. L'Adelaide says:

          Joss, It sounds like you have been walking alone, working perhaps under pressure. Toss whatever gets in your way aside, my dear, and do what it is you most want to do. What you love to do-putting to paper all that is in your heart. xx

          1. Joss says:

            That’s just what I did this morning. All is well in my little world. I know there are a few people disappointed that I’m not around more but I must do what my heart is calling me to…write.

  3. susancrow says:

    The unexplainable thing in nature that makes me feel the world is big fat beyond my understanding – to understand maybe by trying to put it into form. To find the feeling of infinity on the horizon line or just over the next hill.

    ` Georgia O’Keefe

    who also said: I hate flowers.

    Your paintings and words are all very dear to me.

    1. susancrow says:

      Sorry, that word was supposed to be ‘far’ and not ‘fat’
      🙂

    2. L'Adelaide says:

      How interesting. I was just jotting down a couple Georgia quotes! Ah great mind, right?😊

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