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morning sky

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We are approaching the end of the Isaac’s Way Summer Art Auction #27 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The Art Auction is raising funds for MUSIC lessons for kids-in-need.  The last day for bidding on or buying a painting is Sunday evening September 25th, 2016 at closing time.

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My painting in this Art Auction is of a brilliant sunrise behind our grey woods.  The painting, entitled ‘morning sky’, is 24″ wide by 20″ high, acrylic with gallery edges. I am donating 50% of the proceeds from my painting to the charity.

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‘morning sky’ Jane Tims

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If you live in the Fredericton area, stop by and have a look at the art works available (and try some of the restaurant’s great food). Over 50 artists have contributed their work! You can also see the art available in the auction at http://isaacsway.ca/

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Copyright Jane Tims 2016

Written by jane tims

September 12, 2016 at 7:12 am

in the shelter of the covered bridge – vantage point for planets

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If there are clear pre-sunrise morning skies this week, we will be able to see a rare view of several planets in the morning sky – Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter.  For a description of the event, see http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/visible-planets-tonight-mars-jupiter-venus-saturn-mercury

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Last year, on February 21st, we saw the conjunction of Mars, Venus and the Moon. On that evening, as my husband and I drove through our local covered bridge, we startled a hare.  I will never forget its long-eared shadow as it fled the bridge. The conjunction of planets and moon, and snowshoe hare and truck, were inspiration for a drawing and poem …

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March 1, 2015 'conjunction' Jane Tims

March 1, 2015 ‘conjunction’ Jane Tims

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conjunction – February 21, 2015

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Patrick Owens Covered Bridge

Rusagonis River #2

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planet and moon light scamper

into crevasses in the covered bridge

Venus and Mars, chin velvet

and sickle of mid-winter moon

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headlights of the half-ton enter

overwhelm planet shadow

startle a winter hare

erect on haunches, paw lifted

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frosted by sky-gaze, worshiping

the sliver of moon, dismayed

at desecration, round glare

of the truck’s predatory eyes

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fright to stop a heart

or flight to mobilize

hind- legs straighten

before fore-legs turn

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and long ear shadows

quit the length of the bridge

ahead of whiskers, nose

and rabbit wisdom

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previously published in a post March 2, 2015

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Copyright Jane Tims 2016

Written by jane tims

February 3, 2016 at 7:45 am

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