Friday, May 30, 2014


With a long breath of fresh air
a willing recognition of the season to come
 and the understanding of whats ahead.
awake to the light
for your future so bright.

~JE Ted Gardner

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Emmet and family

for those of a certain vintage and from Canada
you may remember
"Emmet Otters Jug band Christmas"
this link will get you the whole movie.

This is another in my collaboration with my Pop.
his image with my view.

Sunday, May 25, 2014


A sweet small beauty
who arrives every spring,
but never in the same place.
tough she must be,
between the rock and the hard place
she smiles above them all.
when seasons change
try and find me
in another place so small.

~JE Ted Gardner

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Dicentra eximia

Wild Bleeding Heart
whats better than wild!


whistlin' past the graveyard
steppin'on a crack
i'm a mean motherhubbard
papa one eyed jack

i know you seen my headlights
and the honkin' of my horn
i'm callin' out my bloodhounds
chase the devil through the corn
last night i chugged the mississippi
now that suckers dry as a bone
born in a taxi cab
i'm never comin' home

~Tom Waits

Trillium 2014

This is the season 
for our Trillium
a blanket of white on
the Forest floor!

Friday, May 16, 2014

A Blackbird Sings

Blackbird Sings
over looked and at at times shunned,
amazing how much a pleasure to view him this spring.
The message is, shed new light
upon his face and
He will Sing!

~JE Ted Gardner

Quiscalus quiscula

Common Grackle
so iridescent and fresh in the Spring!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Cock of the Walk

Male Ruffed Grouse
in full display!
I only caught a glimpse of his lady,
as she ran off...females!..Har!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Spring Orb

Spring is really here!
I put our garden art out to day.
Found my magic Orb!
No matter the season
The Orb always has
the perfect image!

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