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Spring Awakenings 2

Pussy Willows

Pussy Willows

Spring Awakenings 2

When will the atmosphere

shake off its winter mood?

The trees are a tangle of

bare branches, gray and bent,

from the season’s heavy snows.

Hopefully the seeds of summer

are beginning to stir

and soon we will sip

spring’s sweet, green wine.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement: Lainie will have artwork in an exhibit, with the Saxton River Art Guild, at the Main Street Arts gallery in Saxton River, VT from March 9 through April 21. The reception will take place place on March 9 from 2-4 at Main Street Arts.

The Autumn Forest

Fallen Willow Branch

Fallen Willow Branch

The Autumn Forest

In the autumn forest

on a day of calm breezes

and cloudless skies,

the trees seem content

to rest in the golden light -

their floor a brown carpet

of abandoned leaves.

A few greens of moss

and fern emerge from

the layers of debris.

A moment with no hint

of winter storms that will

bring snow and frigid winds.

Lainie Senechal

Summer on the Balcony

 

Morning Visitor

Morning Visitor

Summer on the Balcony

The morning is greeted

with notes of bird songs

from the green-leaved forest

and sparkles on silver ripples

in rays of the rising sun.

The jeweled-feathered hummingbird

appears on its daily rounds

to visit flowers on the balcony rail

and to search for small spiders

in webs of thin, silk threads

that were spun in the night.

The nesting time is almost over,

as summer moves forward

the juveniles will fledge

and soon be gone.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement:¬† On Sunday, August 13th, Lainie will exhibit her paintings in the Satori “Art in Nature” show and sale at the Satori Center in Marlow, NH.

After the Storm

IMG_0205The Year of the Rabbit

After the Storm

Monadnock’s mountaintop

wears a blanket of white,

while the river’s swift flow

conquers the cold.

Its dark water divides

a land now graced

with an ivory cloak.

Limbs coated with snow

bow low to the earth.

In the depths of winter,

from a series of storms,

the forest is transformed.

Lainie Senechal

Passage

 

November Along the Contoocook

November Along the Contoocook

Passage

At dusk an aura surrounds the moon –

night’s reverie is stirred when

the first snow storm appears

with large flakes falling like

feathers shaken from the heavens.

They evaporate in a warming dawn.

Although the day is mild,

bare branches and white patches

scattered in the deep woods

inspire an undercurrent of feeling

that the season is not steady

and a change will soon arrive.

Lainie Senechal

Autumn Transition

Moonlight Over the Delta A Tribute to Indigenous Artist Shane Pickett

Moonlight Over the Delta
A Tribute to Indigenous Artist Shane Pickett

Autumn Transition

The moon, once masked by leaves,

now shines in silver through

the stark branches of the forest

and shimmers in the river’s swift flow.

At dawn fog obscures the horizon

shifting objects into strange shapes.

The warm autumn afternoon is a bridge

between summer’s sultry heat

and the coming winter’s chilly winds.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement: Lainie will have art and poetry in this event – KAJI ASO STUDIO
49th Anniversary Celebration
A SPOT OF BEAUTY
Art, Music & Poetry IN-PERSON: Saturday, Nov. 12th at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
at Kaji Aso Studio, 40 Saint Stephen Street, Boston  and ONLINE: Sunday, Nov. 13th at 7:00pm

Late October

IMG_0170Contoocook – Late October

Late October

The colorful drama of autumn’s

brilliant leaves is fading fast.

Summer’s bounty slowly slips away –

to drift slowly and silently to earth

or to be caught in a breeze and flutter

like a flock of busy butterflies.

Spaces now open where the sun’s glare

glints off the Contoocook’s swift waters

and on cold mornings one sees

smoke rising above chimneys

from fires stoked during the night.

Lainie Senechal

Autumn Wind

 

Autumn Wind

Autumn Wind

Autumn Wind

The thunder storm slowly exits,

while the wind sweeps the sky to leave

only ragged remnants of clouds

and a rustling, like hushed music,

in leaves that are turning color

on trees that line the river’s edge.

The branches glow even more brightly

in the dim light of an ebbing autumn day.

Lainie Senechal

After the Storm

CloudsClouds

After the Storm

The heavens opened

with a burst of raindrops

that blurred the landscape.

As the storm cleared it left clouds

gathered in the setting light.

Over Monadnock they floated -

swirled in strange, eerie

and fascinating shapes.

A time to appreciate the beauty

found in the mountains

and a wish to experience

this singular vision again.

Lainie Senechal