Thursday, November 24, 2022
Saturday, August 13, 2022
A B C Walk-in-the-Woods
AIR affects all.
Above, amidst, always accept and appreciate.
Ah, AIR! All around. Ambient.
BRANCHES bend. Bark breaks.
Breathe boldly, brave Backpackers!
Better broaden bypath.
Bear, beaver – both beckon. Blimey.
CONIFER cones confirm chipmunk caches
cause crunchy conditions.
Camping? Certainly! Clear confines.
Create comfort. Creek close-by.
DECIDUOUS drops drifting downward.
Depressing? Disheartening? Deny!
Deliberately defend divine diversion.
Elemental energy exists everywhere.
FOREST fables fan fears.
Fairies? Foxes? Feathers flying? Ferocious frogs?
First, find facts. Fling far flippant falsehoods!
Forget fluster. Find forever friends.
GREEN gives ground gorgeous glow.
Grassy, gauzy growth glimmering gently.
Generous gutsy geography.
HIKE high hummocks, happily humming.
Here, hollows hold half-hidden hide-outs.
Heaven! Heed hinterland heritage.
INSECTS illuminate. Iridescent, insistent, impish.
In instances, indeed inspired.
JOURNEY jauntily jostles.
KINDLING keeps kettle kicking.
LANDSCAPE - light, lush, luminous.
MARSHES make mighty microcosms.
Meticulous models, mysteriously made.
Mists, mould, mulch -
many magnificent memories!
NESTS – nature’s nurseries.
Nestlings naturally need nutrients... normally nearby.
ORDER operates on organization.
Orchestrate objectives over outright oversights.
Objects oblige. Ole!
PLANTS placed peripherally perform perfect pairings.
QUEST quite quickly. Quash qualms.
Quiz, quip, quack!
ROOTS remain resolute.
Restless rambles rarely reveal reclusive roots.
Rounded, ropy, resilient. Relentlessly rough.
SAP – Spring’s sensational sacred sweetness.
Spile, sap, scald, stir…
TREES totally top. Think trunk, twigs, tender tips.
Touch the tangled tapestry.
Toe the threshold.
UNDERGROWTH - unsung undulation!
Ubiquitously underfoot. Unearth urgently.
Voluminous value. Visually vivacious. Verdant vibe.
WETLANDS want wanderers.
Water warriers.Whither? Wherever.
YEARLING yelps. Yip Yip Yip!
Youth’s yearning yowls. Yikes.
ZOOLOGY – Zesty. Zany zig-zagging zippers.
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Scarborough College Women's Basketball Team,
Thinking back, I was probably ill-prepared.
I hadn't played team basketball in over a year. My only strategy was to wear a bright red t-shirt with 'RENOUF' on the back to ensure that if nothing else,
in this sea of athletes my name would stand out.
and that was that I wasn't sure of anything.
Not for me, not for any of us.
Friday, March 25, 2022
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Sunday, February 27, 2022
Some years back, (maybe fifteen years),
when I was working at my art and
facilitating the occasional workshop
at the Art Gallery of Peterborough,
I was asked if I would consider
teaching a weekly class with clients
I was unfamiliar with this organization,
over coffee to get a handle on what
I was signing up for.
I liked her, and I liked the sound of it all.
I was keen to give it a go.
of what to teach.
Well actually, a completely free hand.
As fate would have it, I loved it, (and them),
from the first moment.
My art students, young adults living with
As their instructor, I wanted them to learn
And ultimately, to love art.
Over the years,
There was no wrong way.
To say that I feel fortunate would be an
My own work was so influenced
It was all there in that studio.
I am so grateful.
My love and thanks to all at the
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Ask the couple with a pride flag in their window
If any of that is okay with you,