Category Archives: Graphic Art

Notes from the Hill-#3

    Drought Light heavy and humid heat filled haze hangs on the ocean waves   waves and sky lose their individual edges   but the madrone speaks green whispers in golden shimmering light around me the insect hum of … Continue reading

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Notes from the Hill-Continued

Another poem from my early coastal journal.  From the beginning, this hill, the rock and the tree became my place to sit and drink in peace. Benediction The benediction of twilight, golden grass whispers   dying red sun, a last … Continue reading

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Notes from the Hill

I have a place on the coast in Northern California.  It refreshes, replenishes my creative spirit.  Notes from the Hill consists of images from my journals over the years.  When I journal there, my words often compose images which in … Continue reading

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Lessons from an Old Dog

We’re both aging, my dog and I. Differently, I do battle with each pain of encroaching arthritis. Stretch, lift as worry burbles up and pours its deceit over everything. Worry, if I stop moving I’ll never move again. Fight up … Continue reading

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Stop Two-Growing

My husband announced he’s a peony. He no longer feels like himself as his petals open more and more. Ever more layers appear. Just about the time he thinks he’ll see the pattern of his center more petals appear. His … Continue reading

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September-A Birthday Month

This month holds my birthday a new grand-daughter’s, a sister-in-law, a daughter-in-law’s mother, my step-mother and my ancient black dog.  I am expected to provide poems and art. This summer brought an unusual gift a ‘grand-daughter’ almost 17 who is … Continue reading

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Unfocused Eye

The meadow comes alive inside my mind Through the view finder, the landscape blurs into shape and color.  The computer screen, my honest companion, shows me the picture I actually took.  My unblind eye is a stubborn thing. Refuses to … Continue reading

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Blue Mist

The blue mist ushers in the full moon. The shadows come forth to speak to deer of the night, the light and the magic of the moon. Janice Eskridge©2014

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Tree Wisdom

© Janice DeRuiter Trees speak an ancient wisdom deep into the earth. At sunset golden thoughts travel into the watching mind. Listen to their words: Plant deep roots. Give into the wind. listen & feel all that sing around you. celebrate … Continue reading

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Winding Stream Press

Is an independent imprint dedicated to promoting the imagination and its place in the growth of the human spirit. As we expand, so will this site.  Imagination doesn’t want to stop expanding outward.  The only block in its path is … Continue reading

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