Marie Poncelet

ocean and space fantasy creature art illustration

Windy Weather Poetry

Windy Weather Poetry

Windy Weather Poetry

fossil grey skies
changed to obsidian
rain pelted down
branches
thrashed
and crashed
to the ground
people attempted
to stand
at the end
of the dock
waiting for boats
returning with an afternoon’s
load of fish
and the gulls were
nowhere
in sight

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Bug Art Wednesday: Yellow Jackets

Wasps or Yellow Jackets

Wasps or Yellow Jackets

As the weather gets warmer Wasps or Yellow Jackets are back.  Yellow Jackets are part of the hornet family and are found throughout BC.

They make their paper hive nests in trees or in old rodent holes and are easy to identify by their distinctive yellow stripes across their body.

Yellow Jackets are very beneficial as they eat mosquitoes and other bugs that can be a nuisance in the garden.

If you unfortunately step on a nest you will get stung. Unlike honey bees, wasps can sting more than once.

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Space Art Monday: Dark Sky Aliens

Dark Sky Alien

Dark Sky Alien

Last week was International Dark Sky Week.

Were people able to see anything new in the night sky?

Some people might have been able to see the Sagittarius Arm of our Milky Way galaxy, the Orion Nebula
or the Pleiades with darker night skies.

And others observed these Dark Sky Aliens fly through the Milky Way.

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Pastry Poetry

Pastry Poetry

Pastry Poetry – little green gooey eater

glaze of icing
drizzled over
golden brown pastries
chocolate swirls
perfect pairings
table loaded with
everything
patties to pancakes
people crowd
so many choices
what to eat
greens grains
or goodies
Ah, oui
pièces montées

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Bug Art Wednesday: Giant Water Bug

Giant Water Bug

Giant Water Bug

The Giant Water Bug is found through out ponds and lakes in BC.
They are about 50mm in length and are a very impressive creature.

Notice their two strong forearms which they use to grasp at their meal.
Once they have finished eating, they swim away using their two pairs of powerful swimming legs.

In flight the Giant Water Bug looks like a bat flying.
Like most critters they are attracted to lights at night.

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Space Art Monday: catching space junk

Mook the space junk eater

Mook the space junk eater

Apparently, scientists are trying to figure out ways to remove old space junk from floating around Earth.

What are the chances of space ships running into space junk?

Maybe the odds are getting higher?

This is my drawing of a Mook.

Mook likes to eat garbage and lives somewhere in the Milky Way.

Maybe Mook will try eating some space debris one day.

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Bug Art Wednesday: Pacific Tiger Beetle

Pacific Tiger Beetle

Pacific Tiger Beetle

The Pacific Tiger Beetle is about 12 to 15 mm long and lives near water such as river banks and beaches in BC. They are hard to see because they move very quickly on their long legs.

Don’t go and look for them in the rain, they enjoy the sunny weather because that is when it is easier to spot their prey.

They have interesting markings on their wing covers.

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Space Art Monday: Venus, Mars and the Moon

Venus, Mars and the Moon

Venus, Mars and the Moon

Venus, Mars and the Moon are visible, check them out in the night sky.

At sunset, face west and look just above the horizon and you will see the Moon and Venus.

That would be three closed fists up from the horizon to be scientific.

The extra treat is seeing Mars—the red planet where some people want go and live. They might encounter some space arthropods like the ones to the left.

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Spring Garden Poetry

spring garden poetry

spring garden poetry

fresh compost
releases
steam
in the morning sun
square
garden
strings and markers
divide soil
bags of seeds
wait
for
spring
planting
while
robins eye
sluggish worms

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