Everyday my Australian partner and I spend two volunteer hours trying to fight back against invasive plants in Wilson Reserve (A nature preserve in Melbourne, AU) and the bush along the Yarra River next to the Reserve. Melbourne water has invested a lot in planting native vegetation along the river, but has no funds to … Continue reading Maintaining a Nature Reserve
Paintings Visions from Two Continents Chapter 24 to the End.
When the neighbor who lived next door saw this painting he said, "Why, that's just beautiful. I guess I've never looked at willows before." The he laughed, "Well if a farmer spent all his time looking at trees, he'd never get his work done."
Paintings from Visions from Two Continent Chapters 22-23
My first attempt never got finished.I tried to paint myself and the children. It was a large painting a worked and reworked it. It never seemed right.
Little Six Legs by Sheila Buchanan Buell – Chapter 5 Singing Cousins
Then scritch, scritch, scritch went the brown grasshopper, as he rubbed his back legs against his wings. That is the way he sang this song.
Little Six Legs by Sheila Buchanan Buell – Chapter 6 Spiders
Oh no -, here are two ants caught in a spider web. Does one have a red spot on it?”
Little Six Legs by Sheila Buchanan Buell Chapter 4 Monarch Butterfly
“Please, please,” communicated a little vibration above her. “Please do not touch that little yellow egg. I am the mother monarch butterfly. I laid that egg there.”
Little Six Legs by Sheila Buchanan Buell-Chapter 3 Dragonfly
“I am a nymph, but I do not hurt ants. I am a dragonfly nymph,” said the animal.
Little Six Legs by Sheila Buchanan Buell – Chapter 2 Bumble Bee
"I am Buzz Buzz busy too. I am very buzz, buzz busy," said Mr. Bumble Bee. Busy Black Ant was afraid, for the bee looked so big.
Little Six Legs by Sheila Buchanan Buell -Chapter 1
Spring is here. All the plants and animals are waking up after a long winter sleep. Bright yellow-green leaves are bursting out everywhere. Flowers, of yellow, blue and purple hue cover the ground even under the trees. Two little girls and a young boy venture out into the cool spring air. They have a package, and are all trying to … Continue reading Little Six Legs by Sheila Buchanan Buell -Chapter 1
Paintings -Visions from Two Continents Chapter 10
The Geese Story Sheila was an orphan at age 12. She was living with sister Lucille and her step children when she ran away. She wanted to help, but her sister's step sons made that seem impossible. They teased her, and said she was a burden on the family. It was the late 1920's. She … Continue reading Paintings -Visions from Two Continents Chapter 10