Posts Tagged ‘seasons’


O suns and skies and clouds of June, 
And flowers of June together, 
Ye cannot rival for one hour 
October’s bright blue weather;

When loud the bumblebee makes haste, 
Belated, thriftless vagrant, 
And goldenrod is dying fast, 
And lanes with grapes are fragrant;

When gentians roll their fingers tight 
To save them for the morning, 
And chestnuts fall from satin burrs 
Without a sound of warning;

When on the ground red apples lie 
In piles like jewels shining, 
And redder still on old stone walls 
Are leaves of woodbine twining;

When all the lovely wayside things 
Their white-winged seeds are sowing, 
And in the fields still green and fair, 
Late aftermaths are growing;

When springs run low, and on the brooks, 
In idle golden freighting, 
Bright leaves sink noiseless in the hush 
Of woods, for winter waiting;

When comrades seek sweet country haunts, 
By twos and twos together, 
And count like misers, hour by hour, 
October’s bright blue weather.

O sun and skies and flowers of June, 
Count all your boasts together, 
Love loveth best of all the year 
October’s bright blue weather. 

Helen Hunt Jackson 

Hope your October will be lovely!


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Another art post (ARcTic post) that I’d like to share-

I want to offer ARcTic posts as a way to promote talented emerging and established artists and to share God’s word visually through art. The art that I will feature may or may not have been created from a Christian-minded artist. I want to share it here; to appreciate the work created as well as the talent that the artist demonstrates, always from a Christian perspective.



Rie uses watercolor, colored pencils, and pen for her whimsical cat series. Printed on photo paper, each little scene tells a part of a story. Perfectly suited for cat fans, for a nursery or child’s room, or for a small area needing a splash of color and a bit of fun.


Hide and Seek



The Last Leaf 


Rie’s kitty keeps busy and is illustrated in different situations during various times of the year. The changing seasons remind me of the unchanging regularity of this world that God created and of the lasting happiness that’s found in God and not in the world.

Ecclesiastes 3:1

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

It is here in Ecclesiastes that we read Solomon’s story – his search for happiness. He eventually realizes it’s all about God. From our point of view, life can seem completely meaningless but from God’s point of view, life is meaningful.

Solomon’s grand conclusion-

Ecclesiastes 12:13

13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

About Rie


I was born and raised in Japan and studied silk screen printing and cloisonne besides oil and acrylic painting. I moved to USA long time ago after college.

Drawing is my favorite thing to do since I was little. I also love photography of nature and animals, and I have fun finding beautiful and unique photos.

I have been selling my artwork since 2010, and I love making people smile with my characters. I was looking for something fun to draw and I came up with the idea of cats in sunflower field. That was the start of my portfolio of cats.

Currently, I have a super friendly over weight black male cat, a picky thin white female cat and a beautiful but very loud bird, Sun Conure.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork featured on this ARcTic post, please contact the artist directly. 

I’d like to thank Rie Kaminsky for her participation and for the whimsical cat prints she provided.

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