Yellow Dragon

Don’t be afraid! Painted dragons can’t bite, even if they look fierce.

…. and don’t be afraid to visit some Dragon Tales”  on Sidran’s most interesting blog.

Sidran, who works with children in New Delhi (now that’s fierce!) sent us a mural from New Delhi, for Kids’ Month.

Thank you so much, Sidran.

Treat yourself! Blow this up!

Pics taken by Resa – March 17 , 2017

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

This mural is found in Kensington Market

Liberty Cat Mural

Thank you Georgiann! Your “Chicklets” and poems were a Kids’ Month highlight!

Artist: Jarus

OMG!  Emmanuel Jarus is absolutely one of my top 5 street artists, and this work is his.

Artist: Jarus

I read on Georgiann’s blog, Rethinking Life, that she liked snuggling up with a nice hot drink, a good book and a cat. I don’t see the book, but the sentiment remains.

Artist: Jarus

This mural, in Liberty Village Toronto, is seen best from about a block away. Please… click on the pic below to see how gorgeous it is!

Artist: Jarus

Some close-ups.

Artist: Jarus
Artist: Jarus

Thank you, Georgiann! Purrrrrrrrr! ⭐

Artist: Jarus

Pics taken by Resa – March 1, 2017

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

It is definitely Jarus. I couldn’t find a signature. It could be behind a car.

This blows up nice, too!

Bees – Their 11th Hour

Without bees, there may be no time left for life.

Artist: Nick Sweetman

Butterflies, hummingbirds & wind also pollinate, but bees do the lions’ share. Click on the next 2 images, & see bees working in all their glory.

Artist: Nick Sweetman

At first, when I saw this mural on Queen East, I thought “Gorgeous”!

Artist: Nick Sweetman 

Immediately thereupon, I wondered why the artist had a clock set at 11:00, & gears in the mural with the bees?

Artist: Nick Sweetman

Then it hit me!

Bees, & all pollinators are dying off due to pesticides & herbicides. It is their 11th hour. After discussing this with Marina Kanavaki, she made up her April’s clock read 11:00 for this post.

Artwork by: Marina Kanavaki

 On Art Towards A Happy Day Marina spreads the importance of all life on the planet. If you click on her clock, bees will fly you to its original “Diamond Four” artwork.

Artist: Nick Sweetman

So, let’s view this mural’s details from left to right.

Artist: Nick Sweetman

Hello! Don’t bee afraid of me! I’m pollinating for you!

Artist: Nick Sweetman
Artist: Nick Sweetman
Artist: Nick Sweetman
Artist: Nick Sweetman

There was a shadow growing across the smaller right side of the mural.

Artist: Nick Sweetman

I feel it is nature adding her own poetry. (blows up nicely)

Artist: Nick Sweetman

When I looked across the street, I saw that the clock & a bee were reflected in the windows of a library.

Artist: Nick Sweetman

I see time & the bee, melting …. fading away.

Artist: Nick Sweetman

I think that I shall never see, a mural pretty as a bee! (TY, Joyce Kilmer!)

Artist: Nick Sweetman

Pics taken by Resa – March 19, 2017

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

Click on the S6 Logo & the bees will fly you to Marina’s boutique. I’ve bought tights, a clock, travel mugs & make-up bags, all with Marina’s art on them. The quality is very good. Keep an eye out for discounts & free shipping!

More bee reflections.

Artist: Nick Sweetman
Artist: Nick Sweetman
Artist: Nick Sweetman
Artist: Nick Sweetman

Saltee Islands – treasure bigger than money -part 1

Puffins are my fave bird, but I’ve never met one. Inese has, on the Island of Saltee. Her photographs of Puffins are the best I’ve ever seen. Inese, Thank you for your gorgeous photos, and for allowing me this reblog on Kids’ Month!

Making memories

Saltee_Islands

“All people young and old, are welcome to come, see and enjoy the islands, and leave them as they found them for the unborn generations to come see and enjoy.”      –  Michael the First

Even after I shared two posts on my Saltee experiences I still have a lot to say. I love this place.

When we arrived to Kilmore Quay to catch our motor boat, the sea looked rough. In the days of sail, the area around the Islands was known as “the graveyard of a thousand ships”.  I cannot tell that I have a brilliant memory, but this sort of information somehow always gets stuck in my head.

We boarded our boats – twelve in each – and off we went.  Not wanting to get soaked in salty wate, I went inside the boat, and it was a grave mistake. The waves were rolling over the boat; a few times…

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Tom’s Midnight Garden – Philippa Pearce

Ste J reviews this book from Puffin Books, and I’m impressed. It sounds like a wonderful tale. Hey, did you know Ste j has 27 reviews in the “Children’s Literature” category on his blog? Book to the Future is a must follow!

Book to the Future

toms_midnight_gardenThirteen! proclaimed the clock, and then stopped striking.  Tom’s mind gave a jerk: had it really struck thirteen?

For Tom – angry and alone – the stroke of thirteen brings an escape to another time.

A magical, secret time and place, where friendships await and nothing is as it seems…

Look at this particularly fantastic cover it just screams out ‘read me’, so I’m not sure why it took me so long to do just that.  It wasn’t until I’d read the ending that I realised I had actually watched the wonderful BBC version in the 80’s, back when kids TV was made to be sinister and engrossing.  I may have to do a post on that….

I have long been a firm believer that silence challenges the reader’s imagination and as ever I chose that medium in which to immerse myself in this wonderful book, a masterpiece the cover…

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