Sunday, September 16, 2012

I love Autumn, don't you?

I love Autumm
by Loup A. Graham

I love this time of year, don’t you?
It’s truly a time to start anew,

I love my walks in the woods so much
So much to smell, so much to touch,

Colourful leaves crunch under my feet
The air is fresh and smells so sweet,

No horseflies or mosquitoes driving us mad
No heat and humidity making us sad,

Fall makes me feel like singing and humming
It reminds me that winter will soon be coming,

Cause everyone knows how much I love snow
I can’t help it, I’m a snow dog, don’tcha know?

Friday, September 14, 2012

Cornelius Krieghoff liked winter like I do!

I just love the artist, Cornelius Krieghoff and you know why? Because he loved the great Canadian outdoors and winter as much as I do. His paintings often show Canadian settlers and aboriginal people in Canadian landscapes. I especially like this painting since it shows sled dogs. I've always wanted to be a sled dog. Sigh.

Krieghoff lived long ago in the 1800's when there were no cars or big cities. No paved roads, no computers or Internet. Canada wasn't even a country for most of the time that he lived as he died in 1872 when he was 56 years old. Canada only became a country in 1867. Krieghoff did travel a lot considering that he couldn't hop on a plane easily like people do these days. He went to the US for a while and studied in Europe, too. I think he liked Canada's rugged wilderness the best though. Don't you agree? And I'm positive he loved winter best of all since he has so many paintings about my favourite season of all.

Krieghoff was a great artist
He really had a way,
To capture scenes of Canada
Back in the early day,
I like his paintings very much
They make me long for snow,
Now it's fall and it's cooler now
Not much longer to go!

Until next time, be good and don't do anything I wouldn't do. In other words, the sky's the limit. Go for it!