Country Woman Paints

a seeker, painter, photographer, writer and fragrant rose lover~

deer skull

I wander the hills, at times finding animal bones that sustained coyotes I heard celebrating into the night. Knowing they howl when they make a kill, the bones are a stark confirmation ~ they do rejoice!

At 2AM I lay awake, listening… Sometimes they come so close, I open my window and howl back, imagining their surprised brown eyes staring back at me. I hear them lope away thru the rustle of grass.

Now I pack my treasures home. I’ve always collected nature’s gifts.  These bones are cleaned by nature’s whim, slowly stripped white.

Bones of a living being are metaphors that all is slowly evolving into something else.

sacral spine of deer

Deer Sacrum


deer spine found

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Art, Photography and Text by L’Adelaide, ©2010-1016. All rights reserved.

4 thoughts on “Bones White + Black

  1. susancrow says:

    Georgia O’Keefe spent a lot of time doing much the same. Great minds and hearts think alike it would seem.


    1. L'Adelaide says:

      I don’t know about the great mind and heart but it is interesting that I collect these things. I never questioned that I did, just that I did… My house is filled with many different feathers, all in jugs and jars and laying upon the barn wood shelves. They are everywhere in the studio as are my bones. I collect owl pellets when most gag at the thought. They do not understand what they really are… And contain such tiny small skulls along with the most slender bones I have ever seen. I could go on but others may think me a little crazy… But then again, I am! I hope your fair weather continues and those peanuts are always in those pockets, dear heart.


  2. I wonder just what it is that makes us treasure found bones. I find them mystical and beautiful.


    1. ĽAdelaide says:

      Good morning, Gretchen(think it’s still morning…well maybe not!!)
      Me too! They belong to a living being and almost seem to have a pulse. And I love how they simply look as well. I wish I could find more shed antlers around here but guess there aren’t many stags to shed them. I see one old man with a huge beautiful stand but only find little pieces laying around. I guess he needs them more than I do. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.

loujen haxm'Yor

Voices from an Easel

Artful Aspirations

Sharing my life through art

Joss Burnel

This Writer's World



David Castle Art

Vivid Mixed Media Abstractions

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Echoes of Life, Love and Laughter

Sophie Melville

Artist blog


discoveries along the grassfed life

Daily Focus

a circle of prayers, blessings and inspiration to heal, to bless, to change the world


a seeker, painter, photographer, writer and fragrant rose lover~

*itKuPiLLi* ~ їn the city ☮f αᾔGєLs

a seeker, painter, photographer, writer and fragrant rose lover~

Living Life Gently

by Elisabeth Svanholmer


hedy bach photography mixed stories and music

Tom's Nature-up-close Photography and Mindfulness Blog

Mindfulness, Philosophy, Spirituality, Meditation, Awareness, Religion, Nature Photography


Freelance Artist | Design & Illustrations

Author Patrick W. Marsh

monsters, monsters, everywhere

Divya's Art Blog

Fine Art and Illustration

%d bloggers like this: