April is Poetree Month

copyright Joanna Streetly

April is Poetree Month

Hummingbird

from The Sound Magazine, Volume VI, No. 5
Hummingbird

The Marten

I kept picturing the marten in the house, at ease, comfortable in the big armchair. from Journeys, by Frank Harper
The Marten

Journeys

By Frank Harper
Cover art: original watercolour, by Joanna Streetly
"The book is beautifully illustrated throughout with Joanna Streetly's line drawings."
The Tyee

Journeys

A Tempest in a Teacup

In which the author recalls the Great, Bogus, Two-inch Tsunami from Journeys, by Frank Harper
A Tempest in a Teacup

Cow Control

In honour of April Fool's day, The Sound Magazine's front page showed some Opitsaht cows super-imposed onto the roof of the Co-op. This cartoon also coincided with the refurbishment of the check-out stalls.
Cow Control

Eik St Tree

Edited by Christine Lowther and Anita Sinner.

Cover art: original oil painting by Joanna Streetly
The Eik Street tree—home to Tofino eagles and eco-warriors alike

Eik St Tree

The Yoohoo Mystery Raven

"I imagine I see and hear a huge trickster raven on a limb, wings cupped to his beak, calling 'Yoooooo-hoo!' . . ." from Journeys, by Frank Harper
The Yoohoo Mystery Raven

Seabirds

Art Paper for letter writing.
Seabirds

Frogs

Art paper for letter writing.
Frogs

Lancet fish and prey

A rare find for this area, shown here coralling its even more unusual prey of choice. Illustration for Strawberry Island Research
Lancet fish and prey

Paddling In The Wind

"I was required to be methodical and disciplined, to take each wave one at a time, and, hopefully, avoid getting any sea water in the canoe." from Journeys, by Frank Harper
Paddling In The Wind

Take these broken wings and fly away

"You were only waiting for this moment to be free." (In which the writer recalls what he was doing on the day John Lennon died.) from Journeys, by Frank Harper
Take these broken wings and fly away

The Chickens are Coming. . .

In which the author experiences a consciousness-expanding mid-life crisis: a journey at home in the Canadian wilderness, complete with fearsome chickens, tree shinnying, a ghostly vision and inner upheavals." from Journeys, by Frank Harper
The Chickens are Coming. . .

Celebrity Wedding

"And then we all turned because along the beach came the bride, smiling, holding her nephew's hand, stepping barefoot onto the sand. . ." from Journeys, by Frank Harper
Celebrity Wedding

Rescue and Reprieve

"We could see a group of people huddled atop the rock, soaking wet, quivering." from Journeys, by Frank Harper
Rescue and Reprieve

The Heron’s Grand Design

"No! cried Yarrow. 'No! No!' And she grabbed my wrist and pulled it down. 'It's bad luck to point at a heron!" from Journeys, by Frank Harper
The Heron’s Grand Design

The Longest Journey

"The treetops started to whip around in spirals. I moved along the swirling trail . . . just as the sky was opening. . ." from Journeys, by Frank Harper (In which the author searches for his young son, and searches and searches and searches.)
The Longest Journey
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