. I had work to do INSIDE. Yet it was so gorgeous…. OUTside! Blue skies…… Warm air. Looking out the door, I saw a chair. I decided to sit in that chair to feel the sun for a few. To my surprise, a bird was in view. … More A few minutes outside…
When we were visiting New York City we went to Max Brenner’s for chocolate and then to Strand Bookstore down the street, which has 18 miles of books for a reading retreat. Well that sure is a lot of books – and I am not sure which was more fun – the chocolate shots of ganache – … More If Emily Dickinson was on Twitter….
1-26-14 ~ This morning I caught a beautiful sunrise… Not really a huge surprise But for me – a color treat! Through an upstairs window – I saw a pink glow colors NOT the norm a yellow pink storm! I thought the hue was one of Gary’s cars instead – a color bizarre! It … More Sunrise Surprise
We have a little bit of North Carolina – hanging on the door A wreath of Fraser Fir – bought at the store. Replaces the metallic wreath, which was shimmering and fun But this year, fresh is back – now glistening in the sun “From the Mountains of North Carolina,” was posted on the … More Little Bit of North Carolina on the Front Door (Wreath Poem)
It seems like the topic that keeps coming up this week is the VALUE of going through hard times. Our small group message was about “How we grow from adversity” – then in my inbox I read that we can only “develop GRIT from going t h r o u g h dilemmas” – and then … More Strengthened in the Process (Golden Gate Bridge poem)
Time flies You close your eyes – and six years have gone by. You open your eyes- to change, growth, and new ways Yet many things are not changed – same stuff- different day. However, as time flies…. our lives are lived. often measured by what we give. Also – by what … More Time Flies (poem)
We know fall is here by the cooler weather streaming in and by the red, yellow, and gold hues that show up in the landscape. At our house, we also know it is fall when the stars appear in certain “spots” in the sky. For example, each September, someone first notices that the constellation Orion … More Orion to the right (and Whitman poem)
In response to a recent post about the value of “at least trying” someone sent me the poem If There be Sorrow by Mari Evans. After reading, I just had to share it along with a few more of her poems. #1 If There Be Sorrow If there be sorrow let it be for … More 4 Poems by Mari Evans
This Is Just To Say (by William Carlos Williams) I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold (this is one of my favs!) Teaching tips: ~This poem can be used as an example of how poems can … More Plums (Williams’ poem)
Sometimes it blows me away to see how God always gives us the support we need to persevere. A small, yet potent, example of his provisional care in my life came this past year while teaching bimonthly art classes. Colleen and her family starting coming mid year – and their presence was like a refreshing glass … More Soda Poetry
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