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Poetry Sunday-Red Flashes

Poetry Sunday-Red Flashes

  Red Flashes     Red flashing by. Black socks, trotting slowing. Stopping, motionless. Two now-stealthily waiting. Patience…pouncing, rewarded! And then gone- Red flashing by.      © Donna Donabella 2014   __________________________________________________________ We have had foxes visiting our garden to hunt for several years now.  They are fascinating to watch.  And the observations of […]

An Interview with Catherine Drea@Foxg...

An Interview with Catherine Drea@Foxglove Lane

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~ Henry David Thoreau       It is time for another interview post.  I have been getting into a routine every couple of months now, interviewing amazing bloggers who have influenced me.  As you might remember, after receiving and award from Julie@Gardening Jules, […]

Poetry Sunday-Blanket of Cotton

Poetry Sunday-Blanket of Cotton

    Blanket of Cotton     Blanket of cotton Cascading down Cocooning, enveloping All as it surrounds.     With its soft white cushion Drifts of stillness, silence abounds.    © Donna Donabella 2015 __________________________________________________________ Last winter our snow drifts were up to 7 feet, and temps were extremely COLD!  This verse is how I […]

Conversations In The Garden-On Patien...

Conversations In The Garden-On Patience

“You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.” ~ Abraham Maslow       I have been working with the amazing Sandra Pawula, from Always Well Within, in her new venture, The Joyful Wisdom Letter and Circle.  Sandra sends a letter once a month with a unique theme to work on. […]

Poetry Sunday-A Smile

Poetry Sunday-A Smile

    A Smile     A smile stretches, And cracks open my heart. Letting a soft, warm light Illuminate the fringes of my world. Spreading from head to fingertips to toes. This glowing feeling, Happiness, emanating back to the corners of my upturned lips. Stretching further, And exposing my burning core set ablaze with delight and peace. […]

My Manifesto: An Innovative Life in ...

My Manifesto:  An Innovative Life in 2016

“Making the beginning is one third of the work.”  ~Irish Proverb       As the year was coming to a close, I decided to wander out to my meadow.  Really a sanctuary garden, wild, with native plants, a couple of birdhouses and trees.  It lies just beyond the fence.  It is a place of […]

Poetry Sunday-Winter Blew In

Poetry Sunday-Winter Blew In

       Winter Blew In     Winter blew in with gusts of white, swallowing whole everything in sight. Twigs and branches with icicles hung, drifted dunes from which silence is sung. So let’s welcome the season on this Solstice Day, put on your boots, and come out and play!      © Donna Donabella […]

Wildlife Lesson: Surprise Seasonal M...

Wildlife Lesson:  Surprise Seasonal Miracles

“Your deepest roots are in nature.  No matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked with the rest of creation.” Charles Cook     After our very wet spring, many of our critters seemed to disappear.  We had about a dozen deer living in the […]

Poetry Sunday-What Do You See

Poetry Sunday-What Do You See

    What Do You See     What do I see when I look at the world…..     I could say pain, perhaps– Injustice, poverty, surely.     And while these are heavy, obscuring my view, sometimes suffocating me, I prefer to see kindness-yes!     It glows so brightly in the night sky….rays of […]

Favorite Quote This Week:

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” ~ Aristotle


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