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Wildlife Lesson-Welcoming Mice in the...

Wildlife Lesson-Welcoming Mice in the Garden

“The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation.”  ~A. P. J. Abdul Kalam     You can tell by looking at this picture, these are not the mice you were probably thinking of when you read the title of this post.  Those mice are free to roam the garden and wild areas. […]

Beyond Words: Autumn At The Lake

Beyond Words:  Autumn At The Lake

“When you sit tranquilly, you set a great example to the people who rush around in panic and thus you show the crazy waves the beauty of being a calm lake!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan       In my Seasonal Celebrations post, on my gardening blog, I talked about what I wanted to focus […]

Poetry Sunday-Nature Never Sleeps

Poetry Sunday-Nature Never Sleeps

  Nature Never Sleeps   The chilly, yet refreshing, rain has stopped.  Gray clouds linger keeping a nip in the air.  Migrating red-winged blackbirds still arrive, and mix with resident chickadees and goldfinches.  Woodpeckers strike at the dying ash tree while robins, who have remained, look for berries.  So many birds come in waves, so late […]

Wildlife Lessons: Welcoming Autumn V...

Wildlife Lessons:  Welcoming Autumn Visitors

“These are brand-new birds of    twelve-months’ growing,   Which a year ago, or less than twain,    No finches were, nor nightingales,   Nor thrushes,      But only particles of grain,    And earth and air, and rain.”   ~Thomas Hardy     In spring, I wait patiently for life to stir in my garden.  For the first native […]

Poetry Sunday-To Slumber

Poetry Sunday-To Slumber

  To Slumber     Storm clouds race against the steely sky, Highlighting the stark contrast of Weary and worn leaves, Dried and mature-coopery colors of age. Stretching, straining to hold on Before winter calls them to slumber, Brown and tattered mere memories.      © Donna Donabella 2015   __________________________________________________________ In late October and […]

Conversations In The Garden: On Grow...

Conversations In The Garden:  On Growth

“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” ~Cynthia Occelli       It seems appropriate in late autumn to look back on the garden.  As I assess […]

Poetry Sunday-Gone Are The Days

Poetry Sunday-Gone Are The Days

    Gone Are The Days     A nip in the air has hastened the hour of hardening the soil and death in the bower. The harvest is done; the cold winds do howl. Gone are the days of seed and the trowel.      © Donna Donabella 2012     __________________________________________________________ As November […]

Poetry Sunday-Adieu

Poetry Sunday-Adieu

  Adieu     As we begin our walk through autumn paths take time to sit and watch the leaves turn; hear them gently touch the ground in a whisper…adieu.      © Donna Donabella 2011 __________________________________________________________ This continues my lament of Autumn now moving toward our cold, snowy winters which can show up even […]

End of Month Potpourri-October 2015

End of Month Potpourri-October 2015

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”  ~Jim Bishop       The morning of the full moon in September, the sun promised to rise in a glorious fashion.  The last bright star still glowed as the sun peeked over the horizon.  So I went out into the garden to […]

Poetry Sunday-Rising With The Snow

Poetry Sunday-Rising With The Snow

  Rising With The Snow     As October skies diminish their light, Flower beds begin to pull their covers tight. Bid farewell to Susan and Petunia hanging low- As we greet Pansy and Rose still rising with the snow.      © Donna Donabella 2011   __________________________________________________________ This is an early poem inspired by […]

Poetry Sunday-Memories of Fall

Poetry Sunday-Memories of Fall

    Memories of Fall     What are the sounds, the smells of fall? Do you remember them one and all- The scent of the leaves beginning to fall, The howl of chill winds and mournful calls. The crow’s lonesome caw adrift on the wing, Has me dreaming already of flowers in spring.   […]

Poetry Sunday-Fall Colors

Poetry Sunday-Fall Colors

       Fall Colors     Flowers pale, but color remains The sky’s on fire all through the gray. Orange, yellow, red dominate the surrounds High in the trees and low on the ground. While fall rolls along, it soon will all fade Back to brown and the rich shades of clay.     […]

Poetry Sunday-Turning To Fall

Poetry Sunday-Turning To Fall

  Turning To Fall     As Summer turns her face to Fall The birds, the bees, the butterflies call. Eat, drink and fly for all too soon- The cooler winds will blow past the Harvest Moon.        © Donna Donabella 2012   __________________________________________________________ A few year’s ago, as I watched summer turning […]

Poetry Sunday-Put Down Roots

Poetry Sunday-Put Down Roots

    Put Down Roots     The cattails are silent now The red-wings song eerily remaining on the wind. While the bullfrogs rest, their hard work done- New progeny growing, bringing a vision turned toward the future.     The land is laid to waste as all about seeds of a season past are strewn. […]

Poetry Sunday-Late Summer Rains

Poetry Sunday-Late Summer Rains

Late Summer Rains     Late summer rains renew the parched landscape. Bringing late blooming flowers Kissed all too often by approaching frosty stares.     Late, last minute visitors find an oasis there Grateful for each drop of nectar. While bees sleep on flowers waiting for the warmth of the sun. Slowing in their […]

Poetry Sunday-Late October EveninR...

Poetry Sunday-Late October Evenin’

Late October Evenin’   Darkness descends upon me a little earlier every day, As colors seem to leap from the trees to paint the sky. The cold winds howl through scraping branches, While my bones ache a bit more now. And as the last slip of light hastens me home- Soon I will feel the hearth warm my […]

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“Make happy those who are near and those who are far will come.” ~Chinese proverb

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