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Poetry Sunday: This is for us…...

Poetry Sunday:  This is for us…..

    This is for us……     I scratch the earth to plant a seed, and watch it grow and bloom and green.     And I scribble these words across a page, to capture my heart as I wrinkle with age.     You splash fine colors on a canvas blue, with red […]

Wildlife Lesson-Squirreling Around

Wildlife Lesson-Squirreling Around

“Not much goes on in the mind of a squirrel. Huge portions of what is loosely termed “the squirrel brain” are given over to one thought:  food. The average squirrel cogitation goes something like this: I wonder what there is to eat.” ~ Kate DiCamillo       I have not always been fond of squirrels….eastern […]

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 […]

Wildlife Lesson: Bathing’s For...

Wildlife Lesson:  Bathing’s For The Birds

“The bath is one of the places I prefer, certainly not a place I leave readily, a place where one can close the door and remove oneself, put oneself in parentheses, as it were, from the rest of humanity. It is a place for reading and thinking, where one’s mind wanders easily, where time seems […]

Poetry Sunday-Play With Abandon

Poetry Sunday-Play With Abandon

  Play With Abandon     Play with abandon, Fling your arms to the skies, Fly over the waves wearing necklaces of seaweed and shells. Skip along the lanes and the meadows Gathering wildflowers and shiny stones. Be free, never constrained. Feel life as it was meant to be, Washing in and out with the […]

August Break Completed

August Break Completed

“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.” ~ Denis Waitley       I promised I would finish up the photography challenge,  The August Break, the creation of Susannah Conway.  Today I have the last 4 prompts, and […]

August Break Continues

August Break Continues

“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, […]

August Break Begins

August Break Begins

“Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity.” ~Deepak Chopra   Last August I participated in a photography challenge called The August Break, the creation of Susannah Conway.  And I was excited when I heard she was doing it again this year.  Each day is a new word, and you decide […]

Poetry Sunday-Summer Breezes

Poetry Sunday-Summer Breezes

  Summer Breezes      A sea of gold set ablaze in the hot sun. I squint to watch a monarch dance with a bee, Adrift on the sultry breeze. As it caresses my skin and sets my soul on fire, I am lost in the lazy hum of the garden. All life here has succumbed […]

Poetry Sunday-Fun In The Sun

Poetry Sunday-Fun In The Sun

Fun In The Sun Days     Humid days, hazy days, Crazy, busy travel days.     Fireworks and Fair days, Burgers, popsicles and S’more days.     Sprinklers and beach days, Flip flops, sunburns, staying cool days.     Please never let them end- These summer fun in the sun days!      © Donna […]

Poetry Sunday-Lazy Days

Poetry Sunday-Lazy Days

  Lazy Days     Lazy days return with warm, soft breezes. Regaining my senses, my natural rhythm, I wake with the sunrise.  To go swimming and wading in the creek, Exploring meadows to pick fresh, fragrant flowers.     There are afternoon naps beneath tall trees, Gazing at clouds to spy a ship, a […]

End of Month Potpourri-April 2015

End of Month Potpourri-April 2015

The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good. ~ Brian Tracy     For this month’s potpourri, I am continuing my thoughts about self-love.  Self-love and self-care are things we are not routinely […]

Poetry Sunday-Joyful Play

Poetry Sunday-Joyful Play

  Joyful Play   With arms outstretched, I whirl around Floating, spinning above the ground. Tiny feet dance on large shiny shoes, Piggy back rides with giants amuse.     As I ride the waves on the back of a whale, Now thrown off, high in the air I sail! And on the sandy beach we […]

Wildlife Lessons-Cedar Waxwings Play

Wildlife Lessons-Cedar Waxwings Play

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson     Last May, as I sat on my comfortable lounge chair recovering from surgery, I happened to hear a sound that was about the only thing that would get me up and out of that chair.  You see the surgery was for […]

Creating Pure Joy

Creating Pure Joy

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”  — Erich Fromm     One of the habits I have lost along the way was the ability to have fun.  I noticed it only recently when I was taking stock of myself and my habits after being retired for almost a year.  I did things that […]

Confessions of a Perfectionist

Confessions of a Perfectionist

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe     It came as a complete surprise when I realized that I was a perfectionist.  I had been told before, in jest, that I was a perfectionist.  But I always shook it off and said, “no way”. […]

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

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